Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Database Spotlight: CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher provides in-depth, unbiased coverage on important issues such as health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.

Each report is researched, professionally fact-checked, and provides researchers with the following information:
  • An introductory overview
  • Background and chronology
  • An assessment of the current situation
  • Tables and maps
  • Pro/con statements on opposing positions
  • Bibliographies of key sources
Some of the most recent reports include: Pesticide Controversies, Intelligence Reform, and Restoring Ties with Cuba

The CQ Researcher database is located within the databases section on the Cannon Memorial Library Website. Please contact us if you have any questions.

-Theresa Whitehead, Distance Learning Librarian

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Searching Citations in Westlaw

Have you ever had to locate a specific court case? If so, it is best to search by the citation number if you have it. That way, you will narrow in on your court case much easier than searching through similar named cases.

Watch this video to see how to search by citation within the Westlaw Classic and Westlaw Next databases located on the Cannon Memorial Library website.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding how to search within the Westlaw databases.

-Theresa Whitehead, Distance Learning Librarian

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Films on Demand

Explore Films on Demand. It is the latest addition on the Cannon Memorial Library website. 

Unlimited, 24/7 access to over 20,000 educational videos and over 240,000 video clips.

● Compatible with IPad, PC, Mac, and Android.

● Create an account to save videos to playlists. 

● Produce custom segments that are perfect to use within class presentations.

● Generate and export citations within MLA, CMS, and APA formats. 

Films on Demand is found within the Databases section on the Library website

                               Please contact us if you have any questions.

-Theresa Whitehead, Distance Learning Librarian

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Scholarly vs. Popular Articles

Has your professor ever assigned you a paper that required scholarly articles? Are you unclear on what really makes an article a scholarly article?

If so, check out the chart below. It should help to clear up any confusion that you may have regarding telling the difference between scholarly and popular articles.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

-Theresa Whitehead, Distance Learning Librarian