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English 101 Orientation  -  Mr. Ostling
March 12, 2007

  • Intro & welcome
     

  • Reference books and journals on cart
     

  • Library Web site -  the best place to start your research   
     

    • How to find books - the best place to get overviews, background information, and in-depth treatments of your topic.
       

      • immigrants

      • environment
         

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

      • ProQuest  - large database containing both scholarly and popular articles

      • SIRS - topic-oriented database containing all full-text articles

      • Issues & Controversies - issue-driven database containing guides made up of relevant articles, key events, and other reference materials.
         

    • Tour of Library

 

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