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