Search the LUC Libraries Catalog

The LUC Libraries catalog is your portal to the libraries' collection of books (physical and e-books), journal articles, newspaper and magazine articles, streaming videos, databases, and more.

What You'll Learn:

  • How to search the catalog for sources
  • How to refine your searches
  • How to tell if sources are peer-reviewed
  • How to access the full-text of sources
  • How to save and cite the sources you find to access them later

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Conduct a Search

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CONDUCT A SEARCH

Use the LUC Libraries homepage to the right to find scholarly sources about zombies (yes, that's a thing).

Your turn:

  • In the search bar in gray box in the middle of the page, type zombies.
The search bar on the library homepage is highlighted
*NOTE: Click on a Guide on the Side image (such as above) to enlarge it.
  • Click the yellow search button.

Conduct a Search

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CONDUCT A SEARCH

How many results did you get? 


Refine Your Results

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REFINE MY RESULTS SECTION

That's a lot of results! Let's refine them using the Refine my results section on the left side of the results page.

The Refine my results section on the search page is highlighted

Depending on your screen size, this section may appear on the bottom of the screen, like this:

With a smaller screen size, the Refine My Results section may be located on the bottom of your screen.

Refine Your Results

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FULL TEXT ONLINE

First, we'll make sure only items with full text available online show up (e-books, articles, streaming video, etc.).

Your turn:

  • Under Availability, click the Full Text Online option.
  • The results page should automatically update to apply this filter.
  • *HINT: If the results do not automatically update, you may have to check the Full Text Online box and click the green Apply Filters button at the bottom of this section.
 

Refine Your Results

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PEER-REVIEWED

All these items have full text available online, but a lot are not scholarly. 

Definition: Peer-Reviewed

 

Your turn:

  • Under Availability, click the Peer-reviewed Journals option.
  • The search results will automatically update to apply this filter.
  • *HINT: If the results do not automatically update, you may have to check the Peer-reviewed Journals box and click the green Apply Filters button at the bottom of this section.

Refine Your Results

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PEER-REVIEWED

How many results are there now?


Now, all the results should have this purple icon: 

The peer-reviewed icon is highlighted on an item in the search results

Refine Your Results

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RESOURCE TYPE

You can also limit what type of materials show up. This helps when you know you are only looking for articles, only for physical books, only streaming videos, etc.

 

 

Refine Your Results

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EXCLUDE CERTAIN RESULTS

You can also refine your results to NOT include certain results.

Your turn: 

  • Under Language, click the red, crossed-out, check-marked box to the right of the Italian filter. 
  • The results page should automatically update to apply this filter.

Refine Your Results

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OTHER FILTERS

Those are the most commonly used filters, but there are many others that can be useful as well.

*NOTE: There are a ton more options for refining your results if you use the Advanced Search menu:

Where the Advanced Search menu option is available.

 

Refine Your Results

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OTHER FILTERS

Which of the following is NOT another filter option you can use to refine your results?

Access the Full Text: Articles

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SELECT AN ARTICLE

To read and use an article, you'll have to see its full text first.

Your turn:

  • Click on the title of the article Plant biology: How bacteria turns plants into zombies in the results list.
Screenshot of the title of this article highlighted

 

*HINT: You can also click on the green Full text available link: 

Screenshot of the green full-text available link you can use to pull up the details of an article.

Access the Full Text: Articles

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VIEW IT OPTIONS

Details about the article should pop up. From here, you can see many links under View It where the article's full text is available.

*HINT: Be sure to always select a link that ends in (Lakeside Campuses), unless you are a student primarily on the Health Sciences campus.

*Also check the "Available from" dates on each link option to make sure your article will be included.

Screenshot of the View It section of an article with the campus and availability highlighted.

Access the Full Text: Articles

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VIEW IT

Your turn:

  • Under View It, click on the blue EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete (Lakeside Campuses) link.
  • *NOTE: You may then be directed to an LUC log in page. Enter your username (UVID) and password to access the EBSCOhost database.
Link to the article

Access the Full Text: Articles

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VIEW IT
 
Your Turn:
  • This link (typically) takes you to the item in the journal database on a new tab. 
  • Click on the PDF Full Text link or icon to view the full text. 
  • From the PDF, you can download and save or print the article.
What the article looks like in EBSCOhost and where the PDF button is located.
 

