How can I find peer-reviewed articles?

Peer-reviewed articles are published in scholarly journals with an editorial board of scholars and specialists in the discipline related to the article topic. The terms "peer-reviewed" and "scholarly" articles are often used interchangeably. This type of article always cites sources in a bibliography or in footnotes. While not all scholarly journals go through the peer review process, it is usually safe to assume that a peer reviewed journal is also scholarly.

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How do I find books when I have the call number?

Main Collection books, Reference, and bound Periodicals are shelved according to the Library of Congress (LC) call number system. Main Collection books are located on the third floor of the library. Each group of stacks is marked with a sign indicating the call number range for that section. Reference, Periodicals, and Theses also use LC call numbers, but Government Documents and Juvenile books use different systems.

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What should I do if I can't find a book on the shelf?

  1. Look around... Is it near a copy machine? Is it misshelved close to where it should be? Did it slip behind the other books? Feel free to ask for other ideas at the Reference Desk or at the Circulation & Reserve counter.
  2. Check the sorting area (near the Folio books) on the 3rd floor. Books are in rough call number order.
  3. Check the new book shelves on the 3rd floor (across from the elevators), especially if it is a recently published book.
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How do I find an article in the Sacramento Bee?

The Sacramento Bee is the leading newspaper of northern California.

Through our subscription to NewsBank America's News we have online access to the Sacramento Bee from 1984 to the present.

On our "Newspapers" page click on the link for the Sacramento Bee e-edition.

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How do I find a book?

You are able to search and find library books using OneSearch. Just search for your topic/subject by typing a keyword or keywords. Once you click "search" a list of books with those keywords will be listed on a result list.

For example, if you were looking for "How has renewable energy helped the economy" you could use the keywords: renewable energy and economy.

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