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Degree Completion Library Orientation 2013


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This presentation is for Degree Completion at Cairn University. Please download and use as necessary. #Information_Literacy #Library #InfoLit

This presentation is for Degree Completion at Cairn University. Please download and use as necessary. #Information_Literacy #Library #InfoLit

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  • 1. Looking for information in all the right places Degree Completion Program September 19, 2013
  • 2. Google vs. Library
  • 3. Formula for Library Research 1. Motivation or Assignment 2. Topic Selection 3. IMAGINATION 4. Research Questions (Brainstorming) 5. Research Plans (Strategy) 6. Reference Works & Databases (Tools and Tactics) 7. [Sources] 8. Evaluation 9. INSIGHT 10. Thesis 11. Argument & Outline 12.Drafting & Revising 1-5 Before you reach the library 6-8 At the Library 9-12 Using your resources wisely
  • 4.
  • 5. Search the Catalog
  • 6. Using Encore Discovery Search
  • 7. Encore Discovery Search cont.
  • 8. Encore Discovery Search Catalog
  • 9. My Account • Renew books from home • Place holds on books • Create reading history list (opt in) • Create a preferred list • Modify personal information • Create a list for research and email it to yourself
  • 10. My Account, the visual
  • 11. Materials found in the Library: • Books – Print – Electronic • Encyclopedias • Magazines • Journals • Periodical Index • Newspapers • Library Catalog • World Wide Web
  • 12. Where to Go… Online Databases : For a list of all of the Libraries' Electronic Resources Full Text E-Journal : This allows you to find which database has the journal title you need. Article Linker : Can find an article among all the databases if you have a full-citation Discovery Search: Search most of the databases at one time.
  • 13. LibGuides
  • 14. Cont. of LibGuides
  • 15. Annotated Bibliography
  • 16. Databases
  • 17. Popular vs. Scholarly Popular Magazines o Contain many photographs and advertisements o Articles are shorter and cover a wide range of topics. o Research and current issues are broadly summarized Scholarly Journals • Contain little or no advertisements • Long in-depth articles cover case studies, report research and contain bibliographies • Geared towards scholars, researchers, or professionals
  • 18. 1. Index: citations only, online version of a print index 2. Abstract: includes citations and abstracts of articles, books, chapters, etc. 3. Full-text: includes citations, abstracts and the full-text of journal articles, reports, books, chapters. Three types of tools (databases)
  • 19. Sampling of Cairn database List
  • 20. Ask-A-Librarian
  • 21. Contact Information Alice Pakhtigian Reader Services Librarian 215-702-4370 or 215-702-4375 9/19/2013