Chapter 7: Library Services & Resources

Chapter Seven Objectives

You are viewing the first edition of this textbook. A second edition is available – please visit the latest edition for updated information.

This portion of the course covers key library resources such as literature databases, academic journals, scholarly monographs, and primary source collections. We also discuss key library services for undergrads, connecting with the English librarian, and search tips that will help make your research more efficient. We also cover an often-overlooked skill: citation management, which enables you to compile, organize, and manage your resources efficiently. Managing citations as you go will reduce the stress of the research process

Learning Objectives

Understanding how to efficiently locate relevant literature will free up time for reading and writing. You will learn about library services to help you with your search. A key resource is your subject librarian, who is always available to help. In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Primo, the Libraries online catalog
  • Database search strategies
  • Key library services such as research consultations, Inter-Library Loan, the Research Tips Thursdays video series, and the office of Scholarly Communication
  • Citation management
  • Creating search alerts






Icon for the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

Strategies for Conducting Literary Research Copyright © 2021 by Barry Mauer & John Venecek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Share This Book