COMP Online Library Assignment


This assignment will help you get acquainted with the Alvin Sherman Library resources and will help you get started on your research.

Instructions:

  • Find FOUR resources using the Alvin Sherman Library’s Web site.
  • The FOUR resources should be ebooks or articles (found through the databases).
  • After you've found four useful resources, complete the online form in Step Three providing details about the resources and how you found them.

 

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STEP ONE:


Searching NSU's Databases

Go to the Alvin Sherman
Library homepage.
arrow Click on Databases
under Research/Homework.
arrow Click on NSU Patrons.
homepage database nsu

View a short instructional video. NOTE: If asked, open with Internet Explorer or FireFox, and push F11 on your keyboard to view the full screen.


Database Lists

The database lists are sorted into three categories:

Browse by database name: Find databases sorted by Alphabetical name/topic.
Browse by subject: Find databases sorted by subject/topic.
Browse by type of material: Find databases that contain certain types resources.

Complete the activity below to get a better idea of how you will use these lists.

If you do not see the database activity below click HERE to have it open in a new window


STEP TWO:


Finding Full Text

Sometimes the full text of an article is not available in the particular database you are using. The FIND IT icon in the article record will search the other 300+ databases we have to see if the article is available in full text.
Find It Icon

When you click on the FIND IT icon, a Web page will pop up with a list of your options to obtain the full text.

What You See What It Means
Full Text Databases - Direct link to article Click on one of the database names listed and you will
be taken directly to the article.
Full Text Databases - Browse to article Click on one of the database names below to search for the article.
NSU Local Electronic Journal Collections Click on Journal Finder to check if a database has the
journal which houses the article.
Library Catalogs Click on the NovaCat link to see if we have the journal in hardcopy.
Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery We do not have the article. Click on the ILLiad link
if you want us to order a free copy for you.

View a short instructional video. NOTE: If asked, open with Internet Explorer or FireFox, and push F11 on your keyboard to view the full screen.



If you see a great article look at the reference list (also known as the bibliography or works cited). You can find out what resources that author used for his/her paper and use them to gather more information for your research project.

 

STEP THREE:


Fill in the online form below:


After you've found four useful resources, complete the online form below providing details about the resources and how you found them. Be sure to complete the entire form to get full credit.

Student's name: 
Student & instructor's email addresses separated by a comma and a space. Example (you@nova.edu, instructor@nova.edu): 
Instructor's Name: 
Course Prefix, Number, & Section(e.g. COMP 2000 DAH): 
Topic: 


Resource #1

Database Used: 
Publication Title (ebook/journal/newspaper/magazine): 
Title of article (Skip if you are using an ebook): 
Author/Editor of article/ebook: 
Date of Publication: 
Did you find the full text of this resource?  yes      no
Is there a reference list? yes      no
If yes, provide a citation to one source from the reference list:
(NOTE: You can cut and paste the citation from the full text of the article.)


Resource #2

Database Used: 
Publication Title (ebook/journal/newspaper/magazine): 
Title of article (Skip if you are using an ebook): 
Author/Editor of article/ebook: 
Date of Publication: 
Did you find the full text of this resource?  yes      no
Is there a reference list? yes      no
If yes, provide a citation to one source from the reference list:
(NOTE: You can cut and paste the citation from the full text of the article.)


Resource #3

Database Used: 
Publication Title (ebook/journal/newspaper/magazine): 
Title of article (Skip if you are using an ebook): 
Author/Editor of article/ebook: 
Date of Publication: 
Did you find the full text of this resource?  yes      no
Is there a reference list? yes      no
If yes, provide a citation to one source from the reference list:
(NOTE: You can cut and paste the citation from the full text of the article.)


Resource #4

Database Used: 
Publication Title (ebook/journal/newspaper/magazine): 
Title of article (Skip if you are using an ebook): 
Author/Editor of article/ebook: 
Date of Publication: 
Did you find the full text of this resource?  yes      no
Is there a reference list? yes      no
If yes, provide a citation to one source from the reference list:
(NOTE: You can cut and paste the citation from the full text of the article.)


STEP FOUR:


Instructions for submitting to your instructor:

  1. When you press the “Submit Form” button below, you will receive a Confirmation page displaying all of the information you provided in the form above. Use your browser’s “Save” option (found in the “File” menu) to save a copy of this page to your computer. Also, print this page for your records.
  2. After you've checked that all information is complete, click on the “Submit Final Form” button on the Confirmation page. An email will be sent to the email addresses you provided above.




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