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  • Senior Seminar in Kinesiology An Adventure in Research Beaman Library Spring 2010
  • Research is a process…
    • It is ORGANIZED
    • It is METHODICAL
  • The Researcher’s 2 questions…
    • WHAT do I want to know?
    • WHERE do I find that information?
  • Catacomb… the online catalog
    • All searching begins with
    • the online catalog.
  • Information Resources in Beaman Library
      • Reference books
      • Periodicals
      • Indexes
      • Databases/Websites
  • Reference Sources: Types
    • Encyclopedias
      • General
      • Subject
    • Dictionaries
    • Handbooks
    • Directories
    • Indexes
    • Statistical Sources
  • Periodicals - Location
    • Current (2010) magazines and journals are arranged alphabetically on open shelves for easy browsing.
  • Periodicals - Location
    • Bound periodicals are arranged alphabetically and chronologically.
  • Periodicals - Location
    • Some periodicals are kept on microfilm or microfiche .
  • Periodical Indexes (print)- Location
    • Periodical indexes are located on the main floor, east wing of Beaman Library.
  • Periodical Indexes/Academic Databases
    • Online
      • Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL)
      • Expanded Academic ASAP
      • General OneFile
      • Health Reference Center--Academic
  • Journals on the Web
    • The Internet Public Library Online Serials
    • Find
    free access to medical journals Magazines, journals, E-zines, and more.
  • Academic Databases Available from Beaman Library Catalog @
  • Government Databases
    • National Library of Medicine
    • National Institutes of Health
    Health and drug information for patients, family and friends Biomedical journal literature from MEDLINE/PubMed
  • Subject Interest Databases Archive of athletic journals Education journals and research
  • Search engines
    • search specifically for scholarly literature:
    • peer-reviewed papers
    • theses books preprints
    • abstracts technical reports
    • arranges search results by relevancy
  • Evaluating Information
    • from monographs (books)
    • from periodicals (journals)
    • from databases/websites
  • Evaluating books
    • Is it a recognized author?
    • Does it have timely content?
    • Does it contain documentation?
  • Evaluating Journal Articles
    • Scholarly Journal Characteristics
    • limited audience
    • for scholars or researchers in a specialized field (e.g. medicine, psychology)
  • Evaluating Journal Articles
      • found in specialized (subject) indexes
      • such as the Physical Education Index
      • mostly print
        • graphs and/or tables
        • few or no ads
  • Evaluating Journal Articles
    • Scholarly Journal Characteristics
    • cites research
    • includes notes and/or bibliography
    • passes review by panel of experts
      • peer reviewed
      • refereed
  • World Wide Web Resources
    • Academic .edu
    • Government .gov
    • Specialized/commercial .com/.org/.net
  • Web Site Evaluation—the WWW’s
    • Who says it?
      • Author or sponsor
      • Credentials of responsible party
  • 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.
  • Web Site Evaluation—the WWW’s
    • When was it said?
      • Publication date
      • Revisions
      • Links up-to-date
  • 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
  • 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:
  • 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!