Business Management

Business and management are an important subset of economics as a whole, dealing especially with acquiring capital, the motivation of consumers to purchase goods and the behavior of employees on the job, among many other things.

Finding Books (using our online book catalog):

The Library of Congress (LC) Classification System is used by most college and university libraries to classify and arrange books on the shelves. The following letters from the LC Classification System are useful in researching these subjects.

Call number areas to browse

Subject Area

Call Number 

Subject Area

Call Number

Subject Area

Call Number

   Business

   HB

  Accounting

   HF 56

  Finance

   HG 100

 Management

   HD

  Marketing

   HF 54

  Economics

   HB

Circulating Books

Title

Call Number

Sage brief guide to corporate social responsibility

HD60 .S225 2012

Winning in the global market: a practical guide to international business success

HF1379 .K45 2012

Scrum: the art of doing twice the work in half the time

HD30.28 .S88 2014

Just business: multinational corporations and human rights

HF5387 .R835 2013

E-Books

Title

E-Book Type

Financial whirlpools: a systems story of the great global recession

EBSCO eBook

Demystifying your business strategy

EBSCO eBook

Localization strategies for global e-business

EBSCO eBook

International management behavior: global and sustainable leadership

EBSCO eBook

Go to these sections in Reference or the general stacks to browse these topic areas. For more detailed information, ask the librarian on duty for a handout describing the complete range of the LC Classification System.

Sample Search Terms (for use in the book catalog or other databases):

 management, business administration, banking and finance, international trade, NAFTA, global economy, marketing, accounting, advertising, Bill Gates, materialism, Marxism, stock market, bonds, motivation, consumers and consumerism, business statistics, theories of buying, total quality management, TQM, migrant labor, labor, fiscal accountability, philanthropy, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship.

Suggested Print Resources:

Reference Sources

Title

Call Number

The business writer's handbook

REF HF5726 .B874

Hoover's Texas 500 : a guide to the top companies of Texas

REF HG4057 .T4 H66

Dictionary of business terms

REF HF1001 .F78

International Business

REF HD2755.5 .M35

Periodicals

Bloomberg Business week

Periodicals

Atlantic Monthly

Periodicals

Economist

Periodicals

Use the online book catalog to determine the call numbers for the above items, or ask for help at the Information Desk.

Online Databases:

Online databases yield important information published in the periodical literature, including magazines, professional journals and newspapers. Some of our most authoritative sources for this type of information are:

Recommended Databases

Small Business Reference Center

Comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans

Academic Search Complete

Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database.

Business Source Complete

Full-text articles from journals and magazines in all areas of business, economic reports, company profiles, business books, case studies, encyclopedias, reports.

Economía y Negocios

Spanish language business & economics database, with coverage dates back to the early 1980s.

Selected articles can be e-mailed, saved, or printed out in their entirety.

Internet Resources (selected):

These content-rich websites contain much useful data. However, as with all Net-based resources, students should be discriminating about what they are finding and using. Not all resources on the Internet are equal. These have been found to be reliable.

Suggested Websites:

CEOExpress

ceoexpress.com

Thomas Register of American Manufactures

thomasnet.com

American Stock Exchange

nyse.com

U.S Small Business Administration

sbaonline.sba.gov

Social Science Research Network

ssrn.com

FindLaw: Antitrust and Trade Regulation

Corporate.findlaw.com

Currencies Converter

Money.cnn.com/data/currencies/

Citation Style: Varies, please check with your instructor.

For further information, call the general library reference number at the Main Yeary library at 956-721-5274 or 956-794-4274 at the Zaffirini (South) library.

We are available for assistance during all hours the library is open. You may also reach us by email atreference_desk@laredo.edu.

Child Development and Education

Child Development and Education deal with all aspects of the development and rearing of infants and children, psychologically, physiologically and behaviorally and the disciplines of research which study such matters, usually using scientific methodology.

Finding Books (using our online book catalog):

The Library on Congress (LC) Classification System is used by most college and university libraries to classify and arrange books on the shelves. The following letters from the LC Classification System are useful in researching these subjects.

