WorldCat@SU allows users to search the catalog and multiple article databases at once. Create a list of keywords for your topic by thinking of synonyms and related words or concepts. Then use WorldCat@SU to search by keyword and find print and electronic resources at Smith Library Center and libraries worldwide.
Tip #1: When you find a good book, open the Description (located in the full record) to find related subject headings. Subject headings are standardized tags that describe the content of an item. Results using subject headings are often more relevant than results from a keyword search.
The book covers in the scrolling gallery all link directly to the book record in WorldCat@SU. Go to the record and open Description to get a sense of useful subject headings for this course.
Another way to find articles is to use a database.
WorldCat@SU only finds a fraction of the articles available through our databases. Databases allow you to search specifically for articles. Not only do databases find more articles, they provide more precise search tools than WorldCat, yielding better results.
Current scholarly articles, 100% full-text, interdisciplinary.
A multi-disciplinary database with scholarly, full-text content. Coverage goes all the way back to the 19th century, but there is no current content for many journals.
Evaluate websites for Authority, Accuracy, Currency, Relevancy, and Purpose, particularly if you are going to use one as a source. Listed here are several Charity Watchdog sites that meet all the evaluation criteria.
Authority: the source of the information
Accuracy: the reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content
Currency: the timeliness of the information
Purpose: the reason the information exists
Relevance: the importance of the information for your needs
Turabian Quick Guide covers the basics of Turabian style. The Manual has more detailed information and can be found in the Research Commons and on Reserve.