Quick summary of the tabs at the top of the page and the icon pictures to the left. Search + searching everything, may be easier to search individual resources or “clusters of vendor databases” (later slide coming)
The place to start- Bookmark or tab this on the computer or laptop or device that you use for library research! New Library homepage design is coming on Sept. 3rd You will see it later…..
Easiest way to see ALL choices-- CLICK ON ALL. Now alphabetically arranged
Select “FEATURED” for information about research services and specific collections – each is important for various reasons.
Course specific guides, current topics, statistical resources, library services you may not have used before.
How to ASK a Librarian! Reference desk too!
Off campus access information to get to GALILEO. Go to Library WEBpage, do not log into the SWAN. Just use your swan credentials when you click on GALILEO.
Library account “How to set it up” See Library Services need this for GilExpress requests, renew books, and see what is checked out.
Two choices for retrieving materials that are NOT available to CSU users The differences listed here.
We have a large and growing e-book collection.
Alternative format resources- large streaming video collection within GALILEO’s Films on Demand
Samples of books in the Clayton State Library
Searching with Boolean operators [AND narrows the search] [OR expands the search] [NOT excludes]
Model of a search strategy as found on your worksheet quotation marks or parentheses keeps words as a phrase and in order for the search.
A sample search strategy -be sure to use the Advanced Search interface for more options
Determine what type of information that you need. Here are some examples.
Frequently used Limiters and truncation
Proximity operators, wildcards examples
If you need some data resources
Transcript of "CRJU/SOCI 4501 Research Methods -Taylor"
• To identify resources and research methods
for the social sciences and criminal justice
• To review strategies of identifying keywords
and related terms for more effective searching
and quality results
• To identify controlled vocabulary tools specific
to the discipline or topic
Search+ - 100 plus resources (broad)
Books+ - multiple collections
Articles+ - subject disciplines (specific)
LibGuides - research tools, “how to”
Services- Gil Express, Interlibrary Loan
Ask a Librarian! - In
person, chat, email, appointment, call
Bookmark this link:
Off Campus access to GALILEO
Do you have a Library Account?
Renew items online, see your checked
out items, Gil Express requests
Libraries Love to Share
• Borrow books from other
GA universities (USG)
• Search Gil Express Catalog
• Request online or check out
• Arrive in 2-4 days
• 28-day loan, renewable
Interlibrary loan (ILL)
• Request electronic copy of
• Arrive in less than a week
• Borrow books from all types
– Arrive in 2-3 weeks
– Loan period varies
TYPES OF RESOURCES
BOOKS, MEDIA, E-BOOKS, JOURNALS
Synonyms & Related Concepts
Use synonyms and related
concepts to describe your topic:
Juvenile justice and families
Juvenile detention homes –Laws
Corrections and juvenile justice
“juvenile welfare” OR “foster care” AND corrections
Use “Advanced Search”
Advanced Search Features
Search categories, limiters
Full text, date, scholarly peer reviewed
Publication (Search in one specific source such as a journal)
Document type (Review, dissertation, journal, book, newspaper)
Type part of a word plus an asterisk (*)-Find variations of word stem including
crim* finds criminal, criminals, criminology
sociology, sociological, sociologists, socioeconomic, sociodemographic, sociopolitic
More Advanced Features
• Proximity -NEAR/n or N/n
• Juvenile NEAR/3 gang
• Juvenile N/8 corrections
–strategy to find
documents containing two
search terms within a
specified number of words
• Wildcard ? #
# does not search for plurals
Wom?n -woman or women
sm?th –smith or smyth
ne?t- next, neat, or nest
Colo#r –variations of color
Expand search to other ProQuest
Social Sciences’ resources
Dissertations & Theses A&I: Social Sciences
Research Library: Social Sciences
Social Science Journals
Sample screen capture of search
ProQuest Social Sciences
Using Figures & Tables tool in
ProQuest Social Sciences
Other GALILEO Resources**
OmniFile: Full Text Mega Edition
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Social Sciences Full Text (formerly H.W. Wilson)
**A-Z Electronic Resources (Articles + tab )
Limit by Vendor
Example of selecting multiple EBSCO resources
• Academic Search Complete
• Professional Development Coll.
Other Functions- Create an account to
save your research
Create an account in each vendor:
My EBSCOhost account
My Research account –ProQuest
My JSTOR account
A few sample searches….
Using Criminal Justice +
Using Sociological Collection +
GilFind@ Clayton State University
Films on Demand
• Joan Taylor
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