TSEM Woods Fa2011 - Class2

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TSEM Woods Fa2011 - Class2

  1. 1. TSEM 102: Current Issues in Education:Living and Learning in a Digital Society LAKSAMEE PUTNAM LPUTNAM@TOWSON.EDU RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN
  2. 2. 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!
  3. 3. Agenda Answers to Library Challenge worksheet Present your keywords and website resources Finding Books: Searching the Library Catalog Finding Articles: Searching the databases
  4. 4. Library Challenge Thanks for visiting the library! How does printing work? Where are reserves?
  5. 5. Putting it all together… Your Topic: Keyword #1 Keyword #2 Keyword #3 ___________ OR ___________OR ___________ AND ___________ OR ___________ OR ___________ AND ___________ OR ___________ OR ___________
  6. 6. Web pre-searching Good:  Bad: How?  How? Why?  Why?
  7. 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. 8. Finding Books
  9. 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. 10. Finding Books
  11. 11. Finding Books
  12. 12. Finding Books
  13. 13. Finding Books
  14. 14. Finding Books
  15. 15. Finding Books
  16. 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. 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. 18. Finding Articles
  19. 19. Finding Articles Database Demo  Choose Databases  Choose Advanced Search  Peer Reviewed articles
  20. 20. Finding Articles
  21. 21. Finding Articles Database Demo  Alter the time frame  Notice Subject terms  View Similar Results  Click full text pdf or Find It
  22. 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. 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:  http://bit.ly/TSEMwoodB
  24. 24. 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

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