An Adventure in Research Using Beaman Library Services and Resources Fall 2008
Beaman Library is your starting point for research <ul><li>Research materials at your fingertips!  </li></ul><ul><li>Compu...
Catacomb—Your Beaman Library Homepage <ul><li>Access the library catalog & our electronic databases from any computer </li...
The Research Process <ul><li>The research process requires a knowledge of  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The  locations  of inform...
Information Resources in   Beaman Library - Organization <ul><ul><li>Library of Congress Classification System  (LB 2806 ....
Information Resources in  Beaman Library – access tools <ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles (print & ele...
Books! <ul><li>Reference Books: </li></ul><ul><li>-use in library only </li></ul><ul><li>General Collection: </li></ul><ul...
To find a Book… <ul><li>Use  CATACOMB… </li></ul><ul><li>The online catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Author Search </li></ul><ul>...
Articles! <ul><li>Scholarly journals </li></ul><ul><li>-aka “refereed”, “peer-reviewed”, “academic” </li></ul><ul><li>-art...
To find an Article…Searching <ul><li>Search in a print index </li></ul><ul><li>Use one of the databases from the library’s...
To find an Article…Sorting <ul><li>Citation:   gives you the information you need to track down the work </li></ul><ul><li...
To find an Article…Locating <ul><li>Found sources in a print index or database?  Now, how do you find them? </li></ul>
Locating article…pt. 1 <ul><li>If the source located was cited in a database… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check to see if full-t...
Locating article…pt. 2 <ul><li>If the source located was cited in a print index or full-text was not available in a databa...
Locating articles…pt. 3 <ul><li>If the source is not available in print in Beaman Library or full-text via database… </li>...
Websites! <ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>  http://www.epa.gov </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.senate.gov </li></ul><ul>...
To find a Website…Search Engines <ul><li>Vast quantities of information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 2 billion websites and ...
To find a Website…via CATACOMB <ul><li>Approximately 150 links to databases and web sites are cataloged in  Catacomb. </li...
Web Site Evaluation—the WWW’s <ul><li>Who  says it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Author or sponsor? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cr...
Web Site Evaluation—the WWW’s <ul><li>What  does it claim, assert, etc.? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose of web site </li></...
Web Site Evaluation—the WWW’s <ul><li>When  was it said? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publication date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Review: The Power of Five <ul><li>What does scholarly research require? </li></ul><ul><li>A knowledge of </li></ul><ul><ul...
SAIL… through Research <ul><li>S earch – indexes/databases (evaluate) </li></ul><ul><li>A nalyze – compare, contrast; sepa...
Your mission... <ul><li>Come up with a suitable topic (not too broad, not too narrow) </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to find re...
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  1. 1. An Adventure in Research Using Beaman Library Services and Resources Fall 2008
  2. 2. Beaman Library is your starting point for research <ul><li>Research materials at your fingertips! </li></ul><ul><li>Computers for your convenience! </li></ul><ul><li>Study Rooms available to study by yourself or for a group to gather! </li></ul><ul><li>Our Library Staff is here for you! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Catacomb—Your Beaman Library Homepage <ul><li>Access the library catalog & our electronic databases from any computer </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a Reference Question??? Links you with a librarian for all of your questions </li></ul><ul><li>Find out information about the library or read the latest library newsletter </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Research Process <ul><li>The research process requires a knowledge of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The locations of information resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How information resources are organized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The tools needed for accessing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>information regardless of its format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The criteria for evaluating information retrieved </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Information Resources in Beaman Library - Organization <ul><ul><li>Library of Congress Classification System (LB 2806 .R38) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designators (Ref, Oversize, Buffington…) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Collections (Special Collections, Restoration Collection…) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Information Resources in Beaman Library – access tools <ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles (print & electronic) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Scholarly journal articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Popular magazine articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Newspaper articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Books! <ul><li>Reference Books: </li></ul><ul><li>-use in library only </li></ul><ul><li>General Collection: </li></ul><ul><li>-check out for 4 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>eBooks: </li></ul><ul><li>-access and read online </li></ul>
  8. 8. To find a Book… <ul><li>Use CATACOMB… </li></ul><ul><li>The online catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Author Search </li></ul><ul><li>Title Search </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Search </li></ul><ul><li>Keyword Search </li></ul><ul><li>http:// library.lipscomb.edu </li></ul>
  9. 9. Articles! <ul><li>Scholarly journals </li></ul><ul><li>-aka “refereed”, “peer-reviewed”, “academic” </li></ul><ul><li>-articles reviewed and accepted by experts in the field </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines, popular and trade journals </li></ul><ul><li>-Booklist, Southern Living, GQ </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>-The Tennessean, Wall Street Journal </li></ul>
