HINTS FOR SEARCHING THE VALLEY LIBRARY
ADDED September 2011
We have been trying to slowly stream-line the course and so have taken advantage of help in the library and done a COURSE GUIDE. It is found at http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/course-guide/3031-NUTR216
Searching on the OSU Valley Library is easy if you know how to do it. Steps are as follows:
- Go to Valley library[http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/]
- Click on Find It[http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/find-it] underneath the OSU Libraries logo and click on FIND IT next to the HOME. We have also placed a Course Guide there.
- There you will see listed a number of ways to find information.
HINTS FOR SEARCHING For Articles
Articles are needed to verify the validity of your discussion. The textbook is usually a valid resource. Searching the articles that your instructors may yield some refereed articles. Additionally, searching the other references which have been compiled may yield articles. In the search, the potential journals may be indicated. If you know journals likely to have articles, go to the e-journals and individually search them. Other articles may be found by checking electronic databases at the Valley Library website. AgricolaAbstracts in Anthropology, and article first are databases to find possibly search. These will give you possible references, if available. Additionally, you might try the suggestions on the on different subjects listed in the Valley Library and for different subjects. Look and click on the link of Browse different subjects. Select those which may be useful for your search. Remember, because you are a Oregon State Student, ONID gives you access to alot of information. Information search can be a tedious but fun treasure hunt. Most articles found by the previous process will be refereed.
Searching the world wide web will be both frustrating and, sometimes, non-productive. However, information may give you more depth and richness to your discussion. Some web sites are accurate and some not. Your refereed articles/books will give you an indication of the accuracy. If you search GOOGLE or ABOUT.COM for two terms you may get results similar to those below.
Similar but less obvious results would be noted with About.com. Once you have this amount of possible sites, you just must start through them and try to obtain information from the best sites. Government sites and educational sites often are frequently informative. Just because a restaurant or recipe site has three sentences about a product, it does not make it the best resource. You should search for "in depth" information and discussion.
|GOOGLE ||chinese food ||36,1000,000 |
|GOOGLE ||chinese cuisine ||6,580,00 |
Copyright, Kelsey-Holmes, 2006