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  • Anything here you can relate to?
  • Every discipline has unique approaches to research AND you’ve probably discovered some of this already so won’t go into detail.
  • HOWEVER…There are commonalities among the disciplines. You’ll find you can learn from each other even if working in different disciplines. Included this chart b/c includes REFLECTION in in the heading. Even though gone thru the lit review process, you’ve probably found that continually have to go back to the literature. Keeping up w/ new scholarship (2) Based on what you find as you collect data & analyze what you find may see research going in altered direction or realized need to make additional connections
  • Want to talk about how librarians can help you as you’re going thru the research process.
  • May have been introduced to the INFORMATION CYCLE in terms of newspaper articles covering an event sooner than a scholarly articleBUT wanted to show you this image b/c you’re now part of the INFO CYCLE by conducting original research

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  • George MasonUniversity LibrariesUNIV 495Fall 2012
  • What words do you associate with RESEARCH? Wordle Created from 2012 Survey of HNRS 110 Students
  • 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.
  • Getting Help
  • InfoGuideshttp://infoguides.gmu.edu
  • How to Get It:Step 1: E-Journal Finder or Mason Link Access to 60,000 journals onlineStep 2: Library Catalog 11,000 in print subscriptions in Fenwick LibraryStep 3: WRLC Consortium Loan Service Delivery among partner UniversitiesStep 4: Interlibrary Loan Delivery from libraries nationwide (possibly beyond)
  • How to Get It
  • • Citation Management Software• What does that mean?• Go to zotero.org & DOWNLOAD
  • How Do You “Get” the Citations?There are two ways:1. Capture a citation (book, article, website)2. Enter a citation yourself
  • What else does it do?In-Text Citations & Bibliography • Word or OpenOffice • Insert your citations & create a bibliography – APA – MLA – Chicago
  • Get Help• Workshops: http://gmu.libcal.com• Library staff – Chris Magee: 703-993-2247, cmagee@gmu.edu – Allison O’Connor: 703-993-9055, aoconnor@gmu.edu• Tutorials• InfoGuide: http://infoguides.gmu.edu/citationm anagement
  • Information Cycle