Limit Search Result by Publication

November 10, 2008

One way to complete an assignment that requires the use of a specific publication is to limit your search in the database by including the name of the needed publication.  For example, when using the Academic Search Premier database, scroll down to the portion of the search screen that offers ways to limit the search results.  There is a box where you can type in the name of the publication.  Also be sure to select the Full Text option.   Ask a Librarian for assistance if your search is not producing the needed results.

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Journal Locator

November 10, 2008

When you have an assignment that requires using a specific journal, magazine, or newspaper, use the Journal Locator feature on the Library’s homepage to find what you need.  The link to the Journal Locator is listed under Research Resources.  Once the Locator page is accessed, you can search by title or a subject category.  The results list will indicate if the resource is available in electronic or print/paper format.   The results will also state the date range that is accessible. 

Stop by the desk for help with fine-tuning your search or to find out where paper/print resources are located in the Library.


Videos and DVDs check out policy

November 2, 2008

The Library Resource Guide states that students may check out one video at a time from the general collection for a loan period of one week.   The check out policy goes on to explain that a 50 cent per day overdue fine is charged for videos and DVDs that are returned late.  Not that this would happen to you, but there is a $50.00 replacement fee and $20.00 service fee for videos or DVDs that are lost.  The replacement fee, only, is waived if the video or DVD is eventually returned.

Copies of the stylishly designed Library Resource Guide are available at the Reference Desk.  Having a copy in your dorm room or at home can answer most library policy questions quickly.  Or, visit us online!