Thématique: Finding sources
How to access sources
The art of finding what you’re looking for
OBJECTIVES
  • Discover the information retrieval tools offered by the library to access different types of sources
QUIZ
To search a topic using keywords, which tools should Fred use? (select all that apply)
A professor gave Fred an article reference. Which tool should he use first to get the full text quickly? (select only one)
What types of sources can you find in RERO Explore Geneva? (select all that apply)
Using RERO Explore Geneva allows you to search for digital and print sources from UNIGE’s library, the city of Geneva’s research libraries, and the Geneva University of Applied Sciences and Arts’ libraries combined. (True/False)
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KEY POINTS

Even if Fred still doesn’t know how to go about finding the sources he needs in the library, he had good instincts for once. He equipped himself with his keywords and started his research on RERO Explore Geneva.

To make sure you find the document you need, be aware that there are two research tools to prioritize:

  • RERO Explore Geneva
  • Multidisciplinary and discipline-specific databases

If you already have a complete bibliographic reference, use RERO Explore Geneva first to find the full text.

If you’re in the same situation as Fred, using a research question and keywords to find sources, RERO Explore Geneva or another database will do the trick.


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