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DATABASE HELP GUIDES: Library Resources Overview

Academic OneFile, CINAHL, Culturegrams, EBSCO, Films on Demand, OVID, Vocational Biographies & more

Library Resources Overview

Library resources include: Collections of organized information -AND- 
Experienced information specialists who like helping people find the information they need.

  • The Librarians are hard at work making sure online resources are available to you in your time of need.
  • We study the creation, publication, use, and abuse of INFORMATION in its many forms.  
  • We collect the best resources we can find, and organize the resources to make them easier to use.
  • Think of us as a "guide on the side".
  • We love figuring out the best way to help you find the information you need.

Let us know if you have questions or suggestions.  Feedback is welcome!

Where to search

To search for a specific information need (Homework or personal need):
Use library databases to allow you to choose the type of information you want (Book, article, video? Trade or scholarly journal? Fact or Opinion?)


Searching for articles to practice environmental monitoring (staying current and competitive in your field):

  • Browse the table of contents or articles in trade or scientific journals to stay current.
  • Attend conferences for networking and learning what is new and upcoming.
  • Association newsletters, forums and listservs, as well as social media, are bursting with discussion and best practice advice.
  • Some companies will pay for continuing education, others will leave it up to you.
  • Use Public Library services & resources to stay current.

Should I be using Google or the Library resources for a paper?

Librarian Virtual Office Hours: Chat OR Phone (920) 735-5653: Mon - Thu 8am - 7pm; Fri 8am - 4:30pm; Sun 3pm-7pm

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