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NSCI 1970: Energy & Environment: Klinck Resources

Searching for Resources in the Library Catalog

Look in the Library Catalog

The Klinck Memorial Library's catalog is a powerful tool that allows you to find: books, ebooks, streaming vidoes, journals and more! 

The library is a member of the I-Share network, a collection of over 80 academic libraries in Illinois. CUC students can borrow materials from these libraries for free through the catalog.

Resources

CUC Databases for NSCI 1970

Locating Articles

How to access CUC databases and find articles
  1. Go to the library's website
  2. Click on Find Articles; use your Concordia login to access
  3. Select your databases, depending on your topic
  4. Select "Advanced Search" and put in your key terms 
  5. Select the "Scholarly (peer reviewed) Journals" and "Full Text" boxes, then click the big, green search box on top

Tip: Experiment with your keywords and don't type out a sentence (it's not Google)

Remember: You can request articles that are not full text!

Requesting articles from the library is free!

Navigate CUC databases at anytime! If there are articles you would like but are not available in EBSCO, click on "Request this Item". Fill out the form and the library team will send the request to you via email as soon as possible. Please allow 4 days of processing time.

Look at the video below:

Requesting an Article in EBSCO

Request books from over 80 Illinois institutions!

How to request a book in the I-Share catalog from another institution: 

  1. Go to the library's website
  2. Paste the ISBN or title of the book you are looking for in the search bar OR go to the I-Share Catalog homepage
  3. Make sure "All I-Share Libraries" is selected 
  4. Click on the title of the book and verify that it is the edition you need
  5. Click on "Sign in"
  6. Click on CUC Students, Faculty & Staff Login
  7. Enter your CUC login credential is necessary--you will then see your name in the upper righthand corner
  8. Click on "I-Share" and verify your pick up location (it defaults to the Klinck Memorial Library)
  9. Click "Send Request" and an email will be sent to you to verify your submission and when the material arrives for pick up.

 

Searching Tips in EBSCO

Databases are not Google!

Keywords only!

Boolean searching is built on a method of symbolic logic developed by George Boole, a 19th century English mathematician. Boolean searches allow you to combine words and phrases using the words AND, OR, NOT (known as Boolean operators) to limit, broaden, or define your search.

For example, if you type in “Hampton Road Peace Conference”, you receive few results. But if you type in "Hampton Roads" AND "conference" This allows your search results to only those documents containing the two keywords, instead of a whole phrase.

Look at the video below:

In EBSCO, a word in a search bar can be truncated (shortened) by using the asterisk (shift + 8 = *)

giving you far more search results!

For example:

If you open EBSCO and look only for articles using the word "Mexican", you will receive 151,859 results.


 

If you open EBSCO and look for only articles using the word "Mexic*", you will receive 504,353 results.

 

Look at the video below:

Citation Location in EBSCO