Strengthening Research Skills

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Workshop for high school & community college librarians to help them help their students & faculty/teachers with information researching.

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  • Welcome! Introductions all around… Please be sure to write your phone number and email address on sign in sheet at some point… Our goal today is for you to learn how to help your students take advantage of online resources & prepare for a successful visit to UCLA libraries, if necessary. We’ll be covering lots of tips & tricks regarding library tools and resources… Here’s our agenda--
  • Strengthening Research Skills

    1. 1. Strengthening Research Skills Esther Grassian College Library 21 Sep 2004
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Intro to UCLA Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Library Privileges </li></ul><ul><li>UCLA Library Home Page </li></ul><ul><li>Database Strategy & Use </li></ul><ul><li>Online Help </li></ul><ul><li>Working Together </li></ul><ul><li>Tour of Powell </li></ul><ul><li>Questions Welcome! </li></ul>
    3. 3. Handouts...
    4. 4. Intro UCLA Libraries
    5. 5. Library Privileges <ul><li>APHS, TAP & Other Students </li></ul><ul><li>California Public School Teachers & Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>California CSU & Community College Faculty (& Librarians) </li></ul><ul><li>Private School Teachers & Librarians </li></ul>
    6. 6. UCLA Library Home Page
    7. 7. <ul><li>All 13 UCLA Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Periodical Subscriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Other materials </li></ul><ul><li>No Articles! </li></ul>
    8. 9. Tips & Tricks… <ul><li>Use Basic Search </li></ul><ul><li>Author Search=last name, first name </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Limits </li></ul><ul><li>Other Search Limits </li></ul><ul><li>KW Alpha=2 A-Z Lists </li></ul><ul><li>Request </li></ul><ul><li>My Account & My Bookbag </li></ul>
    9. 10. Questions?
    10. 11. Strategy…
    11. 12. Strategy & Use: Licensed DBs
    12. 13. Which Database? <ul><li>Subject Matter? </li></ul><ul><li>Time Period? </li></ul><ul><li>Publications? </li></ul>
    13. 14. Expanded Academic ASAP <ul><li>Subjects : Wide variety </li></ul><ul><li>Time Period : 1980+ </li></ul><ul><li>Publications : 2600 Magazines & Journals </li></ul>
    14. 17. MLA Bibliography <ul><li>Subjects: language, literature, linguistics, folklore </li></ul><ul><li>Time: 1963+ </li></ul><ul><li>Publications: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book chapters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dissertations </li></ul></ul>
    15. 19. Key Points! <ul><li>Pick a useful db </li></ul><ul><li>Common db features </li></ul><ul><li>Online help </li></ul><ul><li>and… </li></ul>
    16. 20. Strategize! <ul><li>Keyword ==> Subject </li></ul>
    17. 21. Questions?
    18. 22. Basic Research Databases <ul><li>Start at your school/college library </li></ul><ul><li>Check public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>UCLA as a last resort </li></ul>
    19. 24. Free Online Help <ul><li>“Bruin Success With Less Stress” </li></ul><ul><li>“Road to Research” </li></ul><ul><li>“Research Paper Planner” </li></ul><ul><li>College Library Help Guides </li></ul>
    20. 25. Assessment <ul><li>Session Evaluations </li></ul>
    21. 27. Review <ul><li>Intro to UCLA Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Library Privileges </li></ul><ul><li>UCLA Library Home Page </li></ul><ul><li>UCLA Library Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>DB Strategy & Use </li></ul><ul><li>Online Help </li></ul>
    22. 28. UCLA in LA Partnership Grants
    23. 29. Tour of Powell?

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