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  • 1. Research Strategies Library Resources Hints & Tips Writing Seminar ProfessorTraci Welch Moritz Public Services Librarian Heterick Memorial Library
  • 2. What today is all about Aid in constructing research strategy for finding resources for annotated bibliography Find resources in library catalog and databases available Everything shown today is available at Research Guides for Writing Seminar.
  • 3. Librarians and support staff
  • 4. How am I suppose to remember all this ? 4
  • 5. What do I do first?  Sign up for RefWorks account  Take a look at your topic and identify key search terms, Ask a question.  Most databases now use an implied boolean logic search scheme so a keyword search will get you started.  Boolean logic is the use of AND, NOT, OR to narrow or expand your search  See Research Guide for Writing Seminar WHO
  • 6. How to conduct research •State your topic as a question •Identify main concepts or keywords •Test the topic -- Look for keywords and synonyms and related terms for the information sought Subject headings in catalogs Built-in thesauri in many databases Reference sources Textbooks, lecture notes, readings Internet Librarians, Instructors
  • 7. Find an Article  Periodical means the same as Magazine Usually magazines are more “popular”  Journals Scholarly or Professional Peer reviewed
  • 8. Scholarly v. Popular
  • 9. Research Strategy Scout Finch + feminism + Southern Literature Scout was one of the first feminist characters in Southern Literature
  • 10. What about the Internet? • Greater access to primary source materials than ever before • Documents, letters, maps, photographs of ancient artifacts and other primary material are available online in different formats from free websites • With the proliferation of electronic resources from a wide variety of web site producers, evaluation is more important than ever before
  • 11. Critically analyzing web sources Currency  Timeliness of the information. Relevance/Coverage  Depth and importance of the information. Authority  Source of the information. Accuracy  Reliability of the information Purpose/Objectivity  Possible bias present in the information.
  • 12. Internet Tools Google and Wikipedia aren’t intrinsically evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research.
  • 13. Internet Tools Note: If working off campus please see the “google scholar” tab at the Research Guide for ENGL 111 Google Scholar ONU buys Full-text database OhioLINK Permits Google to link to full-text ONU user sees licensed full-text articles Google asks to link to content Run Google Scholar Search
  • 14. Primary, Secondary and Tertiary
  • 15. SEARCH
  • 16. What is included? POLAR Article-level searching for all EBSCO databases Article-level searching for a variety of other databases: JSTOR, Hoover’s, AccessPharmacy, et c. Title-level searching for most other databases: IEEE, CIAO, Proquest Nursing & Allied Health OhioLink central catalog
  • 17. Results: Full Text, Polar
  • 18. Results: OhioLink
  • 19. Results: Find It @ ONU
  • 20. Results: ILL
  • 21. Facets: Limit Your Results
  • 22. 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
  • 23. Managing Information RefWorks Licensed state-wide, access free to Ohio students for the rest of your life! See: Write n’ Cite interfaces with MS Word Excellent Tutorials Help available at Heterick Research Guide for Writing Seminar for instructions on how to get your free-for-a-life-time account
  • 24. Bibliographic Citation Software REFWORKS
  • 25. What do I do next? Use library resources to continue your background research.
  • 26. Annotated Bibliography Allows you to see what is out there Helps you narrow your topic and discard any irrelevant materials Aids in developing the thesis Makes you a better scholar
  • 28. FIND A BOOK∞POLAR •Looks in several locations (usually subject, article title, abstracts or contents) •Does not require an exact match •Generates comparatively large number of hits (not precise) •Good if you are not familiar with terminology •Look for the same or similar words which keep appearing
  • 29. FIND A BOOK∞POLAR Click on the “Find Similar Items” link found on each item record •Looks in one place – subject •Usually requires an exact match between your term and a pre-set list of terms •Precise •Can be used after keyword search has identified specific subjects
  • 30. Find a Book∞OhioLink  Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public libraries  Ca. 10 million items  Link from POLAR permits you to submit requests. Available from Heterick home page  Most requests arrive in 2-3 working days  No charge  Limited to 100 items at a time, with 25 requests  MAY RENEW UP TO 4 TIMES
  • 31. Find a book -- SearchOhio Access to several Ohio public libraries Access via OhioLINK An option when item wanted is not available at ONU or through OhioLINK
  • 32. My Library Account Allows you to see what you have checked out and requested. Allows you to renew online (if possible). Allows you to see charges on your account.
  • 33. My Library Account Enter first and last name and all 11 digits on university ID
  • 34. My Library Account  For more information visit the Library Information page
  • 35. Library App  /mobile.cfm
  • 36. What do I do next? Use databases to find articles based on your search strategy
  • 37. Research Tools∞Databases Often tools for locating journal and newspaper articles Most are subject-specific – some multi-disciplinary Many give access to full text of articles Heterick has over 250
  • 38. Research Tools∞Databases Over 20,000 journals indexed, most are full text Divided by subject area offered at ONU Begin with a general database, Academic Search Complete JSTOR
  • 39. Research Tools∞Databases A.Academic Search Complete, Masterfile Premier B.JSTOR C.Lexis-Nexis D.Proquest Nursing E.Opposing Viewpoints
  • 40. General Database Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  • 41. General Database Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  • 42. General Database
  • 43. Subject Specific Database
  • 44. Subject Specific Database
  • 45. Off campus access
  • 46. 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.
  • 47. QUESTIONS? Traci Welch Moritz Ask at the Reference Desk Phone the Reference Desk – 2185 Contact us by E-mail Use Chat Help feature or the IM IM feature