This guide works best by accessing it within Atlas. Follow these steps:
Note: If you do not access this guide thorugh Atlas, you will be prompted for a Borrower ID and PIN when you click on the links to the databases
Search the library catalog for print books and electronic books on your topic.
When searching the catalog, be sure to limit to West Campus and books or eBooks before you search.
To find a book, write down the title and the call number, e.g. N6888.D8 E88 2010
To find this call number, break it down.
Look first for the N section.
Books are arranged alphabetically from call number A toward the wall farthest from the classrooms to call number Z closest to the classrooms.
Then look for the number; pay attention to hundreds vs. thousands. This number is 6888.
As you look, remember:
Once you find 6888, look at the next part: D8. Ds come alphabetically after A, B, and C.
Then look for 8 numerically.
Then look at the next piece: E88. Look first alphabetically, then numerically.
Hopefully, you now see your book.
Reference sources are a good place to start when you want to find an overview of
After you have gotten an overview of your topic, try the following databases for more in-depth research:
Remember that although many of the library databases provide MLA citations for electronic sources, it is your responsibility as a student to ensure that all of your citations are correct.
Be sure to compare any database generated citations to the library's MLA guides online (link below), the official MLA Handbook (located at the second floor Reference Desk), or your Little Seagull Handbook.