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    • The Altamaha Technical College Library presents:Research Basics
      Finding and Using Articles in GALILEO
    • Introduction
      Topic Selection
      Research Strategies
      Using GALILEO
      Using Citations
      Conclusion
      Today’s Agenda
    • Choose Your Topic
      Select Keywords for Searching
      Plan Your Research Strategy
      First Steps
    • Avoid too broad or too narrow a topic
      Read about your subject area for ideas
      Ask your instructor or a librarian for help
      Choosing a Topic
    • Subject Area:
      Landscaping
      Focus:
      Lawn Treatment/Pesticide Application
      Topic:
      Safety Practices for Lawn Pesticide Applicators
      Keywords:
      Pesticides and Safety
      Sample Topic
    • Places to Look for Information
      Ways to Record the Information
      Organizing Your Information
      Research Strategy
    • Library Catalog (AltaCat)
      Online Databases (GALILEO)
      Free Internet Resources
      Places to Look
    • Altamaha Technical College Website
      http://www.altamahatech.edu
    • Articles in Periodicals
      Online Encyclopedia Articles
      Electronic Books
      Online Databases (GALILEO)
    • Encyclopedia Britannica Online
      Credo Reference
      Facts.com
      GALILEO Hints and Suggestions
    • Career & Technical Education by ProQuest
      Vocational & Career Collection by Ebscohost
      Proquest Nursing and Allied Health Source
      HealthSource: Nursing/Academic Edition
      Other Recommended Databases
    • Violates the ATC Student Code of Conduct
      Earns You a Big Fat Zero
      It’s Like Lying, Cheating, and Stealing
      Just Say No to Plagiarism
    • You use a quote
      You use a specific fact or statistic
      You paraphrase a passage
      You Need to Cite When:
    • Fenske and Day note in their chapter for Occupational and Residential Exposure Assessment for Pesticides, “Consumers who use the pesticide products generally have no formal training in mixing and application techniques” (18) .   
      Example - Quotation
    • Most professionals recommend that these options, often referred to as integrated pest management or IPM , be exhausted before pesticides are used (Spencer 36).
      Example - Paraphrase
    • The median annual income for lawn pesticide applicators in Georgia, as reported in May 2009, was $29,380, as compared to $22,490 for general landscape workers (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
      Example – Statistical Data
    • Example – Works Cited
    • How to log in to GALILEO
      How to choose the right database
      How to search for articles
      How to choose an article to use
      How to view and print an article
      How to find the citation
      How to use citations
      How to format a Works Cited page
      Review of Today’s Class