Access the Full Text: Articles

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 VIEW IT 
 
 

Access the Full Text: Articles

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WHAT IF THERE ARE NO FULL TEXT LINKS?

 Even if no full text links show up, you can still request access to the article through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Your Turn:

  • On the details page for the article, under View It, find the Additional Services section.
  • Click on the blue Request Article - (Lakeside Campuses) link. 
In the View It section, request the item through ILL if the full text of the item is not available online.
 

Access the Full Text: Articles

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Requesting through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
 
From there, you will need to fill out a registration form with basic, personal information to create your ILL account and then a pre-filled request form for this article.

For more information about Interlibrary Loan (ILL), see the library's ILL FAQ or Ask a Librarian for help.

Access the Full Text: E-Books

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FIND AN E-BOOK

Viewing the full text of an e-book is similar to viewing that of an article.

Your Turn:

  • Go back to the results page.
  • Using the Active filters section, click on each filter's X to remove these filters: Italian, Peer-Reviewed Journals, and Articles.
  • Do NOT remove the Full-Text Online filter. 
  • Under Resource Type, click the Books filter. 

Access the Full Text: E-Books

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FIND AN E-BOOK
 
Your active filters now only should include: 
  • Full-Text Online
  • Books

With these filter changes, how many results were found?

Access the Full Text: E-Books

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SELECT AND VIEW AN E-BOOK

Your turn:

  • Click on the title of the e-book titled Theories of International Policies and Zombies Revived Edition
  • *NOTE: You can also click on the green Online Access link.

Screenshot of the title of this book highlighted.

Access the Full Text: E-Books

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 SELECT AND VIEW AN E-BOOK

Your turn:

  • On the details page that pops up, find the View It section.
  • Click on the blue Ebook Central CARLI Consortium Purchased Collection (Lakeside Campuses) link.
 Link to the ebook

Access the Full Text: E-Books

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SELECT AND VIEW AN EBOOK

The page that opens may ask you to enter in your username (UVID) and password if you are off campus. It will then ask you to identify your institution.

Your turn:

  • Select Loyola University Chicago from the drop-down menu.
  • Click the purple Continue button.

Access the Full Text: E-Books

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VIEW THE E-BOOK

Every e-book platform may be different, but there should be options available for you to read the book online or to download or print a certain portion of the book (usually 10-15%).

 

Save Sources for Later

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SAVE SOURCES: BY EMAIL

Need to go back and look at this source later? There are a few ways to do this from the details page of an item:

By Email:

  • Under Save or Cite, click the E-mail button (which includes an icon of an envelope).
  • Enter the email address you want the article's information sent to.
  • Check the reCAPTCHA box to prove you're not a robot.

The Email option in the Save or Cite section

Save Sources for Later

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SAVE SOURCES: BY PERMALINK

Another way to save your sources to access later is by saving the item's permalink. 

Defintion: Permalink

 

By Permalink:

  • Under Save or Cite, click the Permalink button (which includes an icon of a linked chain).
  • Copy the permalink to your clipboard.
  • Paste the link wherever you will be able to save and access it later, such as to a Word document.

Permalink option in the Save or Cite section.

Save Sources for Later

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SAVE SOURCES: BY PERMALINK

Save Sources for Later

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SAVE SOURCES: BY CITATION MANAGER

Citation managers are a great, easy way to keep track of and organize your sources for all your research projects.

  • LUC Libraries supports RefWorks, which you can learn more about and get assistance with here: RefWorks Research Guide.
  • But the LUC Libraries also gives you the options to save your sources to EndNote and EasyBib.

Citation manager options in the Save or Cite section.

Cite Sources

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It's important to give the author/creator(s) the credit they deserve and help bolster your research's argument. Citing can be hard, but the LUC Libraries Catalog makes it a little easier.

Your turn:

  • Under Save or Cite, click the Cite This button (which includes an icon of parentheses). 
  • In the lighter box that appears, choose the citation style you are using from the menu on the left (APA, MLA, etc.)
  • Copy the citation to your clipboard.
  • Paste the citation wherever you will be able to save and access it later, such as to a Word document.

Citation button in the Save or Cite section.

 

Cite Sources

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*HINT: ALWAYS Remember to check the citation for accuracy before including them in your work.

You can do this using a site like Purdue OWL or by consulting one of the style manuals available in the library.

 

One Last Thing...

THANK YOU!

We hope this tutorial has helped you feel like a master at navigating the catalog. 

Let us know if you need any help while doing your research!

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