IDHP Spring 2013 Healy Class 1


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  • Aka it’s a good starting pointYou can read the wikipedia article… just don’t cite it
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  • IDHP Spring 2013 Healy Class 1

    1. 1. IDHP 110Laksamee Putnamlputnam@towson.eduResearch & Instruction LibrarianSlides:
    2. 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. 3. A quick plug…  Palestinian Literature: The Needed Background  When: Sunday, February 17th from 4-5:30pm  Where: Cook Library Room 507  What: Dr. Salam Mir, Associate Professor of English at Lasell College, will speak about some of the pivotal works of Palestinian Literature.  This program will also introduce the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys
    4. 4. Agenda Part 1 - Discussion Background reading/Internet searching Keywords Evaluating Resources Part 2 - Discussion Finding Books Finding Articles Research time
    5. 5. 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 a credible source?  How do you evaluate the information you findGoogle Analytics (2012) Google analytics inreal life – Site search. while researching? (2012). There are no “regular  Why is it important toresults” on Google anymore. support your argument with valid/scholarly sources?
    6. 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. 7. Through out the lesson:Fill out this spreadsheet Choose your research topic  Genetic engineering and cloning to reduce disease incidence  Healthcare for persons without health insurance  Ethics in care in a culturally diverse society  Ethical treatment of humans/animals during drug testing  Complementary vs. traditional medicine approaches to health care  Issues in the overuse of Antibiotics
    8. 8. Improve Google Autism and vaccines Body image and girls Advanced Google  CookLibrary’s searching Guide to the Web Duck Duck Go?
    9. 9. 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?
    10. 10. 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.
    11. 11. Combine your keywords Boolean “search connectors” AND OR NOTFor example:obesity AND children Combining >1 topicBMI OR body mass index Combining synonymous terms
    12. 12. 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”
    13. 13. Evaluate what you find Goto one of the websites below and analyze it       
    14. 14. Check for CRAPCurrencyReliabilityAuthorityPurpose/Point of View
    15. 15. 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
    16. 16. 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
    17. 17. 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
    18. 18. 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
    19. 19. Continue your research! Take a few minutes to complete your first worksheet Ask if you have a question! Next: Part 2
    20. 20. Real research is complicated  Can you think of any 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 do you look?  Why are scholarly articles important for your assignment?
    21. 21. Finding Books How did your book search go? Plenty of relevant information in print Use broad keywords
    22. 22. Finding Books
    23. 23. Finding Books
    24. 24. Finding Articles How did your article search go? Scholarly – Peer Reviewed Use specific keywords Card Catalogue. [Photographer]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest.
    25. 25. Finding Articles
    26. 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. 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. 28. Continue your research! Complete your second worksheet Then please fill out this survey:  Next library session:  Read article – prepare with discussion questions  Plagiarism and APA citation style
    29. 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