TSEM 102: Current Issues in Education:Living and Learning in a Digital Society LAKSAMEE PUTNAM LPUTNAM@TOWSON.EDU RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN
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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 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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 410.704.3746. Twitter: @CookLibraryofTU Or any reference librarian: Visit Cook Library Reference Desk 410.704.2462. IM – tucookchat