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History346 presentation 9.1.2011

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History346 presentation 9.1.2011

  1. 1. Library ins and outs designed specifically for History Students 1
  2. 2. I am available to help you with researchand citing your work. Laura Slavin, MLS, MBA Librarian Extraordinaire 2
  3. 3. The Research Process  Decide on a topic. What do you want to write about? What is your thesis? Look up background information. This will help you develop and refine your thesis. Search for appropriate sources Evaluate the sources as you find them Manage, Cite and properly integrate your sources as support for your thesis 3
  4. 4. Library Home Page http://library.lmunet.edu  • Search the library catalog • Search databases • Get an interlibrary loan 4
  5. 5. History Specific Database Page  • Dig into your research topic • Geared toward history course work 5
  6. 6. Library Proxy Login  6
  7. 7. History Databases Gale Virtual Reference LibraryAmerica History and LifeHistorical AbstractsEbsco’s E-Book CollectionHumanities E-Book Project 7
  8. 8. Gale VirtualReferenceLibraryUnder Basic Search, click onHistory to see a hyperlinked list ofHistory related reference books. 8
  9. 9. Gale Virtual Reference LibraryAn excellent database to use when you’re looking for a research topic. Or if you are just beginning your research. 9
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  11. 11. Ebsco Databases  The same interface, different content Set limits to Peer Reviewed or Full Text only Create a My Ebsco account, save your citations. 11
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  13. 13. JSTOR is perfect for historical research. Itcontains older issues of important journals. 13
  14. 14. Advanced Search 14
  15. 15. Narrowing your search to History 15
  16. 16. Library Catalog  • Search the library catalog • Look up what books are currently on our shelves (eBooks too!) • View from anywhere you have internet access 16
  17. 17. WorldCat  17
  18. 18. ILLiad   Order books and articles that LMU Library does not have! 18
  19. 19. MLA Citations  Create precise citations  Avoid Plagiarism  Handbook at library  Here is a helpful url: http://owl.english.purdue.ed u/owl/resource/747/01/ 19
  20. 20. Questions?  20

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