The videos on this page are designed to help you complete the NR151 library assignment. If you need additional help please feel free to contact Mark or Jennifer. In addition, the Reference Desk is there to provide assistance. See contact info on right side of page.
Searching the Library Catalog for Books (Question 1)
Question 1 asks you to use Library Catalog to search for a book. Watch this video to learn how to search for a book in the UWSP Library.
HINT: To find the book, enter your keyword search terms in the Search box under the Books and Media tab on the Library homepage.
HINT: Only enter the author's last name.
HINT: When citing a book in Ecology format, remember to include the publication city, state and country.
Searching Libraries Worldwide using Worldcat (Question 2)
Question 2 asks you to use Worldcat to search for a Master's thesis that is not available at UWSP. Watch this video to learn how to use Worldcat.
HINT: Click on "Find" tab from the Library's homepage. Then click "More", "Other Libraries", then "WorldCat-First Search". WorldCat is a union catalog for library holdings worldwide."
HINT: When you cite the thesis, remember to include what type of thesis it is, like Master of Science.
HINT: To cite the thesis, you may need to use Google to find the city, state and country of publication.
Journal Title A-Z List (Question 4)
Question 4 requires you to find out if the library has online access to a journal without knowing in which database it may be located. Watch this video to learn how to locate the journal you need.
HINT: We aren't given a specific database to use, only the name of the journal. To find the journal, on the Library homepage under the Journals tab, enter the name of the journal in the search box and click on the Search button.
Searching a Database (Questions 6, 7 & 8)
Questions #6, #7, AND #8 are very basic article search questions. This video will show you how to locate the articles you need and how to answer the questions on the lab.
HINT: For question 6, you are using the ArticleSearch@UW tab on the library homepage.
HINT: For questions 7, & 8 you will use a specific database. Click on the Article Search@UW tab on the library homepage, then Databases by Subject, and look for the link to the Natural Resources databases.
HINT: When you enter an author's name into a database, only use the last name. Don't include initials or first names!
HINT: If you get no results, check that you spelled everything correctly!