1. Start here
- Get to know the library
- Use the library website
- Find course reserves
- Find articles
- Find books in the catalog
- Find an article from the citation
- Read a call number
2. How do I...
- Start my research?
- Think of good keywords?
- Develop a good search strategy?
- Identify scholarly articles?
- Evalute a Web site?
- Cite my sources?
3. Finding Articles & More
- Academic Search/EBSCO
- PubMed (MeSH search and limiting searches)
Step 1: Start here
Welcome to Krueger Library!
Watch these videos to learn about library resources available to all Warriors.
- Krueger Library, an introduction. Find your way around the building
- Library website 101. A get-started guide to using the library online
- Find articles on reserve. Find an article your professor placed on reserve
- Find articles. Get scholarly articles using library databases
- Find articles in full text. Get to the full text of scholarly articles in library databases using the Find It button
- Locate books on a certain topic. Use the library catalog to find books on your research topic
- Locate a specific book. Use the library catalog to find a book if you know the title
- Locate a specific article. Already have a citation? Find the article in a flash
- Read a call number. How to get to that book you need using the number from the catalog
Didn't find what you needed here? Ask a Librarian!
Step 2: How do I...
We get a lot of questions at the library!
These are some of the most frequently asked.
- Start my research? Overwhelmed? It's okay! Here are some tips on how to begin
- Think of good keywords? Some ideas on how to define your keywords
- Develop a good search strategy? 5 search strategies to apply to your research (UW-Madison)
- Identify scholarly articles? Tell the difference between popular and scholarly sources (UW-Madison)
- Evalute a Web site? Key ways to identify appropriate websites (UW-Madison)
- Cite my sources? Make research easier -- learn how and why to cite your sources
Didn't find your question here? Ask a Librarian!
Step 3: Finding articles & more (database searching)
You have over 100 databases to choose from for your research.
How do they all work? These videos should help get you started.
- What are databases? Get a general overview in Databases 101
- Why not Google it? Google's great, just not for academic research
- EBSCOhost. Many databases, including Academic Search, in different areas, with one easy interface
- SAGE. Educational, nursing, business, sociology, composites, health and communication journals
- ProQuest. Historical newspapers, databases in education, sciences, public affairs and more
- WorldCat. Find books in libraries worldwide
- Lexis-Nexis. News, company information, legal cases and more
- PubMed. More than 22 million citations in the biomedical sciences
Need more guidance with your database searches? Ask a Librarian!
Dealing with library technology while doing research?
Don't let it drive you away! Here are a few tech tips and tricks.
Need more help with the tech gremlins? Use the Information Gallery help guides or Ask a Librarian!
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