Welcome to the Leslie F. Malpass Library. My name is John Stierman, and I am the library liaison to your department. If you have any questions about the library or your personal research, I encourage you to discuss them with me. My contact information is found at the right of most pages in this guide.
- to identify standard information retrieval tools in your discipline (RPTA)
- to create and execute effective and efficient search strategies
- to find refereed research journals, papers, or reports
- to retrieve the full-text of desired bilbiographic items
- to manage contents with MyEbsco Host
- to use the Samba server at WIU
Scholarship is the product of scholars. Scholars are students who have devoted much time and energy to a particular subject. In order to be considered a scholar, one must publish his/her work (make public). In the free market place of ideas, the scholar's work is critically evaluated and measured against the existing literature on the subject. In most cases, scholarship is a secondary source. One major exception to this is the study of historical interpretations or historiography. In that case, the history itself is the primary source.