(BF) Psychology                                    

(H) Social Sciences (general)  

(HQ) Family. Women. Marriage   

(HV) Social Pathology     

(L) Education         

(LB) Theory & Practice of Education  

(PR, PZ) Children's Literature      

(RJ) Pediatrics                                          

Go to these sections in Reference or the general stacks to browse these topic areas. For more detailed information, ask the librarian on duty for a handout describing the complete range of the LC Classification System.

Sample Search Terms (for use in the online book catalog or other database):

juvenile fiction, curriculum, lesson planning, fetal development, infant health, disabilities, special education, child care planning, Montessori, TEXES, teachers, teacher training, teacher certification, human development, Abraham Maslow, behaviorism, autism, prenatal care, antenatal care, fetal drug exposure, fetal alcohol syndrome, Down's syndrome, autism, pre-school education, reading readiness, school readiness, assistive technology, primary education, gifted children, Piaget, elementary education, cognitive development, curriculum, language acquisition, language skill, behaviorism, social skills

Suggested Print Resources (in the Reference Section):

  • Encyclopedia of Sociology
  • Mayo Clinic Family Health Book
  • Encyclopedia of Psychology
  • Encyclopedia of Education
  • TEXES
  • Learning Disabilities Sourcebook
  • The Social Science Encyclopedia
  • Handbook of Child Psychology
  • Encyclopedia of Social Theory
  • The Condition of Education
  • Encyclopedia of American Education
  • Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • American Medical Association Family Medical Guide

Use the online book catalog to determine the call numbers for the above items, or ask for help at the Information Desk.

Online Databases:

Online Databases yield important information published in the periodical literature, including magazines, professional journals and newspapers. Some of our most authoritative sources for this type of information are:

  • EBSCOhost (Academic Search Complete; eBook Collection, ERIC: The Educational Resource Information Center; MasterFILE Premier, Professional Development Collection, Omnifile Full Text Select)
  • Gale (Biography in Context)

Selected articles can be e-mailed, saved, or printed out in their entirety.

Internet Resources (selected):

These content-rich websites contain much useful data. However, as with all Net-based resources, students should be discriminating about what they are finding and using. Not all resources on the Internet are equal. These have been found to be reliable.

Citation Style: APA (American Psychological Association)

APA style is almost always utilized in the social sciences. The most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is kept in the Reference section. It is an authoritative source for all questions about APA citation.

Protective Services

Criminal Justice is a broad-based discipline dealing with the consequences of criminal behavior, its effect upon society and the nature of punishment in both its historic and legal aspects.

Finding Books (using the online book catalog):

The Library of Congress (LC) Classification System is used by most college and university libraries to classify and arrange books on the shelves. The following letters from the LC System are useful in researching these subjects:

(H) Social Sciences (general)

(HV) Social Pathology, Social/Public Welfare & Criminology

(J) Political Science

(K) Law

(KF) Law, and United States

Go to these sections in Reference or the general stacks to browse these topic areas. For more detailed information, ask the librarian on duty for a handout describing the complete range of the Library of Congress Classification System.

Sample Search Terms (for use in the online book catalog or other databases):

law and legislation, jurisprudence, crime, criminals, legal research, criminal procedure, forensic medicine, constitutional law, murder, torts, history of legal systems, social pathologies, capital punishment, Supreme Court, corrections, juvenile justice, law enforcement, detention, prosecution, patrol, drug enforcement, arrest, police methods, detectives, forensic science, crime-solving, police procedure, probation, parole, prison, jail, warden, corrections officer

Suggested Print Resources (in the Reference Section):

  • West's Encyclopedia of American Law
  • Texas Peace Officer
  • American Dictionary of Criminal Justice
  • Crime Classification Manual: A Standard System for Investigating and Classifying Violent Crimes
  • Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques
  • Police Officer Exam
  • Famous American Crimes and Trials
  • Black's Law Dictionary

Use the online book catalog to determine the call numbers for the above items, or ask for help at the Information Desk.

Online Databases:

Online databases yield important information published in the periodical literature, including magazines, professional journals and newspapers. Some of our most authoritative sources for this type of information are:

  • EBSCOhost (Academic Search Complete, eBook Collection, Legal Collection, MasterFILE Premier, Omnifile Full Text Select)
  • Gale (InfoTrac Newsstand)

Selected articles can be e-mailed, saved, or printed out in their entirety.

