Annotated Bibliography4 Literature Review• 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 should I do first?• Finding the right search term• Start big and then use patterns you see in the results list to narrow your topic• Most resources will have built into their system a “thesaurus” or “subject” or suggested topics links, use them• Ask a librarian or your professor for suggestions
Mostimportant CHOOSING YOUR TOPICpart ofresearchisthebeginning
*The CRAAPacronym anddescriptions arefrom MeriamLibrary at • Currency * The timeliness of theCalifornia State information.UniversityChico. • Relevance/Coverage *The depthUsed withpermission. and importance of the information. • Authority *The source of the information. • Accuracy *The reliability of the information. • Purpose/Objectivity *The possible bias present in the information.
Note: Ifworking off So what about Google Scholar!?campususer sees ONU buysonly Full-text Google askscitation to database to link toarticles not contentfull text.SeeResearch OhioLINKGuide for Permitshow to on Google to Run Googleaccessing link to full-text SearchGoogleScholar offcampus ONU user sees licensed full-text articles
DEFINING YOUR TOPICIf needed, youwill want to getan overview of BACKGROUNDyour topic. RESEARCHReference workscan help as wellas generalbooks.
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DEFINING YOUR TOPIC BACKGROUND RESEARCHWith a basicunderstanding of DETAILEDyour topic, it is RESEARCHtime to getmore detail
• Often tools for locating journal and newspaper articles• Most are subject-specific, some multi-disciplinary• Many give access to full text of articles• Specific titles may be searched via• Heterick has 250+
• Research Databases(for off campus access, click on the “off-campus access” flag and log in ) • MEDLINE with Full Text • PubMed • SPORTDiscus with Full Text • Proquest Nursing and Allied Health Journals • Health Source : Nursing/Academic Edition
Searching by specific journal title 1. At front page click on journal finder tab and type in title of journal 2. Click on database to access journal 3. Click on “Connect to Full Text”
4. Click on “Search within this publication” 5. Type in search terms
You can cutand paste frommost anysource, so justfill in all thelines you can.ISSN is theunique numberevery periodicalis assigned soit’s great if youcan include thatin your request.Be sure to onlyuse the printISSN, not theon-line ISSN.
DEFINING YOUR TOPIC BACKGROUND RESEARCH DETAILED RESEARCH FINAL PRODUCT
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