Our goal is to make it easier for you to find the information you need. Some prefer to use the library databases to search for articles and some prefer to use other sources like Google.
If you prefer searching within the Google because you like the simplicity of the Google search box, we encourage you to use Google Scholar instead. Google Scholar searches for scholarly literature like peer-reviewed articles, theses, and books. Although you might come across some full-text articles, for the most part Google Scholar will point you to citations or abstracts of articles. That is okay because if you find an article, you can always plug the title into our Full Text Journal Finder to find out if the journal is available online through the library’s databases.
Better yet, make Framingham State College your preferred library within Google Scholar’s preferences. Once you set this up, a link “Find it at Framingham State” will appear next to your Google Scholar results if the articles are available full text at our library.
If you are home and plan to use Google Scholar, log in with your network account through the library website and select the link “Google Scholar”. This way you will be authenticated from home when you locate an article from a library database and won’t be prompted for a username and password.
Well actually not really. Just wanted to get your attention. But we do have something for you that you can do during your lunch hour – come to our workshops (aka Library Lunchables).
Join us for an hour in the Library Archives Room one day each week. The Whittemore Library will host a series of informal training sessions covering its electronic resources. The schedule for February is:
Wednesday, Feb. 20: Collecting and tagging your favorite websites using Del.icio.us
Del.icio.us is a social bookmarking site for storing, sharing, tagging, and discovering websites. The reference department has compiled within Del.icio.us, a list of reputable websites that are organized by subject area. The session will cover how the reference department organized its bookmarks using Del.icio.us and how you can organize your own bookmarks within Del.icio.us.
Wednesday, Feb. 27: Citing Sources: Getting Started w/ RefWorks
RefWorks is a web-based citation management service. You can access RefWorks from any computer with internet access (on and off campus); create a personal database online; import references from multiple databases; organize and manage references; share references; and format bibliographies and manuscripts. The session will show you the basics of creating an account, exporting citations into the RefWorks database, and creating a bibliography.
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