Introduction to Clinical Mental
Liaison to the Penfield College for the
Cornell University Library definition of
a reference librarian
Reference librarians are specialists in
the field of information retrieval.
Generally they have a Masters degree
in library science… They are available at
reference desks to help you find the
information you are looking for.
Questions? Ask Reference!
(678) 547-6282 (Atlanta)
M - Th 9AM-9PM
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Remember to start your research early.
Not everything can be found full-text
online or at all hours.
o Interlibrary Loan
o Interlibrary Use
o Print copies of books and
o Databases unavailable from
o Reference Librarian
They contain articles describing new
research or ideas written in a formal
manner that includes background
information, methods used,
results/interpretation and significance.
Degrees attained and institutional
affiliations are often included by the
Always cite their sources in the form of
footnotes or bibliographies
Research articles are peer-reviewed
How do I tell?
Slick, glossy and attractive in
Lots of graphics (photographs,
Articles are usually very short,
written in simple language .
Generally little depth to the
content of these articles.
Where would I find the
Smith, E. G., Kim, H. M., Ganoczy,
D., Stano, C., Pfeiffer, P. N., &
Valenstein, M. (2013). Suicide
risk assessment received prior
to suicide death by veterans
health administration patients
with a history of
depression. Journal of Clinical
Psychiatry, 74(3), 226-232.
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article into your paper without using
from where you