ENGL 1421Intensive Composition 2 Professor Traci Welch Moritz Public Services Librarian Heterick Memorial Library
Introduction • Welcome • Traci Welch Moritz, firstname.lastname@example.org • 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
Libraries at ONU • Heterick•Taggert Law Memorial LibraryLibrary•Library for Lawschool, • Undergraduateaccessible to all Library, accessible to all
ONU ID is Library card EVA Eva Maglott 00021559801 Eva Maglott Please use all digits in your student ID number.
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
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)
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. 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
Field Research • Observation – Participant – Direct • Interview • Survey – Print – Person – Mail/Email – Phone
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
Field Research • Finding information about how to do field research • Catalogs • Databases • Other types of reliable resources
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
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
What do I do next?Use library resources to continue yourbackground research.
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
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
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
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
Find a Book -- OhioLINK 1. Make sure copies are available at other libraries 2. Click on request button
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
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
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.
My Library Account Enter first and last name and all 11 digits on university ID
My Library Account • For more information visit the Library Information page
Bibliographic Citation Software Use “RefWorks” tab in the ENGL Research guide for more information
What do I do next?Consider using critically evaluated websites
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
RESEARCH TOOLS∞INTERNET Google and Wikipedia aren’t evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research.
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.
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.
What do I do next?Use databases to find articles based on your search strategy
• 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
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
Off campus access Web Management Be sure to click on the “Off campus access tab” to begin
HELP Traci Welch Moritz, MLS Public Services Librarian Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial LibraryReference email@example.comLibrarians on 419-772-2473duty 419-772-21858a-4p Mon-Fri6p-9p Mon-Thur10a-3:30p