Credo Reference can help…. Credo is a research database that provides access to background material: handbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and also links to other research databases. Credo is even included in QuickSearch.
Credo covers every major subject, offering more than 650 highly-regarded titles from over 80 publishers
As easy to use as your favorite search site and fully citable in any research paper, Credo is the perfect place to get your research started.Whether you are just starting your project, looking to add some interesting images to your final draft or building a bibliography, Credo Reference has something for you.Credo Reference offers:* Tools to quickly map your paper topic
* Citable sources for your bibliography
* Answers to your research questions
* Thousands and thousands of images, charts, graphs, diagrams and more
All of the librarians on staff at the Consortium Library can assist you in researching topics across the academic and vocational spectrum. To find a list of librarians by discipline or subject specialty, click on the link provided, and schedule a research consultation.
Have you seen the black bear at ARLIS (the one inside, not outside)? And what’s up with all of those stuffed birds? And that caribou mount? Most of these have come to ARLIS from the AK Dept. of Fish & Game for educational purposes. There are even kits for check-out to educators on the road system. Whether you need a skull to draw, a bird or fish to paint, or a clear view of an animal’s anatomy, ARLIS has it all. Just across the hall from the Consortium Library reference desk.
Search terms can make or break your research. Thinking differently about the terms you are using to search on a topic can sometimes create different search results. Pulling out main idea words from your topic and identifying synonyms can open up a world of relevant sources on your topic. To learn more about how to think differently about the search terms you are using watch this quick tutorial on Main Idea Words.
Did you know that the Consortium Library has access to the historical archive of The Times, London’s major newspaper, from 1785 to 2004?
Do some primary source research on the French Revolution or the War of 1812 (from the English perspective), Jack the Ripper or Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, Lord Horatio Nelson or Charles Darwin, or any one of a number of topics. It even includes Letters to the Editor and Classified and Display Advertising.
Or find out what was happening on your birthday in London 100 or 200+ years ago!
You’ll find it under Times Digital Archive, 1785-2004 on the Databases page.
Do you have an assignment that requires scholarly articles for a paper or a project? There are several ways to find those. On the Library’s website you can search within QuickSearch and choose the journal articles radio buttons, or you can use the links to the subjects or databases.
If you need assistance don’t hesitate to Ask-a-Librarian.
Do you need to find information about how to do a writing assignment such as creating an annotated bibliography, doing a literature review, writing a business plan, or writing a book review? If so there is a How to Guides section on the Library’s website. It’s under Research Help. The guide is called Writing Assignments.
Librarians at the Reference Desk can also help you with finding sources of information that you can use for these projects, such as research articles, citations, books, and literature review articles. Just Ask-A-Librarian either at the first floor reference desk (next to the pendulum) or online.
For help in writing the actual assignment, there is a Writing Center on campus in the Learning Resources Center, they have tutors who can help with writing assignments.
If you can’t make it to the Writing Center, there is an online service called Live Homework Help.
For those of you still looking for unique content from Library Research tools, take a look at these!
The Times (London) Digital Archives – allows you to browse the pages of this historic newspaper from 1785 to 2008.
National Geographic Virtual Library – Search the pages of this acclaimed Geographic publication back to 1888.
Take time to explore what is available to you at the Consortium Library today.
Need to take a 1 credit course? Want to learn how to select and ethically use library resources to succeed in research? Take LS 101 online to become an expert researcher.