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    • Beaman Library Fall 2009 nformation resources Biography
    • Getting Started Reference Research Center library.lipscomb.edu Your starting point for research is: The Beaman Library website.
    • Information Resources
      • Reference books
      • Periodicals
      • Indexes
      • Electronic Resources
    • Reference Books
      • Dictionaries
      • Encyclopedias
      • Handbooks
      • Indexes
      Ref E 185.86 N68 1999
    • Information Resources
      • Reference books
      • Periodicals
      • Indexes
      • Electronic Resources
    • Periodicals
          • magazines
          • journals
          • newspapers
      Current Periodicals
    • Periodicals Bound periodicals Microfilm and microfiche preserve information
    • Periodical Indexes Reference books Periodicals Indexes Electronic Resources
    • Periodical Indexes Printed
      • General
    • Periodical Indexes Printed
      • Subject/specialized
      • Business Periodicals Index
      • Humanities Index
      • Social Sciences Index
    • Information Resources
      • Reference books
      • Periodicals
      • Indexes
      • Electronic Resources
    • Electronic Resources
    • Databases
    • Periodical Indexes
      • Printed – citation only
      • Databases – citations, abstracts, and some full text
    • Databases
      • FindArticles.com
        • general magazines
        • since 1984
      • MagPortal.com
        • search engine plus
        • general interest
        • some ads
    • Databases
      • The virtual library –
      • open 24/7
      • books - magazines - games
      • links to much more
      http:// www.refdesk.com http:// www.libraryspot.com /
    • Resource Evaluation the WWW’s
      • Who says it?
        • author or sponsor
        • credentials of responsible party
    • Resource Evaluation the WWW’s
      • What does it claim, assert, etc.?
        • Purpose of publication
        • Biased, objective, fair
        • Factual…in depth
        • Correct grammar, spelling, etc.
    • Web Site Evaluation the WWW’s
      • When was it posted?
        • Publication date
        • Revisions
        • Links up-to-date
    • What’s in a [domain] name?
    • What’s in a [domain] name?
      • . gov ernment agency
      • federal – state - local
      • Official information gathered by the agency
    • What’s in a [domain] name?
      • . Org anization
      • promote its policies, beliefs
      • . Com mercial
      • profit making organization
    • What’s in a [domain] name? . net work organizations, people, agencies . edu cation university, school, related institution
    • SAIL… through Research
      • S earch – indexes/databases (evaluate)
      • A nalyze – compare, contrast; separate fact from opinion
      • I nventory – Do I have enough, too
      • much, too little?
      • L earn – new information and new
      • information skills
    • In summary…
      • Look in a book
      • Find a journal article
      • Check databases
      • Evaluate what you find
      • Write a great report
    • Still need help??? Ask a Librarian! Departments and Staff of Beaman Library http://library.lipscomb.edu/screens/libinfo_011.html
    • Afraid of librarians???
      • Send an e-mail to a reference librarian
      • [email_address]
      • But I have a secret…..
      • I promise we won’t bite :~)