Spaces to be productive
On and off-campus access
- When you are on-campus and connected to the Internet, you will automatically be connected to the deep web
- Students can access deep web of academic resources from off-campus
- Start your research at the library website
- When you are about to access the deep web, the library will prompt you for your username and password
- Trouble shooting off-campus access
Accessing quality academic resources
Scenario 1. Finding an article when you have its reference
Scenario 2. Search engines for academic articles
- PsycINFO is a search engine (also called a database) that provides citations, most with abstracts, to journal articles, dissertations, reports, English-language book chapters and books, and other scholarly documents in the field of psychology as well as citations relevant for medicine, education, social work, law, criminology and organizational behaviour.
Introduction to Boolean operators
Search features of PsycINFO
- Phrase operators
- Put a phrase in double qoutes
- "climate change": will search article records for the whole phrase "climate change"
- Wildcard operator
- communi*: searches for words starting with "communi". Will return "community" or "communities"
- Boolean operators
- "climate change" OR "global warming": Will search for articles with either the phrase "climate change" or "global warming"
- This is great when you aren't sure which phrase or word might be used.
garden NEAR/3 community: searches for articles where garden and community are within 3 words of each other
- Searching by Subject terms
Science academic search engines
Spotlight on Indigenous search engines
- Indigenous studies subject guide
- iPortal: Indigenous Studies portal research tool, developed by the University of Saskatchewan library
- Free Prior and Informed Consent, hosted by Deyohahá:ge, the Indigenous Knowledge Centre, at Six Nations Polytechnic in the territory of Six Nations of the Grand, Oshweken, Ontario, Canada
Books & eBooks
How to cite in APA?
- Mark Weiler, MLIS, PhD
- Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Available by appointments by Zoom
Tutorials (with transcripts)
- Creating a search strategy
- Identifying Concepts Related to a Topic
- List of all our library tutorials
Library user services desk
- online Ask Us chat
- email the library user services desk