The Library As A Research Tool


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The Library As A Research Tool

  1. 1. The Library as a Research Tool Kent Kawashima STR1
  2. 2. Methods in Searching Literature
  3. 3. Dewey Decimal System <ul><li>000 General Works </li></ul><ul><li>100 Philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>200 Religion </li></ul><ul><li>300 Social Science </li></ul><ul><li>400 Language </li></ul><ul><li>500 Pure Science </li></ul><ul><li>600 Technology </li></ul><ul><li>700 The Arts </li></ul><ul><li>800 Literature </li></ul><ul><li>900 History </li></ul>
  4. 4. Pure Science Subdivisions <ul><li>510 Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>520 Astronomy </li></ul><ul><li>530 Physics </li></ul><ul><li>540 Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>550 Earth Science </li></ul><ul><li>560 Paleontology </li></ul><ul><li>570 Anthropology </li></ul><ul><li>580 Botanical Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>590 Zoological Sciences </li></ul>
  5. 5. Form Subdivisions <ul><li>.1 Theory </li></ul><ul><li>.2 Manuals, outlines </li></ul><ul><li>.3 Dictionaries </li></ul><ul><li>.4 Essays </li></ul><ul><li>.5 Periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>.6 Societies </li></ul><ul><li>.7 Study and Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>.8 Polygraphy, Collections </li></ul><ul><li>.9 History </li></ul>
  6. 6. ZONES IN THE CARD CATALOGUE <ul><li>The Library as a Research Tool </li></ul>
  7. 7. Zone 1 <ul><li>Classification of the book </li></ul><ul><li>Authorship </li></ul><ul><li>Call Number </li></ul>
  8. 8. Zone 2 <ul><li>Bibliographical data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place of Publication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publisher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copyright date </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Zone 3 <ul><li>Book characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presence of illustrations and other features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Height of book in centimeters </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Zone 4 <ul><li>Supplemental information such as origin and other relevant data </li></ul>
  11. 11. Zone 5 <ul><li>Contains classification data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arabic numerals give its assigned category </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roman numerals followed by name of individual indicate cross references for that author </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The word “Title” indicates it is also catalogued under the first significant word of the title </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Zone 6 <ul><li>Contains assigned call numbers according to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library of Congress Classification System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dewey Decimal System </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Type of publications <ul><li>Primary </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary </li></ul>
  14. 14. Major Sources of Information
  15. 15. How to write a Research Brief
  16. 16. Parts of a Research Brief <ul><li>Problem </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed Title </li></ul><ul><li>Project Brief </li></ul><ul><li>Specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Conceptual Framework </li></ul>
  17. 17. Example <ul><li>Problem: Human hair is essential for the protection of the head of a human being. However, hair loss has been a problem of aging people. Chili peppers and soybeans have shown potential in solving this problem, but few researches have been done to either prove it by combining the two things, or comparing it to commercial hair-growth substances. </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed Title: Effectivity of Chili Peppers and Soybeans as Hair-Growth Stimulators </li></ul><ul><li>Project Brief: Determine the growth of human hair by applying a mixture of chili peppers and soybeans, in comparison to a proven commercial hair-loss-preventing product. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Example <ul><li>Specifications: </li></ul><ul><li>Must be able to promote hair growth, in terms of length, biomass, strength and diameter. </li></ul><ul><li>Must be able to compare the effectivity of a mixture of chili peppers and soybeans against a commercial product </li></ul><ul><li>Must be able to provide further information about this subject </li></ul><ul><li>Conceptual Framework: </li></ul><ul><li>Capsaicin, contained by chili peppers raises levels of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CPGR), which raises levels of an insulinlike growth factor, which is essential for hair growth. Soybeans contain isoflavone, which promotes CPGR production. </li></ul>
  19. 20. Reminders <ul><li>Library work next week, whole week </li></ul><ul><li>Output expected: 3 individual research briefs on topics of your interest </li></ul>