Engl317 gateways intro

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Introduction to course and subject gateways on the Cook Library website at Towson University.

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Engl317 gateways intro

  1. 1. Hi, this is Shana Gass,your librarian for ENGL 317.I’m here to help you with your research!
  2. 2. Let’s get started with the Course Gateway for ENGL 317 as well asthe Cook Library Subject Gateways.
  3. 3. Your Course Gateway for Library ResearchLinked under Library Resources in BlackboardResources for business / workplace topics
  4. 4. Gateway Includes:Links to Background Information…
  5. 5. …to Article Databases
  6. 6. …to Sources of Company & Industry Info …and more
  7. 7. Q: What If My Topic Isn’t Strictly Business? A: Check out the Subject Gateways on http://cooklibrary.towson.edu
  8. 8. • Use the pulldown menu to see research resources by subject area.
  9. 9. • Each subject gateway will include links to specialized databases and other resources relevant to the subject area Some examples: – Databases for Environmental Science articles – Encyclopedias for Education – Websites for Nonprofits
  10. 10. Try It!• Now explore the Course Gateway and/or Subject Gateways on your own!• Can you come up with 1-2 specific databases you plan to use to research your topic?• Post to Forum 12-A: Cook Library Research discussion board (under Cook Library Resources): – Your initial research topic – 1-2 specific databases you might try (NOTE: EBSCO is not a specific database – we have 40+ “EBSCO” databases)• Feel free to also post any questions you have for me, now or later on!

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