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Library DIY

Navigating UWG library resources and research

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Start Research/Pick a Topic

        

Choose a topic

Understand my assignment

Learn about a topic

From topic to research question

What types of sources I need

Where to search

Help searching

Where to search

How to search

Found too little or too much

Library does not have item
Which items are relevant to my topic
Find more from what I have

Search terms and keywords

Found too little or too much

Find a work space in the library

These do not describe my need

Find sources for my research

        

Look for articles

Identify peer-reviewed articles
Newspaper articles
Where to search
Search terms & keywords
How to search
Get full text
Found too little or too much
Asked to use only print or non-Internet sources
Types of sources I need

Books

Books on my topic
Primary sources
Search terms & keywords
Find or access e-books

Journals

Look for a specific journal
Info about a specific journal
Significant journals in my field

Primary sources

Statistics or data

Company & industry information

Theses & dissertations

Maps

Images

Items in other languages

Types of sources I need

Help searching

Where to search
How to search
Found too little or too much
Library does not have item
Which items are relevant to my topic
Find more from what I have
Library does not have item

Contact a librarian

These do not describe my need

Look for a specific item

        

Search for a book

Look for a specific article

Look for a specific journal

Look for a textbook

Materials from instructor on reserve

Have a citation but don't know what it cites

Theses or dissertations

Look for a specific video

Library does not item

Asked to use only print or non-Internet sources

These do not describe my need

Articles

        

Identify peer-reviewed articles

Newspaper articles

Look for a specific article

Where to search

How to search

Found too little or too much

Get full text

Use databases and GALILEO from off campus

Asked to use only print or non-Internet sources

Materials from my instructor on reserve

Do NOT pay for an article

Library does not have item

These do not describe my need

Books

        

Books on my topic

Search for a book

Search terms & keywords

Find or access e-books

Look for a textbook

Materials from instructor on reserve

Is this book scholarly?

Library does not have item

Book is checked out

Borrow book through GIL Express

Access resources as online education student

Check out or renew library materials

These do not describe my need

Good Sources for My Research

        

Which items are relevant to my topic

Identify peer-reviewed articles

What does peer-reviewed mean?

Is this book scholarly?

Asked to use only print or non-Internet sources

Is this work significant in my field

Who has cited a work

These do not describe my need

Cite or Use Sources

        

Cite sources

Quote and paraphrase

Avoid plagiarism

Organize or create citations

These do not describe my need

Printing, Login or Access Issues

        

Troubleshoot printing issues

Problem with a library resource

Trouble accessing a resource

Library does not have item

Book is checked out

Do NOT pay for an article

Access resources as online education student

Is Library open to the public?

Help logging in

These do not describe my need

Contact a librarian

Acknowledgement

This resource is adapted from the Indiana University Bloomington Library DIY project created by Andrea Baer and Julia Davis, which was adapted from the original Portland State University Library DIY project created by Meredith Farkas, Amy Hofer, Lisa Molinelli, and Kimberly Willson-St. Clair. Thank you to all for sharing their content, which may be reused and adapted under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license

This Library DIY version is hosted through LibGuides version 2 and can also be adapted under the Creative Commons. Attribution-Share Alike license.