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  • 1. CJ 4111 Serial Killers Professor Traci Welch Moritz Public Services Librarian Heterick Memorial Library
  • 2. What we will do today • Constructing a research strategy • Selecting best resources • How to use resources • Primary vs secondary vs tertiary • Evaluating internet resources
  • 3. How to access resources
  • 4. The assignment • Select a serial killer • write a paper that discusses the killer's biographical history • criminal history • motivation to commit the crimes • victim selection process • apprehension and/or legal proceedings
  • 5. My favorite serial killer
  • 6. Biographical information • Wikipedia + other free online sites • Oxford Reference online • VERIFY VERIFY VERIFY
  • 7. What about the internet?at about the web?
  • 8. Research Tools -- Internet Google and Wikipedia aren’t evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research.
  • 9. Critically analyzing web sources • Currency • Relevance/Coverage • Authority • Accuracy • Purpose/Objectivity • Timeliness of the information. • Depth and importance of the information. • Source of the information. • Reliability of the information • Possible bias present in the information.
  • 10. Web Resources • See Research Guide for vetted resources • Check with your professor to justify their inclusion • If okay, be sure to cite them correctly
  • 11. SEARCH
  • 12. What is included? • POLAR • Article-level searching for all EBSCO databases • Article-level searching for a variety of other databases: JSTOR, Hoover’s, AccessPharmacy, etc. • Title-level searching for most other databases: IEEE, CIAO, Proquest Nursing & Allied Health • OhioLink central catalog
  • 13. Results: Full Text, Polar
  • 14. Results: OhioLink
  • 15. Results: Find It @ ONU
  • 16. Results: ILL
  • 17. Facets: Limit Your Results
  • 18. Things to Remember • Facets are your Friend: After you search, limit your results to what you really want • A tool not a solution: This is not the solution to everything • Ask the librarians for help • There will still be some small changes coming
  • 19. ONU ID is Library Card Off-campus access to all resources and requesting OhioLINKs will require typing in First and Last Name and all 11 digits of ONU ID.
  • 20. Primary v. Secondary Resources • What is a primary source? • The definition of a primary source varies depending upon the academic discipline and the context in which it is used. • In the humanities, a primary source could be defined as something that was created either during the time period being studied or afterward by individuals reflecting on their involvement in the events of that time.
  • 21. Scholarly v. Popular Periodicals
  • 22. Academic Search Complete/Masterfile Premier
  • 23. LEXIS-NEXIS
  • 24. Subject Specific Resources • Criminal Justice Abstracts • JSTOR • Gender Studies • SocIndex • Social Science citations index
  • 25. Criminal Justice Abstracts At the library homepage, click on Databases - Alphabetical & Subject Listing
  • 26. Click on criminal justice subject link
  • 27. Click on Criminal Justice Abstracts
  • 28. Type subject in search box Quick Search
  • 29. Narrow by date if you choose
  • 30. Click on the button
  • 31. JSTOR
  • 32. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) • Use when you need a book or article that is not available online, not owned by ONU or available via OhioLINK • No charge/ limit on requests • Most requests take 5-7 days to fill • Use ILL form on library web pages.
  • 33. Help/Instruction
  • 34. • Ask at the Front Desk • Phone the Reference Desk – 419-772- 2185 (see library page for available hours) • Contact by E-mail reference@onu.edu • t-moritz@onu.edu • Use Chat Help feature or the IM QUESTIONS?