Sources of Information

  • Information Overload
  • Great Expectations
  • Unlocking Information
  • Information Sources at Beam Library
  • Periodical Databases
  • The Library Catalog
  • Journals
  • Books
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Encyclopedias
  • The Internet
  • Selecting Sources
  • Nav-o-Meter Instructions
  • Nav-o-Meter
  • Think about what sources work best...
  • Where do I start?
  • Start at Beam Library
  • Next check out the Web
  • Finish
  • Choosing a Topic

  • What is your assignment?
  • Get Direction
  • What is your purpose?
  • Get Curious!
  • Choosing a topic...
  • Narrow your Topic
  • Be more specific...
  • Direction for Research
  • Sound like extra work?
  • To develop a research question, ask...
  • Now Try to Narrow Your Topic
  • Narrow your topic even more...
  • Finish
  • Finding Library Resources

  • A Need for Organization
  • Using Call Numbers
  • About the Beam Library catalog
  • The Beam Library Catalog looks for you...
  • Where's the Library Catalog?
  • Six Tips
  • When do I use a Keyword Search?
  • Get ready to search...
  • Search OC Catalog - Books
  • A Closer Look at Book Records
  • Locate a Book
  • Are there articles in the Catalog?
  • Search OC Catalog - Articles
  • Checking Out A Book
  • Finish
  • Finding Articles

  • Periodicals
  • Popular Magazines
  • Scholarly Journals
  • Where will I find the periodicals I need?
  • What will a database give me?
  • Full Text
  • Abstract
  • Citation
  • Where will I find periodical databases?
  • Having trouble finding a good match?
  • Your Assignment
  • Keyword Searching
  • How do I choose my keyword terms?
  • Connect Keywords
  • Academic Search
  • Do I abandon my search?
  • Reading Catalog Records
  • Academic Search
  • Have Skills That Travel!
  • Finish
  • Using the Web

  • The Internet
  • Domain Names
  • Two Webs
  • Use the Library Web
  • Use the Public Web
  • Search Engines
  • Google
  • Search Google
  • Tips for Better Web Results
  • Shortcuts
  • Metasearch Engines
  • Untangling the Web
  • Commercial Subject Directories
  • Evaluating What You Find
  • Your Public Web Assignment
  • Finish
  • Ethical Issues

  • Transmitting Ideas
  • Tips for Researching and Citing
  • Parts of a Citation
  • Citing Your Sources
  • Plagiarism is theft
  • Have you plagiarized?
  • Plagiarism? It's your call!
  • Make another call!
  • Make the final call!
  • Five Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism
  • And then there's Copyright...
  • So what is a Copyright?
  • What is not covered by Copyright?
  • Overlapping Boundaries
  • Finish