Objectives

Following today’s instruction, students will be able to:

  • Understand what is available through the VUSC library home page
  • Use InfoTrac and ProQuest to locate periodicals and identify full-text periodicals.
  • Use FirstSearch databases to locate education materials
    For off-campus access, go to the VU library web page . Click on FirstSearch.In the first box type 100202035 in the second type vu5563610
  • Use Eric through the WWW to locate and access abstracts of documents (ED) and journal articles (EJ); print from ERIC.Understand how to order ERIC ED documents.
  • Use VANPAC, the VUSC catalog, to locate books and ERIC Fiche by subject, title, author, and keyword
  • Identify where education reference materials, books, and periodicals are located in the VUSC library (call # L – LC).
  • Understand how to use search engines such as Google efficiently
  • Understand the usefulness of a Web directory page