SBHS Tertiary Prep Tutorials #2

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First of four sessions designed to help prepare Year 13 secondary students for the transition to research and study at a tertiary level. This session is about Managing Resources - how to use databases effectively and how to get the best out of your academic library

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SBHS Tertiary Prep Tutorials #2

  1. 1. Preparing for Tertiary Study
  2. 2. Week 2 Managing Resources
  3. 3. Databases
  4. 4. Databases www.tki.org.nz/epic
  5. 5. Search Strategies
  6. 6. Search Strategies Once you have decided on keywords for initial search …..
  7. 7. Search Strategies Refine Search
  8. 8. Search Strategies Refine Search Publication
  9. 9. Search Strategies Refine Search Publication Advanced Searching
  10. 10. Organising Resources
  11. 11. Organising Resources  Creating folders
  12. 12. Organising Resources  Creating folders  Emailing and exporting
  13. 13. Organising Resources  Creating folders  Emailing and exporting  Citing
  14. 14. Organising Resources  Creating folders  Emailing and exporting  Citing  Making notes
  15. 15. Academic Libraries
  16. 16. Academic Libraries Can look daunting and overwhelming but …….
  17. 17. Academic Libraries  Familiarise yourself with both physical & online library
  18. 18. Academic Libraries  Familiarise yourself with both physical & online library  Make friends with the librarians!
  19. 19. Academic Librarians Say ….. “Don't be afraid to ask for help-- in person or online, don't be afraid to explore, research isn't easy.”
  20. 20. Academic Librarians Say ….. “use both physical Library building(s) and website. Always ask staff to help you, that is what we are (there) for.”
  21. 21. Academic Librarians Say ….. “ask the librarians for help, it’s not cheating.”
  22. 22. Academic Librarians Say ….. “get to know the librarians, they so want to help you succeed :).”
  23. 23. Academic Librarians Say ….. “go to some orientation / information literacy sessions.”
  24. 24. Academic Librarians Say ….. “choose your tools & sources - what info do you need & why? And, it's ok to ask questions.”
  25. 25. Academic Librarians Say ….. ……. Finally – and most importantly ………!!
  26. 26. http://bit.ly/1oObyRG
  27. 27. To access resources to support the Tertiary Prep Tutorials visit: http://bit.ly/TPT2014
  28. 28. http://bit.ly/19kTfiIImage used with: Senga White Research and Learning Coordinator Southland Boys’ High School Invercargill, New Zealand sengaw@windowslive.com

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