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IDNM 101 Spring 12

  1. 1. IDNM 101 :Using CookLibraryLaksamee PutnamResearch & Instructionlputnam@towson.edu
  2. 2. On the side …
  3. 3. First… Laksamee Putnam lputnam@towson.edu Cook Library Reference:  410.704.2462.  IM/email Phone: 410.704.3746. Twitter: @CookLibraryofTU Albert S. Cook facebook profile!
  4. 4. Agenda Research Process Keywords Search strategy Finding books and articles Citation guides Evaluation
  5. 5. The Research Process Interpreting the Selecting a Assignment Topic Reading Identifying & Background Listing Refining a Information Vocabulary Topic Using Online Databases & Indexes Evaluating Citing Sources Gathering Sources Sources Drafting Paper or Presentation
  6. 6. research skills ≠ needle in the haystack
  7. 7. Web “Pre-searching” Why not start your search online?  The Invisible Web  http://goshen.libguides.com/beyond_googling  Can you trust this information?  TED video:  Online filter bubble – Eli Pariser  http://www.ted.com/talks/eli_pariser_beware_o nline_filter_bubbles.html
  8. 8. Creating Keywords Keywords come from your topicIwant to find biology journals about animal behavior http://www.flickr.com/photos/mmar chin/5310398/sizes/m/in/photostrea m/
  9. 9. Creating Keywords Think of synonyms for your keywords Think of alternative spellings See what words other people use http://mind42.com/
  10. 10. Search Strategy Boolean search connectors  AND  OR  NOT
  11. 11. Search Strategy Boolean search connectors Climate change AND green house gas Climate change OR global warming Climate change NOT Polar bears
  12. 12. Search strategy  Truncation  Educat* finds  Educate  Education  Educating  Educatorhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jekert/5148505033/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  13. 13. Search strategy Phrase searching Use quotations to keep a keyword phrase intact (words will be searched in the specific order) “climatechange” “animal behavior”
  14. 14. Finding books
  15. 15. Finding articles
  16. 16. Finding books and articles Use your keywords Use your search strategy Go to the IDNM Subject Gateway
  17. 17. Citation guides
  18. 18. Check for CRAPCurrencyReliabilityAuthorityPurpose/Point of View
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. Check for CRAP  Reliability  What kind of information is included in the resource?  Does the author provide citations & references for quotations & data  Where are you accessing this information?Guidelines for CRAP provided by the Jean and Alexander HeardLibrary
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. Go to the link below http://bit.ly/IDNM101evaluation Create keywords Analyze what you find using CRAP  Find a book  Find a journal  Find an article
  24. 24. Questions? Laksamee Putnam lputnam@towson.edu Cook Library Reference:  410.704.2462.  IM/email Phone: 410.704.3746.

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