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1 Fawcett Library Online Resources The Webb Schools of California

2 Contents Overview Overview Webb online catalog Webb online catalog ISLE online catalog ISLE online catalog Claremont Colleges library Claremont Colleges library JSTOR JSTOR ProQuest ProQuest Discovery Collection Discovery Collection Encyclopedia Britannica Encyclopedia Britannica Librarian’s Index to the Internet Librarian’s Index to the Internet Oxford English Dictionary Oxford English Dictionary Hacker’s A Writer’s Reference Hacker’s A Writer’s Reference Return to Contents Return to previous slide

3 Overview Go to webb.org/library or use the drop down menu to get to the library homepagewebb.org/library Return to Contents3

4 Overview Select “Search the Library Catalog” for Webb and ISLE catalogs Select “Online Databases” for the Claremont Colleges Catalog and all databases 4Return to Contents

5 Overview You are automatically logged into the databases through Webb if you connect on campus If you are accessing the databases from off campus, you can find the passwords in Student News under “Research Database Passwords” 5Return to Contents

6 Overview – Print Resources Webb Library – The first place you should check for books. Webb Library ISLE Libraries – Where you should check first if Webb does not have what you want. Allow time for the books to arrive. ISLE Libraries Claremont Colleges – Your last resource for books. Allow time for the books to arrive. Claremont Colleges Useful for any resource: Oxford English Dictionary – Continually updated English Dictionary. Oxford English Dictionary Hacker’s A Writer’s Reference – The electronic version of your Hacker book. Hacker’s A Writer’s Reference Return to Contents6

7 Overview – Electronic Resources JSTOR – A full-text database of academic journals, images, and other primary sources. One of the main databases used in higher education. JSTOR ProQuest – A full-text database of primarily newspapers and magazines. Also a highly used database in education. ProQuest Discovering Collection – Databases focusing on primary sources, biographies, and multimedia in primarily history, literature, biography, science and social studies. Discovering Collection Encyclopedia Britannica – This is a great resource for initial research and for sharing information with a group. Encyclopedia Britannica Librarian’s Index to the Internet – A collection of websites that have been vetted by librarians as useful and credible for research. Librarian’s Index to the Internet Return to Contents7

8 Webb library catalog 8Return to Contents

9 Webb library catalog The catalog uses Boolean search terms (and, or, not) Boolean Keyword searching will get you the most results For research, it often helps to search by Subject if Keyword gives you too many results 9Return to Contents

10 Webb library catalog Spelling is critical in our catalog, which means that “celt” will return zero results in a subject search and “celts” will return seven Using an Asterix (celt*) will return the most results (celt, celts, celtic,…) If you can’t find anything, vary your search terms. Sometimes it helps to do a keyword search first, then find what subject terms are used in the results 10Return to Contents

11 Webb library catalog The search results are sorted by Title automatically. This can be changed to Author, Call Number, or Publication Date Select any result to view more details Add any or all results to your list 11Return to Contents

12 Webb library catalog The detailed description will give you specific information about the work Selecting any hyperlinked text, such as subjects, will run a search for those new parameters Always be sure to hit the back button in the catalog, and not the back button on your web browser 12Return to Contents

13 Webb library catalog To view the items you have added to your list, click the “My List” tab at the top of the screen This list can be edited, printed, or saved as a notepad document WARNING: If you leave your computer for a long period of time, the list will delete itself 13Return to Contents

14 Webb library catalog When printing, you may specify a title for the book list, add additional text, and you have three format options – Bibliography: gives you the bibliography in MLA style, WITHOUT call number – Brief: gives you Title, Author, Publishing year, Availability, and the Call Number – Full: gives you all the information found on the detailed results page (see slide 11) 14Return to Contents

15 ISLE libraries’ catalog 15Return to Contents

16 ISLE libraries’ catalog To search ISLE libraries, select the “Other Libraries” tab on the left side and then select which library you want to search The easiest way is to select all Run your search the exact same way you would run a search through the Webb catalog 16Return to Contents

17 ISLE libraries’ catalog The search results and lists are treated the same as a regular Webb catalog search 17Return to Contents

18 ISLE libraries’ catalog In order to get a book through Interlibrary Loan, we need the Title, Author, Call Number, and the Library name To find out which library holds the book you want, click on “Show Copies” 18Return to Contents

19 Claremont Colleges library 19Return to Contents

20 Claremont Colleges library We are able to get a book from the Claremont Colleges if you need it and can not find it anywhere else You can link to the website through our library homepage or go directly to 20Return to Contents

21 Claremont Colleges library As with Webb’s catalog, Claremont uses Boolean search terms If you can’t find what you are looking for initially, edit your search terms to make your search broader Remember to check spelling 21Return to Contents

22 Claremont Colleges library Results are automatically sorted by relevance, but that can be changed to date or title Be sure to check the status of a book before requesting it 22Return to Contents

