Use as a starting point – find general articles, additional readings, etc.
II.Check for Books in your area
Use online catalogs to find books at our library or other libraries around the nation.
You can browse relevant sections of the collection, as well (See the front desk or http://www.oclc.org/dewey/resources/summaries/ for a thorough listing of Dewey Decimal listings). Much of what you are looking for will be in the 500s and 600s, but you will find many items spread throughout the collection.
Our catalog can be found by clicking the online card catalog link at: http://blogs.mcpherson.edu/library/
Enter your search terms to find out what we have IN OUR LIBRARY
If we do not have what you are looking for, we can find something at another library.
III. Narrowing your research with magazine and journal articles. Miller Library has some print journals and many online resources that may be of use to you:
-Technology & Culture – (access in library; indexed in EBSCO’s Academic Search Premier database)
-ISIS – (access in library; indexed in EBSCO’s Academic Search Premier database)
-OSIRIS – (access in library; indexed in EBSCO’s Academic Search Premier database)
-American Heritage’s Invention & Technology – (access in library and online; indexed at: http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/it/
-Journal of American History – (access in library and in EBSCO’s World History Collection; indexed in EBSCO’s World History Collection)
-History & Technology – (access online and indexed in EBSCO’s Academic Search Premier)
The most recent issues of these items can be found on the magazine racks on the main level. You can find older issues of many of the journals downstairs in our Bound Periodicals section. They are organized alphabetically by title.
Browsing through journals can be time consuming, but rewarding. If you don’t have the time to browse, try to use an INDEX. An index can help you find articles on a certain topic within a specific journal/magazine. An easy way to find if a specific journal is indexed is to find it on one of our databases, as listed above. You can then search for a topic within a specific journal.
Many more journals can be found through our databases:
Always remember to check the “peer reviewed” box if you want scholarly articles.
Even if you cannot find a full-text online version of the article, we can borrow it from another library or we might even have it in the library.
To find a particular journal or to see if it is indexed, click on the “publications” tab at the top of your search page, select the appropriate database, and then search by title. You can then search through the journal and access full-text articles or read article abstracts.
To narrow a search, use links at the top and on the left side of your search page. SUBJECT TERMS are especially useful.