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SPCH 250

Welcome

Welcome to the SPCH 250 Research Guide where you will find tips for finding resources. Use the above taps to navigate the guide or use the SPCH 250 Index (found below) on the Home page.

SPCH 250 Index

I. Home

  • Welcome
  • Your Library ID
  • Creating Your Library Accounts
  • SPCH 250 Index
  • Organizing Your Research
  • Help
  • Librarian Contact Information

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. Citation

  • Overview
  • MLA Citation Resources

Using RefWorks

  • Introduction
  • Logging In to RefWorks/Creating an Account
  • Importing References from Mendeley, Zotero, and Others into Your RefWorks Account
  • Uploading Document(s) From Your Computer
  • Installing Write-N-Cite for Microsoft Word
  • Using RefWorks With Google Docs
  • RefWorks Shortcut in Google Scholar
  • Saving to RefWorks Manually
  • Entering Full-Text From Summon
  • Create RefWorks Shortcut for Browser
  • Using Write-N-Cite to Write and Format Papers

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

I-Share and Interlibrary Loan Accounts

Need a Book from  Another Library?

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

Log in to I-Share and create a profile

IMPORTANT: The profile 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."

Need to Request the Full Text of an Article?

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

Need to Request a book that you cannot find from Roosevelt or I-Share?

Go to WorldCat

Librarian Contact Information

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

Office: 1035 AUD
Phone: 312-341-3647

Email Me

 

 

Help

1. Phone:

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

2. Email

3. Chat

4. Schedule one-on-one