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1509: Trash & Treasure,
Tombs: Art & Archaeology of the
Parker-Art & Architecture
The University Library System
Art & Architecture Collection
This introductory guide will cover the basics of
using library resources and will highlight some of the library resources available to you.
the library catalog for CU
Chinook provides access to the millions
of holdings in Norlin Library and
the five branch libraries (Business,
Earth Sciences, Engineering, Math/Physics,
Music). It includes books, periodicals,
maps, compact disks, electronic databases,
e-books, and more. (To search for
articles, use Find
Articles and More.)
Managing Your Library Account
also used to manage your library
account. Choose "My Chinook" from
the Chinook home page to renew items,
put a hold on or recall an item,
and to save often-used searches.
Keyword is the easiest and most
flexible way to search Chinook.
It searches words in all fields
of the catalog record: title, author,
publisher, notes, etc..
Word searching combines words using
connectors such as and, or,
not. Note: If you do not use a connector
in a keyword search, the words are
searched as an exact phrase. Use
the * as a wild card. In the example
below, archaeol* will find records
If you know the exact title
of the item you need, use
a title search. Leave off any initial
articles ("a" or "the")
when you type in the title. If you are searching
for a title of a journal, use the periodical
of the mysteries
Type in the author's name, last name first.
You can also search Chinook by call
number or subject headings and limit
by location, date, or material type,
etc. For more advanced search
techniques, see the
handout on searching Chinook.
Searching & Evaluating Web Sites
What do you need to know to determine whether a Web site is a reliable source?
Credibility of author - Who is the author? Is the author affiliated with an academic institution? If you cannot find an author you need to find out who is responsible for the Web page. Look for a Mission Statement or Contact Information
Validity of the Web site - How do you know if the Web site you are using is supplying valid information? Does the information on the Web site match the mission statement? Is the site honest about it's sources and purposes?
Scholarly or popular - What is the difference between a scholarly and a popular Web site? Are there sources cited? Is the author affiliated with an academic institution?
Assignment: Introduction & Resources