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Stop by the Public Services Desk for further assistance with any of these sources. 
You can also contact the Desk through live chat or by phone at 227-2294.
You may also contact Krista E. Clumpner for assistance.


Evaluating Internet Resources, & Evaluative Web Search Engines

Evaluating Internet Information - Provided by Olson Library

IPL2 (Formerly the Librarian's Index to the Internet)

INFOMINE - Scholarly Internet Resources

Internet Resources

MLA Style Guide
Examples of how to cite materials in both paper and online formats, according to the Modern Languages Association Style. Style Guides define how you do the citations and works cited for your paper. Some instructors may also have you use the formatting guidelines (margins, line spacing, etc.) that are given in the Style Guide, as well. TO SAVE YOURSELF TIME AND AGGRAVATION, ALWAYS FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE STYLE GUIDE CHOSEN BY YOUR PROFESSOR.

Other credible sources

Library Catalog
Indicates the books, periodicals, government documents, and audiovisual materials the library owns.  To find the location of materials listed in the library catalog, see the Library Map . Also, for help with call numbers including an outline of call numbers by subject see the Guide to Library of Congress Call Numbers. Additional resources for books: the MelCat catalog and the WorldCat catalog. When searching the catalog you may want to use terms such as Germans (which you can narrow by place; such as Germans--United States if you want materials on Germans in the United States), German American, German literature, German language, or Germany.

Note: The Library Catalog cannot be used to find articles in magazines or journals, only which magazines and journals the library owns (Time, Newsweek, etc.).  See Journal and Magazine Articles below for locating articles.

E-Reference Shelf Subject Listing
This is a listing of online reference materials available through Olson Library. It is organized by subject so choose Modern Languages from the left-side to find reference works for general research, such as online dictionaries.

Print Reference Sources
Ref PT41.G55 Glossary of German Literary Terms by E. W. Herd (Denedin: University of Otago, 1983)

Ref PT41.G3 1997 Oxford companion to German literature (3rd ed.) by Mary Garland (Oxford: Oxford University, 1997)

Ref PT41.F46 1997 Feminist encyclopedia of German literature edited by Friederike Eigler and Susanne Kord (Westport: Greenwood, 1997)

Ref PT155.U5 Handbook of Austrian literature by Frederick Ungar (New York: Ungar, 1973)

Journal and Magazine Articles
Look for the link in records to check availability of online articles.


Northern Michigan University Student Handbook: "No students shall submit as their own to an instructor any work which contains ideas or materials taken from another without full acknowledgement of the author and the source. "

Plagiarism tutorial

Indiana University Plagiarism pamphlet


Interlibrary Loan (ILL) — Acquiring materials not held by Olson Library

Before submitting request, you must verify through the NMU library catalog and Full Text Electronic Journal Holdings that we do not subscribe to journal/magazine issue in either paper or online formats, or we do not hold the book/video/etc.

If you are searching for books not held by Olson Library, please search & request through MelCat

If you are searching for journal articles not held by Olson Library, while in an online database (e.g., General OneFile), submit requests by clicking on Request form link located in popup box.

Allow minimum of 10 days to receive materials; request default is 30 days.
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