Library Assignments for BS1004

Beginning in 2017 the specialized doctoral search skills drills in BS1004 have been eliminated to make time for other research-related topics. Students in BS1004 are required to complete the same two search skill assignments masters students do for RS101. They are listed below. For the most part this should be just a review for doc students, but some of the material is specific to DTS configuration options, etc., and will be new to doc students who did not do their masters work at DTS. So budget time.

Assignment 1: ATLA
Budget your time. Allocate five hours for this assignment, including reading.
Required. Read before class meets. Basic Concepts for Database Searching
Required. Read before class meets. How to Create or Reset Your WorldCat Password.. We use your WorldCat Account to control access to ALL library databases. You need a WorldCat password to access ATLA and other databases when you are off campus.
Optional. Wireless network.. How to get the password for the wireless network plus other stuff about the network you probably don't need to know.
Required. Read before class meets. Introduction to Using EBSCO Databases (Formerly "Bare Bones Basics of Searching EBSCO Databases")
Optional. EBSCO training videos. Very brief videos on very specific topics.
Be able to find it. No reading required. Additional notes about various EBSCO databases.
Required. Read before class meets. Introduction to Using ATLA on EBSCO.
Required. Read before class meets. Database Searching Tips 1.
Required. Submit written answers for credit no later than due date in syllabus. Practice Using ATLA.
Assignment 2: WorldCat
Budget your time. Allocate four hours for this assignment, including reading.
Required. Read before class meets. Introduction to Using WorldCat.
Optional. Additional WC documentation. Account, Password Reset, Renewal.
Required. Read before class meets. How to Access Journals. This is based on WorldCat.
Required. Read before class meets. Search Operator Comparison
Required. Read before class meets. Database Searching Tips 2
Databased Searching Tips 3
Required. Submit written answers for credit no later than due date in syllabus. Practice Using WorldCat
Assignment 3
There is no third assignment