  10. 10. To find an Article…Searching <ul><li>Search in a print index </li></ul><ul><li>Use one of the databases from the library’s “Search Other Databases” page </li></ul><ul><li>--On- and off-campus access </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t look for articles in CATACOMB! </li></ul>
  11. 11. To find an Article…Sorting <ul><li>Citation: gives you the information you need to track down the work </li></ul><ul><li>Abstract: summary of article + citation </li></ul><ul><li>Full Text: complete text of article + citation </li></ul>
  12. 12. To find an Article…Locating <ul><li>Found sources in a print index or database? Now, how do you find them? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Locating article…pt. 1 <ul><li>If the source located was cited in a database… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check to see if full-text is available </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Locating article…pt. 2 <ul><li>If the source located was cited in a print index or full-text was not available in a database… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check the journal title in CATACOMB by doing a Title Search to see if Beaman has the journal in print </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Locating articles…pt. 3 <ul><li>If the source is not available in print in Beaman Library or full-text via database… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check other local libraries (in WorldCat or Athena) to see if they have the journal in print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Request the article through Interlibrary Loan (Allow 2 weeks) </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Websites! <ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.epa.gov </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.senate.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Military </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.navy.mil </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.defenselink.mil </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ebay.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.sears.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.lipscomb.edu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ttu.edu </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. To find a Website…Search Engines <ul><li>Vast quantities of information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 2 billion websites and growing daily </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You find it all…the good, the bad and the ugly…you must EVALUATE! </li></ul><ul><li>Refine your search whenever possible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use relevant search terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use phrases when possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use quotation marks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try Boolean searches (and, or, not, +, -) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. To find a Website…via CATACOMB <ul><li>Approximately 150 links to databases and web sites are cataloged in Catacomb. </li></ul><ul><li> http:// library.lipscomb.edu </li></ul>
  19. 19. Web Site Evaluation—the WWW’s <ul><li>Who says it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Author or sponsor? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credentials of responsible party? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Google” the author or sponsor for more information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there a way to determine the origin? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Look at the header or footer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Look at the URL </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Look at the domain </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Wikipedia </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Web Site Evaluation—the WWW’s <ul><li>What does it claim, assert, etc.? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose of web site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Informational? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Are they trying to sell something? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biased, objective, fair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is there a political or business agenda? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Factual…in depth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Correct grammar, spelling, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: DHMO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Greenpeace </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Web Site Evaluation—the WWW’s <ul><li>When was it said? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publication date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links up-to-date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Oncolink </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Review: The Power of Five <ul><li>What does scholarly research require? </li></ul><ul><li>A knowledge of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. The locations of information resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Organization of information resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. The access tools needed for obtaining information regardless of its format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. The criteria for evaluating information located </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5. The rules of scholarly research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(proper citing/respect for copyright) </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. SAIL… through Research <ul><li>S earch – indexes/databases (evaluate) </li></ul><ul><li>A nalyze – compare, contrast; separate fact from opinion </li></ul><ul><li>I nventory – Do I have enough, too </li></ul><ul><li>much, too little? </li></ul><ul><li>L earn – new information and new </li></ul><ul><li>information skills </li></ul>
  24. 24. Your mission... <ul><li>Come up with a suitable topic (not too broad, not too narrow) </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to find resources in all formats (books, articles, websites, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate & cite these sources correctly (be careful not to plagiarize!) </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: librarians are here to help you with your mission! </li></ul>
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