Aka it’s a good starting pointYou can read the wikipedia article… just don’t cite it
Cook OneSearch – USMAI catalog, Towson UniversityMedicine OR health OR wellnessElder* OR senior* OR geriatric*Dictionary OR encyclopediaCheck location – Find call numberRefine ResultsAsk a LibrarianSearch HistoryEmail yourselfCitation creation
Refine results to Academic JournalsCheck Content Provider
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
Agenda Part 1 - Discussion Background reading/Internet searching Keywords Evaluating Resources Part 2 - Discussion Finding Books Finding Articles Research time
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? http://youtu.be/cbtf1oyNg-8DuckDuckGo (2012). There are no “regular Why is it important toresults” on Google anymore. support your argumenthttp://vimeo.com/duckduckgo/bubble with valid/scholarly sources?
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
Through out the lesson:Fill out this spreadsheet http://bit.ly/11WGgvl 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
Improve Google Autism and vaccines Body image and girls Advanced Google CookLibrary’s searching Guide to the Web Duck Duck Go?
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?
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.
Combine your keywords Boolean “search connectors” AND OR NOTFor example:obesity AND children Combining >1 topicBMI OR body mass index Combining synonymous terms
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”
Evaluate what you find Goto one of the websites below and analyze it http://bit.ly/cosmicweb1 http://bit.ly/cosmicweb2 http://bit.ly/cosmicweb3 http://bit.ly/cosmicweb4 http://bit.ly/cosmicweb5 http://bit.ly/cosmicweb6 http://bit.ly/cosmicweb7
Check for CRAPCurrencyReliabilityAuthorityPurpose/Point of View
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
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
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
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
Continue your research! Take a few minutes to complete your first worksheet Ask if you have a question! Next: Part 2
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?
Finding Books How did your book search go? Plenty of relevant information in print Use broad keywords
Finding Articles How did your article search go? Scholarly – Peer Reviewed Use specific keywords Card Catalogue. [Photographer]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. http://quest.eb.com/images/115_2838287
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
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
Continue your research! Complete your second worksheet Then please fill out this survey: http://bit.ly/11WBEVV Next library session: Read article – prepare with discussion questions Plagiarism and APA citation style
Questions? Feel free to contact me: Laksamee Putnam firstname.lastname@example.org 410.704.3746. Twitter: @CookLibraryofTU Or any reference librarian: Visit Cook Library Reference Desk 410.704.2462. IM – tucookchat