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ABM310 Automotive Service Management: Home

We'll show you how to find books in the library catalog, magazine articles in the Penn College databases, and reliable information on the Internet. You'll learn how to do legal research and how to create citations for your research papers.

An orientation - Library resources for ABM310

Whether you're on campus or a distance learning student, you'll find information on the tabs above that will show you how to find resources in the library catalog, articles and legal materials in the library's databases, and reliable websites. Then we'll show you how to create APA citations for your References page. After some in-class exercises and an after-class assignment, you'll be ready for Dr. Garner's research assignments!

Please note the "Video instruction" tab above - it will take you to a video to give you even more help completing the assignments. Both videos have the same content, but one is closed-captioned.

Library Research Competencies Covered

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

  • Use the Madigan Library Catalog appropriately to find what books the Library has on their topics, and locate them in the Library
  • Pick appropriate databases for their topics and use the Journals/Newspaper Titles link ("Journal Locator") to determine if the Madigan Library owns an article they want.
  • Identify reliable information on the Internet.
  • Identify three ways to conduct legal research in Madigan Library and use one of the three to find statutory, case, or administrative law pertinent to their topics.
  • Read and understand a citation and formulate appropriate citations for their research papers.


After the Library Class

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Helen Yoas
Madigan Library
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm
570-320-2400 ext. 7920