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MAR 210: Library resources in the Marine Sciences: Omnisearch

This course guide is designed for the students in Dr. Ryan's MAR 210, Sophomore Seminar Class

WHERE DO I BEGIN? SEARCHING THE LITERATURE

Library Homepage:  http://library.kutztown.edu


Use the OMNISEARCH search box on the homepage if you are searching for:

-- a very specific topic,
-- the title of an article or report, or
-- a particular author

--and you want to know how much information is available.

OMNISEARCH combines the Library Catalog, and most of the library's major databases into one large Google-like search.  Your initial results are relevance ranked.


Difference between "Scholarly-peer reviewed" and "Academic" journals in OMNISEARCH, GreenFile and other EBSCO databases

Scholarly Peer-Reviewed are journals with a peer-review editorial process.

Academic journals are publications that have articles with footnotes and/or bibliographies, and are intended for a research audience.

All scholarly peer-reviewed journals are academic journals.  Not all academic journals are have peer-reviewed articles