Other things to consider:
What materials are accessed online?
- Many of our journals are available in full text from library
accessed via the web. Some are available only online.
- Some are only available in print.
- Some have to be interlibrary loaned from other libraries.
- It is important to distinguish electronic titles from their print counterparts;
some change title names when formats are changed.
Psychological Abstracts is the print title of this publication
PsycInfo is the electronic title of Psychological Abstracts.
This distinction is important so students will not waste time searching for titles that no
longer exist under its "print" title.
- Can students distinguish between "free" sites on the Internet for information and
"paid" sites (such as our subscription databases)?
- Can they evaluate the quality of information found on the Internet?
- Be aware that internet sites change often. If you require the use of an Internet
site for a class assignment, check to make sure it's still available or hasn't
- Suggest a specific Internet site(s) that may have information needed for research,
or a couple of search engines (Google, Yahoo! Search, Ask, etc.) that can be used
to find the information.
As always, the Library Research Center librarians are willing to assist you in creating
a library assignment or preparing a library research education
session in conjunction with a specific assignment. Please do not hesitate to
contact us for assistance.