Research 101
Finding the information you need
Richard Le
Teen Services Librarian
About this class
Goals
• Make research fun & enjoyable
• Talk about many library resources
• Find & search for info
• Use eResources
• Othe...
Choices of info source
1. Book
2. Magazine
3. Journal
4. Newspaper
5. Web
6. Online database
Choices of info: Book
• Provide in-depth coverage of a
subject area
• Bibliography & references *
• But can be outdate
Choices of info: Magazine
• Content is broad & brief *
• For general audience
• Good: current info *
• But coverage is lim...
Choices of info: Journal
• Authoritative and by scholars *
• Written for specific audience
• Lengthy and work cited *
• Cu...
Choices of info: Newspaper
• Local & current stories *
• Content is brief and broad
• For general audience
• Limited in co...
Choices of info: Web
• Accessible, convenient & fast *
• Self-published content
• No editorial and quality control
• Biase...
Choices of info: Online
database
• Convenient, accessible & fast
• Reliable & in-depth coverage
• Current and unbiased
• B...
Library resources
• Books
• Magazines & periodicals
• Computers & printers
• eResources / database
• eBooks and eAudiobook...
Look for a book
Research Strategy
1. Keyword
2. Subject
3. Author
4. Work cited
Look for book: keyword
Information on the best value colleges and
universities in the U.S. and how to apply
for them.
Keyw...
Look for a book: Keyword
The social and cultural history of the early
settlers in Jamestown, Virginia in 17th
century.
Wha...
Look for books: by subject
Look for books: Bibliography
Look for articles
Questions
Library eResources
Articles: MasterFile Complete
• Comprehensive database for articles
• All topics; full-text
• 2,000 periodicals and magazi...
News: America’s News
News & stories:
• Newspapers
• Blogs
• Journals
• Newswires
• Videos
• Broadcast
transcripts
People: Biography in Context
• Quick way to find biographical info
• Full-text biographies & articles
• Quick facts, timel...
Science: Science Online
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Computer Science
• Earth Science
• Marine Science
• Math
• Physics
• Space...
History: History Resource Center: US
• Like: primary sources & images
• African American perspectives
• American colonies
...
Pro & Con: Opposing Views Resource
Center
• Find “pro” and con” arguments
• Unbiased information
• Browse controversial is...
Health: Teen Health & Wellness
• Provides info from experts
• Easy to read
• Covers teen health areas:
• Body basics
• Dru...
English: Literature Criticism Online
• Provides literary commentary
• Covers modern & historical views
• Across regions, e...
Tutoring: Career Center (Tutor.com)
• Online 1-on-1 tutoring
• Live chat with certified tutors
• Math, English, social stu...
Exams: Learning Express Library
• Online practice tests for SAT,
GED, GRE, GMAT, Civil Service
jobs, ASVAB and many more.
...
Image: CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images
Online)
• 100K images from museums
• Cleared for education use
• Prehistoric to...
Questions
Other Services
Inter-library loan service
• Books and articles
Link+
• Books from CA college &
university libraries
• Heav...
Citation Styles
Citation Style: Purdue OWL
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/
Citation styles: KnightCite
www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite/index.php
Wed Resources
Study Guide: CliffsNotes
www.cliffsnotes.com
Guide Study: SparkNotes
www.sparknotes.com
Study Guide: BookRags
www.bookrags.com
Book: WorldCat
www.worldcat.org/genres
Book: WhichBook.net
www.whichbook.net
We can help
Summary
• Library resources
• Strategy to find books
• Use eResources & databases
• Other Services: ILL, Link+ & Ask-a-lib...
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  • Research 101

    1. 1. Research 101 Finding the information you need Richard Le Teen Services Librarian
    2. 2. About this class
    3. 3. Goals • Make research fun & enjoyable • Talk about many library resources • Find & search for info • Use eResources • Other services • Questions
    4. 4. Choices of info source 1. Book 2. Magazine 3. Journal 4. Newspaper 5. Web 6. Online database
    5. 5. Choices of info: Book • Provide in-depth coverage of a subject area • Bibliography & references * • But can be outdate
    6. 6. Choices of info: Magazine • Content is broad & brief * • For general audience • Good: current info * • But coverage is limited
    7. 7. Choices of info: Journal • Authoritative and by scholars * • Written for specific audience • Lengthy and work cited * • Current info • Sometimes hard to understand
    8. 8. Choices of info: Newspaper • Local & current stories * • Content is brief and broad • For general audience • Limited in coverage • But can be outdate
    9. 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. 10. Choices of info: Online database • Convenient, accessible & fast • Reliable & in-depth coverage • Current and unbiased • Bibliography & work cited
    11. 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. 12. Look for a book Research Strategy 1. Keyword 2. Subject 3. Author 4. Work cited
    13. 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. 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. 15. Look for books: by subject
    16. 16. Look for books: Bibliography
    17. 17. Look for articles Questions
    18. 18. Library eResources
    19. 19. Articles: MasterFile Complete • Comprehensive database for articles • All topics; full-text • 2,000 periodicals and magazines • Fast, convenient, and accessible 24/7
    20. 20. News: America’s News News & stories: • Newspapers • Blogs • Journals • Newswires • Videos • Broadcast transcripts
    21. 21. People: Biography in Context • Quick way to find biographical info • Full-text biographies & articles • Quick facts, timeline and achievements
    22. 22. Science: Science Online • Biology • Chemistry • Computer Science • Earth Science • Marine Science • Math • Physics • Space and Astronomy • Weather and climate
    23. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 30. Questions
    31. 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. 32. Citation Styles
    33. 33. Citation Style: Purdue OWL http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/
    34. 34. Citation styles: KnightCite www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite/index.php
    35. 35. Wed Resources
    36. 36. Study Guide: CliffsNotes www.cliffsnotes.com
    37. 37. Guide Study: SparkNotes www.sparknotes.com
    38. 38. Study Guide: BookRags www.bookrags.com
    39. 39. Book: WorldCat www.worldcat.org/genres
    40. 40. Book: WhichBook.net www.whichbook.net
    41. 41. We can help
    42. 42. Summary • Library resources • Strategy to find books • Use eResources & databases • Other Services: ILL, Link+ & Ask-a-librarian • Tools for citation formats & styles

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