Library Research Notes

Today we are meeting in the Crafton Library computer room.

Librarian Krista Ivy will be teaching us how to research.

In the Crafton Hills website go to the library link.

Crafton Hills Library Databases

You can search for books, ebooks, reference books, and articles.

Use the EBSCO Academic Search Complete database under interdisciplinary section

Find your keywords to search effectively in the databases.

Example topic: the rising costs of textbooks

Keywords: textbooks, cost, price, course reserves

Search the keywords you came up with for your topic.

Limit the results to full texts and scholarly.

Can also limit the results to current publication date, depending on your topic.

Boolean Terms

Use the Boolean search terms to help narrow your search results


Read the abstract, summary, and/or introduction of the article you are considering to see if it is useful and relevant to what you are researching.


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