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  • Eced5232 Wetsel Sum07

    1. 1. Chambers Library Affirming Diversity: Multiculturalism in Early Childhood Tonya Holt Reference & Instruction Librarian
    2. 2. Library Resources <ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for articles in periodicals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UCO Library Catalog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for materials located in our library </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WorldCat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for materials in 54,000 libraries worldwide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet searching and website evaluation </li></ul>
    3. 3. Databases <ul><li>Search for articles in periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>Paid subscriptions not available on the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible on and off campus </li></ul>
    4. 4. Remote Access Login Screen : Appears when you click on a database off campus Jane Student’s UCOnnect ID is jstudent Jane’s birth date is June 17 th , 1987. Her default PIN is 061787 . Asterisks (*) will appear when you type your PIN
    5. 5. Magazines <ul><li>Written for the general public </li></ul><ul><li>Written by staff reporters or free lance writers </li></ul><ul><li>No or minimal documentation </li></ul><ul><li>No original research – secondary literature </li></ul>
    6. 6. Trade Journals <ul><li>Written for professionals in a specific field </li></ul><ul><li>Written by staff, free lance or contributing professional </li></ul><ul><li>Little documentation </li></ul><ul><li>No original research – secondary literature </li></ul>
    7. 7. Scholarly Journals <ul><li>Written for academia </li></ul><ul><li>Written by an expert or credentialed researcher </li></ul><ul><li>Full documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Original or primary research </li></ul>
    8. 8. Peer Reviewed vs. Non-peer reviewed <ul><li>Peer-reviewed or refereed journals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>articles have been reviewed by other experts in the field before publication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Non-peer reviewed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles have NOT been reviewed by experts </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) <ul><li>Articles from education related journals </li></ul><ul><li>ERIC documents – non-journal resources such as lesson plans, technical reports, case studies and conference proceedings </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Guides >Education > Databases </li></ul>
    10. 10. Effective Searching <ul><li>Have a topic in mind </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural issues unique to Chinese Americans to consider in education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Think of keywords to describe your topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Culture – family - community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese Americans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find additional keywords </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Descriptors on citation page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrow by subject on results page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ERIC – utilize ERIC’s thesaurus </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Boolean Operators <ul><li>Combine keywords using and to narrow your search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese Americans and culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese Americans and community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Combine synonyms using or to broaden your search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Culture or community or family </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nest terms in parentheses for specific results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>culture or community or family ) and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese Americans </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Truncation <ul><li>Truncate keywords with an asterisk * for alternate endings </li></ul>cultur* -e -es -al famil* -y -ies
    13. 13. Ulrich’s Periodical Directory Find Articles (Databases) > Ulrich’s <ul><li>Publishing information on serials </li></ul><ul><li>Does not have articles </li></ul><ul><li>Check for type of publication </li></ul><ul><li>Type in journal name not article name </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academic/Scholarly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trade </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newsletters, magazines, proceedings, etc. </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Additional Databases <ul><li>Professional Development Collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full-text of 500 journals in education, 300 peer reviewed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PsychInfo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full-text, citations and abstracts to articles, books, and other materials related to psychology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SocIndex </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full-text and citations to articles, books, and conference papers in sociology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Subject Guides > Education > Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Guides> Family & Child Development > Databases </li></ul>
    15. 15. Catalogs <ul><li>Catalog does not search for articles </li></ul><ul><li>UCO Library Catalog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for materials located in our library (books, government documents, DVD’s, CD’s etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WorldCat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for materials in 54,000 libraries worldwide (books, government documents, DVD’s, CD’s etc.) </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Things to consider when using the Internet for your research… <ul><li>Anyone can publish anything on the Internet, whether it’s accurate or not. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a lot of junk on the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes it can be difficult to tell what’s good and what’s not. </li></ul><ul><li>So…… </li></ul>
    17. 17. Evaluation Criteria to Consider <ul><li>Domain </li></ul><ul><li>Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Content / Depth </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul>
    18. 18. Domains: What are they? <ul><li>.com = commercial site </li></ul><ul><li>.edu = educational institution </li></ul><ul><li>.gov = government site </li></ul><ul><li>.mil = military site </li></ul><ul><li>.org = organization site </li></ul>
    19. 19. Authority <ul><li>Who produced the information? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the author have credentials or special knowledge of the subject? </li></ul><ul><li>Is this site being backed by a reputable publisher? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the information consistent or, is it contradictory? </li></ul>
    20. 20. Content / Depth <ul><li>Is the information scholarly or popular? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the tone of the site? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the information broad or detailed? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the source saying anything new or simply repeating other sources? </li></ul>
    21. 21. Documentation <ul><li>Are the facts on the site supported? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there enough information provided to properly cite it as a source in your paper? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Author? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Title? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place of publication? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publisher? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Date? </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Currency <ul><li>When was the website last updated or, can you even tell? </li></ul><ul><li>Have there been any recent events that might change the relevance of this information? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there more recent information available that might be more useful? </li></ul>
    23. 23. Warning Signs! <ul><li>Bias </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are they trying to sell something, either a point-of-view or a product? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Generalizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are they drawing inappropriate conclusions? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Logical errors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the information make good logical sense? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Poor presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the site unorganized with grammatical and/or spelling errors? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pop-ups </li></ul>

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