Soc 101 – Brian Brutlag<br />Gina Singh - Librarian<br />
Today you will learn how to…<br />Find books and journal articles.<br />Develop strategies for narrowing your topic.<br />...
How to narrow your topic: Two stepsExample<br />1. Read Article in Subject Encyclopedia.<br />i.e. Encyclopedia of Social ...
How to Narrow the Topic<br />Who?<br />What?<br />Which?<br />When?<br />Where?<br />Why? <br />Source: OSU Tutorial from ...
Who<br />Age<br />Race<br />Population<br />Gender<br />New Topic: Prostitution among Hispanicteengirls.<br />
What<br />Types<br />New Topic: No choice: Girls  born in Chinese brothels<br />
Which<br />
Where<br />Places<br />New Topic: Born in brothels:  Girls in Shanghai<br />
When<br />Timeframe<br />New Topic: Devdasis: Effect of Prostitution in Ancient Indian Society<br />
Why<br />Evaluate<br />
Mix and Match<br />Combine two or more elements to find a topic of your choice. <br />
Where to Search?<br />Library Catalog http://library.riohondo.edu/<br />For Scholarly Journals: Databases: Proquest, Gale ...
Two Search Tools to Find Good Sources<br />PROQUEST <br />RESEARCH LIBRARY<br />(Journal Articles)<br />LIBRARY CATALOG<br...
Start research from the library webpage<br />FIND BOOKS<br />FIND JOURNAL, MAGAZINE, AND NEWSPAPER ARTICLES<br />
Library Catalog<br />
Access Rio<br />Accessible through Rio Hondo Homepage or library home page. <br />For off campus database users<br />Click...
Research Sources<br />SEARCH TOOL:<br />LIBRARY CATALOG<br />ENCYCLOPEDIAS<br />Provide short entries/articles for an over...
Search Strategies<br />Use keywords<br />Use subject terms<br />Look at bibliographic record & subject headings.<br />Brow...
Useful Tips<br />Check out  other Lib Guides for Soc 101<br />Read the Library Handouts<br />Do you Google? Beware! Learn ...
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Soc 101- Brutlag Spring 2011

  1. 1. Soc 101 – Brian Brutlag<br />Gina Singh - Librarian<br />
  2. 2. Today you will learn how to…<br />Find books and journal articles.<br />Develop strategies for narrowing your topic.<br />Use advanced search strategies in ProQuest Research Library to find scholarly journal articles on your topic.<br />
  3. 3. How to narrow your topic: Two stepsExample<br />1. Read Article in Subject Encyclopedia.<br />i.e. Encyclopedia of Social Problems<br />2. Ask a question about your issue. Your answer will form your thesis statement, and the evidence will form your paper or speech:<br /> Topic: Prostitution (Too Broad)<br />
  4. 4. How to Narrow the Topic<br />Who?<br />What?<br />Which?<br />When?<br />Where?<br />Why? <br />Source: OSU Tutorial from liblearn.osu.edu/courses/english110/old%20stuff/narrow_topic.ppt<br />
  5. 5. Who<br />Age<br />Race<br />Population<br />Gender<br />New Topic: Prostitution among Hispanicteengirls.<br />
  6. 6. What<br />Types<br />New Topic: No choice: Girls born in Chinese brothels<br />
  7. 7. Which<br />
  8. 8. Where<br />Places<br />New Topic: Born in brothels: Girls in Shanghai<br />
  9. 9. When<br />Timeframe<br />New Topic: Devdasis: Effect of Prostitution in Ancient Indian Society<br />
  10. 10. Why<br />Evaluate<br />
  11. 11. Mix and Match<br />Combine two or more elements to find a topic of your choice. <br />
  12. 12. Where to Search?<br />Library Catalog http://library.riohondo.edu/<br />For Scholarly Journals: Databases: Proquest, Gale Reference Library.<br /> Off Campus Users: Access Rio<br />Other Libraries: Google Books, Google Scholar<br />
  13. 13. Two Search Tools to Find Good Sources<br />PROQUEST <br />RESEARCH LIBRARY<br />(Journal Articles)<br />LIBRARY CATALOG<br />(Books)<br />
  14. 14. Start research from the library webpage<br />FIND BOOKS<br />FIND JOURNAL, MAGAZINE, AND NEWSPAPER ARTICLES<br />
  15. 15. Library Catalog<br />
  16. 16. Access Rio<br />Accessible through Rio Hondo Homepage or library home page. <br />For off campus database users<br />Click on the library tab to access databases.<br />
  17. 17. Research Sources<br />SEARCH TOOL:<br />LIBRARY CATALOG<br />ENCYCLOPEDIAS<br />Provide short entries/articles for an overview of the topic and its main <br />ideas .<br />SEARCH TOOL:<br />PERIODICAL DATABASE<br />BOOKS<br />Give more information for an in-depth exploration of one or more aspects of the topic.<br />(Example: Case study books, textbooks)<br />JOURNAL ARTICLES<br />Lengthy scholarly research studies on an extremely focused aspect of a subject.<br />
  18. 18. Search Strategies<br />Use keywords<br />Use subject terms<br />Look at bibliographic record & subject headings.<br />Browse the database for the list of subjects<br />Browse publications by title<br />
  19. 19. Useful Tips<br />Check out other Lib Guides for Soc 101<br />Read the Library Handouts<br />Do you Google? Beware! Learn to distinguish between legitimate and illegitimate sources. Check out the tutorial on next tab. Choose peer-reviewed articles<br />*Special thanks to Stephanie Wells for letting me use some of her beautiful slides.<br />

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