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ENG-112 - Researching College Tuition Costs

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Researching College Tuition Costs 

 

Class: ENG-112 - Marti Leighty

Scope  ll  Finding Books  ll  Finding Articles  ll  Online Search Techniques

Citing Sources  ll  Off-campus Access  ll  Need More Help?

 


 

Scope:   Covers higher education tuition costs in Virginia and the United States including related Virginia legislation.

 


 

Finding Print Books:

To look for books available at JSRCC Libraries, you can search the VCCSLinc Library catalog

 

Sample Subject Key Words to search in catalog: 

 

 Browse books by Selected Call Number Subject Range:   LB2328-2342; KF4225 

 

Selected Books available at JSRCC:

 

 

Finding Online Books:

 

NetLibrary

Provides access to over 10,000 online full-text books in a wide variety of subject areas including American history. To access off-campus, you will first need to create a NetLibrary account on a campus computer.  From the NetLibrary home page, click on Create a Free Account in the upper right hand corner of the screen.  

 

  • Click herefor instructions on creating a NetLibrary account and getting started.
  • Click here for additional NetLibrary help.

 

 


Finding Online Articles:

 

Newspapers - Virginia & D.C.:

 

Factiva

With a business focus, Factiva is a product of Dow Jones that offers full text access to over 10,000 magazine, journals, leading local, national and international newspapers and news wires.  It provides in-depth research on a company, industry or marketplace.  In addition, about 3,000 images are added daily.  Richmond Times Dispatch is covered from 1989 - . (Dow Jones & Company, Inc.) 

URL: http://library.vccs.edu/license-bin/linker.plx?factiva

 

Search Tips:

  • Use the asterisk (*) as the truncation symbol to pick up all forms of a root word (e.g., legislat*will find legislation, legislator, legislators)
  • Select In last 2 years from the Date menu.
  • Source option: 1. Click on Source  2. Select Publications - By Region from the Select Source Category menu 3. Select + North American Countries  4. Select + United States  5. Select + United States - District of Columbia  6.  Select Publication: The Washington Post and The Washington Times 7. Select + United States - Virginia  8. Select Publication: The Richmond Times Dispatch (Va.)Roanoke Times & World News (Va.), and The Virginia Pilot & The Ledger-Star (Norfolk, Va.) 
  • Select Subject. When the Find a Subject window appears, college and press the <Enter> key to execute the search.  Select University/College from the results list.

 

Search examples:

  • (college* or universit*)AND (legislat* or senat* or govern*AND tuition
  • econom*crisis AND tuition  (Select In the last month from the Date menu.)

 

 


 

LexisNexis Academic

Provides full-text documents from over 6,000 news, business, legal, medical and reference sources, including: regional, national and international newspapers, broadcast transcripts; U.S. and international company financial information, market research, industry reports, SEC filings; U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, law reviews, patents, and Shepard's Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789, plus polls and surveys from the Roper Center, biographies and country and state profiles. (LexisNexis)

URL: http://library.vccs.edu/license-bin/linker.plx?xsracademic

 

Search Tips:

 

  • Try a News search.
  • Find the keywords In Headline & Lead Paragraphs.
  • Use the exclamation point (!) as the truncation symbol to pick up all forms of a root word (e.g., legislat! will find legislation, legislator, legislators)
  • Select United States from the Region menu.
  • Select the following newspapers from the Sources menu: Richmond Times Dispatch, The Roanoke Times (Virginia), The Virginia Pilot (Norfolk, VA), The Washington Post, and The Washington Times.
  • Select Previous 2 years from the Specify Date menu.
     

Search examples:

  • (college! or universit!)AND (legislat! or senat!or govern!AND tuition 
  • econom! crisis AND tuition (Select Previous month from the Specify Date menu.)

 

 


 

Journals, Magazines & Newspapers - Virginia, D.C. & United States

Academic Search Complete

Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 4,600 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,500 journals and a total of more than 10,000 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for nearly 1,000 journals (EBSCOhost)

URL:  http://library.vccs.edu/license-bin/linker.plx?ebscoa9h

Search Tips:

  • Try an Advanced Search.
  • Use the asterisk (*) as the truncation symbol to pick up all forms of a root word (e.g., legislat* will find legislative, legislator, legistlators)
  • Find keywords in the SU Subject Terms field.
  • Checkmark the Full Text box under the Limit your results section to limit your results to full text articles.

 

Search examples:

  • (college* or universit*) AND (legislat* or senat* or govern*)  AND tuition
  • community colleges and tuition
  • universities and tuition  

 

 


 

Education Research Complete

Online resource for education research. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,840 journals, as well as full text for more than 950 journals, and includes full text for more than 81 books and monographs, and for numerous education-related conference papers.  (EBSCOhost)  

URL: http://library.vccs.edu/license-bin/linker.plx?ebscoehh 

 

Search Tips:

  • Try an Advanced Search.

  • Use the asterisk (*) as the truncation symbol to pick up all forms of a root word (e.g., legislat* will find legislative, legislator, legistlators)

  • Find keywords in the SU Subject Terms field.

  • Checkmark the Full Text box under the Limit your results section to limit your results to full text articles.

 

Search examples:

  • (college* or universit*)AND (legislat* or senat* or govern*AND tuition
  • community colleges and tuition
  • universities and tuition  

 

 


 

ERIC

Educational Resources Information Center database, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, provides extensive access to educational-related literature. The ERIC database corresponds to print editions of Resources in Education (RIE) and Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE). It indexes and abstracts over 14,000 documents and over 20,000 journal articles, as well as other related sources. Full text of ERIC Digests is also included.

URL:  http://library.vccs.edu/license-bin/linker.plx?ebscoeric

 

Search Tips:

  • Try an Advanced Search.

  • Use the asterisk (*) as the truncation symbol to pick up all forms of a root word (e.g., legislat* will find legislative, legislator, legistlators)

  • Find keywords in the SU Descriptors field.

  • Checkmark the Full Text box under the Limit your results section to limit your results to full text articles.

 

Search examples:

  • (college* or universit*)AND (legislat* or senat* or govern*)  AND tuition 
  • community colleges and tuition
  • universities and tuition

 

 

If you have the citation of an article, how to obtain the full text?


For more information, check:

http://teach.jsr.vccs.edu/library/researchguide/stepthree.htm#ILLarticle

 


 

Selected Web Sites:

 

 

Citing Sources:

To learn how to compile your Works Cited list in MLA, please check:

http://teach.jsr.vccs.edu/library/assistance/citation.htm


 

Need more help?

Visit the reference desks at JSRCC Libraries or Ask a librarian@JSRCC!

Created on 9/22/08.  Last updated on 9/26/08.

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