Finding good information resources can be frustrating!
Make it a more satisfying experience by using these strategies:
Use specific search terms - A search for global warming will get thousands of results, but global warming and agricultural impact will result in fewer and more relevant results.
Try using the "Advanced Search" screen - You'll find it easier to add more terms to your search and specify where they should appear - for example, in an article title or subject heading.
Try an exact phrase - Searching for stem cell research will retrieve results with these three words, but to ensure that they appear as a phrase (together and in the same order), try putting them in quotation marks: "stem cell research".
Use "search options" or "limits" - limit your search to full text articles, academic/scholarly articles (what's this?) or to a specific date range. Limit features can often be found in a side menu or on the database's Advanced Search screen.
If you get stuck, contact your campus librarian!
Examples of books, most of which can be checked out, available at one or more of Lanier Tech's libraries. Click on title for call number, location & availability. Search the Library Catalog for more print titles.
See Writing and Citing Guides for books on citing using MLA and other citation styles and on avoiding plagiarism.
Examples of available ebooks - click on a title for access.
To view an eBook from GALILEO’s eBooks on EBSCOhost database through the search results screen or on a record for an individual ebook, there are two options for accessing the book’s text:
If you choose to download a book, you will get the following message:
“Please sign in to your My EBSCOhost account to check availability and download.”
You will need to Create a New Account--this will create your own EBSCO user name and password that is separate from your Lanier Tech account. You will now be able to download the book to your own computer and transfer it from your computer to a mobile device (such as a tablet or cell phone). More details available via EBSCO’s Downloading eBooks video on YouTube.
If someone else has already recently downloaded the book, you will not be able to download the book at the same time. You will receive a “Sorry, this ebook is in use”message. This means you will have to wait until their time is up; this can last up to seven (7) days.
Lanier Technical College Libraries
Director of Library Services
Barrow & Jackson Campus