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Women, Gender, and Violence: Library Skills and SourcesJennifer Thiessen, Librarian, Women’s and Gender Studies, January ...
Getting started Find a research topic (Need help? Look at course   readings, browse an encyclopedia, see what’s in the   ...
Why books? Broader in scope Great for getting an overview; finding   background info (i.e. what research has been   done...
Getting to the databasesLibrary website>research> databases>Women’s Studies
Search tips Use quotation marks for phrase searching    “female circumcision” “sex worker” Think of synonyms    Violen...
Search example
Search tips… Look for subject headings to focus your search    E.g. in search for domestic violence:
What about Google?   Why use Google    Scholar?       Another        “database”       Find works that        cite a par...
Set up Library Links in Scholar Settings     Why?
Finding more from bibliographies…
Anderson, M.A., Gillig, P.M., Sitaker, M., McCloskey, K., Malloy, K., Grigsby, N., 2003.          ‘‘Why Doesn’t She Just L...
Is what you find any good? Evaluating what you find:    Is it current? (does that matter?)    Is it accurate?    Is th...
Writing and Citing   Many databases offer quick citation tools   More citation help: http://researchguides.library.brock...
Help?   Visit the research guide:        http://bit.ly/brock3v99        Contact Jennifer at        jthiessen@brocku.ca
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  1. 1. Women, Gender, and Violence: Library Skills and SourcesJennifer Thiessen, Librarian, Women’s and Gender Studies, January 2013• Finding books, including background info• Finding articles • choosing a database, searching effectively, Google Scholar• Finding more (bibliographies)• Evaluating/writing/citing
  2. 2. 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 Generate search terms  Look for subject headings/descriptors, use synonyms, read abstracts, use your own knowledge of the topic, etc. Choose database/s and other search tools Search Evaluate
  3. 3. Why books? Broader in scope Great for getting an overview; finding background info (i.e. what research has been done on sports and domestic violence?) Can lead you to more detailed resources  Use reference lists/bibliographies at the end of chapters/book to find more
  4. 4. Getting to the databasesLibrary website>research> databases>Women’s Studies
  5. 5. Search tips Use quotation marks for phrase searching  “female circumcision” “sex worker” Think of synonyms  Violence, abuse, assault Use truncation  Prostit* will find prostitute, prostitutes, prostitution Limit search to peer-reviewed articles
  6. 6. Search example
  7. 7. Search tips… Look for subject headings to focus your search  E.g. in search for domestic violence:
  8. 8. What about Google? Why use Google Scholar?  Another “database”  Find works that cite a particular article/book  Watch: Get Better Results with Google Scholar
  9. 9. Set up Library Links in Scholar Settings  Why?
  10. 10. Finding more from bibliographies…
  11. 11. Anderson, M.A., Gillig, P.M., Sitaker, M., McCloskey, K., Malloy, K., Grigsby, N., 2003. ‘‘Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?’’ A descriptive study of victim reported impediments to her safety. Journal of family violence 18 (3), 151–155.  Search for JOURNAL TITLE in Library Catalogue (best way)  Or try part of the citation in SuperSearch or Google Scholar
  12. 12. Is what you find any good? Evaluating what you find:  Is it current? (does that matter?)  Is it accurate?  Is the methodology clear?  Is it peer-reviewed?  For websites: who authored it? when? Is it credible?  Can you use some of it anyway? I.e. Wikipedia: use it to find other sources More at http://bit.ly/Brock3v99
  13. 13. Writing and Citing Many databases offer quick citation tools More citation help: http://researchguides.library.brocku.ca/styleguides
  14. 14. Help? Visit the research guide: http://bit.ly/brock3v99 Contact Jennifer at jthiessen@brocku.ca
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