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  1. Fawcett Library Online Resources The Webb Schools of California

  2. Contents • Overview ------------------------------------- • Webb online catalog ---------------------- • ISLE online catalog ------------------------- • Claremont Colleges library --------------- • JSTOR ------------------------------------------ • ProQuest ------------------------------------- • Discovery Collection ----------------------- • Encyclopedia Britannica ------------------ • Librarian’s Index to the Internet -------- • Oxford English Dictionary ---------------- • Hacker’s A Writer’s Reference ---------- 3-7 8-14 15-18 19-23 24-31 32-40 41-46 47-52 53-56 57-59 60-64 Return to Contents Return to previous slide

  3. Overview Go to or use the drop down menu to get to the library homepage Return to Contents

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

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

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

  8. Webb library catalog Return to Contents

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

  15. ISLE libraries’ catalog Return 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 Return to Contents

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

  19. Claremont Colleges library Return 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 Return 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 Return 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 Return 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 Return to Contents

  24. JSTOR Return 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 Contents

  26. JSTOR • Use Boolean searching • Advanced search has many options for narrowing the results • Type • Date Range • Language • Discipline • Choose to show only content you can access Return to Contents

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

  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 Contents

  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 Contents

  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 Contents

  31. JSTOR Return to Contents

  32. ProQuest Return 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 Contents

  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 Return to Contents

  35. ProQuest Return to Contents

  36. ProQuest Return to Contents

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  38. ProQuest Return to Contents

  39. ProQuest Return to Contents

  40. ProQuest Return to Contents

  41. Discovering Collection Return to Contents

  42. Discovering Collection Return to Contents

  43. Discovering Collection Return to Contents

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  45. Discovering Collection Return to Contents

  46. Discovering Collection Return to Contents

  47. Encyclopedia Britannica Return 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 Return 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 Return 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 Return to Contents