Brush Up on the Art of Research

In the last week, we've had lots of questions from art students about how to research specific works and artists. Browse our art research guide to find art-related books, videos, databases, and research tips. You can also search the library's catalog for specific subjects.

Check out Art and Architecture Complete for full-text coverage of more than 350 periodicals and 220 books. In addition, Art & Architecture Complete offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 800 academic journals, magazines and trade publications. Or, browse our collection of art databases. To access databases from off campus, you'll need a COD student or staff library card. Not sure where to begin? Ask a librarian!

Take Care of Business With COD's Research Guides

We've gotten several research questions from business students in the last few weeks. We work closely with the business classes to ensure you have the best resources to complete your assignments. Have you checked out our research guide? It includes guides for specific class assignments for Business 1100 and Business 1111, lists of print and online materials, and research tips to help get you started.

Browse our business databases for industry reports, videos, news articles, and stock information. To access databases from off campus, you'll need a COD student or staff library card. If you're unsure of where to begin, ask a librarian!

We're Over the Moon About Overdrive!

One of our favorite databases to show off is Overdrive. Students, staff, and community members with a COD library card have access to this collection of e-books and e-audiobooks. You'll find popular fiction and the latest non-fiction, via the Overdrive app.

This month we're showcasing our crafting titles. Learn to quilt, choose the right plants for your home, or unwind via Origami.

If you have questions about setting up Overdrive on your phone, tablet, or computer please ask a librarian! We'd love to work with you to find the title and format you're looking for.

Jump Start Your Searches with Our Databases

As the summer semester ends and we prepare for fall, it may be helpful to review some of our most popular databases. Knowing which databases to search--and how to search within them--will save you from stress when your next assignment rolls around.

Our general databases provide a variety of resources to help get you started. These are just a few of the databases available through the COD Library.

Academic Search Complete contains indexing and full text for 9100 journals. 7100 of these journals are peer-reviewed scholarly titles. This collection provides both popular and scholarly journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences and ethnic studies. Academic Search Complete is a great resource for general research.

CQ Researcher offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of today's most important issues. Each report is on a single topic more than 12,000 words in text and extensive bibliographies. Each weekly issue provides up-to-date information on controversial subjects reported by CQ's staff of experienced reporters.

To access databases from home, you'll need a COD student or staff library card. Not sure where to start? Ask a librarian, or check out our Research Fundamentals guide.

Psych Yourself Up with our Databases

In the last month, we've had students from a variety of classes looking for psychology articles. We helped someone writing a speech, someone writing a business paper, and a group of students in a science class--all using COD's Psychology databases.

PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains more than 122,000 articles from 60 journals.

PsycINFO contains more than one million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports, all in the field of psychology. It also includes information about the psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business and law. Journal coverage, which spans from 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 1,700 periodicals in over 35 languages.

To access these databases from home, you'll need a student or staff COD Library Card. Questions about our databases? Check out our guide or ask a librarian!

Celebrate the Fourth with the Historical Periodicals Collection

As you gear up for the Fourth of July this year, why not brush up on the nation's history? The American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection has gathered more than 6,500 historical periodical titles dating from 1693 to 1877. The collection is broken into five series, ranging from early colonization to the aftermath of the Civil War. If you're interested in historical research, browse our History Research Guide for databases, books, and media.

To access this database from home, you'll need a COD student or staff library card. Questions? Ask a librarian!

Resource Cancellations Effective June 30, 2019

Every year the library faculty conducts an multivariable analysis of our electronic resources to assure our subscriptions adequately support the curriculum and the information needs of our community. We have decided to cease subscriptions to the following resources effective June 30, 2019: Academic OneFile, Christian Science Monitor, Magill’s OnLiterature Plus, and Learning Express Library.

Academic OneFile (Gale)
The subject content found in Academic OneFile is adequately covered by other subscription resources such as Academic Search Complete, Associate Program Source, Business Source, Health Source Academic & Consumer, and National Newspapers Core.

Christian Science Monitor (Proquest)
We offer access to most of the U.S. major daily newspapers via National Newspapers Core and Newspaper Source.

Magill’s OnLiterature Plus (EBSCOhost)
Essays on core literary works, plot summaries, author biographies, and scholarly criticism are available in Literature Resource Center and in our Library’s Reference / General collections.

Learning Express Library (EBSCOhost)
This test preparation collection is no longer available from the vendor. The library faculty will closely monitor requests for online test prep and evaluate for alternative resources to address these needs.

Our full list of electronic materials is here:

Please contact the Electronic Resources Librarian with questions:

Start Your Job Search with O*Net

Are you in the market for a new job? Consult O*Net to find your next career. O*Net has a wealth of information for over 950 different occupations. Not sure where to start? You can search by industry, skills, interests, and qualifications. Try the Crosswalk search to add military credentials and degrees. If you're interested in learning more about career options, visit our Career and College Information collection (it's at the top of the Library stairs).

If you have questions about O*Net or library services, ask a librarian!

Read Up On Very Short Introductions

Librarians often turn to databases like Credo Reference and Gale Virtual Reference Library when helping students conduct background research. If you're looking for a resource that goes a step beyond that, take a look at Very Short Introductions.

Very Short Introductions began as a print series in 1995, offering brief informative introductions to a diverse range of subject areas in Arts and Humanities, Law, Medicine and Health, Science and Mathematics, and Social Sciences. Titles include The Renaissance, Science Fiction, World Music, Game Theory, and more. Many of these titles are also available in print in the COD Library.

To access these e-books from home, you'll need a COD student or staff library card. Questions? Ask a librarian!


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