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

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How to find information and organize/save citations using STU's library resources. Presented 6/27/11

How to find information and organize/save citations using STU's library resources. Presented 6/27/11

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  • Show students how to find an article, Explain how to Login from home
  • Take students to portal.
  • Provide example online… show them how.
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    • 1. The Great Debate<br />Finding the latest news and more at your library<br />
    • 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. 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. What’s the difference?<br />Scholarly journals vs. Journalistic sources<br />
    • 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. 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 (http://www.ap.org), CNN (http://www.cnn.com), BBC News (http://news.bbc.co.uk/)<br />
    • 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. Journalistic sources and more<br />Let’s find some news articles<br />
    • 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. More Journalistic sources<br />You can also find sources by title or subject/topic by searching the library’s catalog.<br />Go to: http://stulibrary.worldcat.org<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. Let’s try it!<br />Go to: http://stulibrary.worldcat.org<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. 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. 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. 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. Finding Peer Reviewed Sources<br />
    • 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. 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. APSA and RefWorks<br />Cite your sources<br />
    • 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. Quote it
    • 21. Paraphrase it
    • 22. Summarize it</li></ul>CITE IT!<br />
    • 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 />http://www.ipsonet.org/data/files/APSAStyleManual2006.pdf<br />APSA style is based on the Chicago Manual of Style.<br />ASPA Style Guide<br />
    • 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. RefWorks - Try it out!<br />Open a new browser window and let’s create a new RefWorks account!<br />
    • 26. Signing up for<br />Go to the Library’s e-research page: http://www.stu.edu/library<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. 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. 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. 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. What if the library doesn’t have what you need?<br />Inter Library Loan<br />
    • 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. 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. 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. 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. Save it in the cloud using a free service such as:
    • 36. GoogleDocs: http://docs.google.com
    • 37. SkyDrive: http://skydrive.live.com
    • 38. Box: http://www.box.net</li></ul>And Always… <br />
    • 39. To access this presentation <br />To access this presentation for future reference, visit:<br />http://www.slideshare.net/griceld/the-great-debate<br />
    • 40. Presented by Gricel Dominguez, 6.27.11<br />

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