George MasonUniversity LibrariesHNRS 110:ResearchMethodsFall 2012
• Jenna Rinalducci, MA, MSLS• Fenwick Library jrinaldu_@_gmu.edu 703-993-3720• Liaison Librarian for School of Art, Art History Program & Honors College
Every discipline has unique approaches to research "Writing in Art and Design." Language and Learning Online. Monash University, 27 Feb. 2007. Web. 6 Sept. 2012. <http://www.monash.edu.au/lls/llonline/writing/artdesign> “How Science Works: The Flowchart."Understanding Science. University of Wheeldon, Johannes, and Mauri California Museum of Paleontology , 6 Sept. 2012. Åhlberg. Visualizing social science <http://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/scienceflowchart> research: maps, methods, & meaning. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, 2012.
HOWEVER…There are commonalities among the disciplines when conducting research. “An Overview of the Research Process.” New College: Guide to Research and Writing. Arizona State University. 2010. Web. 24 Sept. 2012.
HOWEVER…There are commonalities among thedisciplines when writing a collegeresearch paper.Check out the list Steps in the ResearchProcess.
What are the 4 steps in the Research Process?1. Pick a topic184.108.40.206.6. Write the paper
What are the 4 steps in the Research Process?1. Pick a topic2. Where to search (databases)3. How to search (keywords)4. How to get it (find the article)5. Is what I’ve got any good?6. Write the paper
What words do you associate with RESEARCH? Wordle Created from 2012 Survey of HNRS 110 Students
Where to Search Big Box Stores Boutique StoresProQuest Research Subject-Based DatabasesLibraryMulti-subject, popular & scholarly Example:articles, extensive full-text PsycINFOAcademic Search Abstracts & limited full-textComplete articles from 1,500 psychology journals in 35Multi-subject, popular & scholarly different languagesarticles, extensive full-text
Where to Search
How To Search The Starbucks Syndrome:Finding the right search terms can make all the difference.
Words to Use:ProQuest Research LibraryWhat does the database want youto use
Words to Use: PsycINFO What does the database want you to use
Refine Your Search
Refine Your Search
How to Get It:Step 1: The E-Journal Finder (or Mason Link) Access to 60,000 journals onlineStep 2: George Mason University Library Catalog 11,000 in print subscriptions in Fenwick LibraryStep 3: WRLC Consortium Loan Service (CLS) Delivery among partner UniversitiesStep 4: Interlibrary Loan Delivery from libraries nationwide
How to Get It
Is What I’ve Got Any Good?The CRAAP Test for evaluating information• Currency = Timeliness• Relevance/Coverage = Depth• Authority = Provider• Accuracy = Reliability• Purpose / Objectivity = Bias