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BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
BPST 312 Furlow Fall 2009
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  • 1. Research Tips for BPST 312: Technical and Business Communication<br />Paul Boger<br />CGPS Reference Librarian<br />pboger@umw.edu<br />
  • 2. Web Resources<br />Blogs<br />Twitter<br />YouTube<br />Government Sites<br />Company Sites<br />News<br />Shopping<br />World of Information<br /> Print Resources <br />Journals<br />Magazines<br />Newspapers<br />Books<br />Videos<br />Online databases and books<br />Online Library Resources<br />
  • 3. Where do I begin?<br />How do I evaluate information?<br /><ul><li> Click the “How Do I” tab
  • 4. Then click the “Evaluate Resources” link</li></li></ul><li>Popular vs. Scholarly<br /><ul><li> Not as easy to determine with web resources!</li></li></ul><li>Primary vs. Secondary<br />
  • 5. What is Most Appropriate for Academic Level Research?<br />Credible Authors<br />Information Supported by Facts & Research<br />Objective Information – not biased<br />Accessible Information – can you find it again<br />Current Information – things change quickly<br />Evaluate your sources - YOU are the judge of the content used in your assignments<br />
  • 6. Where do I begin?<br />
  • 7. (Library) Research Tools<br />Library Catalog<br />Titles of Books<br />Titles of Journals, Magazines and Newspapers<br />Searches Simpson Library, CGPS Library, and 2 online books collections<br />Databases<br />Articles in Journals, Magazines and Newspapers<br />Company and Industry Information <br />Search Engines – publicly available resources<br />
  • 8. Where do I begin?<br />How do I find articles on my topic?<br />
  • 9. Databases – 24/7<br />Database A-Z list<br />Databases by Subject<br />Research Guides<br /><ul><li> Click the drop-down menu by “Research by Subject”
  • 10. Click on Professional Studies (BPS) – to access suggested research resources
  • 11. Click “GO”</li></li></ul><li>Research Guide<br /><ul><li> Click on the “Databases” option </li></li></ul><li>Research Guide<br /><ul><li> Click on the name of a database and begin searching
  • 12. If you need assistance, contact the library </li></li></ul><li>Can I use the databases from home? <br />Yes!<br /><ul><li> You will have to log-in to the databases when off-campus
  • 13. Contact the Library if you have access problems</li></ul>jsmith<br />password<br />
  • 14. Recommended Databases:<br />Academic Search Complete<br />Omnifile Full Text Mega<br /><ul><li>Different levels of full text availability
  • 15. Mix of scholarly vs. popular sources
  • 16. Different databases will provide different information</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Click “Advanced Search”
  • 17. Search by Keyword
  • 18. Search by Topic</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Click on the title of a report to view the document</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Click “View PDF” to print and save document
  • 19. Click “CiteNow” to format your citation
  • 20. Click “Bibliography” for more sources</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Click “Issues and Controversies”</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Search by Keyword
  • 21. Search by “Pro and Con”
  • 22. Pick a “Headline”</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Click the “Sidebars” to locate additional information
  • 23. Click “Related Articles” to find more information
  • 24. Print and email articles</li></li></ul><li>Academic Searcg Complete<br /><ul><li> To find articles, enter your keyword in the search boxes
  • 25. Click “Choose Databases”</li></li></ul><li>Academic Search Complete<br /><ul><li> Select multiple databases in which to search
  • 26. Click “OK”</li></li></ul><li>Academic Search Complete<br /><ul><li> Click “Search” to search through all of your selected databases simultaneously</li></li></ul><li>Academic Search Complete<br /><ul><li> Click on a Subject term to refine your results
  • 27. Click PDF and HTML links for full text
  • 28. Click “Locate Journal Article” if not full text through the database</li></li></ul><li>“Locate Journal Article” page<br /><ul><li> Is the article available in a UMW database? YES.
  • 29. Click the “Article” links to retrieve the complete document </li></li></ul><li>OmnifileFull Text Mega<br /><ul><li> Enter your keywords
  • 30. Consider using some of the “Limit” options
  • 31. Click “Go”</li></li></ul><li>Omnifile Full Text Mega<br /><ul><li> Click “PDF” or “HTML” links to retrieve articles
  • 32. Click “Locate Article” if not full text through the database</li></li></ul><li>What if my materials are at the main campus Library? What if UMW doesn’t have what I need?<br />Use Illiad to request materials not located at the CGPS Library<br />Create an online Illiad Account<br />Submit requests through Libraries’ website<br />Request books, articles, dissertations <br />Delivered online or to the CGPS Library<br />$2 fee for articles located at Simpson Library<br />
  • 33. Illiad: document delivery and interlibrary loan<br />
  • 34. SEARCH TIPS<br /><ul><li> Try different databases
  • 35. Try different keywords
  • 36. Use an “asterisk” for multiple word endings - *
  • 37. Phrase Searching - quotation marks
  • 38. Avoid stop words like: in, an, of, for, on, by
  • 39. Ask Librarians for assistance
  • 40. Writing Center</li></li></ul><li>Search Engines – general web<br /><ul><li> Search the public web
  • 41. Limit yourself to a domain - .gov, .edu, .org
  • 42. Evaluate so you avoid using bad websites</li></li></ul><li>Search Engines - government<br />Search federal and state government sites<br />Government investigative reports<br />Statistics<br />
  • 43. - APA citations and bibliographies<br />Downloads: <br /><ul><li> Plug-in for Microsoft Word
  • 44. Firefox Portable
  • 45. Zotero: Version 1 or Version2 </li></li></ul><li>Need help? Have Questions?<br />Come to the Library<br />Mondays - Thursdays 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. <br />Fridays 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.<br />Saturdays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.<br />Contact the Library Staff<br />cgpslib@umw.edu<br />540-286-8025<br />IM: cgpslibrary<br />Set up a Research Appointment<br />pboger@umw.edu<br />540-286-8066<br />
  • 46. Take A Break!<br />&<br />Served at 5:30 pm<br />(Monday through Thursday)<br />

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