Google Scholar can be used to search for full-text articles available in Milne Library subscription databases.
Databases are searchable online catalogs for research materials like scholarly journals and articles, books, primary source materials (e.g. letters, maps, datasets, or photographs), and audio/video/streaming materials. Milne Library's databases are included on our A-Z List page.
For best results, use Advanced Search options. Try combining a few keywords about the topic, such as the name of a region or country AND a Biology-related term to find scholarly articles.
Look for "filter" options in your search results that let you choose specific types of sources. You can filter for a publication date range, for example, if you need a recent article. If you are looking for a certain kind of research material -- like a full-text article, a book, or an audio file -- you can often filter for type, too. Look for a peer-reviewed option if you need to filter for that specific type of scholarly material.
Databases are searchable online catalogs for research materials like scholarly journals and articles, books, and video and audio materials. Milne Library's databases are all listed on our A-Z List.
Museum Studies is an interdisciplinary field. You might need to search a variety of subject databases to find sources, depending on the subfield you are researching: history, art history, or education. From the A-Z list, you can select "Cooperstown Graduate Program" in the subject list and see what databases have been tagged for museum studies research.
Below are some of the best bets for research in museums studies subject areas:
To look for print books in Milne Library, search the online catalog. Navigate to the library homepage and click on 'Advanced Search.' Then enter your search terms.
How do you find art subjects in the stacks, as we call our library shelves? Academic libraries use the Library of Congress Classification system to organize our books by subject. If you know the LCC call numbers for art-related topics, you can find that area of the stacks and browse to your heart's content. But where to start?
Go to AM for Museums:
Go to L to browse for Education:
Go to N to browse for Fine Arts:
Other locations to browse:
Reference sources, like encyclopedias and dictionaries, provide an overview or summary of your topic and are a great way to start your research. Print reference resources are currently located on in Milne Library on the 1st floor and in the sub-basement.
There are two ways to find eBooks from the library's collections. One method is to search in the Milne Library catalog. Navigate to the library homepage and click on 'Advanced Search.' Then enter your search terms.
The second method is to search directly in one of Milne Library's eBook databases (in case something in a database is not showing up in our catalog). All eBook databases are available in the A-Z List, and here are some best bets:
E-Book Collection (Ebsco) includes over 100,000 full-text e-books in categories including adult fiction and non-fiction, art, biography, business, economics, computer science, education, medicine, history, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology, and reference.
There are many open access book collections available freely on the internet. Here are a few great collections:
The Interlibrary Loan system (ILLiad) enables current SUNY Oneonta students, faculty, and staff to obtain academic and intellectual materials from other libraries. After signing up for ILLiad, your account will allow you to: