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Using the Library Catalog to Find Books & E-Books


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Searching for Journal Articles


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Website & News Source Evaluation

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Citing Sources

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Topics


Death with Dignity Act

Reference Book:
Euthanasia : a reference handbook

Circulating Book:
The ethics of death / Lloyd Steffen and Dennis R. Cooley

E-Book:
New directions in the ethics of assisted suicide and euthanasia

Keywords for Database Searching:
  • Try copy and pasting the exact keyword string listed below into your search box:
    • (euthanasia OR assisted dying OR assisted suicide OR "right to die")

Breastfeeding

Reference Book:
Breastfeeding and human lactation

Circulating Book:
Ethnographies of breastfeeding : cultural contexts and confrontations

E-Book
Back to the breast : natural motherhood and breastfeeding in America

Keywords for Database Searching:
  • Try copy and pasting the exact keyword string listed below into your search box:
    • (breastfeeding or breast-feeding or milk production or lactation)

Immigration in the United States

Reference Book:
Immigrants in American history : arrival, adaptation and integration

Circulating Book:
Globalization and migration : a world in motion

E-Book:
The politics of immigration : partisanship, demographic change, and American national identity

Keywords for Database Searching:
  • Try copy and pasting one of the exact keyword strings listed below into your search box:
    • (immigration OR migration OR migrant OR immigrant OR refugee) AND (United States OR America OR USA OR U.S)

Employment Rights of the Disabled

Reference Book:
Encyclopedia of disability

Circulating Book:
Managing diversity in today's workplace : strategies for employees and employers

E-Book:

Promoting Career Development after Personal Injury

Keywords for Database Searching:
  • Try copy and pasting the exact keyword string listed below into your search box:
    • (disability OR disabilities OR disabled OR special needs) AND (employment OR job OR work OR career)

Inequities & Racism

Reference Book:
Encyclopedia of racism in the United States

Circulating Book:
Inequality in America: facts, trends and international perspective

E-Book:
American history, race and the struggle for equality : an unfinished journey

Keywords for Database Searching:
  • Try copy and pasting the exact keyword string listed below into your search box:
    • (inequality OR discrimination OR inequity) AND (racial OR race OR ethnic)

Reincarnation

Reference Book:
Encyclopedia of Buddhism

E-Book:
Religions of the world: a comprehensive encyclopedia

Keywords for Database Searching:
  • Try copy and pasting the exact keyword string listed below into your search box:
    • (metempsychosis OR reincarnat*)