Hello and welcome to your research guide for your class with Professor Luciano!
In the middle column is a list of databases that are recommended for this class. I have also included a couple of video tutorials on how to search the databases. Before you start searching for information, spend a few minutes thinking about your topic. Try to come up with keywords to help in your search. Think about different ways that you might be able to express your topic. Can you use different words to say the same thing? Make a list of your keywords and keep track of the the ones that produce the best results. For more about constructing search phrases, see the information and video on Bolean Searching.
On the left side of the page you will find an assortment of information to help you with your paper. On the right side you will find information about how to get help, if you need it. I hope you have an enjoyable experience using this research guide. Please contact me if you have any questions or need help.
Your librarian, Monica
Just a quick reminder about Boolean Operators?
Plagiarism is a practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
The Oxford Dictionary of English (revised edition). Ed. Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson. Oxford University Press, 2005. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. Bucks County Community College. 10 February 2010
Librarian Margaret Montet created a Libguide about plagiarism that is very helpful: http://bucks.libguides.com/plagiarism
It's important to carefully cite your sources. If you have questions or uncertainties, please see the Tutoring Center.
When books are not available at BCCC you can use our Intelibrary Loan service (ILL). Complete the form below and wait for our notification when the book arrives.
TED Talks: https://www.ted.com/talks Select "More" to expand your search criteria choices.
PBS interviews: http://www.pbs.org/ Use the Search Box in the upper right side of the page. Search your topic with the word interview. (examples: Kate Chopin interview , fast food interview , social media interview)
National Public Radio podcasts: http://www.npr.org/podcasts/ Click on the magnifying glass in the tiny circle to open up the search box. Type in your topic/keywords and click on the magnifying glass to search. In your results page you can further narrow down your search.