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ABM310 Automotive Service Management: Home

A course guide for Ron Garner's Automotive Service Management class.

Before the Library Class

Complete the following document before your library session.

Library Research Competencies Covered

At the conclusion of this library orentation, the students will be able to

  • Use the Madigan Library Catalog appropriately to find what books the Library has on their topics.
  • Locate items in the Library.
  • Use other library catalogs to find books.
  • Use Journal Locator in conjunction with a magazine database and a paper (print) magazine index to determine if the Madigan Library owns an article they want.
  • Pick appropriate magazine databases for their topics.
  • Read magazine citations.
  • Use paper (print) magazine indexes appropriately.
  • Identify three ways to conduct legal research in Madigan Library.
  • Use one of these three ways to find law pertinent to their topics.
  • Identify reliable information on the internet.

 

During the Library Class

Activity 1

  • Using your topic, find a relevant book in PCT's Library Catalog.
  • Fill in the information requested under Activity 1 on your Activities Form.
  • Begin with the Madigan Library Homepage.

Activity 2

  • Using your topic, identify one database appropriate for your topic.
  • Fill in the information requested under Activity 2 on your Activities form.
  • Begin with the Madigan Library Homepage.

Activity 3

Determine whether the Madigan Library has this article:

"How to design plastic gears," Dan Smith." Design News. 53.14 (Jul 20, 1988) :114.

Activity 4

  • Using a citation from your Readers' Guide handout, determine whether PCT has the article in the citation you choose.
  • Fill in the information requested under Activity 4 on your Activities form.
  • Begin with the Madigan Library Homepage.

Activity 5

  • Examine this internet site: Hybrid Cars
  • Fill in the information requested under Activity 5 on your Activities form.

After the Library Class--Step 1

After the Library Class--Step 2

After the Library Class--Step 3

Other Useful Tools

Subject Guide

Alan Buck
Contact:
Madigan Library
LIB138
570-320-2400 x 7742
Librarian for the School of Transportation and Natural Resources Technologies