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HONR 1231 Pitts

  1. 1. The Annotated Bibliography &Research Strategies Honors English Traci Welch Moritz Public Services Librarian/Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial Library
  2. 2. 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 1231
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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 1231 WHO
  5. 5. Research Strategy•Start big doingbackground reading•Narrow your topic for amore focused product•Research narrowed topicusing subject specificdatabases•Keep track of Ask a questionbibliographic citations toavoid trouble down theroad.
  6. 6. Internet ToolsGoogle and Wikipedia aren’t intrinsically evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research.
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Internet Tools Google ScholarNote: Ifworking ONU buysoff Full-text database Google askscampus to link toplease see contentthe OhioLINK Permits“google Google to Run Googlescholar” link to full-text Scholartab at the SearchResearchGuide for ONU user sees licensed full-textHONR 231 articles
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. What do I do next?Use library resources to continue your backgroundresearch.
  11. 11. ONU ID is Library card EVA Eva Maglott 00021559801 Eva Maglott Please use all digits in your student ID number.
  12. 12. FIND A BOOK∞POLAR
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Find a Book∞OhioLink 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
  16. 16. What do I do next?Use databases to find articles based on your search strategy
  17. 17. Research Tools∞Databases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
  18. 18. Research Tools∞Databases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
  19. 19. Find an Article Periodical means the same as MagazineUsually magazines are more “popular” Journals Scholarly or Professional See Research Guide Peer reviewed for HONR 231 for this and other Handouts
  20. 20. Research Tools∞DatabasesA. Academic Search Complete/Masterfile PremierB. Communication and Mass Media CompleteC. JSTORD. Lexis-NexisE. Opposing Viewpoints
  21. 21. General Database Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  22. 22. General Database Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  23. 23. General Database
  24. 24. Subject Specific Database
  25. 25. Subject Specific Database
  26. 26. Subject Specific Database
  27. 27. Bibliographic Citation Software REFWORKS
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. 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.
  30. 30. QUESTIONS? Ask at the Reference Desk Phone the Reference Desk – 2185 Contact us by E-mail reference@onu.edu Use Chat Help feature or the IM IM feature

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