Whom to contact

If you have research-related questions or need help with information on these pages, contact Tom Krenzke, reference and instruction librarian, at

Tom.Krenzke@cune.edu  or  library@cune.edu
800.535.5494 ext7256  or  402.643.7256
Or, fill out a Research Help Meeting Request

Tom’s office is located in Concordia’s Link Library, room 111.

Welcome to Concordia’s online reference help desk

General resources are listed below. Discipline-specific and course resources can be found through the Help Desk Pages on the right.

Home – Research Help

Welcome to Link Library Research Help, a collaborative project designed by your professors and the library as a resource for research in completing your course assignments.  See the Help Desk Pages to the right for links to discipline-, course-, or program-related resources.

Where do I start?

To see a list of online database suggestions in your discipline, links to database tutorials, plus tips on obtaining the full text of articles or finding books, click on one of following “Accessing Library Resources in…” , or see the list below ( * = Provides electronic interlibrary loan request form automatically received by CUNE library; cost for undergraduates is 25 cents per request – waived for graduate and degree completion students), or see CUNE Library online databases at http://www.cune.edu/librarydatabases :

NOTE:  The 4 steps of online database searching are (1) identify the main concepts in your research question, (2) list synonyms for the main concepts, (3) create a preliminary search, and (4) interact with search results to refine.  See Academic Search Premier scholarly article search (5min screencast  click for transcript ).  For more tutorials about research, see the CUNE Research Toolkit .

Accessing Library Resources in…     ART ;       BUSINESS ;       EDUCATION ;       FAMILY LIFE ;       GENERAL ;       GERONTOLOGY ;       HEALTH & HUMAN PERFORMANCE ;       HISTORY ;       HUMAN SERVICES NURSING & PUBLIC HEALTH ;       LITERATURE-COMMUNICATION ;       MATHEMATICS-COMPUTING ;       MUSIC ;       NATURAL SCIENCES ;       PSYCHOLOGY ;       SOCIAL SCIENCES ;       THEOLOGY

NOTE:  All CUNE services (connectCUNE portal, Blackboard, WordPress, library online databases, etc.) use the same CUNE username and password — for more information, visit http://helpdesk.cune.edu/ > Student > Accounts

General academic databases:

  1. *Academic Search Premier
  2. *ArticleFirst
  3. Books in Print
  4. Britannica Online
  5. Credo Reference
  6. eBooks from EBSCOhost
  7. eLibrary
  8. Journal Finder    For electronic periodicals accessible by CUNE library members
  9. *OmniFile
  10. Oxford Reference Online
  11. *WorldCat    For books, periodicals, & other materials

Subject-specific databases:

  1. *ATLASerials (theology)
  2. Biblical Archaeology Society Online Archive (Biblical studies)
  3. Biography Reference Bank (biography)
  4. Business Insights: Global (global business)
  5. CAMIO – Catalog of Art Museum Images Online (art from collections)
  6. Christian Cyclopedia Online (theology)
  7. *CINAHL Plus with Full Text (nursing, allied health)
  8. *Communication & Mass Media Complete (communication, media studies)
  9. *ERIC (education)    Also http://eric.ed.gov/
  10. *Family & Society Studies Worldwide (family practice, social work/science)
  11. Films on Demand (most disciplines)
  12. *GreenFILE (environmental impact)
  13. HeritageQuest (family history, American culture)
  14. JSTOR (over thirty disciplines)
  15. LexisNexis Academic (business, medical, legal, newspapers)
  16. *Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (information management)
  17. Literature Resource Center (literature)
  18. *MEDLINE (medicine)    Also http://www.nlm.nih.gov/
  19. Naxos Music Library (music)
  20. *RILM (music)
  21. *SPORTDiscus (sport, health, fitness, sports medicine)
  22. *Teacher Reference Center (education)


Where do I find more information about…?

…Distance learning

NOTE:  All CUNE services (connectCUNE portal, Blackboard, WordPress, library online databases, etc.) use the same CUNE username and password — for more information, visit http://helpdesk.cune.edu/ > Student > Accounts

…Research tips for Link Library users

…Research resources and strategies

…Evaluating information

…Faculty and staff resources

Assessing Research Instruction & Related Topics

 

Academic Libraries, Research Instruction, & Related Topics

 

…Career research pathfinders

 

Please send your suggestions, comments, or questions to:  Reference and Instruction Librarian   tom.krenzke@cune.edu  800.535.5494 ext7256  L-111

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