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SCWriP SI 2012

SCWriP SI 2012



Locating and Accessing Professional Literature: A Workshop for Practicing Teachers

Locating and Accessing Professional Literature: A Workshop for Practicing Teachers



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    • Locating & AccessingProfessional LiteratureSherri BryanSCWriP Summer Institute 2012www.slideshare.net/SherriSB/scwrip-si-2012
    • Why read professional literature?Teachers need to know how to locate and access professionalliterature in their field so they can: promote research-based solutions to educational needs participate in professional conversations form professional learning communities and networks inspire and improve their own teaching.
    • Goals for todayTo learn how to locate and access professional literature using primarilydatabases and online search enginesMore specifically, you will learn: • how and where to look for relevant articles in an expedient fashion; • how to search effectively • how to access the full-text of articles • how to utilize Web 2.0 technologies in your search for professional literature.Ultimate goal:For you to have confidence in your own abilities to locate professionalliterature in your field independently in the future.
    • Locating professional literature using ERIC
    • ERIC overview“ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.3 millionbibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added multipletimes per week. If available, links to full text are included.”Overview: Page navigation and other essential tools • Basic search • Advanced search • Search and browse the thesaurus • Help and tutorials
    • Search Tools 101 • Quotation marks (phrase searching) • Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) • Truncation (*) • ERIC descriptors (using the thesaurus) • Other search limiters (advanced search)Try it out!
    • You found it! Now how do you get it?• Using resources available in ERIC• WorldCat at www.worldcat.org
    • Accessing the literatureGoogle Books (books) • http://books.google.com/Google Scholar (professional journal articles and books) • http://scholar.google.com/Open Access/Open Source --Directory of Open Access Journals • http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=subject&cpid=127&uiLanguage=enUsing a library database subscription • http://www.library.ucsb.edu/ • http://www.sbplibrary.org/ (InfoTrac) • Your school library
    • Using a library database
    • Utilizing Web 2.0 technologies in the search forprofessional literature• Google (more—even more) https://www.google.com/• Blogs http://blogsearch.google.com/• Twitter http://novemberlearning.com/resources/handouts/popular- education-hashtags-on-twitter/• RSS feeds (ERIC, many professional blogs)