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  • 1. IDHP 110Laksamee Putnamlputnam@towson.eduResearch & Instruction LibrarianSlides:
  • 2. First… Laksamee Putnam Cook Library Reference:  410.704.2462.  IM/email Phone: 410.704.3746. Twitter: @CookLibraryofTU Albert S. Cook facebook profile! Slides:
  • 3. Agenda Part 1 - Discussion Background reading/Internet searching Keywords Evaluating Resources Part 2 - Discussion Finding Books Finding Articles Research time
  • 4. Wikipedia Woes and Google Gaffs  What are the pros and cons of so much information being online?  What do you do to be sure you’re finding more than “information junk food”?Appelbaum, Y. (2012). How the professor who  How do you evaluatefooled Wikipedia got caught by Reddit. The the information you findAtlantic. May 15. while researching?  Why is it important to support your argumentPrater, E. (2011) Beware online filter bubbles.TED: Ideas worth spreading. with valid sources?
  • 5. The Research Process Interpreting the Selecting a Assignment Topic Reading Identifying & Background ListingRefining a Information Vocabulary Topic Using Online Databases & Indexes Evaluating Citing Sources Gathering Sources Sources Drafting Paper or Presentation
  • 6. Web “Pre-Searching” Why start your search online?  Find background information  Help solidify research topic  Find new terminology to use as keywords  Find links and/or citations to other sources
  • 7. Improve Google Autism and vaccines Body image and girls Advanced Google  CookLibrary’s searching Guide to the Web  Power searching Duck Duck Go?
  • 8. Keywords are critical! Sample topic:  Which age is childhood obesity in the United States the highest? First, break the question down into keywords:  Which age is childhood obesity in the United States the highest?
  • 9. More on keywords… Expand your list to include synonyms then add to it once you have done some background reading.  Which age is childhood obesity in the United States the highest?age obesity United Stateschildhood overweight USAyouth BMI U.S.A.
  • 10. Combine your keywords Boolean “search connectors” AND OR NOTFor example:obesity AND children Combining >1 topicBMI OR body mass index Combining synonymous terms
  • 11. Additional Search Tips Use truncation!  Phrase Searching…  Use quotations to keep a keyword Educat* finds phrase intact (words  Educate will be searched in the specific order)  Education  Educating  Examples:  Educator  “advanced practice nurses”  Etc…  “long term care”
  • 12. Evaluate what you find Goto one of the websites below and analyze it       
  • 13. Check for CRAPCurrencyReliabilityAuthorityPurpose/Point of View
  • 14. Check for CRAP  Currency  How recent is the information?  Can you locate a date when the resource was written/created/updated?  Based on your topic, is this current enough?  Why might the date matter for your topic?Guidelines for CRAP provided by the Jean and Alexander HeardLibrary
  • 15. Check for CRAP  Reliability  What kind of information is included in the resource?  Does the author provide citations & references for quotations & data  Where am I accessing this information?Guidelines for CRAP provided by the Jean and Alexander HeardLibrary
  • 16. Check for CRAP  Authority  Can you determine who the author/creator is?  What are their credentials (education, affiliation, experience, etc.)?  Who is the publisher or sponsor of the work/site?  Is this publisher/sponsor reputableGuidelines for CRAP provided by the Jean and Alexander HeardLibrary
  • 17. Check for CRAP  Purpose/Point of View  Is the content primarily opinion?  Is the information balanced or biased?  What is the purpose of the information? Is it to inform, teach, sell, entertain or persuadeGuidelines for CRAP provided by the Jean and Alexander HeardLibrary
  • 18. Begin your own research Fill out this worksheet  Next :  Part 2 - Discussion  Use your keywords to find books/articles
  • 19. Real research is complicated  Can you think of any other examples of a “magical database” with all the answers?  Where do you find books/articles for your classes here at Towson University?  How many places doSlackerz web comic. 2007. you look? Library Instructional Videos. Scholarly vs  Why are scholarlyPopular. articles important for your assignment?
  • 20. Review Keywords AND OR NOT Check for CRAP  Currency  Reliability  Authority  Purpose/POV
  • 21. Finding Books Plenty of relevant information in print Use broad keywords Multiple places to search  Cook OneSearch  Library Catalog  USMAI Libraries
  • 22. Finding Books
  • 23. Finding Books
  • 24. Finding Articles Scholarly – Peer Reviewed Usespecific keywords Utilized advanced search features Card Catalogue. [Photographer]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest.
  • 25. Finding Articles
  • 26. Finding Articles Content providers you should use:  CINAHL Plus with Full-text  Medline  Health Source Nursing/Academic  Health Reference Center Academic  ERIC  Education Abstracts  Social Science Citation Index  Social Science Abstracts  PsycINFO
  • 27. Finding Articles Features to remember  Yellow Findit button  Citation creations  Email yourself Also as you are searching  Take a look at the article citations  Make note of additional keywords
  • 28. Research time! Go find books and articles on your topic Fill in this worksheet:   Email yourself anything you want to remember Next library session:  Read article and watch video – prepare with discussion questions  Plagiarism and APA citation style
  • 29. Questions? Feel free to contact me:  Laksamee Putnam   410.704.3746.  Twitter: @CookLibraryofTU Or any reference librarian:  Visit Cook Library Reference Desk  410.704.2462.  IM – tucookchat