This library guide was created for you, a student in Prof. Art Richmond's ENC-1102 class. It complements or expands-on resources discussed in the library orientation.
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Find Books, Articles, Media, & more:
The Library Catalog is a big, broad database of everything that the library owns. Its algorithm takes your search terms and returns results ranked by relevance. These results may include one or more of the following:
To get started:
Books—in print or online as eBooks—are essential resources for many research projects. They often provide great starting points and background for your research.
An entire book or eBook can give you lots of information and viewpoints on a subject. However, you can browse the table of contents and the index. This not only helps you navigate to find what you want, but browsing can also alert you to topics and concepts that you might not have considered when doing your targeted searches.
Your search terms—key words or phrases—and how you combine them, are the first step in searching for the results you want. Examples:
As you read the content in books, eBooks and articles, or watch eVideos, keep a list of important concepts and new terms to try in further searches.
When your search results appear, you can narrow them by selecting results that fit into very specific categories—just click a link under the Show Only or Refine My Results section to get started. This is a quick way to find very specific results without having to start your search over.