Books are available through the library catalogThe default search in the catalog is by keyword. You can link search terms together with "AND," for example, "sports AND nutrition." Click on the title of a book to find more information, including its location.
For information on searching in the catalog, see How to use the catalog.
Electronic books are available through to Chemeketa students through the library catalog, or by going to our database pages. To access these books from off campus you will need your My Chemeketa user name and six-digit password.
Academic OneFile, a Gale database that covers most subjects, indexes articles in periodicals (magazines, newspapers, and journals); it contains the full text of many. Access is available on the Database Page. If using databases from off campus, you will need your My Chemeketa user name and password.
Additional databases that relate specifically to health concerns are available:
You may need to combine multiple search terms to find articles on your topic. We have combined "carbohydrates" on the first search line with the words "exercise, physical fitness" on the second line. Notice that the words to be combined with our main term are separated by the word, "OR."
Tip: When using keywords, try truncating: theor* finds theory, theories, theoretical, etc. (* is the truncation character for Gale).
If you find an article that meets your needs, look at its description for additional terms you can use to search.
For further information on Gale databases, including printing and mailing articles, see Gale Databases: A Guide to the Basics.
Handbooks for citing references are available in the Reference collection:
A guideline for citing references in library databases is available on the library's Web site: Citing Sources from Online Databases.
Online guides for APA and MLA styles are available at Useful Sites: Writing.
A helpful article with the basics on plagiarism, what it is, and how to avoid it, is available on General OneFile: In your own words: James Geldard explains how you can avoid plagiarism--the most serious of academic sins.
For further help, ask for assistance at the Reference Desk