LIBRA 1101: Basic Library Research

Goals

  1. Learn about the Library's research services
  2. Learn to search the Library's physical and electronic collections
  3. Learn to create MLA citiations

Library Research Services

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services for students

Searching the Library

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  • Use the Library catalog
  • What you'll find: Books, articles, videos, e-books, streaming media, audio
  • Items are from the COD Library, other Illinois academic libraries, and libraries throughout the world

I-Share

As students,you have convenient access to over 32 million items in 82 academic libraries throughout Illinois.

 

Searching Databases

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  • Use the Library's article databases and your Library card (for off-campus access)
  • What you'll find: Online full-text or articles from journals, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias and other specialized resources

 

Free Websites

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Comparing Material Types

  • Books vs. articles vs. websites

 

Citing Sources & Writing Help

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Lynda.com

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