Internet Resources (selected):

These content-rich websites contain much useful data. However, as with all Net-based searching, students should be discriminating about what they are finding and using. Not all resources on the Internet are equal. These have been found to be reliable.

Citation Style: APA (American Psychological Association)

APA style is almost always utilized in the social sciences. The most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is kept in the Reference section. It is an authoritative source for all questions about APA citation.

For further information, call the general library reference number at 956-721-5274 at the Main Yeary library or 956-794-4274 at the Zaffirini (South) library.

We are available during all hours the library is open. You may also reach us by email atreference_desk@laredo.edu.

English & World Literature

English literature includes literature of the British Isles, American literature, and any other literature in the English language.

Finding books (using our online book catalog):

The Library of Congress (LC) Classification System is used by most college and university libraries to classify and arrange books on the shelves. The following letters from the LC System are useful in researching these subjects.

English & World Literature

(P-PZ) Language & Literature

(PB-PM) Various World Literature

(PR) English Literature

(PS) American Literature

(PZ) Children's Literature 

Go to these sections in Reference or the general stacks to browse these topic areas. For more detailed information, ask the librarian on duty for a handout describing the complete range of the Library of Congress System.

Sample Search Terms (for use in the online book catalog or other databases):

Alice Walker, French literature, novels, American novels, The Sun Also Rises, Edgar Allan Poe, Marxist literary theory, Shakespeare, poetry, sonnets, poetics, theater, drama, Sophocles, criticism, grammar and composition, essays, John Steinbeck, Sandra Cisneros, Catch-22, symbolism, irony, characterization, setting, Colonel Aureliano Buendia, Hester Prynne, conflict

Suggested Print Resources (in the Reference Section; many are multivolume sets):

  • Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
  • Masterplots
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB)
  • Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism (CMLC)
  • Literature Criticism from 1400-1800 (LC)
  • Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism (NCLC)
  • Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (TCLC)
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC)
  • Contemporary Authors (CA)
  • Poetry Criticism (PC)
  • Short Story Criticism (SSC)
  • Shakespeare Criticism (SC)
  • Poetry for Students
  • Novels for Students
  • Short Stories for Students
  • British Writers
  • American Writers
  • The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

Use the online book catalog to determine the call numbers for the above items, or ask for help at the Information Desk.

Online Databases:

Online databases yield important information published in the periodical literature, including magazines, professional journals and newspapers. Some of our most authoritative sources for this type of information are:

  • Gale (Biography in Context, Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literature Criticism--Select, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Scribner Writers Series, Twayne Author Series, Literature Resources from Gale)
  • EBSCOhost (Academic Search Complete, Literary Reference Center, eBook Collection, MasterFILE Premier, Religion and Philosophy Collection, World History Collection, Omnifile Full-text Select)
  • ABC-CLIO eBook Collection
  • Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections (20th Century American Poetry, 20th Century English Poetry)

Selected articles can be e-mailed, saved, or printed out in their entirety.

Internet Resources (selected):

These content-rich websites contain much useful data. However, as with all Net-based resources, students should be discriminating about what they are finding and using. Not all resources on the Internet are equal. These have been found to be reliable.

Citation Style: MLA (Modern Language Association)

Correct citation form is that which is preferred by your teacher. The MLA form indicated here is almost always the appropriate form for English-related subjects. The most recent edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers is available in the Reference stacks. It is the most authoritative source for all questions about MLA citation form.  Also the MLA is available at the following website: library.concordia.ca/help/howto/citations.html

For further information, call the general library reference number at the Main Yeary library at 956-721-5274 or 956-794-4274 at the Zaffirini (South) library.

We are available for assistance during all the hours the library is open.  You may also reach us by email at reference_desk@laredo.edu

Speech

Speech deals with rhetoric, language & linguistics, and communications.

Finding books (using our online book catalog):

The Library of Congress (LC) Classification System is used by most college and university libraries to classify and arrange books on the shelves. The following letters from the LC System are useful in researching these subjects.

(HF5548.7-5548.85) Industrial Psychology

(HM1106-1171) Interpersonal Relations. Social Behavior

(PN4001-4355) Oratory. Elocution.

