Presentation on theme: "Resources for GOVT 387, Fall 2006 Dr. Tony Fonseca Serials Librarian"— Presentation transcript:
Resources for GOVT 387, Fall 2006 Dr. Tony Fonseca Serials Librarian firstname.lastname@example.org
Library Main Page You will see the Power Search link below the main search box
The iLink Power Search Here we have put in our search term, and limited ourselves to books (under Type), which will weed out government documents
Results This search was not helpful, but note the sub-classifications on the right. One of them, Political Institutions and Public Administration, may be just the ticket. It is a link, so you can click on it.
Our new results list Granted, this limited us to 11 hits, but we know the relevancy is high. By clicking on Details, we can see the Item Record for any of these books.
Details (Item Record) If we click on the tab that says Catalog Record we can actually find out the correct Subject Terms to use to do this search effectively, in this case, policy sciences.
Follow the Subject Links… Ilink has rerun the search as a Subject Heading search: policy sciences. It found 42 titles.
This returns 191 hits. You may see some html Full-Text These are also legitimate forms of full-text. They are just a little more difficult to cite. Let’s look at one (the 2 nd article).
When you cite these, you have to cite the database.
And remember…. If we do not have an article as full-text, we may have it in print, and you can photocopy it. Ask a librarian how to determine this. If we do not have an article as full-text, we may have it in print, and you can photocopy it. Ask a librarian how to determine this. If we do not have an article in full-text nor in print, we can always Interlibrary Loan it for you. Again, a librarian can tell you how to do this. If we do not have an article in full-text nor in print, we can always Interlibrary Loan it for you. Again, a librarian can tell you how to do this.
If you don’t happen to be in the library by the way, all you have to do is call the Reference Desk, at 448-4625. The librarian on duty can talk you through the process of determining if we have something in print. Just make sure you have opened an Interlibrary Loan account with Nicholls. Start at the Library Mainpage….
Click on First Time Users, follow the directions, and voila, you are done
So you see, thanks to database interfaces, WorldCat, and the ability to perform Power Searches, articles are literally at your fingertips, and almost any book in the world could be in your hands in no time…