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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 Facts.com, Points of View Reference Center, Opposing Views in Context, CQ Researcher Online, or Proquest for Articles.

Search Google for Websites.

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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."
     

OR


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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OR


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


 

How Do I?---The Research Process

Step 1. Choose your topic

  1. Choose an idea that interests you.
  2. Choose an idea that meets the requirements of the assignment.
  3. Choose an idea that can be researched (some interesting topics are too obscure or too recent).
  4. Choose an idea that is the right size for the assignment.
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For additional help see Searchpath Module 2

 

Step 2. Create your search strategy

Brainstorm on your topic.
 
 
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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.
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    Step 3. Search for resources



     

    Books


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    Use a catalog.


    Use LIBROS with these search tips.

    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.
  • A selected list by subject is at Databases by Subject.
  • Web info

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    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.

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    Step 4. Evaluate



     

    Evaluate results.

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    Criteria

    Use Evaluating Webpages or the Evaluation Form for help.

     

    Step 5. Search again and evaluate



     

    Step 6. Use the Information


     
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