Learning to Use Access tools

Reference Sources

Assignment: What is a reference source? When might you use one? Identify the major types (with examples of each type) of reference sources in the discipline.

Purpose: Shows how and why to use reference material.

Periodical Indexes

Assignment: Locate articles on a particular topic using a specified periodical index.

Purpose: Tackles one of the most difficult aspects of research for students: accessing the wealth of periodical literature. Students learn how to search by subject, interpret citations, evaluate the relevance of citations, and locate the articles in the library's collection.