Our agenda:• Finding journals • Choosing a database • Google Scholar• Constructing an effective search• Other tools • RefWorks, writing tips, etc. 1
FINDING JOURNAL ARTICLES• Use library databases• Try Google ScholarIncludes Canadian journal ofnative education; Canadianjournal of native studies
SEARCH TIPSTips: • Limit to scholarly (peer reviewed) journals • Use a few tricks: • Phrase searching: “first nations” • canad* • “Get it” button looks for the full text throughout all of the Library’s databases
EFFECTIVE SEARCHING• Topic statement/research area• Keywords • Pull out the main concepts/terms • Synonyms e.g. teens or teenagers or adolescentsToo many results? • Use limits (peer-reviewed, date, language, etc.) • Add additional keywordsToo few results? • Remove one or more keywords; go broader (e.g. search Canada instead of Ontario)
FOR MORE HELP…Visit the Aboriginal Studies Research GuideVisit the resource page in your SakaiSee the Help pagesContact the Library Help Desk • 905-688-5550 x. 3233 or use email formContact your liaison librarian: • Jennifer Thiessen (phone, chat, email) firstname.lastname@example.org 905-688-5550 x. 3573
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