ENGL 2071 EXDS 2001 One World Many StoriesProfessor Traci Welch MoritzPublic Services LibrarianHeterick Memorial Library
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 this class
What do I do first? 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 this class. WHO
What do I do first?• Background research –Internet –Books –Reference materials
Internet ToolsGoogle and Wikipedia aren’t intrinsically evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research.
Internet Tools FIND INTERNET RESOURCESComprehensive Subject portals:search engines: •Librarians Index to the•Alta Vista Internet•Ask.com •Scholar.Google •WWW Virtual Library•Excite •Hotbot •Lycos •Wisenut Multi-engine searching: MetaCrawler Vivisimo
Internet ToolsNote: If Google Scholarworkingoff ONU buys Full-textcampus database Google asksplease see to link to contentthe OhioLINK“google Permitsscholar” Google to Run Googletab at the link to full-text Scholar SearchResearchGuide for ONU user seesthis class. licensed full-text articles
Critically analyzing web sources• What? is the page/site about• Who? created and maintains this site• Where? Is the information coming from• Why? Is the information presented on the web• When? Was the page created or last updated• How? Accurate or credible is the pageFrom the University of Wisconsin Library, worksheet for evaluating web sites
ONU ID is Library card EVA Eva Maglott 00021559801 Eva Maglott Please use all digits in your student ID number.
Finding Books•Looks in several locations (usuallysubject, article title, abstracts orcontents)•Does not require an exact match•Generates comparatively largenumber of hits (not precise)•Good if you are not familiar withterminology•Look for the same or similar wordswhich keep appearing
Finding Books Click on the “Find Similar Items” link found on each item record•Looks in one place – subject•Usually requires an exact matchbetween your term and a pre-setlist of terms•Precise•Can be used after keyword searchhas identified specific subjects
Finding Books• 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• MAY RENEW UP TO 4 TIMES
What do I do next?Use databases to find articles based on your search strategy
Finding Articles• 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
Finding Articles• 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
Finding Articles• Periodical means the same as MagazineUsually magazines are more “popular”• Journals Scholarly or Professional Peer reviewed
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.
Managing Information - RefWorks• Licensed state-wide, access free to Ohio students for the rest of your life!• See: http://0-www.refworks.com.polar.onu.edu/• Write n’ Cite interfaces with MS Word• Excellent Tutorials• Help available at Heterick• Research Guide for HONR 231 for instructions on how to get your free-for-a- life-time account
QUESTIONS?• Ask at the Reference Desk• Phone the Reference Desk at ext. 2185• Contact us by E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org• Personal Reference Appt – Temail@example.com or call ext. 2473