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Welcome

Welcome to the Libs 201 Research Guide where you will find tips for finding resources. Use the above tabs to navigate the guide.

Your Library ID

Your Library ID number is the ENTIRE number on the back of your student ID:

23311+ your 9 digit personal ID number

 

Creating Your Library Accounts

Need a Book from  Another Library?

Your I-Share account allows you to request books from other university libraries.

Create an I-Share account

Need to Request the Full Text of an Article?

Your ILLiad account allows you to request electronic delivery of journal articles from other university libraries.

Create an ILLiad account

IMPORTANT: The form asks for your barcode number. This is the entire number found on the back of your RU ID card. This barcode begins with the numbers 23311, followed by your RU ID number that begins with "9."

 

Guide Index

I. Home

  • Your Library ID
  • Creating Your Library Account
  • Index
  • Help
  • Librarian
  • Organizing Your Research

II. Start Your Research

  • Searching
  • Reasons For Using Library Databases
  • Keywords or Subject Headings?
  • Primary/Secondary Resources

III. Finding Background Information

  • Subject Specific Encyclopedias/Databases
  • Newspapers
  • Blogs
  • Popular Magazines
  • Evaluating Websites
  • Use of Wikipedia

IV. Finding Scholarly Resources

  • Discussion of Scholarly Resources
  • Scholarly Article Databases
  • Open Access Journals on the Web

V. Cite Resources

  • MLA Citation Resources
  • Paraphrasing

Organizing Your Research

1. Create folder (in One Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox...) and title the name of the class.

2. Create another folder inside the class folder. This is where you will:

a. Save your notes (and citations) for the assignment.

b. Save all scanned/electronic sources.

3. Open Word document

a. Give it title related to assignment (e.g. Notes for Climate Change paper)

b. Save in the assignment folder

Help

1. Phone:

a. Chicago: 312-341-3639/49
b. Schaumburg: 847-619-7980

2. Email

3. Chat

4. Schedule one-on-one

Librarian Contact Information

Barbara Anderson, Ed.D.
Head of Instruction and Learning

Office: 1035 AUD
Phone: 312-341-3647

Email Me