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Library Orientation English 201 - B. Halonen
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007

  • Intro & welcome

  • Reference books and journals on cart

  • Library Web site -  your "research portal" with access to the catalog, online databases, subject guides, & many other features

  • Library online catalog  - books are the best places to get general overviews, background information, and in-depth treatments of your topic.

    • Suggestions for subject headings to use in your catalog searches:

Myth of Individual Opportunity Myths of Gender
~ national characteristics American ~ gender identity
~ social mobility ~ sex role
~ minorities employment ~ sexism


Myth of Melting Pot American Mythology
~ assimilation ~ series: America's Freedoms
~ pluralism ~ foreign relations
~ ethnic relations ~ imperialism
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library e-Books **

  • How to find articles in online databases -  the best places to get specific information about events or topics; can range from brief and/or very localized reporting to substantial analyses and commentaries. Can be very current or retrospective.   [off-campus access] **

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