FIG - Starry Night - Fall 2013

FIG: Starry Night

For Research Help: Margaret Bean (541-687-6857)

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How to search for books

The UO Libraries' catalog can be accessed via the UO Libraries' home page. The catalog searches books from the UO Libraries, plus books shared by our consortia of 37 university and colleges in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho ("Summit"). For a broader search, enter your search terms using "keyword" from the pull-down menu. For more specific searches use "subject" from the pull-down menu.


How to search for articles

Databases of articles are can be access via the library's articles and databases page. You can choose to search at the same time a group of databases that related to one subject or you can search individual databases. For detailed and specific searches, it is usally better to open and search individual databases.

If the article file is not available, you can request it from another library via ILLiad.

Citing sources

Your FIG advisor has recommended that you use guidelines established by the Modern Language Association (MLA) for creating a list of citations.  MLA guidelines are available on the library's website. Also, "MLA Made Easy: Citation Basics for Beginners" is available in ebook format by searching the UO catalog.

Scholarly/peer-reviewed vs popular articles

The Scholarly or Popular page provides you with clues for distinguishing the difference between scholarly and popular journal articles.

How to request books not held by UO Libraries

Book searches in the catalog will tell you if (a) the book is available at UO (b) if the book is available through Summit or (c) if the book is available via interlibrary loan. Click on the green request button to order the book from another library.

Other Science Library resources

  • Course reserves: To find out which books and other materials have been set aside by your instructor for checkout for a limited amount of time search by class number or professor name. Be sure to note which library holds the reserves.
  • Classrooms and study spaces: you can reserve rooms for your group.
  • Other equipment you can check out at the Science Library circulation desk: video games and game consoles, laptops, phone chargers, a portable projector, scientific and graphing calculators, headphones and more!

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Created by mbean on Oct 22, 2013 Last updated Jul 21, 2014