(PN6080-6095) Quotations

Go to these sections in Reference or the general stacks to browse these topic areas. For more detailed information, ask the librarian on duty for a handout describing the complete range of the Library of Congress System.

Sample Search Terms (for use in the online book catalog or other databases):

quotations, maxims, speeches, addresses, oratory, Abraham Lincoln, rhetoric, Ronald Reagan, public speaking, persuasion, Barack Obama, political oratory, business presentations, linguistics,  interpersonal communication, Margaret Thatcher, business communication, body language, nonverbal communication, conversation

Suggested Print Resources (majority are located in the Reference Section; many are multivolume sets):

  • Landmark American Speeches
  • The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations
  • Contemporary Hispanic Quotations
  • Vital Speeches of the Day (in EBSCOhost)

Use the online book catalog to determine the call numbers for the above items, or ask for help at the Information Desk.

Online Databases:

Online databases yield important information published in the periodical literature, including magazines, professional journals and newspapers. Some of our most authoritative sources for this type of information are:

  • Gale (Biography in Context)
  • EBSCOhost (Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, eBook Collection, MasterFILE Premier, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, World History Collection, Omnifile Full-text Select)

Selected articles can be e-mailed, saved, or printed out in their entirety.

Internet Resources (selected):

These content-rich websites contain much useful data. However, as with all Net-based resources, students should be discriminating about what they are finding and using. Not all resources on the Internet are equal. These have been found to be reliable.

Citation Style: MLA (Modern Language Association)

Correct citation form is that which is preferred by your teacher. The MLA form indicated here is almost always the appropriate form for speech-related subjects. The most recent edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers is available in the Reference stacks. It is the most authoritative source for all questions about MLA citation form.

For further information, call the general library reference number at the Main Yeary library at 956-721-5274 or 956-794-4274 at the Zaffirini (South) library.

We are available for assistance during all the hours the library is open.  You may also reach us by email at reference_desk@laredo.edu.

Humanities

The Humanities is a large body of knowledge comprising philosophy, religion, literature, music and music history, as well as the history of art and architecture. The humanities are the core of what is called a "liberal," or general, education. NOTE: The disciplines of literature, history and other social and behavioral sciences related to the humanities, like psychology, are treated in separate instructional guides.

Finding Books (using our online book catalog):

The Library of Congress (LC) Classification System is used by most colleges and universities to classify and arrange books on the shelves. The following letters from the LC Classification System are useful in researching the humanities.

(B) Philosophy (General)

(BC) Logic

(BD) Speculative Philosophy

(BL) Religions

(BM) Judaism

(BP) Islam

(BQ) Buddhism 

(BS) The Bible

(M) Music (General)

(ML) Literature of Music

(MT) Music Instruction

(N) Fine Arts (General)

(NA) Architecture

(NB) Sculpture

(ND) Painting

Go to these sections in Reference or the general stacks to browse these topic areas. For more detailed information, ask the librarian for a handout describing the complete range of the LC Classification System.

Sample Search Terms (for use in the online book catalog or other databases):

philosophy, logic, Platonism, pragmatism, Aristotle, medieval philosophy, music history, jazz, violin, bassoon, Suzuki Method, Ludwig van Beethoven, Bob Dylan, Egyptian art, romantic art, painting,  Pablo Picasso, flying buttress, Benjamin Britten, Deuteronomy

Suggested Print Resources (majority are located in the Reference section; many are multi-volume sets):

  • Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
  • The New Catholic Encyclopedia
  • Myths and Legends of the World
  • Encyclopedia of Religion
  • Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  • Masterpieces of Philosophy in Summary Form
  • The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy
  • New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
  • Baker's Student Encyclopedia of Music
  • Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians
  • The Dictionary of Art
  • Encyclopedia of World Art
  • 30,000 Years of Art
  • The Art Museum

Use the online book catalog to determine call numbers by title for the above items, or ask for help at the Information Desk.

Online Databases:

Online databases can yield important information published in the periodical literature, including magazines, professional journals and newspapers. Some of our most authoritative sources for this type of information are:

  • EBSCOhost (Academic Search Complete, eBook Collection, MasterFILE Premier, Religion & Philosophy Collection, Omnifile Full Text Select)
  • Gale (Biography in Context)

Selected articles can be e-mailed, saved, or printed out in their entirety.

