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Digging for the Gem:<br />Developing the Scholarly Research Topic<br />Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters   3/26/...
Introduction<br />Background information<br />Scholarly topic<br />Steps taken so far<br />What to do next<br />Conclusion...
Database search<br />Librarians as supervisors of support staff<br />Librarians as supervisors of clerical staff<br />Libr...
Research Process<br />Google<br />Steps to take to research a scholarly subject<br />Steps for librarians to take to resea...
Research Process<br />Olin & Uris Libraries<br /><ul><li>Seven Steps of the Research Process</li></ul>Identify and develop...
Research Process<br /><ul><li>University of California, Berkley</li></ul>Step One: Formulate/define your research topic<br...
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters   3/26/10<br />
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters   3/26/10<br />
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters   3/26/10<br />
Research Process<br /><ul><li>What happens when you can’t get off of step one?</li></ul>Michigan Academy of Science, Arts ...
Challenges<br />Topic is too narrow<br />There is not much written on the topic<br />Search terms are too unique for the d...
What’s Next?<br />Talk to colleagues<br />Look outside of the discipline<br />Compose a quick survey of EMU librarians<br ...
What’s Next?<br />Formed a Support Group<br />Scholarly Support Group (SSG)<br />Talk about ideas for scholarly projects<b...
Conclusion:Things I learned<br />I have a greater empathy toward the student researcher<br />It is important be flexible w...
Websites <br />	 Olin &Uris Libraries (Cornell University)<br />http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/skill...
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  1. 1. Digging for the Gem:<br />Developing the Scholarly Research Topic<br />Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters 3/26/10<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />Background information<br />Scholarly topic<br />Steps taken so far<br />What to do next<br />Conclusion<br />Questions<br />Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters 3/26/10<br />
  3. 3. Database search<br />Librarians as supervisors of support staff<br />Librarians as supervisors of clerical staff<br />Librarians as supervisors of staff<br />Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters 3/26/10<br />
  4. 4. Research Process<br />Google<br />Steps to take to research a scholarly subject<br />Steps for librarians to take to research scholarly subjects<br />Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters 3/26/10<br />
  5. 5. Research Process<br />Olin & Uris Libraries<br /><ul><li>Seven Steps of the Research Process</li></ul>Identify and develop your topic<br />Find background information<br />Use catalogs to find books and media<br />Use indexes to find periodical articles<br />Find internet resources<br />Evaluate what you find<br />Cite what you find using a standard format<br />Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters 3/26/10<br />
  6. 6. Research Process<br /><ul><li>University of California, Berkley</li></ul>Step One: Formulate/define your research topic<br />Step Two: Do some background reading on your topic<br />Step Three: Select the appropriate information sources, databases and tools<br />Step Four: Learn the search protocols of relevant databases<br />Step Five: Use effective search techniques<br />Step Six: Read critically, synthesize, seek meaning, revise <br />Step Seven: Take good notes and cite sources<br />Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters 3/26/10<br />
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  10. 10. Research Process<br /><ul><li>What happens when you can’t get off of step one?</li></ul>Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters 3/26/10<br />
  11. 11. Challenges<br />Topic is too narrow<br />There is not much written on the topic<br />Search terms are too unique for the databases<br />Topic is too new for professional literature<br />Topic is too broad<br />Finding information that doesn’t seem to have a focus<br />No matter what you type in, you just don’t seem to be able to pin point what you hope to find<br />Thought the topic would be easier to search<br />You write down your search<br />You diagram your search strategy<br />You try Google<br />Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters 3/26/10<br />
  12. 12. What’s Next?<br />Talk to colleagues<br />Look outside of the discipline<br />Compose a quick survey of EMU librarians<br />Compose a larger survey of colleagues outside of Emu<br />Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters 3/26/10<br />
  13. 13. What’s Next?<br />Formed a Support Group<br />Scholarly Support Group (SSG)<br />Talk about ideas for scholarly projects<br />Keeps us on task<br />Helps us to make our ideas come to light <br />Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters 3/26/10<br />
  14. 14. Conclusion:Things I learned<br />I have a greater empathy toward the student researcher<br />It is important be flexible with your topic<br />Be open to revising your topic<br />Importance of discussing a project with colleagues<br />Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters 3/26/10<br />
  15. 15. Websites <br /> Olin &Uris Libraries (Cornell University)<br />http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/skill.htm<br />Humboldt State University Library: At Your Fingertips<br />http://library.humboldt.edu/ic/general_competency/kuhlthau.html<br />UC Berkeley Library Online Tutorials<br />http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/Help/tutorials.php<br />Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters 3/26/10<br />
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