LIBRARY RESEARCH IN
EDUCATION
Jennifer Thiessen
Liaison Librarian, Education
James A. Gibson Library
September 2013
The James A. Gibson
Library
Schmon Tower
Floors 2, 5-10
Or anywhere…
PatioLSE002 by JISC
Goals for today’s session
• Services (a very brief look)
• MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT
• RACER (Interlibrary Loan)
• Study Space
• ...
What library services do you want to
know about?
My Library Account
• See items you have signed out
• Renew
• Place holds
• See if you have any fines
• log in to library d...
Photocopying Services
• Photocopy cards
• Colour and transparency copying
• Posters, photos, banners and other large forma...
RACER (http://brocku.ca/library/ill)
• Interlibrary loan system
• Submit requests online for articles, books, book chapter...
Study spaces on library floors
• Floors 8, 9 and 10: SILENT STUDY
• One-person study rooms; first come, first serve
• Floo...
Citation management
•Save references to books and articles from catalogue
and databases.
•Automatically create bibliograph...
database
reference(s)
* optional *
produce bibliography
bibliographic
management
software
export
The concept:
How do you feel about library
research?
Library Research in Education
• Books
• Journals
• Research Guide
Hint: Start with the Research tab.
• Use the Catalogue to find books (both print and e-books)
• Use the Databases to find journal articles
• Use SuperSearch ...
Catalogue Practice
• Go to the Library Catalogue. Do a keyword search on
narrative inquiry. Now do a keyword search on “na...
Click on Education to
see a list of databases
for that subject area.
Click on Research,
then Databases.
Finding Journal
articles
• Use library databases
• Try Google Scholar
For finding info
about research
methodology
• Looks for full text in other locations (Does not guarantee
full text).
• Use Google Scholar from
the Quick Search toolbar
OR set up Library Links in
Settings
• Why use Google
Scholar?
• Another...
Database Practice
• Find the Education databases.
• Select Education Research Complete.
• Search “international students.”...
More Search Tips
• Use quotation marks for phrases
• “grounded theory”; “educational leadership”
• Use * to search for alt...
Your Research Guide
• Review of what we’ve covered today and more
Summary
 Information about library services for graduate students can be found
here:
 http://www.brocku.ca/library/servi...
M.Ed. Orientation Library Session: Introduction to Library Research In Education (Sept. 2013)
M.Ed. Orientation Library Session: Introduction to Library Research In Education (Sept. 2013)
M.Ed. Orientation Library Session: Introduction to Library Research In Education (Sept. 2013)
M.Ed. Orientation Library Session: Introduction to Library Research In Education (Sept. 2013)
M.Ed. Orientation Library Session: Introduction to Library Research In Education (Sept. 2013)
M.Ed. Orientation Library Session: Introduction to Library Research In Education (Sept. 2013)
M.Ed. Orientation Library Session: Introduction to Library Research In Education (Sept. 2013)
M.Ed. Orientation Library Session: Introduction to Library Research In Education (Sept. 2013)
M.Ed. Orientation Library Session: Introduction to Library Research In Education (Sept. 2013)
M.Ed. Orientation Library Session: Introduction to Library Research In Education (Sept. 2013)
M.Ed. Orientation Library Session: Introduction to Library Research In Education (Sept. 2013)
M.Ed. Orientation Library Session: Introduction to Library Research In Education (Sept. 2013)
M.Ed. Orientation Library Session: Introduction to Library Research In Education (Sept. 2013)
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M.Ed. Orientation Library Session: Introduction to Library Research In Education (Sept. 2013)

  1. 1. LIBRARY RESEARCH IN EDUCATION Jennifer Thiessen Liaison Librarian, Education James A. Gibson Library September 2013
  2. 2. The James A. Gibson Library Schmon Tower Floors 2, 5-10 Or anywhere… PatioLSE002 by JISC
  3. 3. Goals for today’s session • Services (a very brief look) • MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT • RACER (Interlibrary Loan) • Study Space • RefWorks/Citation management • Getting started with Library Research • Finding books and ebooks • Finding journal articles • Where to find more…
  4. 4. What library services do you want to know about?
  5. 5. My Library Account • See items you have signed out • Renew • Place holds • See if you have any fines • log in to library databases from off campus
  6. 6. Photocopying Services • Photocopy cards • Colour and transparency copying • Posters, photos, banners and other large format prints (5th Floor)
  7. 7. RACER (http://brocku.ca/library/ill) • Interlibrary loan system • Submit requests online for articles, books, book chapters that Brock does not have • Books: pick them up and return them at our Circulation Desk • Articles/book chapters: Get link to online copy emailed to you (link expires after 5 views or 21 days)
  8. 8. Study spaces on library floors • Floors 8, 9 and 10: SILENT STUDY • One-person study rooms; first come, first serve • Floors 5 and 7: low level talking • Graduate Study room • Floor 6 • Swipe card access • Study carrels, bookable meeting room, lockers
  9. 9. Citation management •Save references to books and articles from catalogue and databases. •Automatically create bibliographies or works cited pages in APA style format.
  10. 10. database reference(s) * optional * produce bibliography bibliographic management software export The concept:
  11. 11. How do you feel about library research?
  12. 12. Library Research in Education • Books • Journals • Research Guide Hint: Start with the Research tab.
  13. 13. • Use the Catalogue to find books (both print and e-books) • Use the Databases to find journal articles • Use SuperSearch to search it all 3/365 Research Aspirations by catspyjamasnz
  14. 14. Catalogue Practice • Go to the Library Catalogue. Do a keyword search on narrative inquiry. Now do a keyword search on “narrative inquiry.” Why is there a difference in results? • Do the same search in Super Search • What changes?
  15. 15. Click on Education to see a list of databases for that subject area. Click on Research, then Databases.
  16. 16. Finding Journal articles • Use library databases • Try Google Scholar For finding info about research methodology
  17. 17. • Looks for full text in other locations (Does not guarantee full text).
  18. 18. • Use Google Scholar from the Quick Search toolbar OR set up Library Links in Settings • Why use Google Scholar? • Another database • Find works that cite a particular article/book • See who the important authors/researchers are • Watch: Get Better Results with Google Scholar
  19. 19. Database Practice • Find the Education databases. • Select Education Research Complete. • Search “international students.” How are the results arranged? How can you limit your results to peer reviewed journal articles?
  20. 20. More Search Tips • Use quotation marks for phrases • “grounded theory”; “educational leadership” • Use * to search for alternate endings • Canad* = Canada, Canadian, etc.; reflect* = reflect, reflection, reflective, etc. • Use synonyms • Teenager, adolescent, adolescence, teens, etc. • Too many results? • Use limits (peer-reviewed, date, language, etc.) • Add additional keywords; get more specific • Too few results? • Remove one or more keywords • Go broader (e.g. search Canada instead of Ontario)
  21. 21. Your Research Guide • Review of what we’ve covered today and more
  22. 22. Summary  Information about library services for graduate students can be found here:  http://www.brocku.ca/library/services-lib/grad-students  The most important services you should know about are:  My Library Account  RACER  RefWorks  Library Resources:  Library catalogue – books  Library databases – journal articles  Research Guide  Contact me if you need help:  jthiessen@brocku.ca
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