Library services for graduate students (Fall 2020)
Fall 2020 will bring a new cohort of exceptional students to Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business. I have been asked to present, very succinctly, the library services and collections afforded to them upon joining us. Please find below the outline of my presentation, with corresponding links.
- The library website is your portal to our services and collections
- Sofia, our NextGen search engine, covering the print and digital collection (with partial coverage of our market & industry resources). Search for academic articles and books here.
- Blue “ribon” – below Sofia – provides for quick access to popular resources: Databases by subject; eJournals; Citation guides
- Information for graduate students (we will cover these points in further detail below)
- A note about Google Scholar: use the settings to display “deep links” to articles in our databases, see: https://library.concordia.ca/help/using/google-scholar.php
- Spectrum, copyright and open access
- Theses defended at Concordia University. Yours will be made available here at the end of your studies.
- Advance search: by department or by advisor (find out about past projects)
- For theses from around the world, use the database named ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text, PQDT: https://concordiauniversity.libguides.com/az.php?q=pqdt
- Pro tip: find a few theses of interest and get a sense of the scope, tone, and use their bibliography as a starting point for your literature review!
- In Sofia and most article databases, you can upload bibliographic data directly to your own account on Zotero.
- Organize your readings in folders for your seminars as well as chapters to your thesis. Create your own abstracts and reading notes in special fields.
- You can create bibliographies automatically in hundreds of citations styles with the click of a button in your favorite. Check out our GradProSkills workshops on Zotero (or search YouTube!)
- RSS for “Really Simple Syndication”
- Be at the forefront of your discipline by harvesting RSS feeds on a special app or website. Subscribe to the table of contents of journals (http://www.journaltocs.ac.uk/), setup an alert in article databases like ProQuest or enjoy webcomics for academics (like https://xkcd.com/)
- TOC: Learn how to create a Table of Contents automatically in any word processing software… you need to encode your document properly
- How to do this in MS Word: https://www.outfind.ca/using-word-with-style-ms-word-tm-2007-edition/
- Remember to ask us questions!
- For general information: https://library.concordia.ca/help/questions/
- Request an appointment with your subject librarian: https://library.concordia.ca/about/staff/business.php
- Take care and enjoy our collection – we allocate about 7 million dollars a year to enrich it!
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