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Finding Books in Maag Library
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Types of Information
Scholarly sources are those written by experts in a particular field. They are usually peer reviewed and available in databases.
Trade publications are those journals and magazines published by and for people working in a particular field.
Popular publications are non-scholarly sources such as magazines and newspapers.
Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources
How to Access Information
Google Scholar and Maag Journal Finder
How to locate journal articles in Maag Library's databases using a citation found in Google Scholar.
Finding Newspaper Articles in the New York Times
Use print, microfilm, and database resources to find articles in the New York Times.
Finding Oversized Books
How to locate oversized books in the catalog and on the shelf
How to Search
Choosing keywords for your search.
Example: teenagers, adolescents, volunteerism
Using AND, OR, and NOT to combine keywords.
Example: women AND drug abuse
Phrase Searching and Nesting
Use "" to form phrases and () to combine groups of synonyms.
Example: "emissions standards" and (car or automobile)
Use symbols with root words to find all possible word endings in a single search.
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