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Database Magic

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Advanced Google Searching

 

PCL 

"Phrase"

Intitle:"mark twain" 

Site:org or site:edu or site:gov or site:stjohns.edu

Filetype:pdf

 

WLK

Using OR in Google searches

Using the minus sign in Google-- e.g.-Miami when seeking information about dolphins.

Number range 2009...2013

restaurants, churches, schools, bookstores, etc. in a zip code (e.g. schools 11432)

Weather or Time in Seattle, Washington (e.g. time Seattle)

 

Setting up Library Preferences in Google Scholar

Go to scholar.google.com

Sign in or create a Google account

Click on settings (top right)

Select Library links (at left)

Enter libraries

 

 

Databases

ProQuest

 

PCL

Database thesauri

Subject notifications

Limiting size of an article, e.g.  wc(>1500)

Specifying article or review

Charles' Subject searching

Reading articles from today's Wall Street Journal or New York Times

 

WLK 

American National Biography

Who's not in this-- living people

Related people
Thematic subject referrals

Person's papers

Quick citation

 

Business Source Premier

Company profiles

 

PCL

CQ Researcher & Opposing Viewpoints

Provides overviews of social and political issues.  Especially note Chronologies

Pro/Con

 

 

WLK 

Credo, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Oxford Reference

Collections of subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks

 

Grove Dictionary of Art

Country search

 

Hein Online

Like JSTOR for legal related issue-- corporations, naturalization, homeless, religion, etc.

Full text for many law journal included here go back to volume 1.

For example   Yale Law Journal  Vols. 1-121 (1891-2012); Harvard Law Review Vols. 1-126#4 (1887-2013)

 

Literature Research Center

Biographical information about scientists, historians, psychologists, etc.-- not just fiction writers and poets

 

Magill on Literature Plus

Summaries of noted fiction and non-fiction titles

 

Mergent

Country Profile (note also Country Watch, Nation Master (see below) and CIA World Factbook)

 

 

Free Reference Websites

 

http://tinyurl.com/65r4u3w

 

WorldCat.org

Verify publishing information. Locate book, journal, etc. in nearest library. Quick citation

 

Encyclopedia.com

Look up topics in a variety of published encyclopedias, including the Dictionary of American History, the Columbia Encyclopedia, West's Encyclopedia of American Law, and The Encyclopedia of World Biography. 

 

Occupational Outlook Handbook

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/

 

College Navigator

http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

Wide range of information about colleges- degrees offered, retention, tuition, financial aid, etc.

 

Nation Master

http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php

Compare statistics for various countries.

 

American Fact Finder

http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml
Gives basic American demographic information by zip code, county, city, and state.

 

Books Adelaide

http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/

 

PCL

Copyright 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NYRB and archive through the library

the browser .com

www.aldaily.com

Explore public library databases.

tinyurl.com

 

Hypothetical search

 

Encyclopedia articles for background

 

StJ Catalog and Worldcat for books

 

Scholarly articles

 

Government, organization, or .edu sources if aspplicable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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