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  • Take the students through an example of this on the board. Use: The image of nursing in the media.Image- portrayal, portrayed, depiction, representation, represented. Nurses- Nursing, Nurse. Media- television, radio, movies, movie, tv, cinema, film, internet.

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  • GERO 101: Research Process and Searching LAKSAMEE PUTNAM LPUTNAM@TOWSON.EDU RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN Slides: http://slidesha.re/Y2k2FL
  • A quick plug…  Get Writing Help at Cook!  Appointments:  Monday – Thursday 6-9  Sunday 3-9  Walk-ins:  Monday – Thursday 7-8  Sunday 5:30-6:30Image from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrsdkrebs/6812988187/
  • How can I help you? In class session to learn how to use resources Phone help 410.704.3359. Chat help  Go to Library website and click “Ask a Librarian” One-on-one appointments Help at the reference desk
  • Agenda Scholarly vs Popular How to formulate a search Finding Books/Articles Citation Resources Hands on database practice
  • Scholarly vs Popular Scholarly  Popular  Written by an expert for  Entertaining but lack other experts depth  Support your argument  Grab people’s interests but with high quality should not be your only information resource
  • Scholarly vs PopularImages take from the Purdue University tutorials
  • Scholarly vs Popular DuckDuckGo (2012). There are no “regular results” on Google anymore.  http://vimeo.com/duckduckgo/bubble
  • Formulating a Keyword Search1. Choose a Topic
  • Formulating a Keyword Search1. Choose a Topic  End of life care of elderly
  • Formulating a Keyword Search2. Narrow/Broaden your search
  • Formulating a Keyword Search2. Narrow/Broaden your search  Elderly depression in end of life care
  • Formulating a Keyword Search3. Identify the key concepts
  • Formulating a Keyword Search3. Identify the key concepts  Elder  Depression  End of life care
  • Formulating a Keyword Search4. Consider synonyms/alternative spellings for terms  Elder  Depression  End of life care
  • Formulating a Keyword Search4. Consider synonyms/alternative spellings for terms  Elder  Elder*  Senior  Aged  Older person  Older adult  Depression  hopelessness  End of life care  Palliative care  Terminal care
  • Formulating a Keyword Search5. Formulate your search utilizing various combinations of your words  String them together using AND/OR/NOT  Truncate *
  • Formulating a Keyword Search6. Evaluate what you find Check for CRAP Currency Reliability Authority Purpose/Point of View
  • 3 ways to find Books http://cooklibrary.towson.edu Towson Books USMAI Books Interlibrary Loan
  • Finding Articles Go to the Gerontology Subject Gateway Numerous databases to choose from  Search more than one Use your keywords and refine your search
  • Writing andCiting  Allows your readers to verify andResources identify where the informationCook Library and ideas in your paper originatedQuick Tools  Gives credit to the owners of theCiting Sources ideas (avoiding plagiarism)  Provides a connection between your research and the research of related sources
  • Let’s start searching! Research your own topic! Begin by filling out this online spreadsheet  http://bit.ly/WpfAkF After you are done please go here to send me feedback on this session  http://bit.ly/VLiBPh
  • Questions? Feel free to contact me:  Laksamee Putnam  lputnam@towson.edu  410.704.3746.  Twitter: @LibrarianLaks Or any reference librarian:  Visit Cook Library Reference Desk  410.704.2462.  IM – tucookchat