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Non-Profit Leadership Resources: Getting Started

Welcome to the library!

Welcome to the Fielding library! This guide is intended to help familiarize you with our resources and offer guidance on searching for materials related to the Non-profit Leadership Certificate Program.  Be sure to explore each of the tabs along the top of the screen, and remember you are always welcome to contact our librarians for assistance: library@fielding.edu

Quick Reference Guides

More Search Help

Check out our Research Guide on Library Research Methods. It covers:

1.     Basics - Tips for formulating a good search strategy and using Boolean logic.

2.     Intermediate - Learn how to use quotation marks, the asterisk, and proximity operators to make your searches faster and more effective.

3.     Advanced - Delve into the complex world of citation searching and journal rankings to uncover hidden connections.

4.     Journal Rankings - Find out which journals are the top journals in your field.

Using FASTsearch

FASTsearch is the tool in Fielding's library which allows you to search most, but not all, of our database content at once. The video on this page will help you learn how to run a basic search and filter your results.  Click on the 'advanced' tab above to watch the video about advanced searching and saving your results. 

Curious to know which databases are and are not included? There a links to complete lists in the 'Search' column of our main library website.

View the tutorial materials below to learn about using the Advanced search features of FASTsearch.

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Locating Journals and eBooks

The Fielding Library has access to over 47,000 journal subscriptions. To search for a journal, follow the 'journal and book title' link from the library website. To locate articles, use FASTsearch, databases, or search within a particular journal.  You can also view this short video to learn how to determine access to a particular journal.

As with journals, you can search for eBOOK titles by following the link to 'journal and book titles' from the library website. Or, try searching the ebook databases--eBOOKS on EBSCO and Ebrary.  You can also view this short video to learn how to search for eBOOK content.
Once you locate a book you'll need to become familiar with how our e-books work. Each vendor has a different system for accessing their e-books, so be sure to consult our e-book research guide for more information:  All about eBOOKS

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Our Librarians

Contact us:

library@fielding.edu

Margaret Connors
Director, Library Services

Phone: 805.690.4373

Abby Rae
Librarian, Coordinator of Reference and Instruction

Phone: 805.898.2920

Lulu Coffey
Librarian