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  1. 1. Writing Seminar Heather Surface Jenny Donley Librarian and Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial Library
  2. 2. Introduction  Welcome  Jenny Donley,  Feel free to visit or email  Librarians on duty:  8-4:30, 6-9 Mon – Thurs  8-4 Friday 
  3. 3. Libraries at ONU Taggart Law Library Heterick Memorial Library  Law School Library;  Undergraduate accessible to all Library; accessible to all
  4. 4. ONU card = Library ID Remember to always use all 11 digits!
  5. 5. How am I supposed to remember all of this stuff?
  6. 6. Research Guides
  7. 7. What we’ll do today:  How to do research  How to use library resources to do research  What resources to use when doing research
  8. 8. Annotated Bibliography  Allows you to see what is out there  Helps you narrow your topic and discard any irrelevant materials  Aids in developing the thesis  Makes you a better scholar
  9. 9. How to do research: Seven Steps of the Research Process  STEP 1: IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP YOUR TOPIC  STEP 2: FIND BACKGROUND INFORMATION  STEP 3: USE CATALOGS TO FIND BOOKS AND MEDIA  STEP 4: FIND INTERNET RESOURCES (if appropriate for the assignment)  STEP 5: USE DATABASES TO FIND PERIODICAL ARTICLES  STEP 6: EVALUATE WHAT YOU FIND  STEP 7: CITE WHAT YOU FIND  Amended with permission by the Librarians at the Olin and Uris Libraries of Cornell University
  10. 10. How to do research: identify and develop your topic ● State your topic as a question ● Identify main concepts or keywords ● Test the topic: Look for keywords, synonyms, and related terms for the information sought ● Subject headings in catalogs ● Built-in thesauri in many databases ● Reference sources ● Textbooks, lecture notes, readings ● Internet ● Librarians, Instructors
  11. 11. How to do research: Find Background Information
  12. 12. • Highly structured information environment: • In the way that individual records are arranged • Contains subject headings • The cataloging software is optimized for the above information • Catalog includes material in many formats • Implies heavy human involvement • Preparation relatively labor-intensive • Emphasis on precision • Implies a learning curve to use successfully
  13. 13. Research Tools - Catalogs  POLAR: Accessing physical and electronic items located at HML (Heterick Memorial Library) as well as LAW (Taggart Law Library).  OhioLINK: Next step if you can’t find what you want in the HML or LAW collections.  ILL: Option of last resort for books and articles.
  14. 14. Find a book: POLAR
  15. 15. POLAR Think of the call numbers as the street addresses of the books on the library shelves.
  16. 16. Find a book: POLAR •Looks in several locations (usually subject, article title, abstracts or contents) •Does not require an exact match •Generates comparatively large number of hits (not precise) •Good if you are not familiar with terminology •Look for the same or similar words which keep appearing
  17. 17. Find a book: POLAR Click on the “More like this” link found in each item record •Looks in one place – subject •Usually requires an exact match between your term and a pre-set list of terms •Precise •Can be used after a keyword search has identified specific subjects
  18. 18. Find a book: POLAR ● Books are arranged on the shelves using Dewey Decimal Classification Numbers. Think of the these numbers as the shelf address for a book. ● Books found in POLAR will be part of the reference collection (1st floor), juvenile collection (2nd floor), the circulating collection (3rd floor) or e-books available online. e-book reference e-book circulating
  19. 19. Find a book: OhioLINK ● Most of the university and college libraries       in Ohio share their materials through a consortium catalog called OhioLINK. There are around 10 million items available A link from POLAR permits you to submit requests. Available from the Heterick homepage Most requests arrive in 2-3 working days No charge Limited to 100 items at a time MAY RENEW UP TO 4 TIMES!
  20. 20. Find a book: POLAR and OhioLINK 1. Click on the OhioLINK icon to access the consortium catalog.
  21. 21. Find a book: OhioLINK 2. Click on the icon.
  22. 22. FIND A BOOK: OHIOLINK 3. Select Ohio Northern U. 4. Enter your first and last name and all 11 digits exactly as they appear on your ID. 5. Be sure to select Heterick as your pick up location and then click submit. 6. An email will be sent when the item is ready for pickup.
