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EDCI 589 - Hooper - Spring 2010

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  • 1. Research Tips for EDCI 589: Applied Research Paul Boger CGPS 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, CGPS Library, and 2 online books collections  Databases  Articles in Journals, Magazines and Newspapers  Scholarly/Peer-reviewed vs. popular articles  Full text or Citation only
  • 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 • 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 CGPS  EJ - indicate articles published in journals  Click “Find in Library” link  Use Illiad - if not available at CGPS
  • 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 CGPS 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 CGPS 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 CGPS 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  cgpslib@umw.edu  540-286-8025  IM: cgpslibrary  Set up a Research Appointment  pboger@umw.edu  540-286-8066
  • 35. Served at 5:30pm Monday thru Thursday