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Library Research Methods -- Overview Zipcast
Library Research Methods -- Overview Zipcast
Library Research Methods -- Overview Zipcast
Library Research Methods -- Overview Zipcast
Library Research Methods -- Overview Zipcast
Library Research Methods -- Overview Zipcast
Library Research Methods -- Overview Zipcast
Library Research Methods -- Overview Zipcast
Library Research Methods -- Overview Zipcast
Library Research Methods -- Overview Zipcast
Library Research Methods -- Overview Zipcast
Library Research Methods -- Overview Zipcast
Library Research Methods -- Overview Zipcast
Library Research Methods -- Overview Zipcast
Library Research Methods -- Overview Zipcast
Library Research Methods -- Overview Zipcast
Library Research Methods -- Overview Zipcast
Library Research Methods -- Overview Zipcast
Library Research Methods -- Overview Zipcast
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This is a presentation that I use in many of my face-to-face library instructions and will use this one for my online students via Slideshare's Zipcast feature.

This is a presentation that I use in many of my face-to-face library instructions and will use this one for my online students via Slideshare's Zipcast feature.

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    • 1. Research Tips<br />… with Chad Mairn, Librarian<br />
    • 2. Need Help?? <br />www.askalibrarian.org<br />
    • 3. Before you begin, ask yourself:<br />What is my assignment? What questions do I need to answer?<br />What kind and how much information do I need? <br />What do I already know? What do I want to know? <br />How can I apply what I already know to what I am learning now?<br />
    • 4. Topic: Health Care Reform<br />Thesis: Health care reform will make health care less expensive, extend coverage, and consequently help stabilize the economy.<br />
    • 5. Search and you will find … <br />Search within our library website for books, articles, e-books and more!<br />
    • 6.
    • 7. As you search for resources, ask:<br />Do the sources I am finding support my research question?<br />How can I best share my conclusions with others?<br />Have I completely answered my research question?<br />
    • 8. Research Tip … <br /> can cite sources! Just copy/paste the book’s ISBN into the search box.<br />You can export to RefWorks or you can simply copy/paste the citation.<br />
    • 9. Scholarly Journal<br />General Magazine<br />
    • 10. General Databases<br />Use Advanced Search Feature<br />Refine your topic using suggested subject headings<br />Limit to full text<br />Exclude book reviews<br />Read the abstract to decide whether the article is appropriate for your topic<br />Select the type of source: peer-reviewed, newspaper, magazine<br />Export the Citation Information<br />Contain information on many topics<br />Tips<br />
    • 11. Specialized Databases<br />Use keyword searching or take advantage of topic lists<br />Refine the topic using suggested subject headings<br />Use tabs or side bars to locate the type of information needed on the topic<br />Use citation links to copy or export citation information<br />Contain information on a single topic<br />Tips<br />
    • 12. Finding Information on the WWW<br />Watch Google Instant.<br />Use Advanced Search Feature<br />Remember anyone can create a website.<br />Can you clearly determine who has written the article?<br />Do they have subject expertise?<br />Is the website relevant to your research? <br />Is it comprehensive? Up-to date? Biased?<br />Can the information be verified?<br />Utilize Search Engine Features<br />Tips<br />Don’t settle for a general Google Search!<br /><ul><li>Use the advanced search feature to limit to edu or org sites
    • 13. Use Google Scholar to access peer reviewed sources
    • 14. Use Google Books for excerpts from published works</li></li></ul><li>Other Things to Consider:<br />Critically evaluate what you read and judge it accordingly. <br />Ask yourself what is missing from an article.<br />Cite your sources! Take good notes and remember to document where and when you found the information. <br />Read SPC’s Academic Honesty Policy at http://www.spcollege.edu/webcentral/admit/honesty.htm. <br />
    • 15. Citing Sources<br />http://mlahandbook.org<br />Sign on with this information:   <br />spc.mla.help@gmail.com<br />Password:  mlahelp<br />Citation Management Tools<br />Online Access to MLA Manual<br />http://spcollege.libguides.com/refworks<br />
    • 16. Other citation tools … <br />www.worldcat.orgwww.citationmachine.net<br />www.zotero.net<br />www.easybib.com/ <br />www.noodletools.com/<br />www.bibme.org/ <br />
    • 17. Need Help?? <br />www.askalibrarian.org<br />
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