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ED 566: Behavior Strategies in the Classroom

Professor Kristen Peterson

Library Resource Guide
Help available from Prof. Mollie Freier



Locating Books

Library Catalog
Used primarily to locate the books and government documents the library owns. Keep in mind that books tend to give a broad understanding of a topic and are better sources when trying to find the history of a topic.

Cannot be used to find articles in magazines or journals, only which magazines and journals the library owns. Use one of the databases listed below for locating articles.

MelCat, the Michigan Electronic Library Catalog, allows you to search public and academic libraries throughout the State of Michigan and request books and media. Items usually arrive in about a week. This resource is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org). You will be notified by email when your items arrive.

InterLibrary Loan also allows you to obtain materials not owned by the Olson LIbrary. Books, periodical articles,and other sources can be borrowed from other libraries. The average time to receive requested materials is 1-2 weeks and you will be notified by email when your items arrive.

Journal, Magazine, and Newspaper Articles

The premier index covering journal articles and non-journal materials (ERIC documents) in the field of education. Most ERIC documents since 1993 are available full text. If you would like to limit your search to journal articles only, select "Journal (CIJE)" from the Limit to: Document Type drop-down menu. Coverage goes back to 1966.

This is the premier index to literature in the field of psychology. Coverage goes back to 1887.

Tracking down articles
When searching any of the above databases, click on the icon (usually located in the complete or full record details). A new window will pop-up that indicates if we have the article available electronically. If it is not available electronically, click on the link to search the library catalog to determine if we have a paper copy of the article in the library. If the library does not have access to the article in any format, a link is also provided that allows you to submit a request for a photocopy of the article (interlibrary loan).

Access Issues

Library Distance Education Services (Registration required)
Olson Library provides services to support distance education courses, including the mailing of books and periodical articles directly to students. To be eligible, students must live outside of a 35-mile radius of Marquette AND have all of their classes at off-campus sites or enrolled in classes which meet on campus eight (8) times or fewer per semester.

NMU Network Account: ID & Password
Students need their network ID & Password for accessing most of the library databases when conncecting via an outside Internet provider (Charter, up.net, school district, etc.) or when using a local dial-up connection. If you have not obtained your ID/password, visit the New User Page. Alternatively, you can stop in at the Academic Computing HelpDesk, LRC 116. See the HelpDesk web site for posted hours.

Library Barcode
To check out books or to place Interlibrary Loan requests, students need their Wildcat Express Card and the barcode found on the back of this ID. You can obtain your ID from the Wildcat Express Center, located in the University Center, from 7:30a.m. - 4:30p.m., Monday through Friday. You must also activate your card by stopping at the circulation desk of the library or by calling (906) 227-2260. If you are a distance education student (see above for eligibility) and do not own a Wildcat Express Card a barcode will be assigned and sent to you via email.

APA Style

APA Style Guide
Examples of how to cite some of the more common types of sources, including web sites and online journal articles, according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.  Consult the Manual in the library's Reference Collection (BF 76.7 P83) for further information or types of sources not listed here.

Zotero is a free extension to Mozilla Firefox. It stores citation information, and, with the use of Microsoft Word, will allow you to create citations as you write your paper and then create your works cited page at the end. You can download the extension at http://www.zotero.org/. The Olson Library provides a guide for the use of Zotero as well.

Microsoft Word
You can also store and format citations in Microsoft Word. Click here for instructions.

Need further assistance? Stop by the Olson Library Public Services Desk for assistance, or contact Mollie Freier.

Library Hours
Mon: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tue: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wed: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thu: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat: 12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m.
For exceptions and full year hours