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CLAR 207 Resources

Professor: Fr. Allen Weber
Librarian: Ann M. Tenglund [, 375-2378]
Date of session:  Tuesday, September 3, 2012

Finding Books and Other Materials in the Library

  • Use FRIAR, our online catalog.
    • FRIAR contains records for print and other items that are physically owned by the library.
    • Electronic journals can be found by using the journal locator (which also now has records for e-books from the Credo Reference database and the Books 24x7 (IT books) database.
    • Be sure to write down the color code for the item--consult the signs or use the arrows on the main staircase to find the right floor where your item is.
    • Many of the items for your class will be found in the RED or ORANGE sections on the lower level.
    • WorldCat, another catalog resource, will help you identify materials held in other libraries as well--that you can borrow yourself or obtain via Interlibrary Loan.

Finding Articles

  • Use both the general databases for some of your research, and be sure to use ATLAS when you're looking for subject-specific resources.
  • Don't forget about Noodletools to help you cite the material that you find!
    • Tips:
      • Make sure you choose the correct item type to cite.
      • Have it check for errors after you add each citation--this finds capitalization errors
      • Use the "parenthetical citation" link next to your completed citation to help you cite the material in your text.

What's the Difference Between Finding Articles and Finding Journals?

  • Use databases (find articles) if you are looking for articles on a specific topic, but you do not have a specific citation to find (such as the title of an article, with the journal name, issue, date, paging, etc. provided).
  • If you do have a specific citation (example above), then use the Journal Finder to locate the journal title. Then navigate through the dates to find the exact issue that you need.
  • Need something that is not available at the library? Use Interlibrary Loan! 



  • Remember to cite what you find!
  • If you paraphrase, you need to provide a citation too! The only time a citation is not needed is when a fact you are stating is common knowledge. When in doubt, cite!

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Last updated:  09/03/12
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