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    • Senior Seminar in Kinesiology An Adventure in Research Beaman Library Spring 2009
    • Research is a process…
      • It is ORGANIZED
      • It is METHODICAL
      • It is COMPREHENSIVE
    • 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 (2009) 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 articles.com
      free access to medical journals Magazines, journals, E-zines, and more.
    • Academic Databases Available from Catacomb @ http:// library.lipscomb.edu
    • 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 For health care professionals 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
      http:// scholar.google.com /
    • 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: http:// library.lipscomb.edu
    • 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!