Thursday, October 29, 2009

How to Read a Citation

When your professor hands you a citation, are you confident that you know what you're looking at? Is it a book, a journal article, book chapter, or a conference proceedings?

Here's a short, easy to follow tutorial that will give you the answers.
How to Read a Citation

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Country Profiles

This site supplies information on the history, economy, and politics of countries and territories. Each profile includes an overview, map, facts and current leaders. A media 0verview provides information on the press, television, radio, news agencies, and number of internet users. Links provided on the side of the profile connect to the latest news and key stories, BBC links. Background articles, related Internet sites, video and audio clips from the BBC archives, recent news links and timelines. Information on more than twenty international organizations is also included.

Compiled by BBC Monitoring.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Job Search Tools Subject Guide

The librarians have put together several different subject guides to help when JOB-HUNTING. Find companies in your subject areas, resume and interviewing techniques books and recommended employment websites. This is just one of the many online books recommended:
Interviews by Bob Rosner, Allan Halcrow and Alan Levins

Friday, October 23, 2009

Literature Review Subject Guide

This NEW subject guide, found on the library home page at under Resources is a convenient tool to guide you through the literature review process.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Language Map

The Modern Language Association Language Map
A Map of Languages in the United States

The MLA Language Map is intended for use by students, teachers, and anyone interested in learning about the linguistic and cultural composition of the United States. The MLA Language Map uses data from the 2000 United States census to display the locations and numbers of speakers of thirty languages and three groups of less commonly spoken languages in the United States. The census data are based on responses to the question, "Does this person speak a language other than English at home?"

Subject Guides, Tutorials , Handouts

October is Information Literacy Month, by proclamation of the President of the United States, Barack Obama.
The McDermott Librarians have compiled several subject guides, tutorials and handouts, including How to find a Book Review, How to Evaluate a Website and How to Read a Citation. These, and others, can be found on the LIBRARY HOME PAGE under RESOURCES