Professor: Fr. Allen Weber
Librarian: Ann M. Tenglund
Date of session: Tuesday, September 3, 2012
Finding Books and Other Materials in the
our online catalog.
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)
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
Use both the general databases for some of your
research, and be sure to use ATLAS when you're looking for
Academic Search Complete
Religion Journals or search JSTOR
- Catholic Periodical and Literature Index
- Another useful database for images: ARTStor
- Don't forget about Noodletools to help you
cite the material that you find!
- 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
- 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 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!
Friedsam Memorial Library
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778 USA
(716) 375-2323 (general number)
(716) 375-2389 (fax)