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Using the Reference Desk

During the current semester, there is a librarian at the Reference Desk to assist you with any questions during the following times:

Mon. - Thurs.
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This guide is intended to help students conduct research within the discipline of Philosophy. The guide includes several sections that will help you navigate through the many types of library resources that are offered.The guide includes information on:

  • Starting your Research:  print and electronic encyclopedias handbooks, and dictionareis with a focus on philosophy that are useful as you begin to establish the historical/theoretical background of your topic. They are also useful in identifying disciplinary terminolgy and fact-checking.
  • Finding Books: information about searching in the Kraemer Library Catalog, Prospector, and WorldCat.
  • Finding Articles: lists and describes databases that will help you find scholarly journal articles on your topic.
  • Evaluating Sources: provides some tips on how to evaluate sources, especially materials freely available on the Web, for credibility.
  • Interlibrary Loan: shows you how to order materials that are not available through Kraemer Family LIbrary or the Prospector database.
  • Research Assistance: describes a variety of methods for requesting libray assistance at Kraemer Family Library

Before We Get Started

You'll be using a lot of Kraemer Family Library resources while researching your assignments for English 1410. There are a few steps you need to take to ensure that your library use goes smoothly.

Set Up Your Library Account

You can't check out any books (or request books from other libraries) until you take your ID card to the circulation desk and activate your account.

Install the VPN

You can access electronic resources 24/7 from long as you are logged into the Library VPN (Transporter). Install it on your home computer as soon as possible.

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