• Humanities,  Research

    Capstone!

    Capstone launches!   Looking for a topic? Need 3 possibilities before the end of the week?   Perhaps: Global Issues in Context What is it?  This eCollection contains global perspectives on contemporary global topics. Each topic is accompanied by a collection of academic sources. Sources include: reference book articles, newspapers, broadcast news, radio news, magazines, newspapers and scholarly journals.   Prefer to be inspired by academic film? How about a browse through Kanopy : 26,000 streaming documentary, educational and classic films.   Looking for more suggestions?  Try this page in the research guide for more ideas that could lead to topic inspiration.  

  • Databases,  Humanities,  Research

    Research #LikeABoss

    Way to research Hum. 4!   During the month of the Hum. 4 research paper, April, you collectively:   Retrieved 546 reference articles from the Gale digital reference library. Visited  the library’s Ebsco products 625 times (screen grab below). Made 210 visits to the library’s Kanopy educational film database, watching 1,502 minutes of footage. And viewed the Hum. 4 research guide – 3,334 times!     EbscoAdmin Page – April 2016 Session Usage Report. EbscoHost. Web. 03 May 2016.

  • History,  Humanities,  Research

    Hum. 3 and Persepolis

    Dear Hum. 3, Great to see you throughout this week!   Here’s the research guide we looked at; your mini-library for finding context and historical background related to Iran in the 1970’s.   Want to see Iran from the 1970’s?  The library’s subscription to the AP Image database (12 million images) can help with that.  I would recommend using the Advanced Search feature to limit the date range to the needed decade.    

  • Databases,  Humanities,  Language,  Research

    Spanish Language eBooks

    795 academic eBooks, originally published and available in Spanish, are available on the library’s JSTOR platform.   Titles are largely Humanities focused and include content from publishers El Colegio de México, Ediciones UC, and Marcial Pons Ediciones de Historia.     Additional information, including a title list, is available on the JSTOR Spanish-Language eBook Collection page.  Or, be in touch.  🙂   “JSTOR – Advanced Search Results: Language, Spanish.” JSTOR. Web. April 26, 2016.

  • General Works,  Humanities,  Research

    Why do we cite?

    The Hum. 4 paper is due in a few short days & my inbox is happily filled with citation conundrums.   Why do we do it?   Academics cite for a variety of good reasons, including: To supply the reader with the source information, should the reader wish to locate the item. To demonstrate use of, and credit, the work being drawn upon. To distinguish the different voices contributing to one’s project, including distinguishing one’s own voice and contribution to the conversation.   A quick shout-out to Noodletools.com (integrates with Google docs!) for citation creation and it even helps with in-text citation format.   Citation sticky wickets?  Let me know, happy to…