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1 Welcome to Milne Library: An introduction to the library and its many resources

2 This is the library’s home page. You will use this page to navigate to the many resources needed to do your research. In this lesson we will look at: GLOCAT (the library catalog), Academic Search Premier (a multidisciplinary database), The NYT article archives (a news database), American Memory (a website run by LOC) and GPO access (a website maintained by the Government). The library’s website can also be used to locate library maps, reference desk hours and citing sources

3 This is GLOCAT, the library’s catalog. You would use this catalog to locate; books, CDs, DVDs, e-books and Government Documents. You can find the catalog by either clicking on GLOCAT from Quicksearch or from the “Find Books & Media” link.

4 We will use GLOCAT to do a search for “revolution” and (French or France) and (sources or memo* or documents or letters or diaries – as a subject search). The purpose of this search is to find primary sources related to your topic.

5 This is a specific result from the search we did. Note the call number, author, title and subject headings. Click on call number to find out the location of the item.

6 We will now look at one of our databases. Scroll over the link for “Find Articles” and click on “by subject”. This will give a list of subjects and help you to choose the right database for the type of research you are doing. You can also choose a database from “multidisciplinary resources”, which is what we are going to do.

7 After clicking on the multidisciplinary resources tab, choose the database “Academic Search Premier”.

8 We will do a search for “holocaust survivor”. After the search we see that this term is a subject (note yellow box on left) so we will change our search to a subject search. We will also choose “Academic Journals” so we get only scholarly resources.

9 We will then add the term “memor*” so that we find primary sources related to this subject.

10 Choose the article “The Holocaust Private Memories” and view the results screen. Note how to print or email this article. Also note the subject terms to find other terms to use in your search. We will now go back to the resources by subject page and look at the database “The New York Times Article Archives” found under News.

11 After accessing this database, do a search for 9/11 attack* narrative. Make sure to search using the 1981- present search field and limit the dates to September 11, 2001-present. Next choose the “oldest first” tab to view material closest to the date we want.

12 Choose the article “First person: Why the posters haunt us still” and view the results. Note how to print or email this article. We will now look at a couple of websites, the first one being “American Memory”. This can be found at

13 This website is a subsection of the Library of Congress website. It documents the “American Experience.”. You can search by either using the search box or by browsing by topic. We will browse the topic “War, Military” and click on “September 11, 2001”.

14 After clicking on September 11, 2001 we view the following page. Some things to note include; browse collection by, about this collection and featured drawings. We will look at some of the written narrative and also view the audio file list. We will then do a new search for “French Revolution”.

15 After scrolling through a few pages of results we find the article “Reminiscence of the French Revolution”. Click on the article and view the results. We will now access the following website

16 We will do a simple search for “9/11 attack” and view the results. Note that there will be a URL if the document is available for viewing. View the document “Health effects in the aftermath”. Note how to print or email document. The content from this site is the content that GLOCAT shows as a result when it lists a URL.

17 Now you are ready to do a search of your own using the various resources discussed in this PowerPoint. Library Website - GLOCAT - Academic Search Premier - sid=3ef59e39-a430-4945-a204- 299b4c5a34d2%40sessionmgr109 sid=3ef59e39-a430-4945-a204- 299b4c5a34d2%40sessionmgr109 New York Times Article Archives - ml ml American Memory - GPO Access -

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