Table of Contents

Introduction Introduction Module 4 Module 4: Finding Articles
Module 1 Module 1: Getting Started Module 5 Module 5: Better Web Searching
Module 2 Module 2: Choosing a Topic Module 6 Module 6: Citing Sources
Module 3 Module 3: Finding Books Appendices & Documentation

introduction Introduction

Main Page Page
Get Ready... (requirements)
Organization of Searchpath
Searchpath will help

Choice Page (choose modules)

Module 1 Module 1: Getting Started

Introduction - skills to be acquired
What's in the Library
Where is the Library
Types of Sources

Selecting Sources
The Public Web
What's On the Web
The Library is on the Invisible Web
End of "Starting Smart"

Module 2 Module 2: Choosing a Topic

Choosing a topic - Introduction
Now, Get Curious!
Narrowing Your Topic
Online Indexes & Databases
The Magic of Indexing
Keyword Searching
Using Keyword Searching

Types of Databases
End of "Choosing a Topic"

Module 3 Module 3: Finding Books

Introduction - skills to be learned
Where's The Catalog
About the Catalog
Book Record
Ways to Search in the Catalog for Books
Keyword Search for Books
Practice Searching
Where to Find a Book
Checking Out a Book
Your Library Account

Module 3 Module 4: Finding Articles

Introduction - skills to be learned
Popular Magazines or Scholarly Journals

Why Use a Database?
What Will a Database Do?
Two Types of Library Databases- General Indexes
Two Types of Library Databases - Subject Indexes
Where do I Find Indexes?
Your Assignment (Sample Search)

Practice Searching in Academic Search Premier
What Next?
To Find Journal in the Library
Have Skills That Travel
End of "Finding Articles"

module 5Module 5: Better Web Searching

Introduction - Skills to be learned
About the Web

Invisible and Public Web
Locate It on the Web
Subject Directories: Commercial
Subject Directories: Library
About Search Engines
Search Engines - Google
Metasearch Engines
Tips for Better Search Results
Refining Web Results
Judging What You Find
You Be the Judge!
End of "Using the Web"

module 6Module 6: Citing Sources


Introduction - skills to be learned
Transmitting Ideas
Citation basics Parts of a Citation
Putting It All Together
Citation Style
Plagiarism? It's Your Call (examples of plagiarism)
Five Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism
And Then There's Copyright
End of "Citing Sources"

Appendices & Documentation

Terms (glossary)
Searchpath Help Topics
Resources for Librarians and Educators
Use of Searchpath
Objectives for all Modules of Searchpath
Project Development and Credits
Directory Description

Module choice Help Exit