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CMST 230 Small Group Communication: Finding Books & Articles

This guide will assist students in CMST 230 with their research assignments.

Holman Library Primo One Search

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Use Holman Library One Search to:
  • Search for books, articles, audiovisual, and more in Holman Library
  • Get an overview of information on a subject
  • Track down citations

Use filters on the left to limit by specific source type, date range, and more.

What about WEBSITES?

Researching a contemporary group, famous team, or well-known event? (The Beatles, Monty Python, the Tiatanic disaster, etc...) Find information by seeking out websites that provide:

  • Online biographies from relevant organizations (ex. Rolling Stone's artist index)
     
  • Histories of the group or event (ex. "Today in History - March 1 - Witchcraft in Salem" from The Library of Congress)
     
  • Exhibit websites / summaries (ex. "Nike's Founding" in Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers exhibit from the Smithsonian Museum)

Many websites can be trusted to provide reliable information. However, before using any website, you should evaluate it to ensure that you trust it.

Some useful websites include:‚Äč

Google Adv. Search

Google News

NPR logo

Rolling Stone logo

Today in History - March 1 - Salem Witch Trials - Library of Congress

Find Articles in Databases

These ARTICLE DATABASES will help you find journal, magazine and newspapers articles that are often not freely accessible on the internet.

  • Find magazines, journals, newspapers in all academic disciplines
  • Type combinations of specific search words in the search boxes
  • You must check the "full text" option below the search boxes to find the full text of an article
  • Find magazines, journals, newspapers in all academic disciplines
  • Type combinations of specific search words in the search boxes
  • You must check the "full text" option below the search boxes to find the full text of an article
  • Find scholarly journal articles in all academic disciplines.
  • Works well for topics in literature, sociology and history
  • Type very specific (not broad!) search words in the search boxes

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EXAMPLE SEARCH

Academic Search Complete example search

Requesting Items from Other Libraries

Requesting items from other libraries

You can have articles or books sent to you from other libraries by using an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Request.
  • Most articles requested by ILL come as a digital copy, and you'll receive the article as an attachment in an email. (Typically 2-3 business days.)
  • If the item is difficult to locate or an item that needs to be mailed (like a book), the request can take longer-- usually 1-2 weeks.
  • Make sure to give yourself enough time for the item to arrive before your assignment is due.

Filling out the ILL form

  1. Go to the Holman Library's Interlibrary Loan page and select "Student Request Form." Log in with your first and last name and your Green River student ID number:

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image of the log in page for ILL requests

2. Select the type of item you are requesting. (If you found the item through Google Scholar, it is often a Journal Article):

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ILL format selection screen

3. Use the information you find on the article's abstract or citation page to fill out the ILL request form:

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article ILL request how-to
 

4. Finish filling out the ILL form and click the Submit Requests button at the bottom. When your item arrives, the library will contact you:

  • A digital article will be emailed as an attachment to your Green River email account (youremail@mail.greenriver.edu).
  • A book or other physical item will be held for you at the Holman Library's Circulation Desk. You will receive an email at Green River email account (youremail@mail.greenriver.edu) notifying you it has arrived and is ready for you to pick up.