Library Research for PSLD602-606 Florence Tang Liaison to the College of Continuing and Professional Studies for the Atlanta Campus 678-547-6261 email@example.com
Cornell University Library definition of a reference librarianhttp://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.
Questions? Ask the Reference Desk! (678) 547-6282 (Atlanta) http://libraries.mercer.edu/swilley/ reference/ask-us Reference Desk Hours M - Th 9 AM - 10 PM F 9 AM – 6 PM Sat 10 AM – 6 PM Sun 1 PM – 9 PMAdd askmercer as your buddy!
Remember to start your research early. Not everything can be found full-text online or at all hours.o Interlibrary Loano Interlibrary Useo Print copies of books, journals and loose-leaf.o Databases inaccessible from off-campuso Reference Librarian
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.
Finding BooksUse a CATALOG to find booksThe library catalog is called BEARCAT.http://library.mercer.eduWhen you search BEARCAT, you will find books that are located in the Swilley Library or another Mercer Library.
A long keyword search(soft drink) or pop or soda or cola or (carbonated beverage) Search
Number of books foundwith these keywords inno order.
“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
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
Popular MagazinesHow 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.
Finding Articles• Choose the appropriate database• 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.
Sign in to My Research to savesearches, and marked articles.
Limit your search to scholarly journals and/or full text documents or…
Objectivity• What point of view does the author represent?• Is the article an editorial that is trying to argue a position?• Is the article published in a magazine that has a particular editorial position?
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.
CitingAlways show from where you gotyour information.