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  • 1. Chambers Library Second Language Acquisition Tonya Holt Reference & Instruction Librarian
  • 2. Library Resources
    • (Find Articles) Databases
      • Search for articles in periodicals (journals, magazines and newspapers)
    • (Find Books) UCO Catalog
      • Search for materials located in our library (books, DVD’s, government publications, etc.)
  • 3. Remote Access Login Screen : Appears when you click on a database off campus Jane Student’s UCOnnect ID is jstudent Jane’s birth date is June 17 th , 1987. Her default PIN is 061787 . Asterisks (*) will appear when you type your PIN
  • 4. ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) Find Articles (Databases) >Database by Subject > Education
    • Articles from education related journals
    • ERIC documents – non-journal resources such as lesson plans, technical reports, case studies and conference proceedings
  • 5. Effective Searching
    • Topic
      • How do teacher attitudes affect second language learning?
    • Keywords and synonyms
      • Teacher attitudes
      • Second language
      • Learning - acquisition
    • Find additional keywords
      • Descriptors on citation page
      • Narrow by subject on results page
      • ERIC – utilize ERIC’s thesaurus
  • 6. Boolean Operators
    • Combine keywords using and to narrow your search
      • Teacher attitudes and second language and learning
      • Teacher attitudes and second language and acquisition
    • Combine synonyms using or to broaden your search
      • learning or acquisition
    • Nest terms in parentheses for specific results
      • Teacher attitude * and second language and ( learn * or acqui *)
  • 7. Ulrich’s Periodical Directory Find Articles (Databases) > Ulrich’s
    • Publishing information on serials
    • Does not have articles
    • Check for type of publication
    • Type in journal name not article name
      • Journal
        • Academic/Scholarly
        • Trade
      • Newsletters, magazines, proceedings, etc.
  • 8. Additional EBSCOhost Databases Find Articles (Databases) >Database by Subject > Education
    • Professional Development Collection
      • Full-text of 500 journals in education, 300 peer reviewed
    • PsychInfo
      • Full-text, citations and abstracts to articles, books, and other materials related to psychology
    • SocIndex
      • Full-text and citations to articles, books, and conference papers in sociology
  • 9. Communication & Mass Media Find Articles (Databases) > Comm & Mass Media
    • Journalism database that covers communication
    • Contains information on second language topics
      • Possible to search multiple EBSCOhost databases at the same time Find Articles (Databases) > Choose a Vendor > EBSCOhost
  • 10. Catalogs
    • Catalog does not search for articles
    • UCO Library Catalog
      • Search for materials located in our library (books, government documents, DVD’s, CD’s etc.)
    • WorldCat
      • Search for materials in 54,000 libraries worldwide (books, government documents, DVD’s, CD’s etc.)