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  • 1. Research Tips for EDCI 589: Applied Research Paul Boger Stafford Campus Reference Librarian pboger @umw.edu
  • 2. Where do I begin?
  • 3. Library Research Tools
    • Library Catalog
      • Titles of Books
      • Titles of Journals, Magazines and Newspapers
      • Searches Simpson Library, Stafford Library , and 2 online books collections
    • Databases
      • Articles in Journals, Magazines and Newspapers
    • White Papers via Professional Organizations on “Education – CGPS” Research Guide
  • 4. Where do I begin? How do I find articles on my topic?
  • 5. Databases – 24/7
    • Database A-Z list
    • Databases by Subject
    • Research Guides
    • Click the drop-down menu by “Research by Subject”
    • Click on “Education – CGPS” – to access suggested research resources
    • Click “GO”
  • 6. Research Guide
    • Click on the “Articles” option
  • 7. Research Guide
    • Click on the name of a database to begin searching
  • 8. Can I use the databases from home? jsmith password Yes!
    • You will have to log-in to the databases when off-campus
    • Contact the Library if you have access problems
  • 9. - Education Full Text
    • Enter your keywords in the search boxes
    • Considering refining your search using the “Limit” options
    • Click “Go”
  • 10. - Education Full Text
    • Click “PDF” or “HTML” links to access articles
    • Click “Locate Article” if not available full text through the database
    • Use the tabs at the top to limit to “Peer Reviewed” or “Full Text”
    • Use the publisher’s subject headings as your own search terms
  • 11. “ Locate Journal Article” page
    • Is it available in another database? NO.
    • Request a copy using the ILLIAD Links
  • 12. Education Research Complete
    • Enter your keywords
    • Use quote marks to search for phrases
    • Consider using some of the “Limit your results” options
    • Use the “Thesaurus” to identify subject terms
    • Click “Search”
  • 13. Education Research Complete
    • Sort results by type of publication
    • Perform new searches by clicking the “Subject” terms
  • 14. Education Research Complete
    • Click “PDF” or “HTML” links to retrieve articles
    • Click “Locate Journal Article” if not full text through the database
  • 15. “ Locate Journal Article” page
    • Is the article available in a UMW database? NO.
    • To request this article, click the ILLIAD links.
  • 16.
    • Enter your keywords
    • Limit results with the optional selections
    • Click “Search”
  • 17.
    • Click “Full-text” or “PDF” to view the article
    • Click “Locate Journal Article” if not full text through the database
    • Click an article title to access Subject Headings and an article summary
  • 18.
    • You can use the publisher’s subject headings as your own search terms
    • Use the “Tools” to print, book, email, or listen to articles
  • 19. “ Locate Journal Article” page
    • Is the article available in a UMW database? YES.
    • Click a database link to retrieve article
    • If not online, request thru ILLIAD
  • 20.
    • Click “Advanced Search”
  • 21.
    • Enter your keywords
    • Quotation marks will search for phrases
    • Consider using some of the limit options
    • Use the “Thesaurus” to identify keywords and subject terms
    • Click “Search”
  • 22.
    • Some full text access
    • Look for ED and EJ numbers
    • Click a “Descriptor” term to locate similar information
    Available online Click “Find in Library”
  • 23.
    • ED - indicate ERIC Documents
      • Look for full text PDF links in the database
      • CGPS Library has selected ERIC Documents on microfiche from 1966-1990 and a complete set from 1991-2003
      • Use Illiad – if not available at Stafford Library
    • EJ - indicate articles published in journals
      • Click “Find in Library” link
      • Use Illiad - if not available at Stafford Library
  • 24.
    • Some full text access (PDF)
    • Click “Find in Library” if not full text thru the database
  • 25.
    • Is the article available in a UMW database? YES.
    • Click a database link to access article
  • 26. 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 Stafford Library
      • Create an online Illiad Account
      • Submit requests through Library’s website
      • Request books, articles, dissertations
      • Free except for articles located at Simpson Library
      • Delivered to Stafford Library
  • 27. Illiad : document delivery and interlibrary loan
  • 28.
    • Try different databases
    • Try different keywords – thesaurus/subject headings
    • Truncation - asterisk
    • Phrase Searching - quotation marks
    • Academic & Peer-reviewed vs. Popular Magazines
    • Ask Librarians for assistance
    • Writing Center
  • 29. Where do I begin? How do I find books on my topic?
  • 30. Book Catalog: search screen
    • Perform a “Keyword Search”
    • Enter your keywords
    • Click “Search”
  • 31. Book Catalog: results
    • Both print and electronic books available
    • Call numbers show location
    • NetLibrary - ebook
    • Library of Congress - print book
  • 32. Book Catalog: results
    • Print book at Stafford or Simpson Libraries
    • Books at main campus library - request thru Illiad
    • NetLibrary - eBook available online
    • Click “full” for ebooks
    • Click “items” for print books
  • 33. – online books
    • In the Full Record, click the “Online” link to access the book in NetLibrary
    • Or select NetLibrary on the Library’s homepage
  • 34. 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_address]
      • 540-286-8025
      • IM: cgpslibrary
    • Set up a Research Appointment
      • [email_address]
      • 540-286-8066
  • 35. & Take A Break! Served at 5:30pm Monday thru Thursday

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