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FIND AN ARTICLE: SEARCH THE LIBRARY’S DATABASES

These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of interdisciplinary topics. 

  • Academic Search Complete: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 14,000 journals, including more than 10,000 peer-reviewed titles.
  • Academic OneFile: A database that offers access to full-text articles from popular and peer-reviewed sources from journals in a variety of disciplines.

FIND A BOOK: ONLINE OR IN THE LIBRARY

If you can't go the library's stacks, check out our collection of online reference books:

  • Credo Reference Online: Access to more than 700 reference books, including general and specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries for overviews on topics

If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subjects:

Organizing Books By Subject

SUBJECT CALL NUMBER HEADING
Biology QH
Botany QK
Zoology QL
Human Anatomy QM
Physiology QP
Microbiology QR

 

FIND A WEBSITE: USE INTERNET RESOURCES WISELY

Although these websites are likely to be accurate, you should still evaluate information found on the Internet.

Treesearch: More than 39,000 full-text, scholarly articles produced by researchers for the US Forest Service.
The Complete Works of Charles Darwin: Features all of his books as well as handwritten notes, journals and more.
Tree of Life Web Project: Offers essays and illustrations to describe the characteristics and physical structure of plants and animals and includes lists of related references.

FIND A PRINT JOURNAL: READ THE LATEST ISSUES

The library subscribes to magazines and journals that are related to your field. Head to Tioga 2 and browse through some of these journals:

  • Audubon
  • New Scientist
  • Science News

 CITATION GUIDES: CREATE A BIBLIOGRAPHY

Whether you use websites, electronic journals, reference books, or print resources, you will need a bibliography. Here's some information on how to cite your sources:

  • Avoid inadvertent plagiarism: It's possible to copy from a source and not even know that you've done anything wrong.
  • KnightCite: This great site formats the bibliographic entry for you, and you can select the appropriate style (MLA, APA, Chicago).
  • Guide to the MLA style:The MLA-style is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
  • Guide for the APA style: The APA-style is generally used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.

FIND MORE HELP: USE COLLEGE RESOURCES

Don't hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!

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