The Annotated Bibliography & Research Strategies ENGL 2631 EXDS 2001 Professor Traci Welch Moritz Public Services Librarian Heterick 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 HONR 231
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
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 HONR 231 WHO
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 seesWomen’s licensed full-textStudies 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
What do I do next?Use library resources to continue your backgroundresearch.
ONU ID is Library card EVA Eva Maglott 00021559801 Eva Maglott Please use all digits in your student ID number.
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
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
Find a Book∞OhioLinkMaterials owned by all Ohio colleges,universities, several public librariesCa. 10 million itemsLink from POLAR permits you to submitrequests. Available from Heterick home pageMost requests arrive in 2-3 working daysNo chargeLimited to 100 items at a timeMAY RENEW UP TO 4 TIMES
What do I do next?Use databases to find articles based on your search strategy
Research Tools∞DatabasesOften tools for locating journal andnewspaper articlesMost are subject-specific – somemulti-disciplinaryMany give access to full text ofarticlesHeterick has over 250
Research Tools∞DatabasesOver 20,000 journals indexed, mostare full textDivided by subject area offered atONUBegin with a general database, Academic Search Complete JSTOR
Find an Article Periodical means the same as MagazineUsually magazines are more “popular” Journals Scholarly or Professional Peer reviewed See Research Guide for HONR 231 for this and other Handouts
Managing Information - RefWorksLicensed state-wide, access free to Ohiostudents for the rest of your life!See: http://0-www.refworks.com.polar.onu.edu/Write n’ Cite interfaces with MS WordExcellent TutorialsHelp available at HeterickResearch Guide for HONR 231 for instructionson how to get your free-for-a-life-time account
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)Use when you need a book orarticle that is not available online,not owned by ONU or available viaOhioLINKNo charge/ limit on requestsMost requests take 5-7 days to fillUse ILL form on library web pages.
QUESTIONS?Ask at the Reference DeskPhone the Reference Desk at ext. 2185Contact us by E-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgPersonal Reference Appt Temail@example.com or call ext. 2473
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