September 25th, 2014
NOTE: That little Find-it image link is broken for the moment. In the meantime, use this link: Find It @ OSU Libraries
The OSU-Cascades Library shares physical resources with COCC’s Barber Library and online resources with OSU Corvallis.
See Barber Library’s hours.
Library Open Q&A Hours:
Cascades Hall lobby, Mondays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Barber Library, office 216, Tuesdays 8:00 am – 10:00 am
… or set up an appointment that fits your schedule by contacting Sara, the OSU-Cascades Librarian:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- call or text 541-357-8277
November 10th, 2014
OSU Libraries Find-It: osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/find-it
Books – Summit Catalog: http://summit.worldcat.org/
Articles – Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/
- see tips on searching Google Scholar
Databases – English Literature Subject Guide
Databases – Race, Gender & Ethnicity
- Whenever you see “Related Subjects” or “Related Articles” beside your search results, take a look at the words and links to get more ideas for improved searches.
- Once you’ve found quality, relevant articles for your topic, analyze them by creating a mindmap as you read. This will keep you focused and give you a starting point when you begin writing your paper. Jumpstart your creativity with alternative note-taking strategies.
- Use time management tips to keep from feeling overwhelmed or getting distracted.
Save Your Stuff!
Try using Zotero to collect your citations – this will be really helpful if you go to grad school or do any research in your career.
Use a back-up service! There are plenty of options and it would really hurt to lose all your hard work. You can sign up for Dropbox, Google Drive, or Box.com for free and there many others, too.
image from http://blog.usabilla.com