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Engl 1421 smith

  1. 1. ENGL 1421Intensive Composition 2 Professor Traci Welch Moritz Public Services Librarian Heterick Memorial Library
  2. 2. Introduction • Welcome • Traci Welch Moritz, t-moritz@onu.edu • Feel free to visit or email • Librarians on duty 8-4, 6-9 Mon – Thurs, 8-4 Friday and 10-3:30 on Sundays • IM and Chat Reference available certain times
  3. 3. How am I suppose to remember all this stuff? 3
  4. 4. Libraries at ONU • Heterick•Taggert Law Memorial LibraryLibrary•Library for Lawschool, • Undergraduateaccessible to all Library, accessible to all
  5. 5. ONU ID is Library card EVA Eva Maglott 00021559801 Eva Maglott Please use all digits in your student ID number.
  6. 6. What we’ll do today • What is field research? • How to do research • How to use library resources to do research • What resources to use when doing research
  7. 7. Field Research • Field research can be considered either as a broad approach to qualitative research or a method of gathering qualitative data. The essential idea is that the researcher goes “into the field” to observe the phenomenon in it’s natural state or in situ. As such, it is probably most related to the method of participant observation. The field researcher typically takes extensive field notes which are subsequently coded and analyzed in a variety of ways (Trochimn, B 1999)
  8. 8. Field Research • What is qualitative research? • Qualitative research is a method of inquiry employed in many different academic disciplines, traditionally in the social sciences, but also in market research and further contexts.[1] Qualitative researchers aim to gather an in-depth understanding of human behavior and the reasons that govern such behavior. The qualitative method investigates the why and how of decision making, not just what, where, when. Hence, smaller but focused samples are more often needed, rather than large samples. • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qualitative_research
  9. 9. Field Research • Observation – Participant – Direct • Interview • Survey – Print – Person – Mail/Email – Phone
  10. 10. Field Research • More info on qualitative research • http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/qual. php • http://www.qsrinternational.com/what-is- qualitative-research.aspx • http://wilderdom.com/research/QualitativeVersu sQuantitativeResearch.html • http://carbon.ucdenver.edu/~mryder/itc/pract_re s.html
  11. 11. Field Research • Finding information about how to do field research • Catalogs • Databases • Other types of reliable resources
  12. 12. Writing an analytical research paper Ask a question DO: DO NOT: • Exploring the topic • Take a stance • Research the topic • Be persuasive • Explain the topic • Worry about your • Critically evaluate definitive research • Use primary and question too soon secondary resources
  13. 13. How to do 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
  14. 14. What do I do next?Use library resources to continue yourbackground research.
  15. 15. CATALOGS • POLAR -- Accessing items located at HML (physical and electronic) as well as Law Library • OhioLINK -- Next Step if you can’t find what you want in the HML collection • ILL -- option of last resort
  16. 16. POLAR
  17. 17. Find a book -- POLAR
  18. 18. Find a Book -- POLAR Keyword Search •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
  19. 19. Find a Book -- POLAR Checked out at HML, try at OhioLINK Checked out at HML but available at law library so head over there Available as e-book, click the link and follow the directions
  20. 20. Find a Book -- POLAR E-books
  21. 21. Find a Book -- POLAR
  22. 22. Public terminal onthird floor
  23. 23. Find a Book -- OhioLINK • Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public libraries • Link from POLAR permits you to submit requests • Most requests arrive in 2-3 working days • No charge • Only 25 requests at a time • May keep up to 84 days
  24. 24. Find a Book -- OhioLINK
  25. 25. Find a Book -- OhioLINK 1. Make sure copies are available at other libraries 2. Click on request button
  26. 26. Find a book -- OhioLINK 3. Select Ohio Northern 4. Enter your first and last name and all 11 digits exactly as they appear on your ID 5. Be sure to select Heterick as your pick up location and then click submit. 6. An email will be sent when the item is ready for pickup
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. 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.
  29. 29. My Library Account Enter first and last name and all 11 digits on university ID
  30. 30. My Library Account • For more information visit the Library Information page
  31. 31. Library App• http://journals.onu.edu/home_page/libinfo/mobile .cfm
  32. 32. Bibliographic Citation Software Use “RefWorks” tab in the ENGL Research guide for more information
  33. 33. What do I do next?Consider using critically evaluated websites
  34. 34. RESEARCH TOOLS∞INTERNET FIND INTERNET RESOURCES Comprehensive search engines: •Alta Vista Subject portals: •Ask.com •Librarians Index to the •Excite Internet •Scholar.Google •WWW Virtual Library •Hotbot •Lycos •Wisenut Multi-engine searching: MetaCrawler Vivisimo
  35. 35. RESEARCH TOOLS∞INTERNET Google and Wikipedia aren’t evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research.
  36. 36. RESEARCH TOOLS∞INTERNETNote: Ifworking off Google Scholarcampus usersees ONU buysonly citation Full-text database Google asksto to link toarticles not contentfull text. See OhioLINKthe PermitsResearch Google to Run GoogleGuide for link to full-text Scholarhelp in Searchsetting upGoogle ONU user seesScholar for licensed full-textoff-campus articlesaccess.
  37. 37. RESEARCH TOOLS∞INTERNET • Does the information located satisfy the research need? • Is the information factual and unbiased? • See handout “Critically Analyzing Information Sources” at the “Web” tab on the ENGL 1421 Research Guide.
  38. 38. What do I do next?Use databases to find articles based on your search strategy
  39. 39. • 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 212
  40. 40. Find an ArticleClick on “Databases”
  41. 41. Find an Article
  42. 42. Find an Article SUBJECT SPECIFICBIG THREE• Academic Search Complete• Lexis-Nexis• Opposing Viewpoints 42
  43. 43. Find an Article• Periodical means the same as MagazineUsually magazines are more “popular”• Journals Scholarly or Professional Peer reviewed
  44. 44. General Database Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  45. 45. General Database Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  46. 46. Find an Article
  47. 47. Find an ArticleSome articles available full-text html or pdf
  48. 48. Find an Article• What if it’s not available PDF or HTML?• Always hit the “find it” icon and see what happens next.
  49. 49. Find an Article• It may have to be requested ILL
  50. 50. Find an Article• It may be available Full text from OhioLINK or another database
  51. 51. Find an Article• And could be available in print
  52. 52. Lexis-Nexis
  53. 53. Lexis-Nexis
  54. 54. Lexis-NexisConsiderusing the“Advancedsearch”option
  55. 55. Opposing Viewpoints
  56. 56. Opposing Viewpoints
  57. 57. Subject Specific Database
  58. 58. HOW TO DO RESEARCHCite what you find using standard formats There are 3 citation styles that are in frequent used at ONU. They are: •MLA (Modern Language Association) •APA (American Psychological Association) •CMS (Chicago Manual of Style)STEP 7
  59. 59. Off campus access Web Management Be sure to click on the “Off campus access tab” to begin
  60. 60. HELP Traci Welch Moritz, MLS Public Services Librarian Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial LibraryReference t-moritz@onu.eduLibrarians on 419-772-2473duty 419-772-21858a-4p Mon-Fri6p-9p Mon-Thur10a-3:30p

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