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Struggling with finding the articles and books you need for an upcoming paper?

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Research appointments are an opportunity for you to discuss your research with a librarian. A librarian will:

  • help you work out a step-by-step procedure for finding information
  • suggest sources to give you an overview of the topic
  • assist in ways to evaluate the information you find

Most appointments last from 30 minutes to one hour.

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Archives & Special Collections

University of La Verne Digital Collections

This is a sample of digitized materials from Archives and Special Collections. These sources document the history of the University of La Verne and the surrounding community.

ULV Wilson Library Archives and Special Collections Playlist

A Whole New RefWorks


RefWorks now has a brand new interface!  (Continuing users make sure to read to the end. There are some important tips, that I learned the hard way.)  The new interface allows for easy editing, creating of folders, creating of bibliographies, sharing of folders, and more.  It provides the same functionality as the Legacy RefWorks with a much more user-friendly look and feel.

RefWorks is an all-inclusive reference manager that allows you to collect, organize, read, annotate, and cite research sources. It’s an online service, meaning that you can access your research from anywhere that you have a computer and internet access, whether on-campus or off. Signing up is simple.

If you are already a RefWorks user, you know the high level of functionality it provides in saving your citations, creating bibliographies, and pairing with your word software.

If you are not yet a RefWorks user, take a minute to think about a software that stores all of your citation information and generates a first draft of your references page in seconds….  a dream come true.

For New RefWorks Users:

To learn more or to get started, the library has a RefWorks Guide with step-by-step instructions for everything you might want to know about RefWorks.

If you are ready to get started, you can create an account (using your La Verne email address) on the RefWorks homepage.

After you have set up an account, start searching in one of the library’s many databases for articles to export to RefWorks.

For Continuing RefWorks Users:

You have a choice.  Do you stay with the tried and true Legacy RefWorks? Or do you migrate over to the New RefWorks?

If you have been using RefWorks for a while there are some things you need to consider before deciding whether to continue using the Legacy RefWorks or migrate to the New RefWorks.

  1. Are you in the middle of working on a dissertation, thesis, or senior project?   If so, you probably don’t want to learn the new software in the middle of your project.  The Legacy RefWorks is scheduled to be available through next summer.  If your timeline matches this, you may just want to stick with what you know and then migrate. If you are at the beginning of your dissertation process, you may want to migrate over now.
  2. Is migrating to the New RefWorks difficult? Nope! RefWorks has made the migration very easy. When you log into the Legacy RefWorks there is a link in the top left-hand corner to migrate.  RefWorks takes care of the rest. One thing to note upon migrating: your username will now be the laverne email associated with your account, regardless of what it was in the Legacy RefWorks.
  3. Are you tempted to migrate and then see which one you like best? From personal experience, I would highly recommend not doing this.  If you start exporting/importing into both versions be aware that the citations with only appear in the version you import them into.  Pick one and go with it!  Otherwise you will be missing citations that you will need. (Yes, you can imagine how frustrating this might be!)
  4. How is the best way to keep logging into Legacy RefWorks? RefWorks has created an intermediary page when you export from a database allowing you to choose the RefWorks platform you want to use.  From here, select the Legacy RefWorks.  Alternatively, there is a link to the Legacy RefWorks on the RefWorks Guide or you may want to bookmark it in your browser.  The New RefWorks is now linked from the Library Homepage.


What Are Your Faculty Publishing??

Ever wonder about your faculty’s research? What type of articles they publish?  The articles listed below have been published in the last month (or so) by La Verne faculty.  To find more faculty publications, view the Faculty Scholarship bibliography.  Some of the articles are available full-text through the library databases, others can be requested through LeoDelivers.

Dr. Aaron Baker’s, Assistant Professor of Psychology, along with colleagues Scott D. Litwack, Joshua Clapp, J. Gayle Beck, and Denise M. Sloan,  article “The driving behavior survey as a measure of behavioral stress responses to MVA-related PTSD” has been accepted into print by Behavior Therapy.  It is currently available full-text online.

College of Law faculty Ashley Lipson and Kevin Marshall, along with colleague P.W. Fitzgerald, published the article “Tort reform and class action litigation in the states: A review of state law modifications and the recent avery V. state farm mut. auto. ins. co.: Implications for determining damages and public policy” in Feature Edition, 2013(3), 95-109.  This is not available in full-text through the Wilson Library, you can however request it through LeoDelivers.

Cleveland Hayes, Adonay Montes, and Laurie Schroeder, all faculty in the La Fetra College of Education, recently published the article “Self-fulfilling prophecy not: Using cultural assets to beat the odds” in the journal Gender & Education.  This article is not currently available full-text in the library, but it can be ordered through LeoDelivers

Dr. Roy Kwon, Assistant Professor of Sociology, published “What factors matter for trade at the global level? testing five approaches to globalization, 1820–2007”  in International Journal of Comparative Sociology. Find the article full-text in the library databases!

Dr. Yvonne Smith, Professor of Management, recently published her article “Management and the gospel: Luke’s radical message for the first and twenty-first centuries”  in M@n@gement.  This article is available full-text through the library.

Dr. Heidy Contreras, Assistant Professor of Biology, J.S. Thaler, and G. Davidowitz’s article “Effects of predation risk and plant resistance on manduca sexta caterpillar feeding behaviour and physiologywas recently accepted for publication in Ecological EntomologyIt is available full-text online.

Dr. Matthew Witt, Professor of Public Administration, with his colleague Lance Dehaven-Smith, published ” Labyrinths and fabrications: Public administration and the peoplein Public Administration Quarterly.  The article is available full-text in the library.

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