23 Claremont Colleges library In order to request an Interlibrary Loan (ILL), we need the Title, Author, and the Call Number Do research that requires ILL books early because it takes a while for them to get here 23Return to Contents

24 JSTOR 24Return to Contents

25 JSTOR When you open JSTOR, check to make sure it says “access to JSTOR is provided by Webb Schools” Browse by discipline, do a simple search, or select Advanced Search Return to Contents25

26 JSTOR Use Boolean searchingBoolean Advanced search has many options for narrowing the results – Type – Date Range – Language – Discipline Choose to show only content you can access Return to Contents26

27 JSTOR Narrow or expand search terms based on results Sort by relevancy or date Save, , export or track citations Return to Contents27

28 JSTOR The results can be previewed as a page scan, a summary, or thumbnails Articles can be opened and saved as a pdf The Stable URL is found on the upper left of the result page Return to Contents28

29 JSTOR On the right side of the screen is a list of options for further searches through – Citations (Forward, as found in JSTOR and Google, and Backward through the References) – Further works by author – Google Scholar Return to Contents29

30 JSTOR MyJSTOR allows you to save articles for future reference as long as you have access to JSTOR (regardless of what school you are attending… your documents from Webb will be accessible in college) Return to Contents30

31 JSTOR Return to Contents31

32 ProQuest 32Return to Contents

33 ProQuest *When accessing ProQuest you may get “Authentication Error 1013”. If you hit refresh, the page should load without any further problems. ProQuest is another database that uses Boolean search terms One option for limiting results is the “scholarly journal” only box Return to Contents33

34 ProQuest If you need help finding subjects, ProQuest has a list of subject terms that you can search and then apply directly to your original search 34Return to Contents

35 ProQuest 35Return to Contents

36 ProQuest 36Return to Contents

37 ProQuest 37Return to Contents

38 ProQuest 38Return to Contents

39 ProQuest 39Return to Contents

40 ProQuest 40Return to Contents

41 Discovering Collection 41Return to Contents

42 Discovering Collection 42Return to Contents

43 Discovering Collection 43Return to Contents

44 Discovering Collection 44Return to Contents

45 Discovering Collection 45Return to Contents

46 Discovering Collection 46Return to Contents

47 Encyclopedia Britannica 47Return to Contents

48 Encyclopedia Britannica The online version of Encyclopedia Britannica can be searched like a database but can also be browsed like the print versions You are also able to search The Merriam- Webster Dictionary 48Return to Contents

49 Encyclopedia Britannica Search results give a brief excerpt from the text to demonstrate how the search term is used in context You can save results to a workspace, which you can then share with anyone else. This comes in handy for group projects 49Return to Contents

50 Encyclopedia Britannica The workspace requires a project name and a password Anyone who has that project name and password will be able to edit the project Anyone who only has the name will be able to view but not edit 50Return to Contents

51 Encyclopedia Britannica Within the individual results, you can still save to a workspace and you are also able to it out Words and phrases that are blue and underlined link to the corresponding articles 51Return to Contents

52 Encyclopedia Britannica At the bottom of the articles is the citation in MLA and APA format Make sure that all the information is correct before using the citations in your papers 52Return to Contents

53 Librarians Index to the Internet and Internet Public Library (ipl2) 53Return to Contents

54 ipl2 Ipl2 is a database of Librarian approved websites Use search terms or browse by subject/ category using the buttons on the homepage In can be accessed directly by going to 54Return to Contents

55 ipl2 Results of a search are displayed in a list Each link leads directly to the website that is advertised 55Return to Contents

56 ipl2 Browsing by subject is very easy with each of the subjects having clear headings and subheadings Remember, this is a work in progress and so some categories may not have resources yet 56Return to Contents

57 Oxford English Dictionary 57Return to Contents

58 OED The Oxford English Dictionary allows quick, detailed searches of words online It is a more reliable online dictionary than dictionary.com or other alternatives 58Return to Contents

59 OED Each entry may have multiple definitions, go through each one Related terms often have hyperlinks Tabs on top include pronunciation, spelling variations, and the etymology of the word Return to Contents59

60 Hacker’s A Writer’s Reference 60Return to Contents

61 A Writer’s Reference An online version of A Writer’s Reference Go to “Documenting Sources” on either of the subjects to learn citations for that style – Humanities: MLA – Social Sciences: APA – History: Chicago – Sciences: CSE 61Return to Contents

62 A Writer’s Reference Drop down menus provide easy access to the various citations MLAAPA Return to Contents62

63 A Writer’s Reference MLAAPA Return to Contents63

64 A Writer’s Reference Sample Papers and Tips for Evaluating Sources are also available through the site Return to Contents64

65 Return to Contents65

66 Boolean Searching Return to Contents Return to previous slide University of California, Berkley. (n.d.). Boolean. Teaching Library. Retrieved September 15, 2011, from


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