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Search LIBROS (library catalog) for items owned by Library.

Use View My Account to renew books.
Type your name (last name, first name) and your banner number from your ID.

Search Issues and Controversies, Points of View Reference Center, Opposing Views in Context, CQ Researcher Online, or Proquest for Articles.

Search Google for Websites.


Search LIBROS (Library Catalog) for Books and Other Materials

Search Valencia Campus LIBROS Advanced Search for books and other materials.

For LIBROS Valencia Campus Basic Search.
For LIBROS Consortia Advanced Search.

Use View My Account to renew books.
Type your name (last name, first name) and your banner number from your ID.

For catalogs from other libraries.

Search a Database for an Article

Use a search engine to find web pages.

Use LIBROS or the Movie Website to Find Movies

If you are looking for a particular movie, search LIBROS by the name of movie as "Title."


Use the Browse Movies by Category web pages.
Browse by category, click on image or title to get call number and request at desk.
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Look by subject or title in Films on Demand.

Use this Search Box to Find Items on Reserve for a Course

Search LIBROS (library catalog) for the course name or the name of the professor.

The Research Process

  1. Choose your topic.
  2. Create your search strategy.
  3. Search for resources.
  4. Evaluate.
  5. Search again and evaluate.
  6. Use the information for your paper.

Class Resources


English 150


1. Choose your topic.



2. Brainstorm on essay.

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  • Use W Questions.
  • Use Biographical Questions
  • Use a concept mapper.
  • See Searchpath Module 2 for help exploring a topic.



    Service Synonyms service


    3. Create a search statement.

  • Use important words or phrases from the concept map.
  • Connect words and phrases with correct Boolean logic (and, or, not).
  • Put phrases in quotation marks "".
  • Use truncation * for work endings.
  • Use variant spellings (theater or theatre).
  • For people search both "Last name, first name" or "First name Last Name".
  • See Searching tips.
  • Practice tutorials from Northwestern Missouri State Owens Library are listed below:
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    4. Find information on your topic.



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    Use a catalog.

    Use LIBROS with these search tips.
  • Use a few really important keywords.
  • Take advantage of subject headings.
  • Use "Advanced Search" to combine search terms.
  • Limit by date, material type (books, visual materials).
  • Search people "Last name, first name."
  • Note complete call number and if item is checked out.
  • See Searchpath Module 3 for help using LIBROS.

    Other catalogs

  • Articles

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    Use a database.

    Choose a database and use these search tips.
  • Use the Advanced Search feature.
  • Use a separate line for each concept map idea or cut/paste your search statement into one line.
  • Connect keywords with Boolean logic.
  • See the Searching Tips for additional help.
  • Limit to full text.
  • Limit to scholarly, peer reviewed
  • See Searchpath Module 4 for help using databases.
  • For info on authors, try one of these databases:
  • For info from newspapers, try one of these databases:
  • For "pros or cons" topics, try one of these databases:
  • For "any" topic, try one of these "ALL PURPOSE" databases:
  • The complete list is on All Databases.

    Web info

    j0410477 (14K)

    Use a search engine.

    Choose a search engine and use these tips.
  • Use an Advanced Search feature.
  • Use truncation.
  • Limit by domain name.
  • See the Searching Tips for additional help.
  • See Searchpath Module 5 for help with searching the web.


    Finding images and video


    Sources for images and video from the Library

    Create account for off-campus access
    Cinema Image Gallery
    4 simultaneous users only
    Credo Reference
    MAS Ultra Edition
    A to Z maps online
    Films on Demand
    Create account for playlist, off campus access.
    Embed link (on campus)
    Link to film
    Collections from other libraries
    American Memory by the Library of Congress
    NYPL Digital Gallery
    Other finding aids
    Finding images on the Web from Boston College.
    Find video and audio from UC Berkeley
    Images Guides
    Free educational videos
    Find Digital Media from Unversity of Illinois
    Film Studies or Popular Culture from Yale

    Sources for images and video from the Internet

    Embed link
    Download and convert format
    Search engines
    Yahoo Video
    Video producers
    National Geographic
    CNN or other local statations (KRQE TV, KOB TV, KOAT TV
    10 most popular video sites

    Other issues

    Copyright Tutorial
    Copyright and public domain
    Downloading and inserting images
    How to take free stuff
    Big Huge Labs
    Autocollage from Microsoft Partners in Learning
    Windows 7 Snipping Tool
    Visual Alternatives to PowerPoint
    Powerpoint tips
    Pearl Trees
    Comic Creater
    Presentation info and infographics


    5. Evaluate results.

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    Use Evaluating Webpages or the Evaluation Form for help.


    6. Use your sources.

    Cite and Annotate

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    Strategies for citing resources

    Strategies for writing annotations.


    Suggested Resources

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