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  • Beginning course details and/or books/materials needed for a class/project.
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  • 1. Research 101 Finding the information you need Richard Le Teen Services Librarian
  • 2. About this class
  • 3. Goals • Make research fun & enjoyable • Talk about many library resources • Find & search for info • Use eResources • Other services • Questions
  • 4. Choices of info source 1. Book 2. Magazine 3. Journal 4. Newspaper 5. Web 6. Online database
  • 5. Choices of info: Book • Provide in-depth coverage of a subject area • Bibliography & references * • But can be outdate
  • 6. Choices of info: Magazine • Content is broad & brief * • For general audience • Good: current info * • But coverage is limited
  • 7. Choices of info: Journal • Authoritative and by scholars * • Written for specific audience • Lengthy and work cited * • Current info • Sometimes hard to understand
  • 8. Choices of info: Newspaper • Local & current stories * • Content is brief and broad • For general audience • Limited in coverage • But can be outdate
  • 9. Choices of info: Web • Accessible, convenient & fast * • Self-published content • No editorial and quality control • Biased and hard to verify • Search skills are needed • Need evaluate info found
  • 10. Choices of info: Online database • Convenient, accessible & fast • Reliable & in-depth coverage • Current and unbiased • Bibliography & work cited
  • 11. Library resources • Books • Magazines & periodicals • Computers & printers • eResources / database • eBooks and eAudiobooks • DVDs and Music CDs • Study rooms • Get textbooks & articles • Tutoring help • Free classes
  • 12. Look for a book Research Strategy 1. Keyword 2. Subject 3. Author 4. Work cited
  • 13. Look for book: keyword Information on the best value colleges and universities in the U.S. and how to apply for them. Keywords: Best value Colleges & universities United States Application process
  • 14. Look for a book: Keyword The social and cultural history of the early settlers in Jamestown, Virginia in 17th century. What are the keywords?
  • 15. Look for books: by subject
  • 16. Look for books: Bibliography
  • 17. Look for articles Questions
  • 18. Library eResources
  • 19. Articles: MasterFile Complete • Comprehensive database for articles • All topics; full-text • 2,000 periodicals and magazines • Fast, convenient, and accessible 24/7
  • 20. News: America’s News News & stories: • Newspapers • Blogs • Journals • Newswires • Videos • Broadcast transcripts
  • 21. People: Biography in Context • Quick way to find biographical info • Full-text biographies & articles • Quick facts, timeline and achievements
  • 22. Science: Science Online • Biology • Chemistry • Computer Science • Earth Science • Marine Science • Math • Physics • Space and Astronomy • Weather and climate
  • 23. History: History Resource Center: US • Like: primary sources & images • African American perspectives • American colonies • Biographies • Court cases and Supreme Court • Events, decades & cultural trends • Native Americans • Wars and conflicts
  • 24. Pro & Con: Opposing Views Resource Center • Find “pro” and con” arguments • Unbiased information • Browse controversial issues • Includes statistics & summary • Good: Quick facts for assignments • Include teacher resources & curriculum development
  • 25. Health: Teen Health & Wellness • Provides info from experts • Easy to read • Covers teen health areas: • Body basics • Drugs, alcohol, eating disorders • Dating and friendship • Emotions and mood • Nutrition, fitness and appearance • Sexuality, sexual health & STDS • Skills for school, work & life
  • 26. English: Literature Criticism Online • Provides literary commentary • Covers modern & historical views • Across regions, eras & genres • Browse by work & author • Good: for English or Lit. classes
  • 27. Tutoring: Career Center (Tutor.com) • Online 1-on-1 tutoring • Live chat with certified tutors • Math, English, social studies and science • Resume review • Job search tips & int. prep • Worksheets, tutorials and study guides
  • 28. Exams: Learning Express Library • Online practice tests for SAT, GED, GRE, GMAT, Civil Service jobs, ASVAB and many more. • School prep materials • Tutorials on job searching, software, citizenship & life skills • One-stop place for college prep.
  • 29. Image: CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) • 100K images from museums • Cleared for education use • Prehistoric to contemporary times • Good: presentations & reports
  • 30. Questions
  • 31. Other Services Inter-library loan service • Books and articles Link+ • Books from CA college & university libraries • Heavy fine if lost • 8-10 days
  • 32. Citation Styles
  • 33. Citation Style: Purdue OWL http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/
  • 34. Citation styles: KnightCite www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite/index.php
  • 35. Wed Resources
  • 36. Study Guide: CliffsNotes www.cliffsnotes.com
  • 37. Guide Study: SparkNotes www.sparknotes.com
  • 38. Study Guide: BookRags www.bookrags.com
  • 39. Book: WorldCat www.worldcat.org/genres
  • 40. Book: WhichBook.net www.whichbook.net
  • 41. We can help
  • 42. Summary • Library resources • Strategy to find books • Use eResources & databases • Other Services: ILL, Link+ & Ask-a-librarian • Tools for citation formats & styles