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    • FDLS 110 Florence Tang Liaison to the College of Continuing and Professional Studies for the Atlanta Campus 678-547-6261 tang_fy@mercer.edu
    • Cornell University Library definition of a reference librarian http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/vocab.html Reference Librarian Reference librarians are specialists in the field of information retrieval. Generally they have a Masters degree in library science… They are available at reference desks to help you find the information you are looking for.
    • Florence’s office 10:00 AM -7:00 PM May be working weekends or nights.
    • Questions? Ask the Reference Desk! (678) 547-6282 (Atlanta) http://libraries.mercer.edu/swilley /reference/email-reference Reference Hours M - Th F Sat Sun 9AM-10PM 9AM-6PM 10AM-6PM 1PM-9PM Add askmercer as your buddy!
    • Remember to start your research early. Not everything can be found full-text online or at all hours. o Interlibrary Loan o Interlibrary Use o Print copies of books and journals o Databases unavailable from off-campus o Reference Librarian
    • Research Plan • • • • • • Know your assignment. Find background information Identify search terms Find articles and/or books Cite your sources Do not plagiarize
    • • Background Reading & Brainstorming Encyclopedias Other reference sources
    • Finding Information What’s out there • • • • Books Newspapers/Magazines Journals Websites
    • Information Timeline Books Reference Books Years Scholarly Journals Months Popular Magazine Week Day Newspapers Present Web
    • Books  Good for background  Comprehensive  Information may not be as current as what you would find in journal articles or web sites. That might or might not be important.
    • “Scholarly” Journals • Periodicals used by researchers to share their findings with one another and the public. • They contain articles describing new research or ideas written in a formal manner that includes background information, methods used, results/interpretation and significance. • Research articles are peerreviewed
    • Scholarly Journals How do I tell? • May contain graphs and charts. • Written by a scholar in the field or by someone who has done research in the field. Degrees attained and institutional affiliations are often included by the authors’ names. • Always cite their sources in the form of footnotes or bibliographies • No glossy pages or pictures
    • Examples of Scholarly Journals
    • Popular Magazines How do I tell? • Slick, glossy and attractive in appearance. • Lots of graphics (photographs, drawings, etc.). • Articles are usually very short, written in simple language . • Generally little depth to the content of these articles.
    • Examples of Popular Magazines
    • Both are considered scholarly
    • Web vs. Libraries • When you use a research or academic library, the books, journals and other resources have already been evaluated by scholars, publishers and librarians. • When you are using the freely available World Wide Web, none of this applies.
    • Finding Books Use the CATALOG to find books http://library.mercer.edu When you search the catalog, you will find books that are located in the Swilley Library or another Mercer Library.
    • Subject Headings Exercise What is inside all three cans?
    • A long keyword search (soft drink) or pop or soda or cola or (carbonated beverage) Search
    • Number of books found with this keyword
    • Is this book here now?
    • Links to other books about your topic.
    • Finding Articles To find Articles, use a database or index • A database is a collection of citations for articles or similar information • Some databases will contain full texts of articles • Some databases are specific (such as Education or Business) and some cover many subjects
    • Finding Articles • Find full-text articles OR – Find a citation – Check to see if your library has the journal in another database – If not, we can order it for you via InterLibrary Loan.
    • Try these Databases • Research Library - Provides abstracts and indexing for over 2,600, as well as full text for over 1,700 scholarly journals and general magazines. • Academic Search Complete- A multidisciplinary database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Indexes and abstracts more than 9,300 journals
    • To find articles, choose a database.
    • Sign in to My Research to save searches, and marked articles.
    • Limit your search to scholarly journals and/or full text documents or…
    • Limit the date range by sliding this tab.
    • Full text is available. Click on this link Full text is not available here, but maybe we can get it another way.
    • Full text is available. Click on this link.
    • Sign in to My EBSCOhost to save searches, and marked articles. Limit your search to scholarly journals and/or a specific date range.
    • Limit the date range by sliding this tab.
    • AUTHORITY • Who is the author? • What are his or her academic credentials? • What else has this author written? • Who published the information? (government, school, company.)
    • Do not • Share your GALILEO password or MUID with others. • Upload an article to a webpage that others can access. • Copy and paste sections of an article into your paper without using quotations.
    • Citing Always show from where you got your information.
    • END