Looking for information
in all the right places
Degree Completion Program
September 19, 2013
Google vs. Library
Formula for Library Research
1. Motivation or
Assignment
2. Topic Selection
3. IMAGINATION
4. Research
Questions
(Brainsto...
http://library.cairn.edu
Search the Catalog
Using Encore Discovery Search
Encore Discovery Search cont.
Encore Discovery Search Catalog
My Account
• Renew books from home
• Place holds on books
• Create reading history list (opt in)
• Create a preferred list...
My Account, the visual
Materials found in the Library:
• Books
– Print
– Electronic
• Encyclopedias
• Magazines
• Journals
• Periodical Index
• N...
Where to Go…
Online Databases :
For a list of all of the
Libraries' Electronic
Resources
Full Text E-Journal : This
allows...
LibGuides
Cont. of LibGuides
Annotated Bibliography
Databases
Popular vs. Scholarly
Popular Magazines
o Contain many
photographs and
advertisements
o Articles are shorter
and cover a w...
1. Index: citations only, online version of a print
index
2. Abstract: includes citations and abstracts of
articles, books...
Sampling of Cairn database List
Ask-A-Librarian
Contact Information
Alice Pakhtigian
Reader Services Librarian
apakhtigian@cairn.edu
215-702-4370 or
215-702-4375
9/19/2013
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Degree Completion Library Orientation 2013

  1. 1. Looking for information in all the right places Degree Completion Program September 19, 2013
  2. 2. Google vs. Library
  3. 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. 4. http://library.cairn.edu
  5. 5. Search the Catalog
  6. 6. Using Encore Discovery Search
  7. 7. Encore Discovery Search cont.
  8. 8. Encore Discovery Search Catalog
  9. 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. 10. My Account, the visual
  11. 11. Materials found in the Library: • Books – Print – Electronic • Encyclopedias • Magazines • Journals • Periodical Index • Newspapers • Library Catalog • World Wide Web
  12. 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. 13. LibGuides
  14. 14. Cont. of LibGuides
  15. 15. Annotated Bibliography
  16. 16. Databases
  17. 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. 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. 19. Sampling of Cairn database List
  20. 20. Ask-A-Librarian
  21. 21. Contact Information Alice Pakhtigian Reader Services Librarian apakhtigian@cairn.edu 215-702-4370 or 215-702-4375 9/19/2013
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