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This presentation contains tips and tricks for using the OU library, doing online research, and following the rules of academic integrity.

This presentation contains tips and tricks for using the OU library, doing online research, and following the rules of academic integrity.



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  • The Library Is Our Friend Dr. Perri Applegate
  • The Library is Our Friend
    • OU Libraries
      • http://libraries.ou.edu
      • Login!
        • Gives you access to electronic references
        • Allows you to utilize various services
  • The Library is Our Friend
    • The Catalog
      • Smart Searching
        • Truncation and Wildcard Characters
          • The symbol * is used as a right-handed truncation character only; it will find all forms of a word. For example, searching for econom* will find "economy", "economics", economical", etc.
          • The symbol ? is used to replace any single character, either inside the word or the end of the word. ? cannot be used to begin a word. For example, searching for "wom?n" will find "woman" and "women."
  • The Library is Our Friend
    • Boolean Operators
      • AND Find all the words. Example : internet AND education
      • AND NOT Find documents which have the first word, but not the second word. Example : Internet AND NOT html
      • OR Find any of the words. Example : Internet OR intranet
  • The Library is Our Friend
    • Graduate Student Services
      • Sooner Xpress
        • Free book pulling
        • Free book mailing
          • Have to pay return postage
        • Photocopying
          • Photocopies of articles or book chapters are $4.00 up to 20 pages (.15 per page after 20 pages).
          • Sooner Sense
          • https://web3.onlinecardoffice.com/ou/
      • ILL
  • The Library is Our Friend
    • E-Books
    • LORA
      • Search by Subject
      • Education
      • Databases
        • Professional Development Collection
          • Full text
          • Peer-reviewed
          • Advanced search or Boolean operators
          • Setting up an account
          • Visual search
  • The Library is Our Friend
    • Databases (cont.)
        • ERIC
        • JSTOR
          • Boolean operators
  • The Library is Our Friend
    • LORA (cont.)
      • Sociology
        • Academic Search Elite
          • Full text
          • Peer-reviewed
          • Advanced search or Boolean operators
          • Account
        • Social Theory
          • Full-text search of works on sociology
        • LexisNexis Statistical Universe
          • Boolean operators
          • Limiting
        • LexisNexis Congressional Universe
  • The Library is Our Friend
    • LORA (cont.)
    • Human Relations
      • Article First
    • Dissertation Abstracts
      • Boolean operators
      • Full-text PDF
      • More search options
        • Browse subjects
        • Browse schools
      • Advanced search
        • Advisor
  • The Library is Our Friend
    • E Journals
      • American Educational Research Journal
        • Browse
  • The Library is Our Friend
    • E Reference materials
      • Books in Print
      • CQ
      • Statistics for Research
  • The World Wide Web
  • Recommended Search Engines
      • Google vs. Bing vs. WolframAlpha
    • Google
      • Tried and true – still largest index
      • New side bar
    • Bing
      • Automatic side bar
    • Wolfram Alpha
      • Good for some things, but not
  • The Wonderful World of Google
    • Google http://www.google.com
      • Advanced Search
      • Google Books
        • Full view
        • Limited preview
        • Snippet view
      • Google Scholar
      • Cool Stuff
        • Earth
        • Picassa
        • Language tools
  • Internet Resources for Statistics
    • NCES http://nces.ed.gov/
    • Common Core of Data http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/
    • U.S. Census http://www.census.gov/
  • Ethical Information Use
  • Ethical Information Use
    • Plagiarism and Academic Integrity
    • Defining plagiarism. Quite simply, “plagiarism is failing to acknowledge the words, [materials] or ideas of another. . . [it can be] deliberate or accidental” (Tensen, 2004, Research Strategies for a Digital Age , p. 97).
    • Credit your sources. Plagiarism is a very serious academic offense. Whenever you use someone else's ideas or work in text, images, audio, or any other format, you must CREDIT YOUR SOURCES!
    • Do not copy sentence by sentence. If you copy information sentence by sentence from a source, altering or omitting some of the words, you can be plagiarizing.
      • University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences. Last Updated: August 16, 2006 http://casweb.ou.edu/olr/public/students/plagiarism.htm
  • Ethical Information Use
    • Academic Integrity
      • http://www.ou.edu/provost/integrity/
    • Nine Things You Should Know about Plagiarism
      • http://www.ou.edu/provost/pronew/content/Nine-Things-Plagiarism.pdf
  • Avoiding Plagiarism
    • Cite, cite, cite!
      • Direct quotes
      • Your own words that contain
        • Ideas based on the work of another
        • Unique terms or phrases
        • Facts not commonly known
      • If in doubt, CITE!
        • Consider it “holding hands with the big guys” (Fox, 2006)
  • How to Cite
    • Direct quote
      • Theobald (1997) says “A community is a place where people who may not like one another nevertheless work together to advance the welfare of that which they hold in common” (p. 121).
      • Technology has allowed people living in rural areas new economic opportunities, but this “freedom has come with a high price tag---the relationships that held communities together have become fragile and transitory” (Bridger, 2002, p. 11).
  • How to Cite
    • Ideas
      • Among the 250 poorest communities in the U.S., 244 of them are rural (Malhoit, 2005).
      • Gylfason and Zoega’s (2003) study of economic growth and education around the world shows that education is closely related to national income and income equity in 87 countries.
  • APA Format
    • Purdue University OWL website
      • http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
    • American Psychological Association (APA) website
      • http://www.apastyle.org/
    • APA Style Cribsheet by Russ Dewey, Georgia Southern University
      • http://www.wooster.edu/psychology/apa-crib.html
  • APA Format
    • American Psychological Association. (2001).
    • Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Fifth ed. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
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  • APA Format
    • Software
      • EndNote, Reference Manager, ProCite
      • All free downloads for OU students at http://itstore.ou.edu/category.asp?id=51&type=Software
  • Questions?
    • Please feel free to contact me Perri.Applegate@sde.state.ok.us
    • Thank you!