Internet Resources (selected):

These content-rich websites contain much useful data. However, as with all Net-based resources, students should be discriminating about what they are finding and using. Not all resources on the Internet are equal. These have been found to be reliable.

Citation Style: MLA (Modern Language Association)

Correct citation form is that which is preferred by your teacher. The MLA form indicated here is almost always the appropriate form for humanities-related subjects. The most recent edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers is available in the Reference stacks. It is the most authoritative source for all questions about MLA citation form.  Also the MLA is available at the following website: library.concordia.ca/help/howto/citatin.html

For further information, call the general library reference number at the Main Yeary library at 956-721-5274 or 956-794-4274 at the Zaffirini (South) library.

We are available for assistance during all hours the library is open.  You may also reach us by email at reference_desk@laredo.edu.

Nursing and Health Sciences

This broadly-based, supportive, professionally-degreed discipline covers the care and maintenance of patients, both in hospital and out, and any associated aspects of patient care from his or her emotional well-being to status of recovery and ongoing therapeutic intervention.

Finding books (using the online book catalog):

The Library of Congress (LC) Classification System is used by most colleges and university libraries to classify and arrange books on the shelves. The following letters from the LC Classification System are useful in researching these subjects.

(R) Medicine (general)

(RB) Pathology

(RD) Surgery

(RJ) Pediatrics

(RM) Therapeutics. Pharmacology

(RS) Pharmacy

(RT) Nursing

Go to these sections in Reference or the general stacks to browse these topic areas. For more detailed information, ask the librarian on duty for a handout describing the complete range of the LC Classification System.

Sample Search Terms (for use in the online book catalog or other databases):

nursing, physical therapy, pharmacology, geriatrics, elder abuse, skilled care nursing, allied health, pediatric intensive care, intensive care nursing, paramedics, occupational therapy, radiology, phlebotomy, first responders, paramedic, triage, Alzheimer's, cancer, evidence-based medicine, diagnosis, charting and documentation

Suggested Print Resources (in the Reference Section):

  • Physicians' Desk Reference
  • Stedman's Medical Dictionary
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
  • The Merck Manual
  • NCLEX-RN Review
  • Merrill's Atlas Of Radiographic Positions & Radiologic Procedures
  • PTA Exam
  • Nursing Drug Handbook
  • Quick Reference for Physical Therapy

Use the online book catalog to determine the call numbers for the above items, or ask for help at the Information Desk.

Online Databases:

Online databases yield important information published in the periodical literature, including magazine, professional journals and newspapers. Some of our most authoritative sources for this type of information are:

  • EBSCOhost (Academic Search Complete, CINAHL, MEDLINE, eBook Collection, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, MasterFILE Premier, Health Source: Nursing/Academic, Omnifile Full Text Select)
  • Gale (Health Reference Center: Academic)
  • Learning Express Library (Occupation Practice Tests)

Selected articles can be e-mailed, saved, or printed out in their entirety.

Internet Resources (selected):

These content-rich websites contain much useful data. However, as with all Net-based searching, students should be discriminating about what they are finding and using. Not all resources on the Internet are equal. These have been found to be reliable.

Citation Style: Varies. Please check with your instructor.

For further information, call the general library reference number at the Main Yeary library at 956-721-5274 or 956-794-4274 at the Zaffirini (South) library.

We are available during all hours the library is open. You may also reach us by email atreference_desk@laredo.edu.

Science, Math & Technology

Science attempts to discover truths about the natural world through the application of rigorous methods of investigation, whether in the physical or biological realms. Technology is an applied science in which discoveries are used to produce inventions to improve the quality of life.

Finding Books (using our online book catalog):

The Library of Congress (LC) Classification System is used by most colleges and university libraries to classify and arrange books on the shelves. The following letters from the LC Classification system are useful in researching these topics.

(Q) Science

(OA) Mathematics

(QC) Physics

(QD) Chemistry

(QE) Geology

(QH) Biology

(T) Technology

(TJ) Mechanical Engineering

(TK) Electronics

Go to these sections in Reference or the general stacks to browse these topic areas. For more detailed information, ask the librarian on duty for a handout describing the complete range of the LC Classification System.

