The University Library is one of the largest in the United States with over 13 million titles in its collection. Navigation can be difficult both virtually and in person. Below you will find links to some of the resources you need to know about for efficient and effective use of these resources. Welcome!
Guide for Distance Learners & Instructors - Provides you with the tools you will need to access and receive materials from the University Library including information concerning setting up your account, requesting materials, and returning materials to the Library.
Journal articles are one of the primary means of communicating research ideas. They are an important component of academic research and give you some insight into ongoing debates and scholarly conversations about your topic.
Finding articles is a two-step process:
Search for books and articles related to the subject of global studies and globalization. Consider using terms such as globalization, anti-globalization, international relations, and economics.
Find Articles, Books, Journals and Web Pages
Library catalogs are used for two purposes. First, if you know exactly what you are looking for - an exact title or author - you can use the catalog to locate your material. This works for book titles and journal titles. Second, you can use library catalogs to discover material that might be helpful to you by doing subject and keyword searching. Many of the records for journal titles in our catalog can link you to the electronic versions of these publications. If you do not see a link to an electronic version of an article you need in the Online Catalog, go to the Online Journals and Databases page and search for the title.
Location - in which library the item is kept (or libraries, if we have multiple copies)You can then use this information when requesting the item be sent to you.
Call Number - this number is essential for finding the item on the shelf
Status - is it available for you to check out?
Although this is a distance education course, it might be helpful to know a few reference book titles that may be available at a library near you. We have listed some of these extremely useful resources below:
Guidelines for citing electronic and print resources are available from the Undergraduate Library's Citation Styles guide and the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library's Style and Writing Guides.
Need help collecting and organizing your citations and producing a list of works cited? Citation management tools can help! The guide “ Citation Management Software Overview” helps users choose a citation management tool and provides links to other guides on specific options like Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote.
Use our Ask-A-Librarian Service to IM, chat, email, phone or find a reference librarian.
Office: Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library, 100 Main Library
Lynne Rudasill, Center for Global Studies, 306 International Studies Bldg., 910 S.
Office: Global Studies Building
Contact a librarian to request an appointment for an in-depth Research Consultation.
There are over 25 departmental libraries on our campus, and sometimes it may be difficult to determine where to find the resources you need. For your class, the library that you will be using most is the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL). We are located in SSHEL North (Room 100) and SSHEL South (Room 101) of the Main Library building. We look forward to your questions!