Accessing eResources Remotely

Access to licensed library research materials (eResources) requires a special usernname/password combination.

To learn that username/password combination, login here, or call 318-869-5047.

For step-by-step instructions on how to obtain the login credentials for licensed eResources, see this IT FAQ entry.

First Year Experience (FYE)

GETTING STARTED WITH RESEARCH

15 Steps to Good Research
http://www.library.georgetown.edu/tutorials/research-guides/15-steps

Choosing your topic / Planning your research project
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/658/03/

Writing a thesis statement
http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/thesis_statement.shtml

Writer's Cheat Sheet
http://www.centenary.edu/religion/dotto/cheatsheet

Understanding the difference between primary sources and secondary sources
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/instruct/guides/primarysources.html

Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals
http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/skill20.html

Evaluating Resources
*C.R.A.P. Test
*The Good, the Bad, & The Ugly: Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate
*Critically Analyzing Information Sources
*The Virtual Chase: Evaluating the Quality of Information on the Internet

MORE RESEARCH ASSISTANCE

Citation Formshttp://www.centenary.edu/library/research/citationforms

Copyright/Fair Usehttp://www.centenary.edu/library/research/copyrightfairuse

Plagiarismhttp://www.centenary.edu/library/research/plagiarism

Research Tutorialshttp://www.centenary.edu/library/research/infofluency

FINDING PRINT MATERIALS IN MAGALE

Making Sense of Library Call Numbers
http://www.centenary.edu/library/reference/strategies/call_numbers

Library of Congress Classification
All books in Magale are shelved using the Library of Congress classification schema.
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/

Dewey Decimal Classification
All periodicals in Magale are shelved using the Dewey Decimal classification system.
http://www.oclc.org/dewey/resources/summaries/#ten

LIBRARY STAFF TO ASSIST YOU

If you need further assistance, contact a Magale Library staff member http://www.centenary.edu/library/staff.

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