Masks are now optional for people who are fully vaccinated. Those who are not vaccinated are asked to continue to wear a mask for the time being.
Nano Con. Join us for our first ever Nano Con, September 14th, 15th, and 16th .Panel sessions will be held in Library Room 480 and over Zoom at 12:30 CDT:
Sept. 14 - “Choose Your Character: Cosplay 101”
Sept. 15 - “Dead Undead: The Eternal Media Life of Vampires”
Sept. 16 - “Fanfiction Through the Ages”
Check the library website, as the date draws nearer, to pre-register for one of these sessions
Online library instruction times for September are Thursday, the 9th at 10 am, register here, and Tuesday, the 21st at 6:30pm, register here.
Welcome to the Bellevue University guide for How to Conduct a Literature Review. This guide provides a good starting point for general research on this topic. Resources include print and electronic books, subscription databases, and websites. Each print book title links directly to the library online catalog, while each e-book title links directly to the full text of the book. Database recommendations link directly to the specific database. Recommended websites cover various aspects of the topic.
BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY INFORMATION LITERACY DEVELOPMENT
BUILD IT is an online guide to the Bellevue University Library and all its resources and services. It is made up of five self contained modules, each followed by an interactive quiz. Go through BUILD IT from beginning to end or start at the Site Map using just the pages you need. Click on the link above or on one of the modules below, or look for BUILD IT in the left menu of the library homepage under Tutorials.
Module One: Getting to Know the Bellevue University Library
An overview of library resources and services and introduction to the library homepage.
Module Two: Planning Your Project
The steps involved in planning your research paper: Includes focusing your topic, outlining, identifying keywords, Boolean searching, and more.
Module Three: Locating Information
Finding and evaluating information, including books, eBooks, articles, and websites. Includes sample and interactive database searches.
Module Four: Citing Your Sources
Covers the basics of plagiarism, citation, and copyright.
Module Five: Putting it all together
How to organize your research into a formal paper, includes note taking, revising, and formatting.
1. Choose a topic; define a research question.
Your literature review should be guided by a central research question. Remember, it is not a collection of loosely related studies in a field but instead represents background and research developments related to a specific research question, interpreted and analyzed by you in a synthesized way.
2. Decide on the scope of your review.
How many studies do you need to look at? How comprehensive should it be? How many years should it cover?
3. Select the databases you will use to conduct your search.
Make a list of the databases you will search. Remember to include comprehensive databases such as those found on the library Database Services website.
4. Conduct your search and find your literature. Keep track of your search results!
5. Review the Literature: here are some questions to help guide your research.
6. Compose your paper.
You will be prompted for your BRUIN Connect login when you attempt to access the online library databases from off-campus. .Your password is the same one you use for Blackboard. If you experience issues logging in, try clearing your browsing history and/or change browsers Make sure your password is current; it must be changed every 90 days. Click here to change your password.