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TSEM 102 Sp 2012


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    • 1. TSEM 102: Current Issues in Education:Living and Learning in a Digital Society LAKSAMEE PUTNAM LPUTNAM@TOWSON.EDU RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN
    • 2. First… Laksamee Putnam Cook Library Reference:  410.704.2462.  IM/email Phone: 410.704.3746. Twitter: @CookLibraryofTU Albert S. Cook facebook profile!
    • 3. Agenda Review of last class Finding Books: Searching the Library Catalog Finding Articles: Searching the databases
    • 4. 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
    • 5. Check for CRAP Currency Reliability Authority Purpose/Point of View
    • 6. Research is complicated
    • 7. Finding Books Plenty of relevant information in print Use broad keywords Multiple places to search  Towson Library  USMAI Libraries Catalog vs WorldCat TU
    • 8. Finding Books
    • 9. 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.
    • 10. Finding Books
    • 11. Finding Books
    • 12. Finding Books
    • 13. Finding Books
    • 14. Finding Books
    • 15. Finding Books
    • 16. Finding Books If Cook Library and USMAI does not have a copy of the book you want, you can request it thru InterLibrary Loan
    • 17. 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
    • 18. Finding Articles
    • 19. Finding Articles Database Demo  Choose Databases  Choose Advanced Search  Peer Reviewed articles
    • 20. Finding Articles
    • 21. Finding Articles Database Demo  Alter the time frame  Notice Subject terms  View Similar Results  Click full text pdf or Find It
    • 22. 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)
    • 23. 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:
    • 24. 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