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Title: English 080

English 080
  • out-search, out-cite, out-last
  • Michelle Ward, Sep 2008
  • Okanagan College Kelowna, Library
  • www.okanagan.bc.ca/library

Library Survivor Okanagan
Getting Started !
Challenge 1 Wheres my home campsite ?
Library Website www.okanagan.bc.ca/library
Out-Search Library Catalogue
OC Webpage
Library Catalogue
Challenge 2 Where to find books, reserves, videos
Library Webpage
Out-Search Library Catalogue
Challenge 2 - Round 1 Reward ! Reserves
Out-Search Library Catalogue
  • Challenge 2 - Round 2 Does the Library hold my

  • I know its Title Author

Click here for more by same author
.. theres a video too
Out-Search Library Catalogue
Challenge 2 - Round 3 Keyword Relevance
Out-Search Library Catalogue
Click on these links for more on the subject
Check for multiple locations items
Out-Search Library Catalogue
Challenge 2 - Round 4 Subject Browse Search
various subject options
Make a request for a book held at another campus
Out-Search Reference Resources Online
  • Challenge 3 Trek the Reference jungle

Out-Search Journal, magazine, newspaper Articles
Bonus! Reward Challenge Find Articles
  • General / All Subjects Online Resources
  • Academic Search Premier
  • CBCA Complete (Canadian Business Current
  • Canadian Newsstand
  • MAS Ultra (School Edition)
  • ! try out all those keywords, try different
  • ! watch for full-text and Where can I get
    this article ?

What do we mean by ?
  • Scholarly journals, periodicals, magazine
  • A periodical appears on a regular basis (e.g.
    daily, weekly, monthly or annually). Includes
    academic journals, magazines newspapers.
  • Academic/scholarly journals contain articles
    written by scholars (professors, researchers,
    experts), and critiqued by other scholars
    (peer-reviewed), before publication.
  • content fairly complex
  • often a short abstract or summary at the
    beginning a bibliography or list of works cited
    at the end.
  • Example - Journal of Canadian Studies
  • Magazines/popular journals are intended for the
    general public
  • Articles may be written by people with some
    in-depth knowledge of a topic, by professional
    writers who have done some background research,
    or by reporters with no previous knowledge of the
  • Examples - Maclean's and Time

What do we mean by ?
  • Indexes, abstracts, citations, online databases,
  • A periodical index
  • helps you locate articles on specific topics
  • lists citations of articles from academic
    journals, magazines newspapers
  • includes the author (if available), title of the
    article, name of the journal, the issue and pages
    on which the article appears citation
  • some include article summaries ("abstracts") or
    even the full-text of articles
  • are available for different subject areas. Each
    index covers a defined set of journals in a
    particular area, such as Business, Sciences,
    Literature, etc..

What do we mean by ?
  • OC Library subscribes to periodical indexes in
    the form of Article databases. 
  • Library Web Page links to many article databases
    using the internet.
  • The database describes each article, in every
    issue of a large number of journals.
  • Some databases contain only citations others
    include abstracts many feature full-text. 
  • Full-text
  • complete text with illustrations of a periodical
    article (e.g., EBSCO) or the text only (e.g.,
    CBCA Complete)
  • can be saved or printed (PDF HTML formats) or

Out-Search Article Databases
Search in Article Databases for General/All
Subjects Online Resources then choose Database
to search e.g Academic Search Premier
Library Webpage
Out-Search Article Databases
Example 1 Academic article Full-text online
Narrow from All Results to Academic Journals
or for easier reading, Magazines
Out-Search Article Databases
Choose a likely citation, check the abstract,
look to find a full copy of the article? Search
for more using subject links
Out-Search Article Databases
Example 2 No full-text
Where can I get this article?
Out-Search Article Databases
Full text in another Library database

Out-Cite !
Challenge 4 Record your Sources
References Books chapters in books,
videos Authors, Titles of book / chapter /
video, Publishers/Producers, Place Date of
Publication Journal Articles article
Authors, article Titles journal/newspaper/magazin
e Titles Volume, Issue Page numbers When
sourced in online journals or library databases
or websites or webpages add Library
Database/Online Journal/Webpage names urls
(website addresses) Retrieval dates
Out-Cite !
MLA Style
Style Guides
MLA Style
Book Kochanski, Mors. Bushcraft Outdoor Skills
and Wilderness Survival. 2nd ed. Edmonton, AB
Lone Pine, 1988. Chapter in a Book Neimeyer,
Mark. Poe and Popular Culture. The Cambridge
Companion to Edgar Allan Poe. Ed. Kevin J. Hayes.
Cambridge Cambridge University Press, 2002.
MLA Style
Article Author Article Title Journal
Title Volume, issue, date, pages
Journal Article Johnson, Rich. The Survival
Zone. Outdoor Life 215.3 (2008) 49-54. When
Article is retrieved from a Library Database Add
name of Library database accessed the online
subscription service name of Library, city where
Library is located and date retrieved MAS Ultra
School Edition. EBSCO. Okanagan College Lib,,
Kelowna. 8 Sep. 2008.
MLA Style
  • Online Dictionary to which Library subscribes
  • Hypothermia. The Oxford English Dictionary. 2nd
    ed. 1989. OED Online. Okanagan College Lib.,
    Kelowna. 8 Sep. 2008.
  • Web sites
  • Brians, Paul. Study Guide for Ray Bradburys The
    Martian Chronicles (1950). Course Materials for
    the Study of Science Fiction. Department of
    English, Washington Sate University. 8 Sep. 2008.
  • lthttp//www.wsu.edu/brians/science_fiction/marti
    an_chronicles.html gt

for internet sites Author, if possible then
title of page and whole site title then
Publication information if available i.e. Site
publisher, place followed by Retrieval date
finally Website url
Need help ?
Come to Library Reference Desk
ask the Librarians
Ask Us / AskAway (email/chat reference help) from
library webpage
Library Council Will you be voted off?
  • What challenges have you won today?
  • getting started with Library Webpage
  • searching Library Catalogue
  • checking Reference books (print/online)
  • finding Articles on databases
  • recording References
  • using MLA style
  • finding Help

Out-Search , Out-Cite , Out-Last
  • Youre a
  • Library Survivor !
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