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Bachelor of General Studies Online - Library Tutorials

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Booth Library has a large collection of information resources to support the your research as you work toward the B.G.S. These materials include online full-text databases, electronic journals, the reference collection (print and electronic), and the main book holdings. Journal articles and books from other libraries may be obtained using the library’s interlibrary loan (ILL) service.

These video tutorials are intended to help you use the library collection and services for your research, including locating sources (books, articles, and online encyclopedia entries) and obtaining research assistance from the librarians.
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Library Basics

The videos below offer an introduction to Booth Library as well as instruction on how to access services and materials. Please review these items to better understand the basics of our library services.

Searching Databases
Booth library provides access to many databases containing relevant research material for your use. Most material is accessible online in full text or PDF format once you log in to your library account. Some broad-based multidisciplinary databases frequently used by researchers like you are Project Muse, JSTOR, and Academic Search Complete. Below you will find links to tutorial videos on how to best utilize these resources.
Google Scholar settings for EIU journals
Lean how to set up Google Scholar's "library links" so you can always access EIU's journal subscriptions on or off campus.
Citation Guides
Always cite your sources! The style you use depends on what your professor requires. Many humanities disciplines use the MLA (Modern Language Association) style. Many social sciences disciplines use APA (American Psychological Association) style. There are many styles of citation available for publications. Below you will find links guides for citation styles.

Citation Guide for History Papers:
Part 1 - Notes
Part 2 - Bibliography

authored by EIU History Department faculty
Chicago Manual of Style
(CMoS) website
Citation Styles
A List of citation style guides... APA, MLA, ASA, CMoS (Chicago), CSE... available at Booth Library
Common research tasks and strategies