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Fdls 110 4

  1. 1. FDLS 110 Florence Tang Liaison to Penfield College at Mercer University for the Atlanta Campus 678-547-6261 tang_fy@mercer.edu
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Florence’s office 10:00 AM -7:00 PM May be working weekends or nights.
  4. 4. Questions? Ask Reference! (678) 547-6282 (Atlanta) http://libraries.mercer.edu/research- tools-help/ask-a-librarian/swilley/email- reference Reference Hours M - Th 9AM-9PM F 9AM-6PM Sat 10AM-6PM Sun 1PM-9PM Add askmercer as your buddy!
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Where do we find information? •
  7. 7. Encyclopedias • Background Reading & Brainstorming Other reference sources
  8. 8. “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 peer- reviewed
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Examples of Scholarly Journals
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. Examples of Popular Magazines
  13. 13. Both are considered scholarly
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. Subject Headings Exercise What is inside all three cans?
  16. 16. A long keyword search (soft drink) or pop or soda or cola or (carbonated beverage) Search
  17. 17. Number of books found with this keyword
  18. 18. Is this book here now?
  19. 19. Links to other books about your topic.
  20. 20. To find articles, choose a database.
  21. 21. Sign in to My Research to save searches, and marked articles.
  22. 22. Limit your search to scholarly journals and…
  23. 23. Limit the date range by sliding this tab.
  24. 24. Full text is available. Click on this link Full text is not available here, but maybe we can get it another way.
  25. 25. Full text is available. Click on this link.
  26. 26. Sign in to My EBSCOhost to save searches, and marked articles. Limit your search to a specific date range.
  27. 27. Limit the date range by sliding this tab.
  28. 28. 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.
  29. 29. Citing Always show from where you got your information.
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