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Research Guide of the Week: EDUCATION EXTRAVAGANZA

 

Under the Education heading of the research guide list, there are several different guides that may help if you are an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in education or school counseling. Here is the list of guides for you to start exploring and utilizing in your studies:

 

Organization of School Counseling

Educational Research Resource Guide

Methods and Content of Teaching Mathematics

Methods and Content of Teaching Social Studies

Special Methods: Teaching Social Studies to Adolescents

Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Communities

 

In these guides, you can find book resources, web resources, databases specific to Education, and some helpful tutorials. The research librarian that heads this subject is Kelley Plass and you can contact her directly for help by making an appointment or reach out via chat. Good luck in your studies!

 

Database of the week!!!

 

 

 

Ovid, pronounced Ah-Vid, is a very popular database. You can find it in the O section of Databases A-Z as well as under Psychology. It searches through several resources in order to find the best articles in the realm of psychology. Upon entering Ovid, you’ll be asked to select the resources you would like to search and then can begin searching key terms on your topic.

If you need additional help using this database, you can speak to the research staff through chat or make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation.

HELPFUL HINTS!!!

If you are searching for an article using Summon, and the full text isn’t available for you, you can request the article through interlibrary loan. Most articles that are from sources we have access to will say “Full Text Online” and send you to the journal where you can easily find a link to the pdf version. However, if under the article title and details it says “Citation Online”, you can click the TITLE of the article, click REQUEST, and on the right hand side click REQUEST VIA INTERLIBRARY LOAN. See the figure below for the visual. As always, don’t hesitate to contact the Library Research department if you need additional research help via chat or an appointment.

Journal Club

Are you a biology major currently taking Journal Club? Need help finding an article to present or topics to prepare for senior thesis? Take a peek at our research guides that offer constantly updated articles from the best biology journals. Along with article recommendations, there are resources on primary versus review articles and citations. While you’re there, check out the other research guides offered on various courses that the library has to offer! If you need additional research help, don’t hesitate to chat with us or make an appointment!

 

Biology Journal Club

Microbiology Journal Club

Genetics Journal Club

Ecology Journal Club

Native American Heritage Month

For the month of November, the library will be celebrating Native American Heritage month!  Heritage month was established in 1994 by former President George H. W. Bush as a way to recognize the contributions of American Indians.  The month is a time to celebrate traditions and historiography and acknowledge the impact of Native peoples.  Heritage Month is an excellent opportunity to inform and educated the public about modern day tribes and to raise awareness of the unique challenges Native peoples still encounter daily.

 

During this month, the library will maintain a display portraying some of the major events and contributions of various tribes and individuals of Native American descent.  Concurrently, The Office of Multicultural Student Services is hosting several events.  For more information, stop by the library of the OMSS today!

 

Ahóá!

Cheers!  Good health!

Navajo, an Athabaskan language 

Open Access Week

This week is Open Access Week in library land…and all across the land really.  Open access sources are extremely important to research.  Not only are they free, but they also allow the free spread of ideas that research fields need to prosper.

Here at the Lewis Library, our amazing library Kelly Plass has put together a research guide to help you verify good open source material versus ones that might not be so good:

http://lewisu.libguides.com/OER

Once you have gone over her guide, we also recommend you check out this short documentary about the need for more open access sources for scholarship:

https://paywallthemovie.com/paywall

 

More than just books!

Did you think the library only lends out books?!  The Lewis University library has many different items to lend out including:

digital cameras, headphones, tripods, laptops, webcams, audio recorders, and SO MUCH MORE.

All you need to do is fill out our Equipment Contract and you are ready to check out so much more than our library books!

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