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					Find Books & Scholarly Research
    Articles from the Library
                      Dr. Jun Wang
          Professor of Library & Information Studies
Coordinator of Bibliographic Instruction and Information Literacy
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                                                        Library

     Student Learning Outcome
1.   Be able to get on Delta College Library’s website and search the
     library catalog and the subscription online Databases on and off the
     campus
2.   Understand the functions of the library catalog and online databases
3.   Be able to find books on selected topics in the library catalog
4.   Be able to conduct a career search in PowerSearch and Learning
     Express Library online databases to find reputable sources
5.   Be able to evaluate and cite the retrieved sources in MLA style




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                      Click here to conduct a catalog search to find books and AV materials




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Library’s Home Page: http://library.deltacollege.edu
How to Locate Books & AV Materials




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                                                     Conduct a
                                                     keyword search
  Conducting a library catalog search to find books and audiovisual materials
                                                     on a specific topic
Tip: A keyword or title search will lead us to LC subject headings which, in turn,
                     will lead us to more relevant sources.



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                                Click here to see more info., including the subject headings




Location of the book and specific address for the book in the library
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Expand your search by clicking on
any subject or geographic terms to
find more items on the subject 7
                     Click here to conduct a catalog search to find books and AV materials
                Click here to conduct a database search to find peer-reviewed research articles.




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Library’s Home Page: http://library.deltacollege.edu
How to Find Academic Journal Articles?




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Conduct an Effective Keyword Search
Identify keywords or phrase for the search
Use one or more Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) to thread your
keywords together in needed
Limit your search to full-text articles and peer-reviewed publications
before clicking on the search button

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1.   Click on the title link to
     display the full-text article
2.   Evaluate the sources to see
     whether they are well-
     written, scholarly
     publications with insights
     that would help you build
     your argument or
     statement
3.   “Word Count” serves as a
     clue that the articles are
     lengthy research articles




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    Cross
References
  that will
lead you to
    more
   sources

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            To be tweaked as the following

                        Works Cited
Buppert, Carolyn. “Understanding Medical Assistant
       Practice Liability Issues.” Dermatology Nursing
       20.4 (2008): 327+. General OneFile. Web. 17
       Sep. 2012.
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Register and
  Login


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                                              Library
                          Student
 Gauging Your Learning Outcome
1. How to log on to the library’s catalog and subscription
   online Databases on and off the campus?
2. What are the functions of the library catalog and online
   databases?
3. How to search for books from the library catalog?
4. How to conduct a career search in PowerSearch or
   Learning Express Library to find reputable sources?
5. How to evaluate and cite the retrieved sources in MLA
   Style?

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