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  • 1. WOMEN IN THE ECONOMY:LIBRARY RESOURCESJennifer Thiessen, Liaison Librarian forWomen’s and Gender StudiesJuly 11, 2012
  • 2. Our agenda • Finding journal articles • Choosing a database/tool • Search tips • Evaluating • Primary vs. secondary sources • Popular vs. academic • Other tools • Writing/citing • Questions? Help? Jobs for Girls and Women by Vintaga Posters
  • 3. Getting started• Find a research topic (Need help? Look at course readings, browse an encyclopedia, see what’s in the news)• Find keywords in your topic • What are the effects of childbearing on labor supply?• Generate search terms • Look for subject headings/descriptors, use synonyms, read abstracts, use your own knowledge of the topic, etc.• Choose database/s• Search• Evaluate
  • 4. Why use databases?
  • 5. Getting to the databasesLibrary website >Databases >Women’s Studies
  • 6. Limit to peer-review…
  • 7. Or not.
  • 8. Look for subject headings to focus your search
  • 9. More Search Tips• Use quotation marks for phrases • “unpaid work”; “educational leadership”• Use * to search for alternate endings • Canad* = Canada, Canadian, etc.; work* = work, works, working, etc.• Use synonyms • work, labor, labour, job, employment, etc. • childbearing, pregnancy, fertility, 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)
  • 10. Other tools• Primary sources? Sarah Cowpers Diary, Volume 1, 1700-1702, Defining Gender, 1450-1910
  • 11. • Use from the Library website• Why use Google Scholar? o Another “database” o Find works that cite a particular article/book o Watch: Get Better Results with Google Scholar
  • 12. CRAAP Test• For evaluating books, journals, websites, etc.(i.e. Can I use this inmy paper/assignment?) http://www.csuchico.edu/lins/handouts/eval_websites.pdf
  • 13. Writing and Citing• Many databases offer citation tools
  • 14. More citation help:• APA Style Quick Guide (Dalhousie University)• APA Style Guide (Purdue Online Writing Lab)• Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association Catalogue record for print copy in our library.
  • 15. Need help? Visit http://bit.ly/WGST2P86
  • 16. For more help… •See the Library Help pages •Contact the Library Help Desk • 905-688-5550 x. 3233 or use email form •Contact your liaison librarian: • Jennifer Thiessen (phone, chat, email)