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Advanced Search Tips

  • Database Search Tips
    Here's a link to a webpage from a library at the University of San Fransisco. The page describes advanced searching techniques, such as Boolean operators and truncation.

Citation Style Guides

Properly citing resources is key to avoiding plagiarism. Follow the links below to find the appropriate style guide for your class.

Assignment Research Calculator

This helpful time management tool was created by the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State.

Library Resources

Articles in CQ Researcher provide overviews of timely topics. It is helpful for identifying current event topics. Academic Search Complete is a general database. It is a great place to look for articles on almost any topic.

Search the library's catalog for books. To borrow books owned by Tulane University's library, you can ask for a TULU card at the Monroe Library desk. You can request an interlibrary loan for materials that the library does not own.

  • CQ Researcher  
      
    Explores a single controversial issue in the news in depth each week. Topics range from social and teen issues to the environment, health, education and science and technology. 1991 to present.
  • Academic Search Complete  
      
    Find articles in all subject areas in over 9000 journals and magazines, with full text for about 6100. Updated daily. Dates vary, some as early as 1865 to present.
  • Online catalog
    The library’s online catalog contains information about the books, e-books, music scores, videos (both DVD and VHS), and sound recordings that the library owns. The catalog also contains detailed information about the print journal and magazine titles that the library owns, but it does not contain citations for individual articles. For more help in using the catalog, ask a librarian, review our FAQs.
  • Primo
    Try our new discovery system. It searches the content of many of our databases and the library catalog at one time. Use the limiters on the left (similar to Amazon.com) to narrow your results.

Learning Commons

The Learning Commons, located on the first floor of the Monroe Library, is a collaborative space where students, faculty, and staff can come together to study, learn, teach, create, and socialize. The Learning Commons desk is the main service-point in the library where users can borrow materials, get research and technology assistance, check out course reserves, retrieve print jobs, and pick up interlibrary loan items.

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Librarians

Still have questions? Librarians are available to answer your research and technology questions.

  • Library Liaisons
    Schedule an appointment with a librarian. Library liaisons provide customized services for each area of study at Loyola.
  • Contact Us
    In addition to visiting the library in person, the "Contact Us" page describes the many ways you can get help from a librarian.
 

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