Gather a list of useful words or terms from lecture notes and/or assigned readings to begin your research. Books owned by other Consor or Ohiolinkt libraries may be requested and will usually arrive in a week. Use the barcode on the back of your student ID to order books.
Begin your research using simple WORD searches and take notes on the various subject headings listed for books which you find. If you prefer to use proper SUBJECT HEADING searches, consult the appropriate volume of the Library of Congress Subject Headings (a copy is available at the Information Desk). Subject headings often carry over for use in journal indexes and so it is useful to keep a running list of terms you glean from databases and indexes
Interlibrary Loan requests, for journal articles or books not available from Consort or Ohiolink, may be filled out using our online form, if you need assistance filling out the form based on a citation you found or have a question about a journal abbreviation, etc. just stop by the information desk for assistance. Everyone has to create an ILIAD account to submit an Interlibrary Loan requests. Select a password which is easy to remember, but not the same as your network or email account (the password does not change every 6 months as our network accounts do at present).
Writing and Citing
Finding Journal Articles
Citations to scholarly journal articles may be located using the indexes listed below. A 'citation' is the information you will need to locate an article in a specific volume of a journal, including the author's name, the title of the the article, the title of the journal, the volume number, the issue number, and the page number(s) of the article. You may repeat the search string you used to locate books, adding key terms to narrow very broad searches.
To determine if the Kenyon Library owns a journal title listed in your citation search the journal title in the Consort catalog using the 'journal title' search option..
Full Text Journal Databases
Finding Newspaper Articles
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