Reminders - use the library's home page to access:
  • URsearch - an all-in-one search tool to find resources (pay attention to source types)
  • Catalog - to search by keyword, title, or subject for books, ebooks, in the Ursuline library collection; use Advanced Search to narrow by source type or otherwise refine your search. Click the OhioLINK button to automatically do the same search in the OhioLINK catalog.
  • Databases by subject - select a subject-specific database to refine and focus your search
  • CRAP Test - Googling? Use this checklist to evaluate sources! It will also help you determine the best information to include so your citations will be as complete as possible.


Vegetarianism

Ebooks:
Spencer, Colin. //The Heretic's Feast: A History of Vegetarianism//. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1996.
Bramble, Ben, and Bob Fischer. //The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat.// , 2016.
Karlsen, Micaela C. //A Plant-Based Life: Your Complete Guide to Great Food, Radiant Health, Boundless Energy, and a Better Body//. , 2016.
Smil, Vaclav. //Should We Eat Meat?: Evolution and Consequences of Modern Carnivory.// New York: Wiley, 2013.

Databases:
Agricola
Green FILE
CINAHL

Search tips:
Use truncation to find variant endings - vegetarian*
Add keywords to narrow your results - risks or benefits


Matriarchal Societies


Ebook:
Amadiume, Ifi. //Re-inventing Africa: Matriarchy, Religion, and Culture//. London: Zed Books, 1997

Evideo:
Last matriarchy family, directed by Weijun Chen; produced by Dwen Zhou, 2006
Kingdom of women: matriarchal mosuo of China, 2007

Databases:
Gender Studies Database
Women's Studies International
SocINDEX

Search tips:
Use truncation to find variant endings - matriarch*
Try broadening result options - (soc* OR culture OR government)


Heroin Addiction


Ebooks:
//Encyclopedia of Drug Policy//. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2011.

Evideo:
Breaking Point: Heroin in America, ABC News Productions, 2016
Fighting a New Heroin War, ABC News Productions, 2014

Databases:
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
SocINDEX
TOPICSearch

Search tips:
Try some searches with just one word - heroin
Also try broader terms - opioids or narcotics
Other keywords try instead of addiction - abuse, prevalence


Roller Coasters


Ebook:
The Architecture of Pleasure: British Amusement Parks 1900-1939 by Josephine Kane, 2013

Evideo:
Modern Marvels: Roller Coasters - Search for the Ultimate Thrill, A&E Television, 1997

Databases:
SocINDEX
URsearch

Search tips:
Find a good article, click on the subject term to find more
Try searching with and without the "s" at the end
Try broader terms - amusement parks


Positive aspects of gaming


Ebooks:
Video Games Around the World, edited by Mark J.P. Wolf, 2015 (see the Forward essay)
//Interactive Storytelling for Video Games: A Player-Centered Approach to Creating Memorable Characters and Stories//. Burlington, MA: Focal Press, 2011.
MMOs from the outside in : the massively-multiplayer online role-playing games of psychology, law, government, and real life by Richard A. Bartle, 2016

Databases:
URsearch
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
SocINDEX

Search tips:
Try different searches using related terms - video games, computer games, online games, role-playing games, board games, benefits, digital skills, digital literacy
Interesting results - game-based learning


Medicinal Marijuana Legalization


Ebooks:
Campolongo, Patrizia, and Liana Fattore. //Cannabinoid Modulation of Emotion, Memory, and Motivation//, 2015.
Earleywine, Mitchell. //Pot Politics: Marijuana and the Costs of Prohibition//. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Pertwee, R G. //Handbook of Cannabis//, 2014.

Evideo:
//Cannabis: A Challenge for Science//. Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2006.

Databases:
URsearch
SocINDEX
Medline (check box to limit to full text)

Search tips:
Try searching just marijuana, also try related term cannabis
Other related terms - therapeutic use, drug policy


The Four Agreements


Databases:
URsearch
Academic Search Complete
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Online sources:
Sutherland, Paul. "Seven billion kinds of happy: the author of The Four Agreements reflects on what it takes to change the world--and yourself." //Spirituality & Health Magazine// 2012: 49.
National Endowment for the Humanities, Federal/State Partnership:

Search tips:
Use broader terms - spirituality, beliefs, native american spirituality, Toltec wisdom
Use phrase search "four agreements" and the author's name, limit to magazines
Author more recently published The Fifth Agreement
Search for related resources about elements such as integrity, compassion, etc.


Citing Sources


OWL at Purdue MLA Style Guide (updated with 2016 changes)

Citing websites can be tricky!