PCUL 5P02
Library Research
Justine Cotton, Liaison Librarian for CPCF
Welcome!
Virtual Tour of the Library
RefWorks
Conducting a “literature review”
• First steps
• In-depth
Getting what you n...
The Library Website
Links to
RACER,
RefWorks
and more
Access to
library
catalogue,
articles and
more
Renew
books,
see fine...
5P02 Research Guide
This is also
linked from
your Sakai
page
“Literature Review” – first steps
 Use a general tool, like SuperSearch
 It’s a great way to test the water and see what...
WorldCat
Is a union catalogue
of libraries from
around the world.
Use it to find books
that we don’t have
at Brock.
Amazon...
Other Databases
 We have over 500 databases
 Individual databases (vs. SuperSearch) often include
special search feature...
Let’s do section 1 together
 Use the Research Guide for all the links to the resources
mentioned.
 Use the RefWorks acco...
More in-depth research
 Reference Sources –
why??
 Mainly for the
bibliographies &
further reading lists
 But also help...
Proquest Dissertations
 Provides subject, title, and author access to almost all
American dissertations accepted at an ac...
Tracking Citations
 A number of tools exist (Google Scholar, Web of Science,
JSTOR)
 Citations are of great importance i...
Finding Journals
 Library Catalogue
 Ulrichs
 MLA Directory of Periodicals
 Why?
 Ideas for publishing
 See if it’s ...
Part II – hands-on
Final Tips
 Useful Websites
 Questions/Comments?
 Getting in touch.
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PCUL5P02 Library Workshop

  1. 1. PCUL 5P02 Library Research Justine Cotton, Liaison Librarian for CPCF
  2. 2. Welcome! Virtual Tour of the Library RefWorks Conducting a “literature review” • First steps • In-depth Getting what you need • Borrowing/Browsing the stacks • RACER Interlibrary Loan Other Useful Tips
  3. 3. The Library Website Links to RACER, RefWorks and more Access to library catalogue, articles and more Renew books, see fines, etc. Get to the Research Guides
  4. 4. 5P02 Research Guide This is also linked from your Sakai page
  5. 5. “Literature Review” – first steps  Use a general tool, like SuperSearch  It’s a great way to test the water and see what’s out there. SuperSearch is basically a Google-like DISCOVERY LAYER, Bringing together the library catalogue and a number of library databases.
  6. 6. WorldCat Is a union catalogue of libraries from around the world. Use it to find books that we don’t have at Brock. Amazon is another tool.
  7. 7. Other Databases  We have over 500 databases  Individual databases (vs. SuperSearch) often include special search features and limiters. One example – includes fields for director/film title And is entirely focused on film and television periodicals so less sifting.
  8. 8. Let’s do section 1 together  Use the Research Guide for all the links to the resources mentioned.  Use the RefWorks account to store what you find:  Login Name = PCUL5P02library  Password = lovethelibrary
  9. 9. More in-depth research  Reference Sources – why??  Mainly for the bibliographies & further reading lists  But also helpful for the historical significance and new angles to take
  10. 10. Proquest Dissertations  Provides subject, title, and author access to almost all American dissertations accepted at an accredited institution since 1861 and full-text of over 100,000 dissertations and theses.  Again, very useful for checking out the bibliographies AND…  Dissertations are often revised into books and the names you see (advisors, authors) may be key researchers in the field now.
  11. 11. Tracking Citations  A number of tools exist (Google Scholar, Web of Science, JSTOR)  Citations are of great importance in the sciences esp. STEM, less-so in the Humanities and Social Sciences – but still important for seeing articles/books that have had a lot of influence  Demo of Scholar vs. Web of Science vs. JSTOR
  12. 12. Finding Journals  Library Catalogue  Ulrichs  MLA Directory of Periodicals  Why?  Ideas for publishing  See if it’s peer-reviewed  We don’t subscribe to every journal out there
  13. 13. Part II – hands-on
  14. 14. Final Tips  Useful Websites  Questions/Comments?  Getting in touch.

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