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  • 1. Research Methods Florence Tang Liaison to the College of Continuing and Professional Studies for the Atlanta Campus 678-547-6261 tang_fy@mercer.edu
  • 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. Florence’s office 10:00 AM -7:00 PM May be working weekends or nights.
  • 4. Questions? Ask the Reference Desk! (678) 547-6282 (Atlanta) http://libraries.mercer.edu/swilley /reference/email-reference Reference Desk Hours M - Th 9AM-10PM F 9AM-6PM Sat 10AM-6PM Sun 1PM-9PM Add askmercer as your buddy!
  • 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. Number of books found with this keyword
  • 7. Is this book here now?
  • 8. Links to other books about your topic.
  • 9. Both are considered scholarly
  • 10. “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
  • 11. 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 • No advertisements
  • 12. Examples of Scholarly Journals
  • 13. 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.
  • 14. Examples of Popular Magazines
  • 15. http://mercer.libguides.com/OrganizationalLeadership
  • 16. Sign in to My Research to save searches, and marked articles.
  • 17. Limit your search to scholarly journals and/or full text documents or…
  • 18. Limit the date range by sliding this tab.
  • 19. Full text is available. Click on this link Full text is not available here, but maybe we can get it another way.
  • 20. Full text is available. Click on this link.
  • 21. 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.
  • 22. Citing Always show from where you got your information.
  • 23. http://ccpsatllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • 24. END