Welcome! This guide will help you find resources to complete your assignment for your class. In the larger column on the left, you will see a selection of resources that will be helpful for your research. It is not an exhaustive list, but it will help you get started. On the smaller right column, you will see helpful information like how to contact librarians, and how to remote check out a book. If you need any assistance with finding resources for your paper, please feel free to contact me - Sarah Rhodes.
Here are a few databases that will contain helpful information for your research. eHRAF World Cultures is a bit different in it's searching functions, but contains a wealth of information about particular cultures. Salem Literature is a database that contains Reference resources (like encyclopedias and dictionaries). It contains a lot of great resources on myths - including access to the text Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore: World Mythology.
Search & Discover provides sweeping access to books, ebooks, articles, movies, music, and more through a user-driven platform supporting your research interests. You can use Search & Discover without signing in. However, to access e-books, you will need to sign in when prompted.
There are two main ways to use Search & Discover.
Everything allows you to search simultaneously for books, ebooks, articles, movies, music, and more. You may use keywords, titles, authors, or phrases. Refine your results using the choices on the left. For example, if you want to discover the newest results then select Sort by. Explore Resource Type, also on the left, to get a sense of the various materials available to you.
Library Catalog is commonly used to search the physical collections of the James M. Milne Library, including ebooks, by an author’s name or a book’s title. You may also use keywords to search the library catalog, which contains the table of contents for many records. Subject headings are included in keyword searching and are assigned to all library catalog holdings.
While Everything and Library Catalog are two of the main searching functions in Search & Discover, there are others available for use. Child Collection, Course Reserves, EMC Media, NY State Collection, Reference, Special Collections (SCC), SUNY Catalog, and Young Adult (YA) are all options to choose from. These collections can be searched exclusively by selecting them in the top menu. For example, selecting Child Collection will include results only from that collection.
Boolean operators are words or symbols that are used in conjunction with words to refine searches.
Here are six helpful ones to use:
The ILLiad system enables current SUNY Oneonta students, faculty, and staff to obtain academic and intellectual materials from other libraries. Your ILLiad account will allow you to: