What do you need to do today?

Library "self help" tool from the University of Kentucky Libraries

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What do you need to do today? by Mind Map: What do you need to do today?

1. I need to start my research or pick a topic

1.1. I need help choosing a topic

1.2. I need help understanding my assignment

1.3. I need to turn my topic into a research question

1.4. I am not sure what types of sources I need

1.5. I need help searching Remember you can also Ask Us for help at http://libanswers.uky.edu/

1.5.1. I am not sure where to search

1.5.2. I need search tips

1.5.3. I searched and found too little or too much

1.5.4. I need to select terms or keywords to search with

1.5.5. The library does not have the item I need

1.5.6. I do not know which items are relevant to my topic

1.5.7. I need help using what I've found to find more

1.5.8. I just need help! --Use the ASK US link for more help options!

2. I need help citing or using sources

2.1. I do not know how to save or organize what I've found so far

2.2. I need help integrating sources into my paper

2.3. I need help avoiding plagiarism

2.4. Are these sources good for my research?

2.4.1. I do not know which sources are appropriate to use

2.4.2. I do not know if this article or book is scholarly

2.4.3. I am only supposed to use print or non-internet sources

2.4.4. I do not know whether a work or journal is significant in my field

2.4.5. I need to know who has cited a work

2.5. I need help citing my sources

2.5.1. I need a tool to help me generate citations

2.5.2. I need help citing sources in MLA format

2.5.3. I need help citing sources in Chicago format

2.5.4. I need help citing sources in APA format

3. I need help with computer, printer or access issues

3.1. I need help with a printer issue

3.2. I'm a Distance Learning student and need library materials

3.3. I am not a UK student and need to use the library

3.4. I want to report a problem with a library resource. --Thank you for reporting! Please use the ASK US link to let us know about the problem: http://libanswers.uky.edu/

3.5. I just need HELP! --Contact a librarian using the ASK US service and we can help you: http://libanswers.uky.edu/

3.6. I am having trouble accessing a resource or item

3.6.1. The Library does not have the item I need

3.6.2. GET TEXT UK is not working

3.6.3. The book I need is checked out

3.6.4. The item I need says it is in Storage

3.6.5. A website asked me to pay for an article

3.6.6. I do not know where to find a call number in the library

4. I need to find sources for my research

4.1. I am not sure what types of sources I need

4.2. I need help in my subject area

4.3. I need items in languages other than English

4.4. The library does not have the item I need

4.5. I am looking for a particular kind of source

4.5.1. Books

4.5.1.1. I want to find books on my topic --Use the link to access InfoKat, our library catalog.

4.5.1.2. I want to browse print books on my topic -- Use the link to see a list of our campus libraries.

4.5.1.3. I am looking for primary sources

4.5.1.4. I only want to find E-Books

4.5.1.5. I need help searching Remember you can also Ask Us for help at http://libanswers.uky.edu/

4.5.1.5.1. I am not sure where to search

4.5.1.5.2. I need search tips

4.5.1.5.3. I searched and found too little or too much

4.5.1.5.4. I need to select terms or keywords to search with

4.5.1.5.5. The library does not have the item I need

4.5.1.5.6. I do not know which items are relevant to my topic

4.5.1.5.7. I need help using what I've found to find more

4.5.1.5.8. I just need help! --Use the ASK US link for more help options!

4.5.2. Articles

4.5.2.1. I am looking for peer-reviewed articles

4.5.2.2. I am looking for newspaper articles

4.5.2.3. Nothing I found was in full text

4.5.2.4. I am only supposed to use print or non-internet sources

4.5.2.5. I want to find or browse journals by subject

4.5.2.6. I am not sure what types of sources I need

4.5.2.7. I need help searching Remember you can also Ask Us for help at http://libanswers.uky.edu/

4.5.2.7.1. I am not sure where to search

4.5.2.7.2. I need search tips

4.5.2.7.3. I searched and found too little or too much

4.5.2.7.4. I need to select terms or keywords to search with

4.5.2.7.5. The library does not have the item I need

4.5.2.7.6. I do not know which items are relevant to my topic

4.5.2.7.7. I need help using what I've found to find more

4.5.2.7.8. I just need help! --Use the ASK US link for more help options!

4.5.3. Journals

4.5.3.1. I am looking for a specific journal

4.5.3.2. I want to find or browse journals by subject

4.5.3.3. I need information about a specific journal

4.5.3.4. Is this journal significant in my field?

4.5.4. Primary Sources

4.5.5. Maps

4.5.6. Statistics

4.5.7. Company or industry information

4.5.8. Thesis or dissertation

4.5.9. Government Information

4.6. I need help searching Remember you can also Ask Us for help at http://libanswers.uky.edu/

4.6.1. I am not sure where to search

4.6.2. I need search tips

4.6.3. I searched and found too little or too much

4.6.4. I need to select terms or keywords to search with

4.6.5. The library does not have the item I need

4.6.6. I do not know which items are relevant to my topic

4.6.7. I need help using what I've found to find more

4.6.8. I just need help! --Use the ASK US link for more help options!

5. I'm looking for a specific item

5.1. I need materials my instructor put on reserve

5.2. I have a citation but I don't know what type it is

5.3. I am looking for a particular kind of source

5.3.1. Books

5.3.1.1. I want to find books on my topic --Use the link to access InfoKat, our library catalog.

5.3.1.2. I want to browse print books on my topic -- Use the link to see a list of our campus libraries.

5.3.1.3. I am looking for primary sources

5.3.1.4. I only want to find E-Books

5.3.1.5. I need help searching Remember you can also Ask Us for help at http://libanswers.uky.edu/

5.3.1.5.1. I am not sure where to search

5.3.1.5.2. I need search tips

5.3.1.5.3. I searched and found too little or too much

5.3.1.5.4. I need to select terms or keywords to search with

5.3.1.5.5. The library does not have the item I need

5.3.1.5.6. I do not know which items are relevant to my topic

5.3.1.5.7. I need help using what I've found to find more

5.3.1.5.8. I just need help! --Use the ASK US link for more help options!

5.3.2. Articles

5.3.2.1. I am looking for peer-reviewed articles

5.3.2.2. I am looking for newspaper articles

5.3.2.3. Nothing I found was in full text

5.3.2.4. I am only supposed to use print or non-internet sources

5.3.2.5. I want to find or browse journals by subject

5.3.2.6. I am not sure what types of sources I need

5.3.2.7. I need help searching Remember you can also Ask Us for help at http://libanswers.uky.edu/

5.3.2.7.1. I am not sure where to search

5.3.2.7.2. I need search tips

5.3.2.7.3. I searched and found too little or too much

5.3.2.7.4. I need to select terms or keywords to search with

5.3.2.7.5. The library does not have the item I need

5.3.2.7.6. I do not know which items are relevant to my topic

5.3.2.7.7. I need help using what I've found to find more

5.3.2.7.8. I just need help! --Use the ASK US link for more help options!

5.3.3. Journals

5.3.3.1. I am looking for a specific journal

5.3.3.2. I want to find or browse journals by subject

5.3.3.3. I need information about a specific journal

5.3.3.4. Is this journal significant in my field?

5.3.4. Primary Sources

5.3.5. Maps

5.3.6. Statistics

5.3.7. Company or industry information

5.3.8. Thesis or dissertation

5.3.9. Government Information

5.4. I am looking for a specific item (book, article, etc.)

5.4.1. I am looking for a specific book

5.4.2. I am looking for a specific article

5.4.3. I am looking a specific journal

5.4.4. I am looking for a specific video