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Using Library Resources

Joan Taylor
Reference Librarian
English 1102
Spring, 2014
Engl 1102
• Today’s Outcome : Appropriately use information to fulfill the identified need.

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LibGuides for Yo...
LibGuides - Tools to help you!
http://clayton.libguides.com/
LibGuides INCLUDE:
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Tutorials-- “how to” guides
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Start your research with a LibGuide!
Browse by topic:
Browse by
Subject or
Major
Keywords are …..
Easy to
use

Flexible
terms

Everyday
language

Less
accurate
KEYWORDS
Building a search strategy
Topic: What are the financial benefits of solar panels?
Break down the topic into keywords.
Key...
Find Alternative Keywords
Brainstorm
for
alternative

words.

Keywords:
financial,
benefits,
solar panels

Alternative
Key...
BOOLEAN Operators are connectors:

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AND = narrows
“women” and “hypertension”

 OR = expands
“hypertension” or “high blo...
Special Indexing Tools to
Target Your Searching
Types of Indexes
 Subject Terms
 Medical & Allied Health Headings
 Thes...
Subject Thesaurus
All About Books!
Circulating Books

Reference books

• Authoritative coverage
• Usually read “cover to
cover”
• In depth c...
Journals, Magazines,
and Trade Publications
Journals

Magazines

Trade Publications

American Sociological
Review, Journal...
Web Sources
• Includes current news and trending topics!
• Some access to open source (freely available) scholarly
publica...
Clayton State University Library
What is GALILEO?
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GeorgiA Library LEarning Online (GALILEO)
A shared resource for libraries in the Sta...
Off Campus access to GALILEO
URL: http://clayton.libguides.com/offcampus
Discover GALILEO –Searches everything.

Limit your search.

Refine
Search
for CSU
catalog
Just Searching in
the CSU Catalog
Search in Gil-Find@ Clayton State University
Streaming video, eBooks, physical books in
the CSU Library
Book- The citation
Title of Book

Author(s)
Place, publisher, date, (edition)
eBook Collections @ Clayton State Library
Search for Articles
Academic
Search
Complete

GALILEO
choices
Search in Academic Search
Complete (GALILEO resource)
Journal article –The citation
Title of article

Author(s)
Journal, date, vol. pages
Resources for position papers
Issues & Controversies
(GALILEO)

Publicagenda.org

CQResearcher
(GALILEO)
Journal article
Quality of Selected Resources
• Evaluating Information is Essential!
• Establish validity, reliability, credibility, autho...
Plagiarism
More Resources for You
Plagiarism Page – ENGL 1102
Citing Information (LibGuide-Legal Research)Library
Library Research...
Ways to Contact a Librarian
for Help!
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  1. 1. Using Library Resources Joan Taylor Reference Librarian English 1102 Spring, 2014
  2. 2. Engl 1102 • Today’s Outcome : Appropriately use information to fulfill the identified need. • • • • • • LibGuides for You! Types of Resources Successful Search Strategies Evaluate Resources Avoiding Plagiarism Citation Tools
  3. 3. LibGuides - Tools to help you! http://clayton.libguides.com/ LibGuides INCLUDE: • • • • • • Tutorials-- “how to” guides Suggested resources Books and e-books Research databases Quality websites Quick help boxes Featured LibGuides
  4. 4. Start your research with a LibGuide! Browse by topic: Browse by Subject or Major
  5. 5. Keywords are ….. Easy to use Flexible terms Everyday language Less accurate KEYWORDS
  6. 6. Building a search strategy Topic: What are the financial benefits of solar panels? Break down the topic into keywords. Keywords: financial, benefits, solar panels Can you think of some other keywords or synonyms that we could use for this topic?
  7. 7. Find Alternative Keywords Brainstorm for alternative words. Keywords: financial, benefits, solar panels Alternative Keywords: cost, money, savings, advantages, solar energy, sun power
  8. 8. BOOLEAN Operators are connectors:  AND = narrows “women” and “hypertension”  OR = expands “hypertension” or “high blood pressure” blues jazz Did you know that AND is automatically used by Google and other search engines to combine terms? Did you know that ‘”Boolean” is named after George Boole, a 19th century mathematician?
  9. 9. Special Indexing Tools to Target Your Searching Types of Indexes  Subject Terms  Medical & Allied Health Headings  Thesaurus (Education, Psychology, Medicine)
  10. 10. Subject Thesaurus
  11. 11. All About Books! Circulating Books Reference books • Authoritative coverage • Usually read “cover to cover” • In depth coverage of events, people, subjects • May be e-book format • Background information • Usually not read “cover to cover” • Quick facts, Encyclopedic • • • • Historical data Topical overview Timelines May be e-book format
  12. 12. Journals, Magazines, and Trade Publications Journals Magazines Trade Publications American Sociological Review, Journal of Physical Chemistry Newsweek, Ebony Aviation Today, Chronicle of Higher Education Scholarly information- Popular information Limited industry/business information- (i.e. airlines, construction, etc.) Primary Source-Unique research Secondary Source-historical review of literature For For casual readers researchers/professors to seeking general stay current on a topic. information. For practitioners, includes technical terms for that career field. Illustrations include charts, graphics to support article May include bright covers and advertising. Glossy covers and pages Longer articles, footnotes. Bibliographies. Short articles. Advertising geared for the industry or business
  13. 13. Web Sources • Includes current news and trending topics! • Some access to open source (freely available) scholarly publications • Government publications may include:       Reports Statistical data Maps Papers Interviews Links to other government agencies  Critically Evaluate All Information!
  14. 14. Clayton State University Library
  15. 15. What is GALILEO? • • • • • • • • • • GeorgiA Library LEarning Online (GALILEO) A shared resource for libraries in the State of Georgia Includes library catalogs Includes library research databases Includes other core resources and free information for everyone Academic libraries (Public and private) Technical college libraries Public libraries K-12 school libraries/media centers Atlanta History Center
  16. 16. Off Campus access to GALILEO URL: http://clayton.libguides.com/offcampus
  17. 17. Discover GALILEO –Searches everything. Limit your search. Refine Search for CSU catalog
  18. 18. Just Searching in the CSU Catalog
  19. 19. Search in Gil-Find@ Clayton State University
  20. 20. Streaming video, eBooks, physical books in the CSU Library
  21. 21. Book- The citation Title of Book Author(s) Place, publisher, date, (edition)
  22. 22. eBook Collections @ Clayton State Library
  23. 23. Search for Articles Academic Search Complete GALILEO choices
  24. 24. Search in Academic Search Complete (GALILEO resource)
  25. 25. Journal article –The citation Title of article Author(s) Journal, date, vol. pages
  26. 26. Resources for position papers Issues & Controversies (GALILEO) Publicagenda.org CQResearcher (GALILEO)
  27. 27. Journal article
  28. 28. Quality of Selected Resources • Evaluating Information is Essential! • Establish validity, reliability, credibility, authorship, and integrity. • Authority • Who is the author, curator, publisher? • Accuracy • How reliable is the information provided? • Objectivity • What is the purpose of the resource? • Currency • How up-to-date is the resource? • Coverage • Does the resource contain information relevant to your topic?
  29. 29. Plagiarism
  30. 30. More Resources for You Plagiarism Page – ENGL 1102 Citing Information (LibGuide-Legal Research)Library Library Research LibGuide-How to begin ENGL 1102 English Composition II - Writing, selecting topics, grammar, and other resources.
  31. 31. Ways to Contact a Librarian for Help!
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