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  • You can find links to the Library Webpages through MyCampus as well.
  • Additional details about the 4 stages of the research processDigital versions of the MLA & APA citation style are found here too!
  • Consider possible sources for your research. Think about the following questionsShould you use only scholarly publications? Or a mix? (i.e. scholarly, popular, and trade publications)Should you use primary sources as well as secondary sources?Should you use books, articles, websites, or other sources (videos, interviews etc?)
  • Can’t find a reliable website in Google? Try Google’s AdvancedSearch to limit your searchto educational etc.
  • Advanced search allows you to search by language, file format,domain,date
  • Advanced search allows you to search by language, file format,domain,date
  • Advanced search allows you to search by language, file format, domain, date
  • Advanced search allows you to search by language, file format, domain, date
  • Ensure your preferences are set to include the Durham Library.Allows you to look up full text of articles in our databasesWill link to our library catalogue to look up books
  • Find the Durham Library and check the checkbox “Find It@Durham” Save Preferences
  • What have I found?How do I get the full text?
  • Library Databases do not use the same language as Google!Need to use Boolean Searching…
  • think of variant spellings, synonyms, closely related words, word endings, abbreviations, category names and members of the group, even oppositesBehavior OR behaviourTeenager OR adolescent OR juvenile OR youth OR young adultAdvantag* OR disadvantag*NATO OR “North Atlantic Treaty Organization”Canad*> Canada, > Canada’s, > Canadian, > Canadians, > Canadiana
  • This book is at the UOIT Social Sciences Library – downtown Oshawa.You can request it through Intercampus Delivery
  • Try an E-book
  • Need articles and websites? Use the Subject Guides
  • WorldwideNewspapers…
  • WorldwideNewspapers…
  • Place of publicationPopular vs. scholarlyCurrencyObjectivityAuthorityAccuracyThoroughly researched Format
  • Remember to CITE YOUR SOURCES
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    • 1. Library OrientationCOMM 1202
      Kim Stymest, Business Librarian
      905.721.8668 x 2962
    • 2. Helen Labine, Reference Librarian ext.2390
    • 3. Our Goals for Today
      Appropriate Databases
      Think like a Searcher
      Create Successful Search Strategies
    • 4. Places & Spaces
      Book Stacks
      • Reference books on 1st floor
      • 5. Circulating books on 2nd and 3rd floors
      • 6. Majority of journals, magazines and newspapers available online
    • Group Study Rooms
      • Silent Study Room -Third Floor
      • 7. Library Den –
      • Group study rooms - use library webpage to reserve one
      • 8. Fireplace Reading Room - current issues of periodicals and paperback leisure reading-Second Floor
    • Where to start?
    • 9. Library Webpage
    • 10. The Research Process
      Step Four: Present
      Step Three: Analyze and Evaluate
      Step Two: Find Information
      Step One: Identify and Articulate
    • 11. More on Research…
    • 12. Gifts &
      Paid Gym
      New Menu in
      Improving Employee
      Seminars &
      Smoking Cessation
      Guest Speakers
      Organizer/Cluster Diagram
      Flex Time for
      Peer Mentors
    • 13. Step Two: Gather information
      Construct a GOOD search strategy
    • 14. Use
    • 15. ?
      Why NOT a wiki
    • 16. Kinds of Information
    • 17. Books vs. Periodicals
    • 18. Books
      in-depth coverage; historical overview
      book could be written by a recognized author whose credibility is easy to access
    • 19. Magazine, Journal or Newspaper Article
      electronic access via the Library webpage; multiple users can access
      articles are current
      research that might not make it to a book
    • 20. Websites
    • 21. Google Tips…
      be a ninja
    • 22.
    • 23. Advanced Searching
    • 24. Advanced Searching
    • 25. Advanced Searching
    • 26. Advanced Searching
    • 27. What type of site is it? – A site originating in Canada – A company website – Ontario government website – Federal government website – American government website – American educational website
    • 28. Google Scholar
    • 29. Google Scholar
    • 30. Google Scholar
    • 31. Scholar Preferences
    • 32.
    • 33. Find it @ Durham
    • 34. Let’s try the Library...
    • 35. Constructing a Keyword Search
      “ ”
    • 36. Boolean Operator AND
      • records must include BOTH concepts
      • 37. use “and” between required concepts
      women AND entrepreneur*
    • 38. Boolean Operator OR
      records must include EITHER concept
      use “or” between synonyms
      enclose synonyms in brackets
      conflict OR dispute
    • 39. Wildcard Symbol
      Rather than:
      entrepreneur or entrepreneurs or entrepreneurship or entrepreneurial
      Use the root of the word plus the wildcard symbol to find all variations of the word
      Here’s how….
    • 40. Shorten the words to the last common letter…
    • 41. Use the wildcard symbol on the end of the word root:
      Watch out! Each database has it’s own wildcard symbol
      $ ? ! * are the most common…
    • 42. Quotation Marks
      Search:Hockey Night In Canada
      retrieves: A day andnight in the life ofCanada, by JohnHockey.
      Better Search:
      “Hockey Night in Canada”
      retrieves only the specific phrase
    • 43. BE CREATIVE
    • 44. Bringing your NINJA skills to the library…
    • 45. In Google…
      How do different generations interact and resolve conflict in the workplace?
    • 46. In the Library…
      generation* and workplace and conflict
    • 47. Even better…
      generation* and workplace and (conflict or dispute)
    • 48. Library Catalogue
      customer service
    • 49.
    • 50. Boolean in action…
    • 51. Boolean in action…
    • 52. Results…
    • 53. Results…
    • 54.
    • 55. All the recent books
      on your topic signed out?
    • 56. eBooks…
    • 57. eBooks…
    • 58. eBooks…
    • 59. Articles
    • 60.
    • 61. Articles…
    • 62.
    • 63. Articles…
    • 64.
    • 65.
    • 66.
    • 67.
    • 68. Use author’s Works Cited/Reference List for additional resources
    • 69. Lexis Nexis
    • 70.
    • 71. Lexis Nexis…
    • 72.
    • 73. Hints for Finding Articles
      Find the best database for the subject
      Start with subject guides
      Use synonyms if they exist
      Connect with “OR”
      Narrow as far as necessary to get relevant results
      use “AND” to connect key concepts
      Try Google Scholar (be a ninja!)
    • 74. Step Three
      Analyze and Evaluate
    • 75. Step Four
      According to your Professor’s Instructions
      Student Academic Learning Services(SALS) for writing help