Answered By: Dean Riley
Last Updated: Jun 14, 2016     Views: 12

Outstanding question!

1. Library catalog (http://libcat.hbu.edu) - In the search box, if you type wheelchair and sports, you get four results. One is not viable of the four.

2. HBU OneSearch (on library home page) - If you search nutrition and training and amputee you only get eight articles as of this writing. Those eight at all online even though they all don't say "fulltext." Be sure to click the LINKSOURCE button to go to the fulltext. Play word detective. Be on the lookout for other useful terms for nutrition, training, and amputee. Find other unique synonyms that means what you say. Then, mix and match those terms in your searches. One thing I didn't think about was "wheelchair sports" as not all amputees use wheelchairs. Some have prosthetics.

3. Scholar.google.com. First, click settings and the "library links." Type "Houston Baptist University" and click everything checked. You still need to do this while on campus as well as home. There's a lot of results with those terms so you need use as unique terms as possible to boost your relevancy. Remember that the databases only see the terms. They don't know context or relevance.

4. If you can't find any book or full text article from here, we can get things on Interlibrary Loan. You can search Worldcat.org or worldcat.org/m on your cell phone. We get all of our cataloging records from the company that created this web site. Go there and do a subject search for coffee and history. Click or tap any title and click/tap Find in Library. Input your zip code (77074 for HBU). The site will show you libraries with that book starting with the nearest one to your zip code. You can come to the library Reference Desk and show us your ID card and we can get you a TexShare card. Most of the area libraries participate in the TexShare program except Rice University. If you have something you want from Rice, then talk with the librarian about how to get books from there (you can!). For TexShare books, they will come here when they arrive.

That should get you a jump start. If you have more questions, please call us at 281-649-3180!