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TSEM 102 Sp 2012

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  • TSEM 102: Current Issues in Education:Living and Learning in a Digital Society LAKSAMEE PUTNAM LPUTNAM@TOWSON.EDU RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN
  • 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!
  • Agenda Review of last class Finding Books: Searching the Library Catalog Finding Articles: Searching the databases
  • Putting it all together… What are some ways elementary teachers can assess whether a certain technology solution is effective? teach* assess* technolog* instruct* evaluate* comput* method* test* [software name] learn* teach* OR instruct* OR method* OR learn* AND assess* OR evaluate* OR test* AND technolog* OR comput* OR kidspiration
  • Check for CRAP Currency Reliability Authority Purpose/Point of View
  • Research is complicated
  • Finding Books Plenty of relevant information in print Use broad keywords Multiple places to search  Towson Library  USMAI Libraries Catalog vs WorldCat TU
  • Finding Books
  • Finding BooksFinding the appropriate subject wordsor “subject tags” that describe yoursearch topic is essential. These subjecttags apply in database indexes too.Keep track of any good words you find;you will use them later when yousearch for scholarly journal articles inthe databases.
  • Finding Books
  • Finding Books
  • Finding Books
  • Finding Books
  • Finding Books
  • Finding Books
  • Finding Books If Cook Library and USMAI does not have a copy of the book you want, you can request it thru InterLibrary Loan
  • Finding Articles Looking for specific research about your topic The library subscribes to thousands of journals (but not all of them) Databases help you search through multiple journals Use subject specific databases to help narrow your article search
  • Finding Articles
  • Finding Articles Database Demo  Choose Databases  Choose Advanced Search  Peer Reviewed articles
  • Finding Articles
  • Finding Articles Database Demo  Alter the time frame  Notice Subject terms  View Similar Results  Click full text pdf or Find It
  • Finding Articles Database Demo  After clicking Find It  If we do not have an electronic copy, be sure to check to see if we have a print copy  If Cook Library does not have a print or electronic copy you can request article thru InterLibrary Loan (Iliad)
  • Let’s start searching! Find a book on your topic  Try to find one available here at Towson and another located elsewhere Find an article on your topic  Use various combinations of your keywords Fill out this form: http://bit.ly/2TSEM
  • Questions? Feel free to contact me:  Laksamee Putnam  lputnam@towson.edu  410.704.3746.  Twitter: @CookLibraryofTU Or any reference librarian:  Visit Cook Library Reference Desk  410.704.2462.  IM – tucookchat