An Adventure in Research<br />Using Beaman Library<br />Services and Resources<br />Spring 2010<br />
Beaman Library is your starting point for research<br />Research materials at your fingertips! <br />Computers for your convenience!<br />Study Rooms available to study by yourself or for a group to gather!<br />Our Library Staff is here for you!<br />
Catacomb—Your Beaman Library Homepage <br />Access the library catalog & our electronic databases from any computer<br />Ask a Reference Question??? Links you with a librarian for all of your questions<br />Find out information about the library or read the latest library newsletter<br />
The Research Process<br />The research process requires a knowledge of <br /> The locations of information resources<br /> How information resources are organized<br /> The toolsneeded for accessing<br /> information regardless of its format<br /> The criteria for evaluating information retrieved<br />
Information Resources in Beaman Library - Organization<br /><ul><li>Library of Congress Classification System (LB 2806 .R38)—Read the call number alphabetically and numerically. Any number after the decimal point is treated like a decimal number.
Designators (Ref, Oversize, Buffington…)—Gives you a clue as to where these books are physically located in library. They are special sections unto themselves.
Books!<br />Reference Books:<br /> -use in library only<br />General Collection:<br /> -check out for 3 weeks for undergrads.<br />eBooks:<br /> -access and read online. You must create your own username and password at netlibrary.com from a Lipscomb computer and then you can access them from anywhere.<br />
To find a Book…<br />Use…<br />The online catalog<br />Author Search<br />Title Search<br />Subject Search—very specific only searches subject line (which are Library of Congress approved subject headings)<br />Keyword Search--searches all lines in the record except for Subjects.<br />http://library.lipscomb.edu<br />
Articles!<br />Scholarly journals<br />-aka “refereed”, “peer-reviewed”, “academic”<br /> -articles reviewed and accepted by experts in the field<br />Magazines, popular and trade journals<br />-Booklist, Southern Living, GQ<br />Newspapers<br />-The Tennessean, Wall Street Journal<br />
To find an Article…Searching<br />Search in a print index<br /> OR<br />Use one of the databases from the library’s “Electronic Resources” page<br /> --On- and off-campus access<br />Don’t look for articles in the Catalog!<br />
Periodical Indexes- Location<br />Periodical indexes are located on the main floor, east wing of Beaman Library.<br />
Periodical Indexes In Print - Subject and general: access tools<br />Provides citations to articles in magazines, journals, and newspapers<br />Remember: citations only - no full-text<br />Examples of subject indexes<br />General Science Index<br />Social Sciences Index <br />Education Index<br />Example of general index<br />Readers Guide to Periodical Literature<br />
To find an Article…Searching<br />Search in a print index<br /> OR<br />Use one of the databases from the library’s “Electronic Resources”page<br /> --On- and off-campus access<br />Don’t look for articles in CATACOMB!<br />
To find an Article…Sorting<br />Citation: gives you the information you need to track down the work<br />Abstract: summary of article + citation<br />Full Text: complete text of article + citation<br />
To find an Article…Locating<br />Found sources in a print index or database? Now, how do you find them?<br />
Locating article…pt. 1<br />If the source located was cited in a database…<br /> Check to see if full-text is available<br />
Locating article…pt. 2<br />If the source located was cited in a print index or full-text was not available in a database…<br />Check the journal title in the Catalog by doing a Title Search to see if Beaman has the journal in print<br />
Locating articles…pt. 3<br />If the source is not available in print in Beaman Library or full-text via database…<br />Check other local libraries (in WorldCat or Athena) to see if they have the journal in print<br />Request the article through Interlibrary Loan (Allow 2 weeks)<br />
Periodicals - Location<br />Current (2010)magazines and journals are arranged alphabetically on open shelves for easy browsing.<br />
Periodicals - Location<br />Bound periodicals are arranged alphabetically and chronologically.<br />
Periodicals - Location<br />Some periodicals are kept on microfilm or microfiche.<br />
Example: Scout Report</li></li></ul><li>Web Site Evaluation—the WWW’s<br />When was it said?<br />Publication date<br />Revisions<br />Links up-to-date<br />Example: Oncolink<br />
Interlibrary Loan<br />Question: <br /> What do I do if a resource I need is not available in the Beaman Library?<br />Answer:<br /> Use the Interlibrary loan service provided by Beaman Library<br />
Interlibrary Loan<br />Facts about Interlibrary Loan:<br />Interlibrary Loan is a service provided by Beaman Library to obtain materials NOT owned by Beaman Library.<br />The conditions of this service are set by the National Interlibrary Loan Code.<br />The loan period is determined by the lending library.<br />Athena is an area consortium of local libraries who loan and borrow from one another without charge.<br />Applications are available at the Reference desk or onlinein Catacomb.<br />Access form online: http://library.lipscomb.edu<br />
Citations<br />Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association<br />APA Style.org<br />Citation Styles<br />
Review: The Power of Five<br />What does scholarly research require?<br />A knowledge of<br />1. The locationsof information resources<br />2.Organization of information resources<br />3. The access tools needed for obtaining information regardless of its format<br />4. The criteria for evaluating information located<br />5. The rules of scholarly research<br /> (proper citing/respect for copyright)<br />
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