• Humanities,  Research

    Bibliographic Mining: What is it?

    Bibliographic Mining What is it? Bibliographic Mining is studying the bibliographies of the items you are consulting in your research & then locating and utilizing those same cited sources. For example, you might mine the bibliography of a: reference article, essay in a book, journal article. Is it okay to do that? Absolutely. In this way, you, the contemporary researcher, can ‘trail’ the research that has come before.  This an absolutely acceptable way of locating standard sources in the field, as well as the more esoteric, that have had an influence on the work of others and thereby the associated field of study. How do I mine a bibliography? Consult…

  • Databases,  General Works,  Social Sciences

    Newsweek: Last Print Issue

    Now on newsstands and library shelves is the last print issue of Newsweek. While the print issue will no longer be delivered to the Library, the content of Newsweek continues to be available via Library databases. Newsweek articles are available via two Library-purchased databases of digitized periodicals: Proquest and Ebsco’s MasterFile. As always, when looking for a digitized periodical housed in a Library database(s) the eResource Finder is here to help!  Simply type the title of the periodical in the search box and the eResource Finder will locate and link to any occurrences of the periodical throughout the Library’s database collections. Below is an eResource Finder widget for you to try out…

  • Databases,  Library News,  Research

    eResource Search: What is it?

    The eResource Search serves as a search tool to the library’s digital content, both eBooks and ePeriodicals (digitized magazines, journals and newspapers).  Search for a particular ePeriodical title, and the eResource Search will identify which of the library’s databases contains the title.  In addition to identifying which database contains the digital title, a direct link to that same title is provided.  Use the eResource Search to determine if the library’s databases provide access to digital titles such as: the Concord Monitor, American Fern Journal or Western Folklore.  If the title is also physically held at the library, this information will be included as well. In the same fashion, the eResource…