Library and Internet Research: Online, Offline, All Around the Town A faculty presentation by the Ursula C. Schwerin Library, New York City Technical College, held on March 20, 2001. Information candy. Researchers feel like a kid in a candy store with an unlimited amount of money .
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Library and Internet Research:Online, Offline, All Around the TownA faculty presentation by the Ursula C. Schwerin Library,New York City Technical College,held on March 20, 2001
Researchers feel like a kid in a candy store with an unlimited amount of money ...
Give a kid $30 to spend in a candy store …
The kid would buy as much as possible and then pig out.
Are you like that kid?
Welcome to a brief overview of City Tech’s library!
The library's holdings include more than:
Online resources include
Our website now has a special section just for faculty!
Another key resource in the library …
Encyclopedias and other reference works are often the best place to begin the research process.
Books can be downloaded onto your computer and read offline!
Our core collection of resources:
These are the so-called licensed resources that CUNY pays considerable amounts of $ for!
Keep up with new articles in your discipline by browsing journal tables of contents online. Current Contents Connect allows searching and browsing of journal literature in all scholarly disciplines. Look for the link to CCC on the right-hand column of the CUNY Licensed Resources page.
This service allows the user to select databases by broad discipline area:
See U. Houston Libraries: Indexes, Abstracts, Bibliographies, and Table of Contents Services
A wealth of information can be found on professional organization websites including:
How do can Internet discussion groups be identified?
How do Internet discussion groups work?
How does a listserv work?
How does a listserv work?
Boolean searching is about using:
and allows the user to refine or expand searches.
The Boolean AND is the most important concept to understand because it allows us to combine search terms.
For example, to find information on group work with adolescents, the search would be worded:
To get more sophisticated, we could bring in some OR terms … for example: