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  • 1. Political Science: An Adventure in Research Beaman Library Fall 2007
  • 2. Research is a process…
    • It is ORGANIZED
    • It is METHODICAL
    • It is COMPREHENSIVE
  • 3. The Researcher’s 2 questions…
    • WHAT do I want to know?
    • WHERE do I find that information?
  • 4. Catacomb… the online catalog
    • All searching begins with
    • the online catalog.
  • 5. Information Resources in Beaman Library
      • Reference books
      • Periodicals
      • Indexes
      • Databases/Websites
  • 6. Reference Sources: Location Main Level – West Wing
  • 7. Reference Sources: Types
    • Encyclopedias
      • General
      • Subject
    • Dictionaries
    • Handbooks
    • Directories
    • Indexes
    • Statistical Sources
  • 8. Periodicals - Location
    • Current (2007) magazines and journals are arranged alphabetically on open shelves for easy browsing.
  • 9. Periodicals - Location
    • Bound periodicals are arranged alphabetically and chronologically.
  • 10. Periodicals - Location
    • Some periodicals are kept on microfilm or microfiche .
  • 11. Periodical Indexes (print)- Location
    • Periodical indexes are located on the main floor, east wing of Beaman Library.
  • 12. Periodical Indexes Print
      • Biography Index
      • Business Periodicals Index
      • General Science Index
      • PAIS International Index
      • Social Sciences Index
  • 13. Periodical Indexes
    • Online
      • Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL)
      • Powersearch
      • Academic OneFile
      • Expanded Academic ASAP
      • InfoTrac OneFile
      • National Newspaper Index
      • America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts
      • Biography Resource Center
      • Lexis-Nexis
  • 14. World Wide Web Resources
    • Academic .edu
    • Government .gov
    • Specialized/commercial .com/.org/.net
  • 15. Online Indexes/Databases: Government
    • U. S. Government
    • Library of Congress
      • http://marvel.loc.gov
    • Congressional Directory
      • http:// www.gpoaccess.gov/cdirectory/index.html
  • 16. Online Indexes/Databases Education
    • 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
  • 17. Online Indexes/Databases Commercial
    • Search specifically for scholarly literature:
    • theses peer reviewed papers books
    • abstracts technical reports preprints
    http:// scholar.google.com /
  • 18. Evaluating Information
    • from monographs (books)
    • from periodicals (journals)
    • from databases/websites
  • 19. Evaluating books
    • Is it a recognized author?
    • Does it have timely content?
    • Does it contain documentation?
  • 20. 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
  • 21. Web Site Evaluation—the WWW’s
    • Who says it?
      • Author or sponsor
      • Credentials of responsible party
  • 22. 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.
  • 23. Web Site Evaluation—the WWW’s
    • When was it said?
      • Publication date
      • Revisions
      • Links up-to-date
  • 24. 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
  • 25. 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
  • 26. SAIL
    • 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
  • 27. 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!