  23. 23. Internet Tools  Does the information located satisfy the research need?  Is the information factual and unbiased?  See additional tips for evaluating web sources and web pages in the Writing Seminar Research Guide
  24. 24. Internet Tools: CRAAP  Currency TestTimeliness of the information   Relevance/Coverage  Depth and importance  Authority  Source of the  Accuracy  Reliability of the  Purpose/Objectivity  Possible bias present in of the information information information the information
  25. 25. Internet Tools: Critically analyzing web sources  What? is the page/site about  Who? created and maintains this site  Where? Is the information coming from  Why? Is the information presented on the web  When? Was the page created or last updated  How? Accurate or credible is the page From the University of Wisconsin Library, worksheet for evaluating web sites
  26. 26. ● ● ● ● ● ● Internet Tools: Pulling it all Accuracy: If your page lists the author and institution that together of contacting him/her, published the page and provides a way and… Authority: If your page lists the author credentials and its domain is preferred (.edu, .gov, .org, or .net), and… Objectivity: If your page provides accurate information with limited advertising and it is objective in presenting the information, and… Currency: If your page is current and updated regularly (as stated on the page) and the links (if any) are also up-to-date, and… Coverage: If you can view the information properly--not limited to fees, browser technology, or software requirement, then… …you may have a Web page that could be of value to your research!
  27. 27. Research Tools: Periodicals and Articles  A periodical is something that is published at regular intervals  Magazines and journals are both periodicals, however…  Magazines are typically a more “popular” type of periodical ● Journals are scholarly or professional peer reviewed periodicals
  28. 28. Research Tools: Periodicals and Articles
  29. 29. Research Tools: Periodicals and Articles  Reserve means the periodical/journal is      held at the front desk. Current means the issue is new and is available on the open shelves beside the computer lab. All others are upstairs on the second floor and arranged alphabetically by title. Bound means it’s out of the building Arrived means it’s on the open shelves Expected means it’s not here yet
  30. 30. Research Tools: Databases  Tools for locating journal and newspaper articles  Most are subject-specific, but some are multi-disciplinary  Many give access to full text articles  Heterick has 240+ databases
  31. 31. Research Tools: Databases
  32. 32. Research Tools:  Helpful databases to jump start your Databases research:  Academic Search Complete  Business Source Complete  LexisNexis Academic  MasterFILE Premier  MEDLINE  SPORTDiscus  Search by subject/discipline to find subject specific databases  But we have an even easier tool now to get your research started…
  33. 33. SEARCH the Discovery Layer
  34. 34. Research Tools: Discovery Layer  What is SEARCH?  SEARCH is a discovery layer that sits on top of all of the library’s resources and allows users to access the majority of information available on a topic with a single search.  Think of it as the roof on top of a house.
  35. 35. Research Tools: Discovery Layer  What is included?  POLAR catalog  OhioLINK catalog  Article-level searching for all EBSCO databases  Article-level searching for a variety of other databases: JSTOR, Hoover’s, AccessPharmacy, etc.  Title-level searching fro most other databases: IEEE, CIAO, Proquest Nursing & Allied Health
  36. 36. Research Tools: Discovery Layer  What it isn’t:  A replacement for the current catalog  A ready-made index to all database content  A Googlization of library resources, although it may seem like this to some
  37. 37. SEARCH
  38. 38. SEARCH : POLAR
  39. 39. SEARCH : OhioLINK
  40. 40. SEARCH : eBooks
  41. 41. SEARCH : Full Text PDF or HTML
  42. 42. SEARCH : Find It @ ONU
  43. 43. SEARCH : ILL
  44. 44. Facets: Limit your results and focus your topic
  45. 45. How to do research: Cite what you find using standard formats There are 3 citation styles that are frequently used at ONU: ● MLA (Modern Language Association) ● APA (American Psychological Association) ● CMS (Chicago Manual of Style)
  46. 46. Research Ethics ACADEMI C
  47. 47. Research Ethics  Copyright: Intended to promote the arts and the sciences. It does this by providing authors of original literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works the ability to control how their work is used by others.  Plagiarism: “...the wrongful appropriation or purloining, and publication as one’s own, the ideas or the expression of the ideas (literary, artistic, musical, mechanical, etc.) of an other.”  See Heterick’s Help page and Writing Seminar research guide for more information.
  48. 48. Research Ethics  In other words, to plagiarize is to copy someone else’s work without giving him/her credit.  Plagiarism is not always intentional. You can do it by accident, but it is still against the law. If you ever have a question about whether something is plagiarized, please ask.  How may I avoid plagiarizing?  Identify any information that would not be considered common knowledge  Unless in direct quotes, make sure you paraphrase what the original author said  Use a quote if you can’t think of a way to paraphrase the information  Always, always, ALWAYS cite the source of any information in your paper which is not considered common knowledge. If you are unsure if something is common knowledge, cite it!  From “How not to plagiarize your report” by Shannon Hosier Mersand
  49. 49. Happy Researching! Remember, the librarians are here to help you with your research. Come and see us!