Quiz 1: Introduction to Library Research
- If you want to find background information on your topic, where should you go?
- When you have a topic and want to narrow it down to find books in the online catalog, what kind of search would you do?
- Where do you go to find periodical articles on your specific topic?
- When you have found an article you need from a specific journal, how do you find that journal?
- What are some of the print and online sources you would use to find a review of a book?
- If you have found a book or an article that the Whittemore Library does not own, how can you get it?
- What is a bibliography?
- Read articles in general or specific encyclopedias to set the context for your research.
- A keyword search can narrow down your topic from general to specific.
- Online databases such as InfoTrac or EBSCOhost contain both full-text articles and article abstracts.
- Consult the "Periodicals Holdings List," located in binders located by the computer search stations. This lists journals held by Whittemore Library.
- Online: InfoTrac, EBSCOhost, and FirstSearch (Book Review) and Print: Book Review Digest, Readers Guide to Periodical Literature, and Book Review Index.
- Interlibrary Loan. The online form is located under "Library Services" and "Interlibrary Loan" on the library Web site.
- A bibliography is a record of what has been published on a certain topic . Bibliographies are found at the back of most scholarly books and textbooks and at the end of research articles.