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Transcript of History Resources
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - midnight
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. - midnight But so much information can be found online - even research help! 6. Use Keywords! 4. Research Guides 7. NKUIRE 3. Refworks 1. Ask a Librarian 2. Research is a Process 5. Google Tips and Tricks Google can be a GREAT source to find information, but it does take some extra critical thinking! All the thinking makes Patrick tired! He's got Senioritis. However, librarians provided him with some quick and easy tricks to make his Internet searching more effective. 1. Pay attention to the URL!
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov (government site)
www.stanford.edu (university site)
www.historyisus.com (who knows?) 2. You can search for information only published on education or government sites. Here's how: This search will yield only websites with ".edu" in the URL. JSTOR 8. Use Library Databases to find articles
on History Topics! Finding and Using eBooks Research on the Web Patrick often researched LATE at night - he highly recommends these resources! Historical New York Times Library databases provide students with a collection of articles from journals, newspapers, and magazines. These articles are often available in full-text within the database Historical Abstracts Need help finding and selecting sources? Need help citing your paper? There are so many ways to reach a librarian, in person and online. These are way cool! NKUIRE is the name of the library's catalog! Use it to find not only books, but also some of the latest movies and music! Btw...NKUIRE also holds thousands of eBooks! RefWorks is an online tool that allows you to store your citations. When it comes time to write a paper, RefWorks will generate a bibliography of your sources. 1. Create an account at http://library.nku.edu/research_help 2. Learn about RefWorks and how to use it at the library's tutorial page: http://library.nku.edu/research_help/tutorials/ 3. Log-in and start organizing references You'll start your research and find that one source will lead you to another source. Your research might send you down another path, make you think of a new direction...... You'll think of new KEYWORDS (remember those!) And if the process becomes too much..... It starts with: http://library.nku.edu VERY IMPORTANT: USE SOURCEFINDER! Remember, if Steely doesn't own something, and it's not available in the databases.... Military Disco Civil War Gulag Japan What do you want to know? Aaron Burr Get access to recommended databases, find books, and link to recommended websites! There's a Research Guide for most majors! OH! And I don't want to forget Google! 3. Investigate! Look at the site. Who published the information? Are there a lot of advertisements? Is there contact information? Is it the best source for your topic - or is there something better? Want to find a list of recommended websites for History majors? Check this out..... That's my Steely Library Top 10 List! Good luck and maybe I'll see you on a future campus! I think you'll be able to spot me!
- Patrick Run this search and you'll see this message: "Note: Your initial search query did not yield any results." No! Yes! Keywords are especially important when searching a library database. It will automatically help narrow your results and find articles more relevant to your topic. Notice: NO spaces between "site:.edu" Check out the History Guides