EDUC 5P30<br />Our agenda:<br /><ul><li>Finding journals</li></ul>Choosing a database<br />Google Scholar <br /><ul><li>Ot...
Finding Journal articles<br /><ul><li>Use library databases
Try Google Scholar</li></ul>Contains full text Brock theses<br />For finding info about research methodology<br />
Search tips<br />Recommended databases: Education Research Complete; ERIC, Academic Search Premier<br />Tips:<br />Limit t...
Effective searching<br /><ul><li>Topic statement/research area
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EDUC 5P30 Sheridan

  1. 1. EDUC 5P30<br />Our agenda:<br /><ul><li>Finding journals</li></ul>Choosing a database<br />Google Scholar <br /><ul><li>Other tools</li></ul>RefWorks, writing tips, etc.<br /><ul><li>Questions?</li></ul>1<br />
  2. 2. Finding Journal articles<br /><ul><li>Use library databases
  3. 3. Try Google Scholar</li></ul>Contains full text Brock theses<br />For finding info about research methodology<br />
  4. 4. Search tips<br />Recommended databases: Education Research Complete; ERIC, Academic Search Premier<br />Tips:<br />Limit to scholarly (peer reviewed) journals<br />Look for subject headings for more focused results<br />Use a few tricks: “service learning”; canad*<br />Use research methodology in your search terms<br />“Get it” button looks for the full text throughout all of the Library’s databases<br />
  5. 5. Effective searching<br /><ul><li>Topic statement/research area
  6. 6. Keywords</li></ul>Pull out the main concepts/terms<br />Synonyms e.g. teens or teenagers or adolescents<br />Too many results?<br />Use limits (peer-reviewed, date, language, etc.)<br />Add additional keywords<br />Too few results?<br />Remove one or more keywords; go broader (e.g. search Canada instead of Ontario)<br />
  7. 7. For more help…<br />Visit the Graduate Education Research GuideVisit the resource page in your Sakai<br />See the Help pages<br />Contact the Library Help Desk<br />905-688-5550 x. 3233 or use email form<br />Contact your liaison librarian:<br />Jennifer Thiessen (phone, chat, email)<br />jthiessen@brocku.ca<br />905-688-5550 x. 3573<br />
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