key word(s) site:edu EXAMPLE: college cafeteria food wast* site:edu
key word(s) site:[college name].edu EXAMPLE: sustainability site:geneseo.edu
EXAMPLE: drug arrests college campus* statistic*
Newspapers are the best way to explore local news on any of the topics you can chose from. It might be interesting to compare local newspaper coverage to national newspaper coverage.
The following newspapers are on microfilm in the Periodical Room on level P in the library. These are in the cabinets alphabetically by title of the newspaper. Use the microform machine on the right side immediately inside the door to make copies and save them to a USB drive.
SEARCH EVERYTHING (EBSCO Discovery System/EDS)
This is default search on the library home page. This will search across many library's databases and the library catalog. The results from a search will be very large; use the limiters on the left side of the page to refine and narrow your results. The most useful of the limiters are listed below:
This is a good starting place for research, but you will want to use the databases (for articles) and catalogs (for books) listed below for more in-depth and precise searching.
Periodicals are publications that come out on a regular, or periodic, basis. Examples include newspapers, magazines, and journals. Scholarly, or peer-reviewed, periodicals are appropriate for more serious research, while magazines, or popular, periodicals are intended for entertainment or information for general audiences. See the tab above to understand all the differences between types of periodicals.
Click on the Databases tab at the top of the library home page. Click on Browse All for an alphabetical list of all the databases. Click on the appropriate letter of the alphabet to select a specific database.
Sometimes it is more effective to search a database that focuses on the subject area you are exploring. Here are some examples relevant to your current assignment. All of the following databases are linked from the library home page under Databases tab.
If you have the citation for a periodical article
The Classic Milne Catalog, WorldCat, and Google Books all search for books but in different ways. These three different tools are interconnected. A search in Google Books will lead you to books in WorldCat and the Milne Catalog. A search in the Milne Catalog can lead you to a book in Google Books. A search in WorldCat will find books in many libraries, including Milne Library.
Librarians are available to help you in several ways: