Research Tips for BPST 312: Technical and Business Communication Paul Boger CGPS Reference Librarian firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Resources Blogs Twitter YouTube Government Sites Company Sites News Shopping World of Information Print Resources Journals Magazines Newspapers Books Videos Online databases and books Online Library Resources
Where do I begin? How do I evaluate information?
What is Most Appropriate for Academic Level Research? Credible Authors Information Supported by Facts & Research Objective Information – not biased Accessible Information – can you find it again Current Information – things change quickly Evaluate your sources - YOU are the judge of the content used in your assignments
(Library) Research Tools Library Catalog Titles of Books Titles of Journals, Magazines and Newspapers Searches Simpson Library, CGPS Library, and 2 online books collections Databases Articles in Journals, Magazines and Newspapers Company and Industry Information Search Engines – publicly available resources
Where do I begin? How do I find articles on my topic?
Databases – 24/7 Database A-Z list Databases by Subject Research Guides
Click the drop-down menu by “Research by Subject”
Click on Professional Studies (BPS) – to access suggested research resources
Click “Locate Article” if not full text through the database
What if my materials are at the main campus Library? What if UMW doesn’t have what I need? Use Illiad to request materials not located at the CGPS Library Create an online Illiad Account Submit requests through Libraries’ website Request books, articles, dissertations Delivered online or to the CGPS Library $2 fee for articles located at Simpson Library
Illiad: document delivery and interlibrary loan
Need help? Have Questions? Come to the Library Mondays - Thursdays 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. Fridays 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Saturdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Contact the Library Staff email@example.com 540-286-8025 IM: cgpslibrary Set up a Research Appointment firstname.lastname@example.org 540-286-8066
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