walkthrough, from choosing a topic to citing sources.
What type of resource
do you need to use?
Books, DVDs, and
other materials in a library
Use a library catalog
to identify books, magazines, journals, and audio-visual
materials that are OWNED by the library. Ownership
may include direct links to individual titles
in electronic format.
Articles in library
Articles are found in periodicals--magazines,
journals, newspapers-- that are issued periodically more
than once a year. Some databases include abstracts
(short summaries) of articles and some include full text (complete)
downloadable audiobooks, music & other
Full text of selected books are available online through
TCC resources. Download ebooks or locate full text
materials on the Internet.
Just as many books
have indexes to point you to the page for your topic,
indexes and databases, which
newspaper sources, point you to the newspaper
article citing the newspaper, date, page, and
abstracts (short summaries) of articles and
some include full text (complete) articles.
Find out whether specific materials are available
in databases or at other local libraries. If you have
a citation for an article, this is where you can find
out if the journal cited is available online.
Reference materials are generally used to provide quick
information, provide an overview of a topic, "refer" the
patrons to other resources, and must be used in the library. Subject
are great places to start your research.
Created by TCC librarians, each guide provides call number
areas to browse for books, specific library resources to
use, and some of the best Internet sites on the web. Government,
Literature, and Searching the Internet are just a few of