Sample Search Terms (for use in the online book catalog or other databases):

earthquakes, quantum mechanics, algebra, Albert Einstein, double helix, DNA, quasars, telescopes,  biomedical engineering, nuclear power, steam engines, computers, cell phones, genetics, natural selection, Charles Darwin, special relativity, tsunamis, inorganic chemistry, nucleotides, black holes.

Suggested Print Resources (in the Reference section):

Use the online book catalog to determine the call numbers for the above items, or ask for help at the Information Desk.

  • American Men & Women of Science
  • The Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution
  • Chambers Dictionary of Science and Technology
  • Collins Web-linked Dictionary of Mathematics
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
  • Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary
  • McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science & Technology

Online Databases:

Online databases yield important information published in the periodical literature which include consist of magazines, professional journals and newspapers. Some of our most authoritative resources for this type of information are:

  • EBSCOhost  (Academic Search Complete, Agricola, Computer Source, eBook Collection, GreenFILE, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, MasterFILE Premier, Omnifile Full Text Select, Science & Technology Collection)
  • Gale (Biography in Context)
  • Learning Express Library (Computer and Internet Basics, Popular Software Tutorials)

Selected articles can be e-mailed, saved, or printed out in their entirety.

Internet Resources (selected):

These content-rich websites contain much useful data. However, as with all Net-based resources, students should be discriminating about what they are finding and using. Not all resources on the Internet are equal.

These have been found to be reliable.

Citation Style: Varies. APA, MLA

Please check with your instructor.  APA style is frequently used in the sciences. MLA style more rarely, though it may be used for general student research papers on science topics.

For further information, at the main campus call the Yeary Library Information Assistance Desk at 956-721-5274 or 956-794-4274 at the Zaffirini (South) library. 

 You may also reach us by email at reference_desk@laredo.edu.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Like the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences comprise a vast field of knowledge, spanning-but not limited to-psychology, history and political science. Each of its separate domains share one common feature: the nature of what it is to be human, and a deep exploration of why it is we do what we do.

Finding Books (using our online book catalog):

The Library of Congress (LC) Classification System is used by most college and university libraries to classify and arrange books on the shelves. The following letters from the LC Classification System are useful in researching this topic. Note: Because social and behavioral sciences cover such a broad range, only the main classification letter has been listed in most cases. There are many sub-letters associated with each.

Call number areas to browse

Subject Area

Call Number

Subject Area

Call Number

Subject Area

Call Number

Anthropology

GN

Sociology

HM

Manners and Customs

GT

Psychology

BF

Geography

G

Ethnic Groups and Races

GN 537-674

Circulating Books

Title

Call Number

The changing body: health, nutrition, and human development in the western world since 1700

GN51 .C45 2012

Pieces of light: how the new science of memory illuminates the stories we tell about our pasts

BF378 .A87 F47 2013

Writing in sociology

HM569 .E39 2012

 

 

E-Books

Title

E-Book Type

Latino politics in America: community, culture, and interests

EBSCO eBook

Psychological treatment of older adults : a holistic model

EBSCO eBook

Transforming practice: critical issues in equity, diversity and education

EBSCO eBook

The Routledge atlas of America History

EBSCO eBook

Go to these sections in Reference or the general stacks to browse these topic areas. For more detailed information, ask the librarian on duty for a handout describing the complete range of the Library of Congress Classification System.

Sample Search Terms (for use in the online book catalog or other databases):

psychological tests, Sigmund Freud, behaviorist theory, phobias, psychosis, mental illnesses,  archaeology, history of France, Treaty of Versailles, Adolf Hitler, United States history, Colonial America, Boston Tea Party, Lascaux cavemen, mountains of Costa Rica, Paleolithic man, families, marriage, sexual behavior, human sexuality, same-sex marriage, Constitution of the United States, First Amendment, Supreme Court decisions, capital punishment

Suggested Print Sources:

Reference Sources

Title

Call Number

Encyclopedia of Anthropology

REF GN307 .E52

Psychology 12/13

REF BF149 .P793

Sociology 12/13

REF HM1  .A76

Historical atlas of Texas

REF G1371.S1 R3

Periodicals

Geography

Periodicals

Current History

Periodicals

Contemporary Sociology

Periodicals

Online Databases (selected):

Online databases yield important information published in the periodical literature, including magazines, professional journals and newspapers. Some of our most authoritative sources for this type of information are:

Recommended Databases

Bibliography of Native North Americans

Bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North Americans culture, history, and life. Dates of coverage range from sixteenth century to the present.

