CST 373 Library Guide
Locate books via the library's OneSearch, search by author, title, subject or keyword. Once you have a list of results click on 'Books' in the 'Format' tab, to limit your search results to just books.
Journal Article Databases
Google Scholar indexes the scholarly literature in a wide range of research areas. Link to Google Scholar via the library website to activate the "Find Text@CSUMB" links to full-text articles among the search results. Search Government Publications via GPO Federal Digital System
Ethical and Moral Aspects
Computing Applied to Other Disciplines
ABI Inform international business and management publications, including the information technology industry and applications of technology to business
Communication & Mass Media Complete journalism and media studies
ERIC all aspects of teaching and education, including technology
Westlaw law, regulations, policy
PAIS International an index to public policy and public affairs journals and news sources
Sociological Abstracts an index to articles, book reviews, books, and dissertations in sociology journals worldwide
Science/Technology Publisher Databases:
Locating and Obtaining Articles
Is the full text of the article available in the database you are searching?
Yes: If so, view the article directly on the screen and print it out if a paper copy is necessary. You may also have the option to email a copy to yourself.
No: If the full text is not directly available in the database you're searching, look for the
icon and click on it to determine whether the library has the journal on the shelves or provides access to it through another full-text database. If the journal is NOT listed as being available in the library or online in a full-text database you will be offered the option to request a copy of it through the library's ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Service. A total of 10 items per week may be requested per person (including books or articles requested for other courses or projects).
PLAN AHEAD!! - it takes about one week to receive each batch of articles.
OneSearch - Articles
The Digital Divide
Digital Divide from the Pew Internet Project
Digital Divide Initiatives from Internet World Stats
Other Websites on Social Issues and Information Technology
Search U.S. Government Publications via GPO's Federal Digital System
The USA Patriot Act from the American Library Association
International Perspectives on Social and Ethical Issues
Digital Agenda for Europe from the European Union
Office of the Privacy Commissioner Australia
Open Network Initiative reports, publications, regional overviews, country studies
Other useful CSUMB Library sites:
This resource from the Writing Center at UNC-Chapel Hill provides information on how to annotate and provides examples in different citation styles.
APA Style Guide
APA (American Psychological Association) Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (CSUMB Reference Collection REF BF 76.7 .P82 2010)
MLA Style Guide
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (CSUMB Reference Collection: REF LB 2369 .G53 2003).
MLA Style FAQ (MLA website)
Zotero -- a free, open-source program for collecting and organizing sources. It can be downloaded as a browser extension for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari and as a standalone program that works with Windows, Mac, or Linux systems. View an overview of using Zotero for research.
Research and Instruction Librarian