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EDFD 503 Methods of Research

A library research guide focusing on the literature review skills and resources in the research process.

Search Library Catalog for Books & Media

Library Catalog Research Skills Inventory

Below is a list of things you should be able to do when searching the library catalog (which you search using the search box above OR the Find Books & Media tab from the library homepage).  Get in touch with a librarian if you need help!

  • Use My Library Account 
  • Read and understand a call number
  • Basic searching, local and worldwide
  • Boolean searching, truncation, wildcards, quotes (+ - OR # ? *)
  • Read a catalog record
  • Recognize and use subject searching
  • Recognize and use limits 
  • Make lists (currently, lists can't be saved for longer than a single search session)
  • Order interlibrary loans
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