Effective Writing Technical Writing
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ENGLISH 202C Library and Internet Resources httpwwwpersonapsuedujjm38blogsengl202 Identifying indexing and obstructing resources Search in The CAT by LC Subject Heading quot Keyword 5 gins WilhBruw e f Exact ChDDseapv iuusquem mg Enter search staternent Indicate thatyou want Indicate thatyou want to search your search to begin with an LC Subject Heading this statement The search statement is your discipiine pius either abstracts 0r indexes For exarnpie rnistry abstracts Engineering indexes The CAT doesn t read punctuation so you need to ieave the dashes out Potentiai probiern with this method is thatthe iist of resourcesthat you retrieve may contain pubiications that index something otherthan the iiterature ofthe discipiine a Not aii discipiines have their own separate indexing and abstracting pubiications You may have to use a resource that has a broader scope Some major scientific bibliographic databases Identifying other subjectrelated resources You can use the same technique to find dictionaries encyclopedias etc I Combine the discipline with the appropriate subheading For example Chemistry dictionaries Physics bibliography Astronomy encyclopedias Biology biography Medicine handbooks manuals etc I Remember you don t need the punctuation marks in your search string Identifying professional journals Links to for r 39 D 39 39journals from newspapers and magazines Minute Module What39s a Journal httbwwwibrarie n H 39 quot 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 hrml Types of Periodicals and Journals httDWwwllbrarie n n 39 quot 39 quot I I I I 1 mm Locating scholarly journals I Ulrich sWeb httpaliaslibrariespsueduERESOURCESPSUO 081 Locating government documents You ve been asked to use two specific resources I Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications I Statistical Abstract of the United States Most of the US government documents are located in the Social Sciences Library on the 2quotd floor of Paterno Library however selected resources may be housed in other libraries You should check The CAT to get the exact location Social Sciences Library Government Documents Webpage httpwwwlibrarie n H 39 39 39 39 mnent Locating style guides Your assignment sheet has a nice list of style guides Another important one in the sciences is the one published by the American Chemical Society I TheACS Style Guide 3rd ed Coghill AM Garson LR eds ACS Washington DC 2006 o The PAMS Library has a quick guide to ACS Style at httpwwwibrarip n n 39 pamsm nix0 mm Mao 7nACSpdf I Online Reference Shelf Style Manuals amp Writing Guides httpwwwlibrarie n H quot wIthtm I Research Guides by Format httpwwaibrarie n H 39 quot 39 quot 39 39 htm Locating internet resources How to evaluate internet resources httpwwwlibrarie n H 39 quot 39 quot quot 39 I7eval ihtm Webliographies I Webliographies are basically bibliographies of websites I They may be on the web themselves or they could be published in books or journals Literature guides to electronic resources including websites I Search The CAT using the discipline plus the subheading quotcomputer network resources Engineering Computer network resources I Remember to omit the punctuation from The CAT search Look at resources on one of our subject library websites I Science libraries at University Park Library Subjects Location Earth amp Mineral Sciences Geology geography 105 Deike htt wwwibraries suedu emsl meteorology materials science Engineering All areas of engineering 325 Hammond htt wwwibraries suedu en Life Sciences Biology biochemistry 4th floor Paterno httpwwwibrarielt M ed quotquot agriculture health sciences Physical and Mathematical Sciences Chemistry physics astronomy 201 Davey htt wwwibraries suedu ams mathematics statistics US patents I Other University Park libraries httpwwwlibrarie n H 39 uplibrarieshtml Other useful links I University Libraries homepage htt wwwibraries suedu 0 Tutorials 0 Information Literacy and You o The Information Cycle htt wwwibraries suedu instruction infoc ehtm Gateway Commons Frequently Asked Questions FAQ htt wwwibraries suedu atewa FA az This publication is available in alternative media on request Penn State is an affirmative action equal opportunity university ENGL 202cjjm38Jan 2008