Searching the Mott Library Catalog and Databases


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Overview of the Mott Library catalog and selected databases created by Mike Ugorowski, 2011.

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Searching the Mott Library Catalog and Databases

  1. 1. The Mott Library website is accessed by pointing your browser to andchoosing the MCC Library link on the upper, center area of the web the upper, center of the page 1
  2. 2. Clicking on the “Library Catalog” tab, allows users to search the Mott Library bookcollection. You are also able to search the Baker College and Kettering Universitycollections by using the drop down menu. 2
  3. 3. The “Quick Search” screen allows you to search for books in a variety of ways. 3
  4. 4. You can change the type of search by using the drop down menu 4
  5. 5. If you would like to locate books by “Cormac Mccarthy”, type his name in the searchbox and use the drop down menu and select “author”. Then click on the searchbutton. 5
  6. 6. The Search Results screen provides the title of the books in the Mott Library and ifthey are available or check-out. You can get more information about the book, if youclick on the title. 6
  7. 7. The “Item Details” screen provides more information about the book and allows for ahold to be placed on the book. 7
  8. 8. A subject search will give books on topics or subjects. 8
  9. 9. Click on the title to get more information about the book. 9
  10. 10. This screen provides the book’s call number and allows a hold to be placed on thebook. 10
  11. 11. When searching for a certain title, use the drop down menu, select title and type inthe title of the book 11
  12. 12. Call numbers beginning with A to Z can be found on the 2nd floor of the Mott Library. 12
  13. 13. Clicking on the “Online Resources” tab, allows users to search databases that containa wide variety of articles from magazines, scholarly journals and newspapers 13
  14. 14. The Mott Library offers a wide variety of databases for use by students. Threemultidiscipline databases are; Academic Search Complete, JSTOR: Full-text scholarlyJournals and Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Note: When off-campus, students willbe prompted to enter the 14 digit number, above the barcode on their Mott ID card. 14
  15. 15. Academic Search Complete is a great database to use for a wide variety of topics inthe social science, health science, humanities and science fields. 15
  16. 16. Type your search terms into the search box. If you want to keep the phrase together,place the words within quotation marks; “home schooling”. Under Limit your results,click on the box next to “Full Text”. Then click on the Search button. 16
  17. 17. The Results screen provides the article citation and the option to view an abstract orthe entire article 17
  18. 18. If you wish to view the abstract and more information about the article, click on thetitle of the article. 18
  19. 19. You can get a variety of citation types by clicking the “Cite” button on the right side ofthe screen 19
  20. 20. These computer-generated citations can be copied and pasted to a word documentor exported. Always check your citations to be sure you have what your instructorrequires. 20
  21. 21. After closing out the citation screen, click on the “PDF Full Text” link and you willopen the entire document. The document can be printed or saved. 21
  22. 22. JSTOR: Full-Text Scholarly Journals, provides back issues of the scholarly journals inthe humanities, life sciences and social sciences from the earliest issues to within afew years of current publication. 22
  23. 23. Type your search terms in the search box. If you wish to keep your search termstogether, place them within quotation marks; “second amendment rights”. Click onthe “Search” box. 23
  24. 24. The results screen gives you the choice of viewing the entire document (PDF) or asummary of the article. 24
  25. 25. If after reading the summary you decide to read the entire document, click on the“PDF” link 25
  26. 26. The entire document can be printed or saved. 26
  27. 27. Opposing Viewpoints in Context Opposing Viewpoints in Context provides a completeone-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topicoverviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazineand newspaper articles. 27
  28. 28. The front page provides a number of current topics of interest. If you want anexpanded list of topics, click on the Issues tab in the upper left-hand part of the page. 28
  29. 29. The issues screen gives you many topics to choose from. Click on one of them andyou are directed to information on the topic. 29
  30. 30. Scroll down the page to see the other resources on the topic. 30
  31. 31. Articles from books, newspapers, magazines and academic journals on the topic areall available in full-text. 31
  32. 32. If your topic is not listed under the issues tab, type in your search term in the searchbox on the top of the front page and click the “Search” box. 32
  33. 33. There are many other databases to choose from including; CINAHL for nursing andallied health topics, MeL eBooks for a collection of 15,000 electronic books andPsycArticles for research in the field of psychology. 33
  34. 34. Created by Mike Ugorowski 34