Now that you've explored the catalog, databases, and the web it's time to gather copies of what you have.
PolyCAT can be used to locate books and electronic and print journal titles (but NOT articles).
No matter the item it will list the title, location, and a call number or URL.
Book citations include
In the Library of Congress classification system, the book The Effects of Video Games on Children: The Myth Unmasked, by Barrie Gunter is assigned the call number GV 1469.3 G8 1998.
|Call Number||What it means|
|GV 1469.3||GV means Recreation; 1469.3 means Computer Games|
|G8||G is the first letter of the author's last name|
|1998||Published in 1998|
If the journal is available online, PolyCAT will include a link that says "Available online: Click here for full text."
Use one of our resources from the Article Databases page. There are a few options for you and they are all available from the Article Databases page.
If not available as just pdf, click on the Library's "FIND IT" link to find out if the article listed is available online or in print at the library.
Find It links to full text when it's available on the web. If only print is available, the record will state "We have a copy in print." The link will provide you with the item's location in the Library.
If the Library doesn't have full text or print, the FIND IT link will give you an option to request the item via our Interlibrary Services. This service is free and it usually takes 1-3 days to deliver a pdf version of the article to your email.
We can probably get it for you. To request a book or journal NOT in PolyCAT, use Interlibrary Services
FIND IT is a great tool to use if you already have a citation for an article and you want to find the full text. Perhaps your professor gave you the citation, or you're using a bibliography or works cited list as a starting place for your research.
At a minimum you need to type in the Title of the Journal and Year. Typing in the article title, year, author, or other information will improve the efficiency of FIND IT.
FIND IT is located on the library home page.
Now that you've gathered up articles and books for your research, it's time to choose which are most relevant to your research question.