FE138/JA130/PA130 Interpreting Asian Cultures
Interim Interdisciplinary Programs Liaison Librarian
Library Research Guide
Library instruction provided for Prof. Joan Ericson’s Block 1-2, 2009 class.
Is This a Scholarly Source?
Evaluating Your Sources
Many of the Tutt Library databases index only scholarly, peer reviewed journal articles but some include articles from popular magazines as well. Some of the databases provide a means of limiting your search to scholarly, peer reviewed journals, others don’t. Please review the Vodka Ad Test criteria for determining if an article is from a scholarly journal.
- Search the Tiger Catalog for books available in Tutt Library.
Try searching japan* and popular cultur*.
- Search Prospector for books available from academic and public libraries in Colorado. Materials can come in as few as three days.
- Search Google Books to identify books by words in the text.
Finding Journal Articles
Finding Journal Articles in Subject Specific Databases
Try searching a subject specific database from Databases by Subject for more articles from individual disciplines.
Finding Full Text Versions of Articles
When searching article indexing databases, sometimes the full text of the article you need is not provided to you by the database. Or you have identified a citation in a bibliography or footnote and need to find the full text. There are two ways of finding the full text of any article that you need.
- Check Find Journals to see if Tutt Library subscribes to an electronic version of your journal or magazine or if we own databases which may have your article in full text. Find Journals a.k.a Tutt Link is available next to the citations in most of our databases.
- Request an ILLiad/Interlibrary Loan of your article directly from your database (use button or hotlink) or log into ILLiad and fill out an Interlibrary Loan Request Form. (Articles can come in as few as 24-48 hours.) You must be registered with ILLiad for either method to work – see First Time User Registration for Interlibrary Loan.
Citing Your Sources
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA handbook for writers of research papers: New York : MLA, 2003.
PE1478 .M57 2003 (1st Floor North-Ref Desk, 1st Floor North-Reference, Permanent Reserves – Circ, Tutt North Basement)
Contact Reference Desk, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., x6662, IM=tuttlibrarian
Contact Daryl Alder, Interim Interdisciplinary Programs Librarian, x6669, Tutt Library 201