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    • An Adventure in Research Using Beaman Library Services and Resources Fall 2008
    • 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!
    • 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
    • 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
    • Information Resources in Beaman Library - Organization
        • Library of Congress Classification System (LB 2806 .R38)
        • Designators (Ref, Oversize, Buffington…)
        • Local Collections (Special Collections, Restoration Collection…)
    • Information Resources in Beaman Library – access tools
        • Books
        • Articles (print & electronic)
        • -Scholarly journal articles
        • -Popular magazine articles
        • -Newspaper articles
        • Websites
    • Books!
      • Reference Books:
      • -use in library only
      • General Collection:
      • -check out for 3 weeks
      • eBooks:
      • -access and read online
    • To find a Book…
      • Use CATACOMB…
      • The online catalog
      • Author Search
      • Title Search
      • Subject Search
      • Keyword Search
      • http:// library.lipscomb.edu
    • 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
    • To find an Article…Searching
      • Search in a print index
      • Use one of the databases from the library’s “Search Other Databases” page
      • --On- and off-campus access
      • Don’t look for articles in CATACOMB!
    • Periodical Indexes- Location
      • Periodical indexes are located on the main floor, east wing of Beaman Library.
    • 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
    • Periodical Index Citations – Subject examples
      • Social Sciences Index
      • Soc Forces =
      • Social Forces
    • To find an Article…Searching
      • Search in a print index
      • Use one of the databases from the library’s “Search Other Databases” page
      • --On- and off-campus access
      • Don’t look for articles in CATACOMB!
    • 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
    • To find an Article…Locating
      • Found sources in a print index or database? Now, how do you find them?
    • Locating article…pt. 1
      • If the source located was cited in a database…
        • Check to see if full-text is available
    • 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 CATACOMB by doing a Title Search to see if Beaman has the journal in print
    • 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)
    • Periodicals - Location
      • Current (2008) 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 Resources: Types and Formats
      • Types
        • News, Trade, Opinion, Scholarly
      • Formats
        • Current Periodicals
        • Bound Periodicals
        • Microfiche / Microfilm
    • Electronic/ Online Resources: Types
      • General
      • Subject specific
      • Government
      • Military
      • Commercial
      • Education
    • Electronic/Online Resources: Cataloged web sites
      • Approximately 150 links to databases and web sites are cataloged in Catacomb.
      • http:// library.lipscomb.edu
    • Databases
      • Tennessee Electronic Library
        • Academic OneFile
        • Expanded Academic
        • Science Database
    • Databases
        • Also try…
        • Business Source Elite
        • LexisNexis
    • Databases and Citations and abstracts peer reviewed journals –1806 to the present chapters from books – dissertations 27 languages Full-text 60 peer-reviewed APA journals from 1894 to the present book chapters from 2000–2002 English language
    • Government Databases
      • Library of Congress
      • National Institute of Mental Health
      • National Library of Medicine
    • Government Databases
      • MedlinePlus
      • ERIC
    • Psychology Databases
      • American Psychological Association
    • Psychology Databases
      • Social Psychology Network
      • Mental Help Net
    • 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 /
    • 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
    • Evaluating Information
      • from monographs [books]
      • from periodicals
      • from databases
    • Evaluating books
      • A recognized author
      • Timely content
      • Documentation
      • Physical appearance
    • Evaluating Journal Articles
      • Scholarly Journal Characteristics
      • Written for scholars or researchers in a specialized field (medicine, psychology, education)
    • 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
    • Evaluating Journal Articles
        • found in specialized (subject) indexes
          • [ Social Sciences Index ]
          • usually published quarterly or monthly
        • 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
    • Databases
      • 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
        • Example: AMDOC
    • 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
    • Web Site Evaluation—the WWW’s
      • When was it said?
        • Publication date
        • Revisions
        • Links up-to-date
        • Example: Oncolink
    • 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: http:// library.lipscomb.edu
    • Citations
      • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
      • APA Style.org
      • Citation Styles
    • 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)
    • 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
    • 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!