Hello, I'm Mou Chakraborty,
Director of Public Services at
Blackwell Library. I supervise
the Research & Instructional
Services (RIS) Department
and the Access Services
Department. What it means for
you is that I am your contact
person for your instructional
needs at the Blackwell Library.
For Distance Students
also coordinate distance library
services. So if you are a
distance student, please feel
free to contact me. Sometimes as
a distance student you may feel
a little isolated from the main
campus. Rest assured, we want
to make sure that you are
getting equitable level of
library services from us. You
are also going to find this
Distance Learners webpage a
very useful starting point.
You can call me at
410-543-6131 or email me at
Other Contacts in the
You can call the Research &
Instructional Services Desk
for Blackwell Library
Research Help Desk) or
Fridie is the liaison for
Collection Development for
Respiratory Therapy. You can
contact her at
chat with the
Circulation staff asking
them basic library questions
including Interlibrary Loan
chat with the Research &
librarians to ask them
You can also get help 24
hours a day, 7 days a week
through the Maryland
service. Find out more
For this course, you
will have a library related assignment - Research Log. You will be given
a copy of the log in class and it will also be posted on MyClasses.
I'd highly encourage you to also
go through the
Library Tutorial as it will
answer many of the questions you
If you're new to the library
website, here's a
quick tutorial to show you
how to get around!
Tutorials and Guides
Direct Borrowing Tutorial (Windows Media Player video)
Find It Button Tutorial (Flash video)
Interlibrary Loan Tutorial (Windows Media Player video)
Library Buzz (our blog listing news, events, and
Finding Books & Course Reserves
Search for books
online catalog shared by all University of Maryland
libraries. Follow these steps to have a book sent to
Shady Grove for you to pick up:
Click on the title of the book you want.
Look for the line that says "Location" and click on the link
that says "Availability."
Click on the gold rectangle that says "request."
Choose Salisbury University as your campus affiliation and log
in with your barcode number and last name.
Select Shady Grove as the pick up location.
Submit your request. You will receive an email when it's
ready to be picked up.
Search for reserve
readings in SU's
online catalog. You can search by course name or
number, instructor, title of the item, etc. You will need
the password from your instructor to access electronic reserves.
See this page for more information about
Finding Articles & the Find It Button
Ask yourself if you need scholarly sources or popular sources
for your assignment. Many times, your professor will insist on
scholarly sources. What does that mean? Find out using this
We have several databases you can
use to search for journal, magazine, or newspaper articles.
Some of them only give a citation to the article, and some have
the full-text. Here is a list of databases that are
good for articles about Respiratory Therapy:
CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health
Literature) covers over 1600 professional journals in nursing
and allied health. Also includes publications from the National
League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association.
Health Source: Nursing Academic
Nearly 600 Scholarly full text titles covering nursing and
allied health, 450 of these are peer-reviewed titles about 400
more titles are indexed and abstracted
Proquest Nursing & Allied Health Source
A full-text resource providing access to scholarly research
in nursing and related fields. The collection consists of over
Provides abstracts and indexing using Medical Subject
Headings (MESH) for about 4,600 biomedical journals published in
the U.S. and 70 foreign countries.
Provides abstracts and indexing for more than 1800 journals.
Full text of more than 800 journals is available to USMAI
Academic Search Complete
Provides abstracts and indexing for over 7,000 journals.
Full text of articles for over 4,000 scholarly publications,
including more than 3,100 peer-reviewed publications.
Web of Science
The ISI Web of Science provides seamless access to the
Science Citation Expanded®, Social Sciences Citation Index®, and
Arts & Humanities Citation Index™. It enables users to search
current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from
approximately 8,500 of the most prestigious, high
impact research journals in the world.
Citing your work
Plagiarism is not cool! Of course
you want to make sure you give proper credit to any source that
you use to write your papers, whether you directly quote or
This guide helps students understand what
plagiarism is and how to avoid it.
this guide to
help you cite your work, and remember librarians are good at
answering citation questions as well!
are some of my favorite sites for help
with APA Style: