Agenda Answers to Library Challenge worksheet Present your keywords and website resources Finding Books: Searching the Library Catalog Finding Articles: Searching the databases
Library Challenge Thanks for visiting the library! How does printing work? Where are reserves?
Putting it all together… Your Topic: Keyword #1 Keyword #2 Keyword #3 ___________ OR ___________OR ___________ AND ___________ OR ___________ OR ___________ AND ___________ OR ___________ OR ___________
Finding BooksFinding the appropriate subject wordsor “subject tags” that describe yoursearch topic is essential. These subjecttags apply in database indexes too.Keep track of any good words you find;you will use them later when yousearch for scholarly journal articles inthe databases.
Finding Books If Cook Library and USMAI does not have a copy of the book you want, you can request it thru InterLibrary Loan
Finding Articles Looking for specific research about your topic The library subscribes to thousands of journals (but not all of them) Databases help you search through multiple journals Use subject specific databases to help narrow your article search
Finding Articles Database Demo Alter the time frame Notice Subject terms View Similar Results Click full text pdf or Find It
Finding Articles Database Demo After clicking Find It If we do not have an electronic copy, be sure to check to see if we have a print copy If Cook Library does not have a print or electronic copy you can request article thru InterLibrary Loan (Iliad)
Let’s start searching! Find a book on your topic Try to find one available here at Towson and another located elsewhere Find an article on your topic Use various combinations of your keywords Fill out this form: http://bit.ly/TSEMwoodB
Questions? Feel free to contact me: Laksamee Putnam firstname.lastname@example.org 410.704.3746. Twitter: @CookLibraryofTU Or any reference librarian: Visit Cook Library Reference Desk 410.704.2462. IM – tucookchat