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  • 1. Annotated Bibliography & Research Strategies
    Traci Welch Moritz
    Public Services Librarian/
    Assistant Professor
    Heterick Memorial Library
    PLSC 366
  • 2. What today is all about
    To get
    you started
    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
  • 3. Research Guide for PLSC 366
    http://libguides.onu.edu/historiography
  • 4. Writing an analytical research paper
    Ask a question
    DO:
    Exploring the topic
    Research the topic
    Explain the topic
    Critically evaluate
    Use primary and secondary resources
    DO NOT:
    Take a stance
    Be persuasive
    Worry about your definitive research question too soon
  • 5. What do I do first?
    • Take a look at your topic and identify key search terms, Ask a question.
    • 6. Most databases now use an implied boolean logic search scheme so a keyword search will get you started.
    • 7. Boolean logic is the use of AND, NOT, OR to narrow or expand your search
    • 8. See Research Guide for PLSC 336.
    WHO CARES?
  • 9. Research Strategy
    • Start big doing background reading
    • 10. Narrow your topic for a more focused product
    • 11. Research narrowed topic using subject specificdatabases
    • 12. Keep track of bibliographic citations to avoid trouble down the road.
    Ask a question
  • 13. 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
  • 14. 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
  • 15. Bibliographic Citation Software
    REFWORKS
  • 16. Internet Tools
    Google and Wikipedia aren’t intrinsically evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research.
  • 17. Internet Tools
    FIND INTERNET RESOURCES
    Subject portals:
    • Librarians' Index to the Internet
    • 18. WWW Virtual Library
    Comprehensive search engines:
    Multi-engine searching:
    MetaCrawler
    Vivisimo
    WIKIPEDIA
  • 25. Internet Tools
    Google Scholar
    Note: If working off
    campus please see the “google scholar” tab at the Research Guide
    ONU buys
    Full-text
    database
    Google asks
    to link to
    content
    OhioLINK
    Permits
    Google to
    link to full-text
    Run Google Scholar
    Search
    ONU user sees
    licensed full-text
    articles
  • 26. 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 page
    Used with permission by the library staff at Wisconsin
  • 27. What do I do next?
    Use library resources to continue your background research.
  • 28. FIND A BOOK∞POLAR
  • 29. FIND A BOOK∞POLAR
    • Looks in several locations (usually subject, article title, abstracts or contents)
    • 30. Does not require an exact match
    • 31. Generates comparatively large number of hits (not precise)
    • 32. Good if you are not familiar with terminology
    • 33. Look for the same or similar words which keep appearing
    KEYWORD
  • 34. FIND A BOOK∞POLAR
    Click on the “Find Similar Items” link found on each item record
    • Looks in one place – subject
    • 35. Usually requires an exact match between your term and a pre-set list of terms
    • 36. Precise
    • 37. Can be used after keyword search has identified specific subjects
    SUBJECT
  • 38. 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
  • 39. What do I do next?
    Use databases to find articles based on your search strategy
  • 40. 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
  • 41. 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
  • 42. Find an Article
    Periodical means the same as Magazine
    Usually magazines are more “popular”
    Journals
    Scholarly or Professional
    Peer reviewed
    See Research Guide for HONR 231 for this and other Handouts
  • 43. Primary v. Secondary
    Primary
    Secondary
    In the humanities, a primary source could be defined as something that was created either during the time period being studied or afterward by individuals reflecting on their involvement in the events of that time.
    Secondary Sources analyze or interpret an historical event or artistic work. Secondary sources often base their theories and arguments on the direct evidence found in primary sources. A secondary work for a subject is one that discusses the subject but is written after the time contemporary with it.
    Primary Sources: Definitions. Lafayette College Libraries & Academic Information Resources. <http://ww2.lafayette.edu/~library/guides/primarysources/definitions.html> Accessed August 8, 2007.
    Secondary Sources defined. Ellen George. University of British Columbia Library http://toby.library.ubc.ca/webpage/webpage.cfm?id=579#footnotes1>.Access August 8, 2007
  • 44. Research Tools∞Databases
    Academic Search Complete
    JSTOR
    Lexis-Nexis
    Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
    International Political Science Abstracts
  • 45. General Database
    Academic Search Complete
    Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  • 46. General Database
    JSTOR
    Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  • 47. Newspapers at Heterick
    Ada Herald
    Akron Beacon Journal
    The Blade -- Toledo
    Chicago Tribune
    Chronicle of Higher Education
    Cincinnati Enquirer
    Columbus Dispatch
    Courier -- Findlay
    Courier Journal -- Louisville
    Dayton Daily News
    Kenton Times
    Lima News
    Los Angeles Times
    New York Times
    Plain Dealer -- Cleveland
    Wall Street Journal
    Washington Post
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    Lexis NexisAcademicWall Street JournalHistorical New York TimesNewspaper databases at HML
  • 48. Subject Specific Database
  • 49. 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.
  • 50. 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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