|RESEARCH TOOL LINKS
Plagiarism: How to Avoid It (from Indiana University at Bloomington)
FLIER: Set up an appointment for help with a Librarian
Primary vs. Secondary Sources (from Bowling Green State Libraries)
COURSE RELATED RESEARCH INSTRUCTION
COM 101, Section A
Course Instructor: Elizabeth
Course Web page: http://mycourse.thomsonlearning.com
Remember that you can always ask a Reference Librarian for help!
One way to find these is to search the Feinberg Library catalog using your country or region as keyword. You can also combine the name of your country or region with other keywords such as "culture," "business," "politics," "literature," "philosophy," "religion,, "history," etc.
If you plan enough in advance (at least two weeks), you can also search the WorldCat database, which locates materials from around the world. Through our free Interlibrary Loan service, you may borrow these materials for limited periods and they will be delivered right to our library.
Some examples of materials you may want to examine are:
The Country Studies series.
Geographical Encyclopedias and
1993 International GIS Sourcebook
Europa World Book (this is located
at the Reference Desk)
Statistical Abstracts of the United States
Statistical Abstract of the World
World Fact Book 2001
To find journal articles on your topic, you will need to search in our subscription periodical databases.
Subject-specific databases are the best place to start because they are focused more on specific subjects than the very general full-text ones such as IAC Searchbank [InfoTrac]. Be sure to read the database descriptions carefully before choosing one to search.
Finding Articles in Feinberg Library
Periodicals in Feinberg Library are kept in three areas on the third floor. If your article is very current, it will most likely be in the Current Periodicals Room. If it is a year or more old, it will be located in the Bound Periodicals or in Microfilm. To determine where in the Library you can find your article, check the volume holdings for your periodical title in the library catalog. Use the "advanced search" tab, so that you do a combined search. In the first box, type the title of your journal (source) and select "title" from the drop-down menu to the left of the box. In the next box, type the word "serial" and select "document type" from its corresponding drop-down menu.
When you locate a citation in a article database for periodicals that are not collected in Feinberg Library, you can use our free Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. The articles will be sent directly to the address that you provide on the order form. These forms are available online, or in paper form at the Reference Desk. Additionally, certain FirstSearch article databases have an ILL feature built right in! Interlibrary Loan delivery can take up to two weeks, so plan early.
If the journal that you need is not available in Feinberg Library, you might also want to try looking for your article in one of our full-text databases (these provide the entire text of many articles). To do this, you should first look for your source title (not the article) in Journals A to Z. This will help you to determine which full-text database indexes articles in your journal. Once you know which database to use, do a title search using the article title this time.
If all else fails and you just must have your article right away, try searching for your journal title on the Internet, using www.google.com. Some journals provide the full-text of their articles for free online, but many will only give you access to the tables of contents unless you subscribe for a fee.
The next two Internet sources provide links to newspapers worldwide.
Biography Resources in Feinberg Library
INDEXES: (lists of citations on where to find speeches):
Index to American Women Speakers: 1828-1978
Representative American Speeches, 1971-1997 (multivolume set)
Speech Index: An Index to Collections of World Famous Orations and Speeches
for Various Occasions
Vital Speeches of the Day
We Shall Be Heard: An Index to Speeches by American Women 1978-1985
Voices of Multicultural America: Notable Speeches Delivered by African,
Asian, Hispanic, and Native Americans, 1790-1995
Books with full-text Speeches:
Contemporary American Speeches
Famous Speeches in American History
Masterpieces of Modern Oratory
Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence
Representative American Speeches
Full-Text & Audio Speeches On the Web
Great Speeches Collection (The History Place)
The History Channel Speech Archive (Audio Enhanced)
Speech Resources on the Web (VCU Libraries)
Speeches and Documents Listed Chronologically: 1625-2001 (Douglass Archives)
When you search for material on the World Wide Web, it is important to evaluate the information carefully. Because the Web is not regulated and anyone can publish a Web page, you will not only find good and reliable information, but you will also find much that is unreliable, incorrect, or even purposeful lies. Evaluating Internet Resources provides criteria to look for when evaluating Web information.
Web Search Engines can help you to choose which Internet tools to use for your searches.
Research on Poland
Last Updated: 08/03/07
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