1.Start early! You need time to narrow down your topic, find appropriate resources, and evaluate them.
Library hours are Monday – Thursday 7:30 – 7:30 ; Friday 7:30 – 2:00
2.Focus your topic. A general topic will give you a large, broad list of results. You can narrow down your topic and start with a smaller list of results.
Broad – high gas prices or Narrow – U.S. oil well drilling will decrease gasoline prices
24/7 access from any internet computer
MOBIUS – delivery to Union, Rolla and Sullivan
5.Ask for HELP! Visit ECC Library to assist in refining your keywords in searching. You can even make an appointment to visit with a Librarian or just drop in.
Keyword options : gasoline — prices ; oil well drilling ; PETROLEUM industry ; Drilling Oil and Gas Wells; United States
6.Evaluate your resources – Currency? Relevance? Authority? Accuracy? Purpose?
Which is a better source for information on Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Authority and Purpose : martinlutherking.org = hosted by Stormfront, community of White Nationalists
Authority and Purpose : kinginstitute.info = created to host MLKJr. documents and support programs of peace and social justice.
Try a LibGuide. These online guides help you to find resources for certain courses and topics.
Complete list is available at http://eastcentral.libguides.com/
Here is the sample of Libguides available to you.
College success – who to know, about the Library, College success, Time and Stress management, Note taking, study skills and test taking, Listening skills, Memory, Organization and MORE!
Distance Education and Online Classes – assist online students in using ECC Library resources including online materials of books, databases and website as well as information on physical libraries of MOBIUS and Public in Missouri
Ebooks – Using Electronic Online Books – This guide will assist you in finding electronic books in EBSCO ebooks, Gale Virtual Reference Library and Credo Reference. Information on downloading and transferring EBSCO books is also included.
Education Studies and Majors – resources for Teacher Education program as a student at East Central College
Emerging Leaders – leadership resources for students at East Central College
History Course 1103 – for History course number 1103 as a student at East Central College
Human Development Course, 2403 – resources for Human Development course as a student at East Central College
Jazz Appreciation Studies – studies of Jazz music and Jazz Appreciation course 1603 as a student at East Central College
Life Skills – focus on life skills of cooking, finance, renting, home care, automobile care, college transferring, and getting the job
Music Apprec. Age of Rock and Roll course – resources for course 1103 as a student at East Central College
Nursing – Rolla – Library Research – Nursing at East Central College in Rolla.
Nursing – Union – Library Research– Nursing at East Central College in Union. While many resources are also available to students at Rolla facility, this does not include specifics about Rolla resources or requesting delivery to Rolla.
Personal And Social Adjustment 2103 – resources for Personal and Social Adjustment course as a student at East Central College
Political Science – course number 1203 as a student at East Central College
Rolla Library Resources – This guide will help you find Library resources as a student at East Central College at the Rolla location
Sullivan Library Resources – This guide will help you find Library resources as a student at East Central College at the Sullivan location.
Do you need to do research? Do you need articles? Find them online using one of ECC Library’s databases, EBSCOhost.
EBSCOhost is a database of journal articles, many that are completely online.
Start at the Library home page, select EBSCOhost located at the bottom 1/2 of page under Quick Links.
The next page lists subsets within EBSCOhost. For most searching I would recommend using Academic Search Premier.
On the basic search page enter your search terms. The full-text option is already checked so your results are only articles that are completely online. You can also check the box for scholarly, peer reviewed.
The sort the list of article titles you get by relevance, you can change the sort to date newest is that is helpful.
To view the entire article click on the link that says HTML Full-Text or PDF Full-Text. Print the article you have on the screen.
For additional tips and tricks see the Tips and Tricks for Databases.
If you are accessing the databases from off-campus you will need to enter your student ID # followed by ec (0123456ec) and your last name.
Welcome to Spring 2014 Semester.
Library’s hours are Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 7:30 pm and Friday 7:30 am – 2:00 pm.
We have a study zone to fit your need. Quiet study has minimal conversations and texting and Silent study is restricted to no talking nor cell use. Both areas allow drinks, Silent is restricted to no snacks. Please see our signs for designated areas.
Remember to have your ECC ID with you to check out books, DVDs, CDs, etc. You can get an ID at Student Services Center. You also need the ID number to access many library resources off campus, search for articles, online books and more.
Stop in and check out a Kindle or Nook.
Try one of our LibGuides for help in your research.
Our Q Lab has 23 computers reserved for Academic use. These computers can be used for Research, Class assignments, Microsoft Office 2013 and Moodle.
If you need help, stop by the service desk or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 636 584-6560 or chat online http://www.eastcentral.edu/library/gethelp.php
Due to the federal government shut down, you will be unable to access the majority of federal government hosted websites, including:
http://www.cdc.gov/ (not updated)
You can track the status of the federal government shut down at http://www.usa.gov/