Select a subject or a type of resource to access databases...
General databases provide articles on a variety of subjects. Other databases are subject-specific. Subject-specific databases: Proquest Nursing Environment Complete CBCA Business Historical Abstracts PsychInfo Project Muse Anatomy.tv Some general databases: Academic Search Premier Vocational Studies Complete CBCA Reference CPI.Q. Canadian Periodicals Canadian Newsstand Newscan.com (access to North Bay Nugget)
Designing Your Search Use single words or short phrases that best represent the main ideas of your topic. Join 2 or more search terms with “and”.
Searching for articles in Academic Search Premier…
If you get too many articles, you need to narrow your search.
Adding another search term…...results in fewer, more relevant results.
Clicking on a subject heading adds it to your search…
You can select Academic Journals This will limit your results to these publications only.
To find out more about an article, hold your cursor over the article preview icon
To get the article citation, click on the title…
To get the full article… Or click on Look for a full text link…
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To see if the Library has the journal, magazine or newspaper you need...
Journals by Title indicates the dates and formats of publications held by the Library.
Evaluating your information…...is an essential step in any kind of research! No matter where your information comes from, you need to look at it critically to decide if it is suitable for your assignment.
Ask yourself a few questions... Is the author qualified to write on the topic? Is the information current? Is it accurate? Is the article unbiased? Is it relevant to your assignment?
Make sure you keep track of all the sources you use for information… You will need to acknowledge all your sources in a list of references. Not doing so constitutes plagiarism which is a serious academic offense.
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