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PSLD 602-606

  1. 1. Library Research for PSLD602-606 Florence Tang Liaison to the College of Continuing and Professional Studies for the Atlanta Campus 678-547-6261 tang_fy@mercer.edu
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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!
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. A long keyword search(soft drink) or pop or soda or cola or (carbonated beverage) Search
  8. 8. Number of books foundwith these keywords inno order.
  9. 9. Is this book here now?
  10. 10. Links to other books about your topic.
  11. 11. To find articles, choose a database.
  12. 12. To find articles, choose a database.
  13. 13. This shows a list of general databases.These are called multi-disciplinary, which means you can find information about many subjects.
  14. 14. Both areconsidered scholarly
  15. 15. “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
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. Examples of Scholarly Journals
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. Examples of Popular Magazines
  20. 20. Web SitesThe good… Immediate coverage of an event Access to information that is not available in print format Statistics Graphs
  21. 21. WebsitesThe ugly Self publishing medium No filters No standard No organizers
  22. 22. ANDA AND B
  23. 23. ORA OR B
  24. 24. NOTA NOT B
  25. 25. 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.
  26. 26. Sign in to My Research to savesearches, and marked articles.
  27. 27. Limit your search to scholarly journals and/or full text documents or…
  28. 28. Limit the date range by sliding this tab.
  29. 29. Full text is available. Click on this link Full text is not available here, but maybe we can get it another way.
  30. 30. Full text is notavailable here, butmaybe we can get it another way.
  31. 31. Full text is available. Click on this link.
  32. 32. Full text is available.For print or microfilm Click on this linkavailability, click here
  33. 33. Current Serials
  34. 34. Serials, 1st floor are locatedin compact shelving.
  35. 35. Sign in to My EBSCOhost to save searches, and marked articles.Limit your search to scholarly journals, and/or a specific date range.
  36. 36. Limit the date range by sliding this tab.
  37. 37. 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?
  38. 38. 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.
  39. 39. CitingAlways show from where you gotyour information.
  40. 40. http://mercer.libguides.com/PublicSafetyLeadership
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