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1. Start with OSU Libraries Catalog for books at Valley Library and OSU's other libraries. 2. Next try Summit Catalog to request items from other Northwest academic libraries (indicated as Held by: Summit). Deliver to OSU within 3-4 days. 3. Finally, If Summit doesn't have it we'll find a library that does-just click the Request from Interlibrary Loan button.
Other Options: Google Book Search searches within indexes and texts of books. How much of the book you see depends on the copyright status, and on how much of their copyrighted work that authors and publishers who participate in the program will allow. For many items you can click on "Find this book in a library" to see if OSU owns a copy.This is not a complete catalog, so please check OSU and Summit catalogs, too.
Depending on your research subject, a variety of databases--anthropology, news, business, trade--may prove useful. Here are a few suggestions.
STAT-USA (with National Trade Data Bank) ceased publication in 2010. For information on U.S. domestic and foreign economic data; import and export statistics; etc. it is now necessary to go to individual sources, see: STAT-USA Data Sources.
When searching in catalogs and databases:
For more in-depth information about developing advanced search strategies, check out a tutorial from Purdue University at http://gemini.lib.purdue.edu/core/files/strategies0.html
Here is a small sample of the resources available online:
Includes statistics, information about programs, publications and media.
U.S. State Department Background Notes - include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
Center for Global Development is an independent, nonprofit policy research organization that is dedicated to reducing global poverty and inequality and to making globalization work for the poor through a combination of research and strategic outreach.
United Nations - Human Development Reports
United Nations Development Programme (works best in IE)
online access to today's newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. The service also provides a 60-day backfile and the ability to perform keyword searches within any issue. Newspapers are in their original language. Coverage Dates: - Most recent 60 days
Graduate students in this class will be required to write an annotated bibliography. For help with this, please see the online handout from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL), "Annotated Bibliographies." http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/614/01/
There is a Writing Guide for the Anthropology Department on their website. Several databases have citation help built in. Be careful, however, because these are not 100% accurate--always check your citation carefully before including it.
You can also buy software to help you track your research and create bibliographies.Check out:
Phone, email or IM the reference desk:
Contact the Reference Desk by phone, IM, email, text, or in person. Chat is available 24/7 through the L-Net statewide online service--always a librarian available to help you! Look for the "ask a librarian" chat box on the library's main page:
or contact us by phone, email or text.
Or contact your subject librarian to make an appointment for a more in-depth consultation.