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Upward Bound- History: How to Get There

What It Is

  • Encore is what you use to search the Library's catalog!

  • The Library's Catalog is what you search to find things the Library owns like:
    • Books
    • Government Documents
    • Titles of Journals
    • Titles of Periodicals
    • Visual Media (streaming videos, dvds, etc.)

Helpful Video Tutorials

Click on the following links to view a short tutorial on each topic. For flash-free mobile and Apple devices click on

Encore  (2:18)  

Starting Your Research  (1:42)   

Compiling Your Sources: Books  (3:07)   

Compiling your Sources: E-Books  (2:03)  

Compiling your Sources: Government Documents  (2:28)  

The Library of Congress Classification System   (3:28)  

SuDoc Call Numbers  (4:22)  

The Dewey Decimal Classification System  (5:09)  

    How to Get There

    • From the Library's homepage, click Databases

    • Since you know the name of the database you want to access (LexisNexis Academic), you can use the alphabetical list at the bottom of the page
    • Click L for "LexisNexis"

    • On the next page is a list of databases that begin with the letter 'L'.
    • LexisNexis Academic is the first database in the list. Click the title.

    • When you see this page, you're still not in the database; click the title one more time

    • When you see the screen pictured below, you know you've successfully accessed LexisNexis Academic!


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