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  • 1. Data-Driven Learning Culture Graduate Education Beaman Library Summer 2010
  • 2. Beaman Library is your starting point for research
    • Research materials at your fingertips!
    • Computers for your convenience!
    • Study Rooms available to study by yourself or for a group to gather!
    • Our Library Staff is here for you!
  • 3. Catacomb—Your Beaman Library Homepage
    • Access the library catalog & our electronic databases from any computer
    • Ask a Reference Question??? Links you with a librarian for all of your questions
    • Find out information about the library or read the latest library newsletter
  • 4. The Research Process
    • The research process requires a knowledge of
      • The locations of information resources
      • How information resources are organized
      • The tools needed for accessing
      • information regardless of its format
      • The criteria for evaluating information retrieved
  • 5. Information Resources in Beaman Library - Organization
      • Library of Congress Classification System (LB 2806 .R38)
      • Designators (Ref, Oversize, Buffington…)
      • Local Collections (Special Collections, Restoration Collection…)
  • 6. Information Resources in Beaman Library – access tools
      • Books
      • Articles (print & electronic)
      • -Scholarly journal articles
      • -Popular magazine articles
      • -Newspaper articles
      • Websites
  • 7. Books!
    • Reference Books:
      • use in library only
    • General Collection:
      • check out for 4 weeks
    • eBooks:
      • must create username and password on netlibrary.com from a Lipscomb computer before using 1 st time!
      • access and read online from any computer, anywhere!
  • 8. To find a Book…
    • Use…
    • The online catalog
    • Author Search
    • Title Search
    • Subject Search
    • Keyword Search
    • http://library.lipscomb.edu
  • 9. Articles!
    • Scholarly journals
    • -aka “refereed”, “peer-reviewed”, “academic”
    • -articles reviewed and accepted by experts in the field
    • Magazines, popular and trade journals
    • -Booklist, Southern Living, GQ
    • Newspapers
    • -The Tennessean, Wall Street Journal
  • 10. To find an Article…Searching
    • Search in a print index
    • Use one of the databases from the library’s “Electronic Resources” page
    • --On- and off-campus access
    • Don’t look for articles in the Catalog!
  • 11. Periodical Indexes In Print - Subject and general: access tools
    • Provides citations to articles in magazines, journals, and newspapers
      • Remember: citations only - no full-text
    • Examples of subject indexes
      • General Science Index
      • Social Sciences Index
      • Education Index
    • Example of general index
      • Readers Guide to Periodical Literature
  • 12. Periodical Indexes Print
    • Education Index
    • Administration of Schools
    • Teacher participation
    • Sharing the Lead. J. Patterson and J. p. Patterson. Il tab
    • Educ Leadership v61 no7 p74-8 Ap 2004.
    • Theories and principles
    • Toward a Theory of Leadership Practice: a Distributed Practice. J. P. Spillane and others. Bibl J Curr Studies
    • v36 no1 p3-34 Ja/F 2004.
  • 13. Periodical Indexes- Location
    • Periodical indexes are located on the main floor, east wing of Beaman Library.
  • 14. To find an Article…Searching
    • Search in a print index
    • Use one of the databases from the library’s “Electronic Resources” page
    • --On- and off-campus access
    • Don’t look for articles in CATACOMB!
  • 15. Electronic Resources
    • Online
      • Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL)
      • General OneFile
      • Biography Resource Center
      • Expanded Academic ASAP
      • ERIC
      • PsychInfo
      • PsychArticles
  • 16. Subject Indexes/Databases Online
    • ERIC -- three ways to access
      • CATACOMB
        • http://library.lipscomb.edu
        • /Search Other Databases
      • Internet
        • http://www.eduref.org (1966-2003)
        • http://www.eric.ed.gov (1966 - )
  • 17. To find an Article…Sorting
    • Citation: gives you the information you need to track down the work
    • Abstract: summary of article + citation
    • Full Text: complete text of article + citation
  • 18. To find an Article…Locating
    • Found sources in a print index or database? Now, how do you find them?
  • 19. Locating article…pt. 1
    • If the source located was cited in a database…
      • Check to see if full-text is available
  • 20. Locating article…pt. 2
    • If the source located was cited in a print index or full-text was not available in a database…
      • Check the journal title in the Catalog by doing a Title Search to see if Beaman has the journal in print
  • 21. Locating articles…pt. 3
    • If the source is not available in print in Beaman Library or full-text via database…
      • Check other local libraries (in WorldCat or Athena) to see if they have the journal in print
      • Request the article through Interlibrary Loan (Allow 2 weeks)
  • 22. Periodicals - Location
    • Current (2010) magazines and journals are arranged alphabetically on open shelves for easy browsing.
