Archives for June 2013

On Trial

The Library is currently trialing a new general reference database called ProQuest Research Library.  A great place to start your research, you’ll find scholarly articles about topics such as business, art, science & technology, literature & language, history, and health & medicine.  Access this database trial, and others like it, on our database trials page:

The ProQuest Research Library includes over 4,000 scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines dating from 1971 to the present.   Most results will include full-text access, and like our other databases, you can limit to peer-reviewed, scholarly articles.  The ProQuest Research Library also provides a suggested list of subject terms in case you are not quite sure how to search for your topic.   If you are having trouble getting started on your research, start with this.

If you decide to take it for a spin, let us know how you liked it (or didn’t like it) by emailing our E-Resources Librarian, Carol Hanan.  But hurry–the trial only lasts until June 30th.



Keep Calm

Research paper due?  Not sure where to begin?  Relax–the library has got you covered with Research Guides!

keep calm and research on

Hand-crafted by librarians from the finest academic sources,  Research Guides act as subject-focused maps for  finding peer-reviewed journals, reference materials, books, and more on specific subjects like Education or Fisheries & Wildlife.  Not sure which databases you should use?  Getting too many unwanted results?  Research Guides are built to save you time by focusing on the best resources to use for your particular topic.

We currently have 16  topic-focused Guides, but keep checking back as we will be adding new Guides all summer long.  Use the link above, or find it under the HELP section of our homepage.  If you don’t see your subject and need help, contact us today and a librarian will be happy to assist.