Academic Search Complete

Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

This is the world’s largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.

 Texas Reference Center

Texas Reference Center contains full text periodicals, reference books, Texas newspapers relevant to the state.

Selected articles can be e-mailed, saved, or printed out in their entirety.

Internet Resources (selected):

These content-rich websites contain much useful data. However, as with all Net-based resources, students should be discriminating about what they are finding and using. Not all resources on the Internet are equal.

These have been found to be reliable.

Suggested Websites:

 

 

American Anthropological Association

aaanet.org/resources/

ipl2  (Internet Public Library 2)

ipl.org/IPL

infoplease

infoplease.com/countries

Texas State Historical Association

tshaonline.org

Digital Librarian: Psychology

digital-librarian.com/psychology

Research Resources for the Social Sciences

socsciresearch.com

BBC News: Country Profiles

news.bbc.co.uk                        

   

White House History

whitehouse.gov/about/history

Library of Congress: American Memory

loc.gov/ammem/index.html

NARA: National Archives and Records

archives.gov

Documenting the American South

docsouth.unc.edu

    Citation Style: Varies.   MLA or APA. Please check with your instructor.

For further information, at the Main campus call the Yeary Library Information Assistance Desk at 956-721-5247 or 956-794-4274 at the Zaffirini (South) library. 

You may also reach us by email at reference_desk@laredo.edu.

Vocational, Technical and Industrial Trades

The various vocational disciplines and trades center offer on hands training in a variety of areas: including refrigeration science, automotive repair, carpentry, electrical engineering, and others.

Finding Books (using our online book catalog):

The Library of Congress (LC) Classification System is used by most college and university libraries to classify and arrange books on the shelves. The following letters from the Library of Congress Classification System are useful in researching and locating these subjects.

(T) Technology (general)

(TJ) Mechanical Engineering & Machinery  

(TK) Electrical Engineering   

(TL) Motor Vehicles  

(TP) Chemical Technology 

(TX) Home Economics                                     

Sample Search Terms (for use in the online book catalog or other databases):

air conditioning, auto mechanics, Henry Ford, refrigeration, refrigerator, Freon, automotive collision, carpentry, diesel engines, diesel repair, circuits, electrical repair, wiring, logistics, welding, chillers, cookery, digital, electrical codes, culinary arts

Suggested Print Sources (in the Reference section):

  • Principles of Refrigeration
  • Encyclopedia of Electronic Circuits
  • American Electrician's Handbook
  • McGraw-Hill National Electrical Code Handbook
  • Goodheart-Wilcox Automotive Encyclopedia

Use the online book catalog to determine the call numbers (location) for the above items, or ask for help at the Reference Information Assistance Desk.

Online Databases:

Online databases yield important information published in the periodical literature which consist of magazines, professional journals and newspapers. Some of our most authoritative sources for this type of information are:

  • Mitchell1 OnDemand5
  • EBSCOhost (Academic Search Complete; Vocational and Career Collection; Computer Source; Science & Technology Collection; Information Science & Technology Abstracts)
  • Gale (Biography in Context)
  • Learning Express Library (Computer and Internet Basics, Popular Software Tutorials, Skill Building for Adults, Occupation Practice Tests)

Selected articles can be e-mailed, saved, or printed out in their entirety.

Internet Resources (selected):

These content-rich websites contain much useful data. However, as with all Net-based resources, students should be discriminating about what they are finding and using.  Not all resources on the Internet are equal.

These have been found to be reliable.

Citation Style: (varies) Please check with your instructor.

For further information, at the main campus call the Yeary Library Information Assistance Desk at 956-721-5274 or 956-794-4274 at the Zaffirini (South) library. 

You may also reach us by email at reference_desk@laredo.edu