information you may need for your topic might not be available in journal
or book form. The following is a list of other places to look for information.
Campus departments also have information about the
institution where you attend school. A staff member on campus may able
to put you in touch with a contact person who will be able to provide
the information you seek. Inquire on campus or consult the institution's
online site or a phone directory.
Conference Proceedings, Working Papers and Dissertations
These are helpful as are radio and television
transcripts. These sources are normally acquired by the researcher
through interlibrary loan and may be difficult for less experienced
searchers to locate. A professional librarian may need to be consulted
when using these sources.
Directories such as the phonebook are another area
to explore for information. The government and business sections are
The United States government is a
publisher of information on all topics. Specific departments and
agencies publish information and make it available to the public.
State and local government information is also available.
You may find what you are looking for by either
going to a specific website URL or using government documents in the
collections housed in the HELIN Consortium. To find an use
government document, consult a reference librarian.
Many libraries keep current information on various
topics in a pamphlet file. These materials are timely and are not usually
cataloged so they will not appear when you search in the online catalog.
If you are interested in whether your topic is available please consult
a librarian at the reference desk.
Professional Associations and Organizations
These exist on nearly every interest you may comprehend.
There are a multitude of groups to be explored.
Associations and organizations often publish their own newsletters and
maintain their own newsletters and/or maintain a web site. An
excellent resource for finding information about associations and
of Associations and Organizations
Special library collections whether public or private
hold information of interest to the researcher. Historical information
held in archival collections is often atypical of other collections.
Audiovisual collections are another source to consult. You may call
your affiliated library to discuss your research needs