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Agenda Discuss “readings” Quick review of last class Finding Books Finding Articles Research time
Real research is complicated Can you think of any other 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 doSlackerz web comic. 2007. you look?http://theslackerz.com/index.php?nav=Comic&Page=26Kimbel Library Instructional Videos. Scholarly vs Why are scholarlyPopular. http://vimeo.com/13186317 articles important for your assignment?
Review Keywords AND OR NOT Check for CRAP Currency Reliability Authority Purpose/POV
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
Finding Books Plenty of relevant information in print Use broad keywords Multiple places to search Cook OneSearch Library Catalog USMAI Libraries
Finding Articles Scholarly – Peer Reviewed Usespecific keywords Utilized advanced search features Card Catalogue. [Photographer]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. http://quest.eb.com/images/115_2838287
Finding Articles Content providers you should use: Academic Search Premier Education Research Complete ERIC SocINDEX ScienceDirect Social Sciences 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
Research time! Go find books and articles on your topic Fill in this worksheet: http://bit.ly/TSEMbmcarthursurvey12 Email yourself anything you want to remember Next library session: Two readings and discussion questions Discussion on plagiarism and 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