The Great Debate - Finding News and Journal Articles for Political Science Research


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  • The Great Debate - Finding News and Journal Articles for Political Science Research

    1. 1. The Great Debate<br />Finding the latest news and more at your library<br />
    2. 2. All the news that’s fit to print<br />Your STU library makes it easy to find the latest information on current events around the world.<br />We offer print and online resources where you can access scholarly and popular articles on local and world events. <br />
    3. 3. Info at your Library<br />The STU library offers a variety of services and sources to help you find the information you need.<br />Including:<br />Reference services<br />Books and e-Books<br />Print and online journals, magazines, and newspapers<br />Inter-Library Loan<br />Online databases<br />
    4. 4. What’s the difference?<br />Scholarly journals vs. Journalistic sources<br />
    5. 5. How can I tell…<br />What’s the difference?<br />Journalistic articles: Popular news style. Approachable, mass-media writing that appeals to a wide audience.<br />Scholarly, journal articles: Research-based, often peer-reviewed articles written by academics. Advanced writing style that appeals to scholars and researchers.<br />
    6. 6. Journalistic Writing<br />Includes sources such as:<br />Newspapers: New York Times, Miami Herald, USA Today<br />Newsperiodicals: Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report<br />Online news sources: Associated Press (, CNN (, BBC News (<br />
    7. 7. Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed Writing<br />Peer-reviewed articles are available through library databases and subscription services. These articles are published in print and e-journals.<br />
    8. 8. Journalistic sources and more<br />Let’s find some news articles<br />
    9. 9. Sources for Journalistic Articles<br />Databases on our e-research page:<br />NewsBank – the latest information and Special Reports on significant events and issues in the news. Includes Regional and World news.<br />New York Times<br />Miami Herald<br />Academic Search Premier – has an option for searching newspapers and periodicals<br />
    10. 10. More Journalistic sources<br />You can also find sources by title or subject/topic by searching the library’s catalog.<br />Go to:<br />Search for the title of a source, such as Newsweek or Time<br />Limit search results to “Journal/Magazine” (see the Format list on the left side of the results page)<br />Items with a “view now” link are available online and can be accessed on campus and from home<br />
    11. 11. Let’s try it!<br />Go to:<br />Enter “Newsweek” in the search box.<br />Hover over the item to see “View now” options.<br />Try the “Access Journal” links to access the journal and search for articles.<br />For this example, click on the second “Access Journal” link.<br />
    12. 12. Let’s find an Article<br />If you selected the second Access Journal option, you have now reached Ebsco’s Newsweek portal.<br />Let’s Search for an article on the current situation in Libya.<br />Click on the “Advanced Search” link below the search box. <br />Let’s Search!<br />
    13. 13. Accessing articles from home<br />To access articles through the library’s catalog from home, you will need to log in to your library account. <br />
    14. 14. Create a Library Account<br />To create an account, click on the Your Library Account “Sign In” link on the top right corner of catalog’s homepage. <br />Next, click on the “forgot your password?” link.<br />Enter your student number. You will receive an email in your STU account with instructions on how to create a new password for your account.<br />
    15. 15. Finding Peer Reviewed Sources<br />
    16. 16. Sources for Peer-Reviewed Articles<br />Databases on our e-research page:<br />Academic Search Premier– to find peer-reviewed articles, limit your search to Academic or Scholarly Journals<br />ProQuest Central – to find peer-reviewed articles, check the “Peer reviewed” box under the search area<br />InfoTrac OneFile– to find peer-reviewed articles, check “to peer-reviewed publications”<br />
    17. 17. Latin American & Caribbean Portal<br />Gale’s World Scholar: Latin American & the Caribbean Portal<br />For information on Latin America and the Caribbean, check out this database. The portal provides access to information, statistics, maps, and primary sources (first-hand accounts) on Latin America and the Caribbean.<br />You can find the link to the portal on the library’s e-Research page.<br />
    18. 18. APSA and RefWorks<br />Cite your sources<br />
    19. 19. Why Cite?<br />There is no such thing as “borrowing” someone else’s ideas in academic writing. <br />Avoid plagiarism by citing your sources.<br /><ul><li>If you….
    20. 20. Quote it
    21. 21. Paraphrase it
    22. 22. Summarize it</li></ul>CITE IT!<br />
    23. 23. The American Political Science Association’s (APSA) style manual is the authority for referencing and citing information when writing in political science. <br />The manual can be found online at:<br /><br />APSA style is based on the Chicago Manual of Style.<br />ASPA Style Guide<br />
    24. 24. RefWorks<br />RefWorks is a service that helps you keep track of the articles and resources that you find online and in print. <br />You can use your RefWorks account to save bibliographic information for future use and to create a list of references for your paper.<br />Note: RefWorks does not support APSA style, but that does not mean you can’t use it! It is still a great tool to help you organize your sources.<br />
    25. 25. RefWorks - Try it out!<br />Open a new browser window and let’s create a new RefWorks account!<br />
    26. 26. Signing up for<br />Go to the Library’s e-research page:<br />Click on the Research link on the menu (left side of screen)<br />Select the “RefWorks” link at the top of the list.<br />
    27. 27. Creating a RefWorks account<br />Click on the “Sign up for an Individual account” link on the main page<br />This will take you to the new user registration page, where you will create your account.<br />When your account has been created, you will be able to save citations using the RefWorks link provided on many database articles, or by manually saving the link yourself.<br />
    28. 28. Saving a link – Let’s try it!<br />Open another tab or window on your browser.<br />Let’s search for an article to import into RefWorks.<br />Go to STU’s e-research page and click on the “Academic Search Premier” link<br />Let’s Search for an article on the Libyan conflict.<br />
    29. 29. Exporting a Reference<br />Select an article to view and click on the “Export” icon on the menu to the right of the screen. <br />Select the option to export to RefWorks and Save.<br />This will redirect you to you RefWorks account, where you can organize your citations and create a Reference list.<br />
    30. 30. What if the library doesn’t have what you need?<br />Inter Library Loan<br />
    31. 31. A few tips<br />If you cannot find an article or book, you have the option of submitting an Inter-Library Loan request. The library will do its best to bring the source to you. However, ILL can be a slow process, so place requests as early as possible and allow time for it to arrive. <br />Do NOT rely on ILL if you need a source within a few days.<br />
    32. 32. Requesting an ILL<br />You can request an ILL in person by visiting the library Circulation desk.<br />Or online, by filling out an Inter Library Loan request form (found on the library’s main page).<br />
    33. 33. And remember<br />The library is more than a place for books. Our librarians are always available to help you find the information you need in person or over the phone. <br />To get in touch with a reference librarian, you can call:<br />305-628-6667 (Circulation)<br />305-628-6668 (Reference)<br />
    34. 34. Computers crash, flash-drives are lost… <br /> Save more than one copy of your document!<br /><ul><li>Email your document to yourself as an attachment.
    35. 35. Save it in the cloud using a free service such as:
    36. 36. GoogleDocs:
    37. 37. SkyDrive:
    38. 38. Box:</li></ul>And Always… <br />
    39. 39. To access this presentation <br />To access this presentation for future reference, visit:<br /><br />
    40. 40. Presented by Gricel Dominguez, 6.27.11<br />