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AOP Summer Academy

Library resources for students participating in the AOP Summer Academy at SUNY Oneonta

Contact Information


James M. Milne Library Website

Instructor: Jason Cash


Michelle Hendley 

Erin Larucci


Instructor: Laura Dohner


Sarah Rhodes 

Jean-Paul Orgeron 


Instructor: Martin Christiansen


Mary Lynn Bensen

Heather Stalter nee Beach

Understanding the Lingo


Conducting research can be difficult when you are unfamiliar with the terms being used to describe certain types of items. Refer to the files below. The Definitions handout and Scholarly vs Popular chart will be particularly useful to keep and use in future classes. 



It is important to include appropriate citation in your paper. The library has a guide that can help you accurately cite your resources. You can locate it on the library homepage by clicking the "Citing Sources" link, or you can click on the link below. 

APA Style

MLA Style

Boolean Operators


Boolean operators are words or symbols that are used in conjunction with words to refine searches. 

  1. AND - narrows 
    1. Ex: ADHD and boys (this narrows down our results to only include ADHD and boys) 
  2. NOT - excludes
    1. Ex: ADHD not boys (this narrows down our results to include things about ADHD excluding those that mention boys) 
  3. OR - expands
    1. Ex: boys or males or guy (this expands our our search to search for multiple possible terms)