Research 101 for Mid-Career Students

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  • Research 101 for Mid-Career Students

    1. 1. Library & Knowledge Services August 2009 Services for Mid-Career Students HKS Library: Supporting Research, Scholarship, Teaching & Learning
    2. 2. <ul><li>Agenda: </li></ul><ul><li>The research process </li></ul><ul><li>Open access </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>HKS Library: Supporting Research, Scholarship, Teaching & Learning
    3. 6. We are all information producers, consumers, collectors.
    4. 8. Harvard University Library 70+ libraries Access to over 13 million print and digital items Books, journals, databases, ebooks, maps, manuscripts, ephemera, objects, diaries, photographs
    5. 9. We’re here to help.
    6. 10. FIND, The Research Process & USE EVALUATE INFORMATION
    7. 14. information literacy IL = the ability to identify, retrieve, evaluate, and use information that is appropriate to a need.
    8. 17. or or or or or or concept one AND concept two AND concept three 1 2 3 Concept Three Concept Two Concept One
    9. 18. information literacy or information fluency or information and and communication technologies (ICT) or twenty-first century skills standards or best practices or guidelines graduate students or adult learners or lifelong learners Concept Three Concept Two Concept One
    10. 19. Disciplines Public Administration International Relations Political Science, Theory Business & Management Economics Legal Medical & Public Health Environmental Studies Social Policy Women’s Studies Science & Technology
    11. 20. Sources Books Scholarly journals – online databases News Freely-available Internet Blogs, Wikis, Web Sites, Twitter NGOs, Associations, Think tanks Grey literature – working papers
    12. 21. http://www.wordle.net
    13. 22. Author Affiliation & Bias
    14. 23. www.hks.harvard.edu/library HOLLIS = Catalog of titles held by the Harvard Libraries HOLLIS = Harvard Library Catalog
    15. 26. www.hks.harvard.edu/library Quick Access to Selected Databases
    16. 27. Faster. Easier. Better.
    17. 28. Write-N-Cite: Plug-in for Microsoft Word used to insert citations in your paper. RefGrab-It: Plug-in used to import references for most web pages. Generate bibliograhpies. Organize and share folders of citations. Import citations from existing bibliographies.
    18. 29. LibX Firefox Browser Extension
    19. 30. Scan and Deliver <ul><li>Only available for materials held by other Harvard Libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>30 pages or one chapter – whichever is less. </li></ul><ul><li>Item will be emailed to you within 5 business days. </li></ul>
    20. 31. Interlibrary Loan
    21. 32. Search for course reserves
    22. 33. Harvard University Kennedy School Library Littauer Building, First Floor <ul><li>Book collection </li></ul><ul><li>Group study room </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarly journals and magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Research assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Course reserves </li></ul><ul><li>ILL pickup </li></ul><ul><li>DVDs </li></ul><ul><li>Late night hours </li></ul><ul><li>Computers, printers, copiers </li></ul>
    23. 34. What research hurdles are you expecting to encounter? HKS Library: Supporting Research, Scholarship, Teaching & Learning
    24. 35. Open Access “ Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder.” – Peter Suber, A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access Open Access Mandate at HKS: March 10, 2009. All peer-reviewed, scholarly articles published after this date must be deposited into DASH, the Harvard Institutional Repository.
    25. 38. Finding journals to submit a proposal Are the journals open access? In which databases are the journals indexed? Authors’ rights?
    26. 39. Open Access Week October 19-23, 2009
    27. 40. Learn More… HKS Library: Supporting Research, Scholarship, Teaching & Learning … Stay Connected
    28. 41. HKS Library: Supporting Research, Scholarship, Teaching & Learning <ul><li>Collaborate with Web 2.0 Tools: Google Apps, DropBox, EverNote, EtherPad </li></ul><ul><li>Staying Current in Your Field: Alerts Services </li></ul><ul><li>Real-Time News with Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>.gov Research </li></ul><ul><li>Open Access 101 </li></ul><ul><li>Finding and (Legally) Using Images </li></ul>HKS Library Workshops:
    29. 42. What can we do to help you? HKS Library: Supporting Research, Scholarship, Teaching & Learning
    30. 43. HKS Library: Supporting Research, Scholarship, Teaching & Learning www.hks.harvard.edu/library [email_address] (617) 495-1300 Twitter: hkslibrary Contact Us Abby Clobridge Associate Director, Research & Knowledge Services Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government Library [email_address] (617) 496-1772

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