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Library Orientation for English 101

B. Salazar, Instructor and A. Enright, Librarian
March 5, 2007

  • Introduction & welcome
     

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

  • How to find books

    • WebCat (Library Catalog)
       

      • Topic:  ".. is the distribution of condoms in schools is an appropriate measure to reduce the risk of HIV and pregnancy among  to prevent HIV/AIDS or pregnancy..."  (see Essay Assignment #2)
         

  • How to find and evaluate web sites
     


  • How to find articles in online databases   Difference between on-campus and off-campus access
     

    • ProQuest interface

      • Keyword searching

      • Field searching (e.g. subject, location, publication title, etc.)

      • Using the Thesaurus

      •  ProQuest "cheat sheet"   
         

    • Other databases

      • SIRS

      • Health and Wellness Resource Center
         

    • Sample database searches
                

    • Hands-on exercise

      1. Use the Search Guide

      2. Select a database

      3. Develop your search terms (use the thesaurus)

      4. Search the database

      5. Evaluate and select one or more articles

      6. Email the articles to yourself

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