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Our agenda:• Finding journals   • Choosing a database   • Google Scholar• Constructing an effective search• Other tools   ...
FINDING JOURNAL ARTICLES• Use library databases• Try Google ScholarIncludes Canadian journal ofnative education; Canadianj...
SEARCH TIPSTips:  • Limit to scholarly (peer reviewed) journals  • Use a few tricks:        • Phrase searching: “first nat...
EFFECTIVE SEARCHING• Topic statement/research area• Keywords   • Pull out the main concepts/terms   • Synonyms e.g. teens ...
FOR MORE HELP…Visit the Aboriginal Studies Research GuideVisit the resource page in your SakaiSee the Help pagesContact th...
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  1. 1. Our agenda:• Finding journals • Choosing a database • Google Scholar• Constructing an effective search• Other tools • RefWorks, writing tips, etc. 1
  2. 2. FINDING JOURNAL ARTICLES• Use library databases• Try Google ScholarIncludes Canadian journal ofnative education; Canadianjournal of native studies
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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)
  5. 5. 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) jthiessen@brocku.ca 905-688-5550 x. 3573
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