  • 23. Periodicals - Location
    • Bound periodicals are arranged alphabetically and chronologically.
  • 24. Periodicals - Location
    • Some periodicals are kept on microfilm or microfiche .
  • 25. Electronic/ Online Resources: Types
    • General
    • Subject specific
    • Government
    • Military
    • Commercial
    • Education
  • 26. Electronic/Online Resources: Cataloged web sites
    • More than 150 links to databases and web sites are cataloged in Catacomb.
    • http://library.lipscomb.edu
  • 27. Search engines
    • search specifically for scholarly literature:
    • peer-reviewed papers
    • theses books preprints
    • abstracts technical reports
    • arranges search results by relevancy
    http://scholar.google.com/
  • 28. Online Indexes/Databases: Government
    • U. S. Government
    • Library of Congress
      • http://marvel.loc.gov
    • Statistics
      • http://nces.ed.gov/search/
  • 29. Online Indexes/Databases -Government
    • State Government
    • Tennessee
      • http://www.state.tn.us/
  • 30. World Wide Web Resources Samples
    • FREE –
    • Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
    • http://www.ed.gov/free
    • Gateway to Educational Materials
    • http://www.thegateway.org
  • 31. Search engines
    • http://infomine.ucr.edu/
    … a virtual library of Internet resources relevant to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level. electronic journals electronic books bulletin boards databases articles
  • 32. Evaluating Information
    • from monographs [books]
    • from periodicals
    • from databases
  • 33. Evaluating books
    • A recognized author
    • Timely content
    • Documentation
    • Physical appearance
  • 34. Evaluating Journal Articles
    • Scholarly Journal Characteristics
    • Written for scholars or researchers in a specialized field (medicine, psychology, education)
  • 35. What is a Scholarly Journal?
    • For scholars or researchers in a specialized field (e.g. medicine, psychology)
    • Cites research
    • Peer review (refereed)
    • Includes notes and/or bibliography
    • Usually quarterly or monthly
    • Mostly print with graphs and/or tables
    • Few or no ads
  • 36. Databases
    • Academic .edu
    • Government .gov
    • Specialized/commercial .com/.org/.net
  • 37. Web Site Evaluation—the WWW’s
    • Who says it?
      • Author or sponsor
      • Credentials of responsible party
      • Example: AMDOC
  • 38. Web Site Evaluation—the WWW’s
    • What does it claim, assert, etc.?
      • Purpose of web site
      • Biased, objective, fair
      • Factual…in depth
      • Correct grammar, spelling, etc.
      • Example: Silent Killer
      • Example: Scout Report
  • 39. Web Site Evaluation—the WWW’s
    • When was it said?
      • Publication date
      • Revisions
      • Links up-to-date
      • Example: Oncolink
  • 40. Interlibrary Loan
    • Question:
    • What do I do if a resource I need is not available in the Beaman Library?
    • Answer:
    • Use the Interlibrary loan service provided by Beaman Library
  • 41. Interlibrary Loan
    • Facts about Interlibrary Loan:
    • Interlibrary Loan is a service provided by Beaman Library to obtain materials NOT owned by Beaman Library.
    • The conditions of this service are set by the National Interlibrary Loan Code .
    • The loan period is determined by the lending library.
    • Athena is an area consortium of local libraries who loan and borrow from one another without charge.
    • Applications are available at the Reference desk or online in Catacomb .
    • Access form online: http://library.lipscomb.edu
  • 42. Review: The Power of Five
    • What does scholarly research require?
    • A knowledge of
      • 1. The locations of information resources
      • 2. Organization of information resources
      • 3. The access tools needed for obtaining information regardless of its format
      • 4. The criteria for evaluating information located
      • 5. The rules of scholarly research
      • (proper citing/respect for copyright)
  • 43. Your mission...
    • Come up with a suitable topic (not too broad, not too narrow)
    • Be able to find resources in all formats (books, articles, websites, etc.)
    • Incorporate & cite these sources correctly (be careful not to plagiarize!)
    • Remember: librarians are here to help you with your mission!