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Getting Started With Library Research: Library Resources

A how-to guide to covering research and library offerings.

Begin Your Research Here

The Library’s SearchEverything Box which is located at the top of our homepage is the gateway to research! It allows you to search 95% of our resources at one time. Search for books, ebooks, journal articles, and more...

  • Tips on using the SearchEverything Box: 
  • To search, you can use Boolean operators capitalized such as AND, OR and NOT. Example: Title of Article AND Author Name
  • It is best not to use punctuation in the SearchEverything Box such as colons, semicolons and commas
  • You can use the wildcards ? or * but not as the first character of the search term or in a phrase search.  Example:  To find Olsen or Olson search for Ols?n.  To find one or more characters within or at the end of a word use an *.  Example: Ch*ter or Temp*
  • Proximity searches limit result sets to terms within a specified number of words from each other. Example: "cornering force"~5 finds cornering and force within 5 words of one another
  • On the left, under "Refine Your Search" you can limit to "Scholarly and Peer-Review" to find academic articles. You can also refine your results by content type and date.

Find A Specific Journal Title

 

The Library's Journal A - Z List is the place to go if you are looking for a specific journal title

Books on the shelves

The library organizes books according to the Library of Congress Classification and call numbers.

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Call Numbers  PS are on the east side of the library (to the right when entering)

Call numbers PS  Z are on the north end of the library (directly ahead of you when entering)

You can also find Great Reads, New Books, Graphic Novels, and Reference books in different sections through out the Library. 

Finding Articles Using Google Scholar

LINKING KETTERING + GOOGLE SCHOLAR

Did you know you can use Google Scholar to search Kettering databases for articles and journals? It should automatically work if you are logged into Google with your Kettering email address. 

If it's not working, after logging in, just go to Settings Library Links from the Google Scholar homepage and type in Kettering University. Tick the check box and click Save. If we have an article, you'll see the 'Full-Text @ Kettering' link in your Google Scholar search results.

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Full-Text @ Kettering

Google Scholar also has an extension for the Chrome Browser worth checking out.

  

Google Book Search

Google Books allows you to search approximately 30 million books. While not able to provide full text for in-copyright works, this type of research can still be helpful.

Google Book Search

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