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INST 2980
Research Guide
Laurel Crawford
UNT Libraries
Online Research Guide
Scan or click on the code to the left to go to the
UNT International Programs Research Guide
at http...
Agenda

• Research Basics
• Finding Sources
• Get Help! UNT Library Details
Research Basics
• Keep a working
bibliography! Don’t depend
on a print or electronic copy
of an article to contain the
who...
Push through popular articles to the
scholarly work they cite

Garifuna people
Wikipedia entry
(found by Googling)

Anders...
Types of Resources
Scholarly sources
• Library databases
• Books
• Peer-reviewed journals

Popular sources
• Newsmagazines...
Finding Sources Step #1
Search the Online Catalog for books
• Broad, background supporting information
• Maps, charts
• Re...
Finding Sources Step #2
Search the library databases to find:
•
•
•
•

Journal articles, books, and professional magazines...
Which databases should I choose?
Go to the Research Guide and see the list of Key Databases

Good databases to start with:...
Search Tips ‘n’ Tricks
If you know what article you’re looking for
Paste the title into the “Online Articles” box at
http:...
More Search Tips ‘n’ Tricks
Search Tip

Example

Use correct spelling—some databases
don’t autocorrect

independent

Try d...
Citing Your Work
• Citing your work is crucial to maintaining your
professional reputation. You must cite everything that
...
Take-home points…
• UNT Libraries can help you get information. If
we don’t have it, we can get it.
• Searching well and s...
Get Help!

Laurel Crawford
(940) 565 - 3956
laurel.crawford@unt.edu
http://www.library.unt.edu/
http://guides.library.unt....
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    1. 1. INST 2980 Research Guide Laurel Crawford UNT Libraries
    2. 2. Online Research Guide Scan or click on the code to the left to go to the UNT International Programs Research Guide at http://guides.library.unt.edu/international On the Introduction tab, you’ll find links to recommended databases, websites, books and e-books, and other resources. You may find more information on your country on the other tabs, categorized by continent. Get a QR Code reader at http://redlaser.com/
    3. 3. Agenda • Research Basics • Finding Sources • Get Help! UNT Library Details
    4. 4. Research Basics • Keep a working bibliography! Don’t depend on a print or electronic copy of an article to contain the whole citation. • Don’t cite anything you didn’t actually read. • Scholarly works add more weight to your research. Photograph : Writing, 2012, by Pascal Maramis, is used under a Creative Commons Attribution license
    5. 5. Push through popular articles to the scholarly work they cite Garifuna people Wikipedia entry (found by Googling) Anderson, Mark. "When Afro Becomes (Like) Indigenous: Garifuna and Afro‐Indigenous Politics in Honduras." The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 12.2 (2007): 384-413. Print.
    6. 6. Types of Resources Scholarly sources • Library databases • Books • Peer-reviewed journals Popular sources • Newsmagazines • Newspapers Non-authoritative sources • Wikipedia • Answer sites
    7. 7. Finding Sources Step #1 Search the Online Catalog for books • Broad, background supporting information • Maps, charts • Review history, culture • Also useful for getting in-depth analysis
    8. 8. Finding Sources Step #2 Search the library databases to find: • • • • Journal articles, books, and professional magazines Case studies Explanation of controversies or debates Focused information and news on specific events
    9. 9. Which databases should I choose? Go to the Research Guide and see the list of Key Databases Good databases to start with: Academic Search Complete A large database with a large number of academic, full-text sources across all areas of study CountryWatch Provides critical country-specific profiles and intelligence briefing. Find data, background information, news, maps, and more. Remember: Click the “Find Full Text” or “PDF Full Text” to get online access
    10. 10. Search Tips ‘n’ Tricks If you know what article you’re looking for Paste the title into the “Online Articles” box at http://www.library.unt.edu/ to jump directly to access How to use InterLibrary Loan (ILL) • If UNT Libraries doesn’t have something you need, you can borrow other libraries’ items—from around the world • Have it delivered to any UNT Library for pickup • Visit http://www.library.unt.edu/services/interlibraryloan/interlibrary-loan-borrowing for more info To get off-campus access to online library resources • Go through UNT Libraries’ website and enter your campus ID and password when prompted
    11. 11. More Search Tips ‘n’ Tricks Search Tip Example Use correct spelling—some databases don’t autocorrect independent Try different keywords, synonyms, and larger or smaller category terms Economic = fiscal, monetary Enclose phrases in quotes “global village” More search words = fewer results Honduras results in more results Honduras economic stability -- fewer results Search in specific fields by using the Advanced Search Depending on the database, you can search by author, title, institutional affiliation, even journal title Filters are your friend! After searching, use filters to narrow results by publication date, language, type of publication, and more.
    12. 12. Citing Your Work • Citing your work is crucial to maintaining your professional reputation. You must cite everything that is not common knowledge, including: – – – – Free government publications (ex: www.state.gov) Websites Unpublished works Images, graphs, and maps from books or articles
    13. 13. Take-home points… • UNT Libraries can help you get information. If we don’t have it, we can get it. • Searching well and staying organized is essential. • Be ethical! Cite anything and everything that isn’t common knowledge. • Ask for help…that’s what we’re here for.
    14. 14. Get Help! Laurel Crawford (940) 565 - 3956 laurel.crawford@unt.edu http://www.library.unt.edu/ http://guides.library.unt.edu/international
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