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Use the arrows below to navigate through the tutorial.
Enter a search term connected with your tentative topic for the Researched Argument Essay and hit “Enter.”
What search terms did you use for your search?
Change the search menu to Books, E-books, and More and hit "Enter" to update your search.
You can also revise your search by using the filters on the left side of the results screen. Since you know you want to find a book that's available in the library, in print, you can choose Available in the Library under "Show Only."
You can also change the dates of your search results by dragging the date slider or typing in the years that you want to limit to.
Revise your search by clicking on Available in the Library and narrowing the date range to 2007 - 2017.
If a search does not yield useful results, you should try different search terms. If you have a lot of results, you might change your search by choosing more specific, narrow terms to describe the information you're looking for. If you have very few results, then your search terms might be too specific, and you should try using fewer terms, or try something less specific.
What search terms did you use this time?
Did the new search results seem more useful to you? Why or why not?
You will be able to eliminate some titles from your list of books to consider by looking at the information in the catalog record. You can click on the DETAILS tab for each book to learn a little bit more about it. Pay attention to the title and chapter titles, and also look at the subject headings.
We often use books in research when we're looking for broad background information. We can use journal articles to fill in some of the specific information that isn't covered in the books you look at.
Later on in the research process, you'll learn how to request books from any of the campus libraries, but for today find a book that says Available at Cudahy Library Main Stacks. If you don't see the call number or location under the title, click on the Get Item tab to show more information about the call number.
For your homework, enter the full call number, along with the book’s title, author and year of publication.
For your homework, answer the questions below. You can email your answers to yourself and print them out to bring to class.
Enter the book title
Enter the book author(s)
Enter the year of publication
Enter the full call number (Cudahy Library Main Stacks PR6011.O53 G5 2012 )
Congratulations! You finished the tutorial. Be sure to fill out your name and email on the next screen, and bring the information about your book to class with you.
To get additional help from a librarian, please click here or stop by the Information Commons 2nd floor Reference Desk or Lewis Library Reference Desk.
Please enter your name and email address to retrieve a copy of your completed quiz.
You can enter multiple email addresses separated by commas. If you are doing this for a class, you may need to enter your instructor's email address also.