Not sure where to start? Here are three broad strategies that you can try:
If you're not sure yet what you're interested in, or you're interested in so many different aspects of Latino Studies that you can't decide where to focus, you might want to just browse through scholarly journals to see what catches your eye. Collins Library subscribes to several scholarly journals in the field, including the journals listed below:
Use Primo to find resources on your topic at Collins Library and beyond.
Because of the interdisciplinary nature of Latino Studies, there are many other databases that may be useful for your research. Recommended subject databases for other disciplines can be found on the "articles" tab in each library subject guide.
For your assignments in LTS 200, you'll want to limit your results to just articles or books. Click on the "check for full text" link to see if Collins Library has the journal or you need to request it through interlibrary loan.
In most cases, it's better to search the subject databases to identify articles, and then search the journal title in Primo to link to the materials in these e-journal collections.
Try these strategies to become a better, more efficient searcher -- and help you find articles that you can actually use:
During the preview phase, you'll want to concentrate on these key elements:
Once you've selected the article, you can actively read for content, argument, analysis and evaluation.
Tip: Read the article more than once! It may help to print out a copy so that you can make notes.
Tipasa is linked to your library account so you'll need to log in to use it.
Once you are logged in, either go directly to Tipasa and manually enter the information, or, if you're using a database, look for a shortcut link to automatically fill out the form:
Allow at least a week for the article to come. If your article is delivered in electronic format, you'll receive an email with a link to follow as soon as it's arrived.