Business Dynamics II
           VSB 1002

          Spring 2010
          Linda Hauck
    Research Support Librarian
Getting your money’s worth out of
            your library
                     Objectives
1.   Best tools for the job
2. ...
Getting your money’s worth out of
    your library: Research Tools
Which tools would you prefer your surgeon to use?




I...
Getting your money’s worth out of
    your library: Research Tools
• Airfare comparison -
  reservations
• Finding out wha...
Getting your money’s worth out of
      your library: Research Tools
                                    Business Resource...
Getting your money’s worth out of
  your library: Research Tools
            library.villanova.edu
Getting your money’s worth out of
 your library: Search Techniques
Multiple databases, multiple searches
1. Keywords or ph...
Getting your money’s worth out of
your library: Search Techniques
Getting your money’s worth out of
   your library: Getting Full Text
In Falvey collection    Through Falvey
   Within data...
Getting your money’s worth out of your library: Getting
                      full text
                    APA Style Refe...
Getting your money’s worth out of
      your library: Academic Integrity
Works Cited Methods
1.    Cut & Paste from databa...
Getting your money’s worth out
of your library: Evaluate Quality

• Ownership of site
• Purpose of site or publisher
• Aut...
Getting your money’s worth out
of your library: Evaluate Quality
news.google.com   scholar.google.com
Getting your money’s worth out of your
      library: Where to Get Help
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  1. 1. Business Dynamics II VSB 1002 Spring 2010 Linda Hauck Research Support Librarian
  2. 2. Getting your money’s worth out of your library Objectives 1. Best tools for the job 2. How to use them 3. Free full text 4. Evaluating sources 5. Academic Integrity
  3. 3. Getting your money’s worth out of your library: Research Tools Which tools would you prefer your surgeon to use? Images : http://commons.wikimedia.org
  4. 4. Getting your money’s worth out of your library: Research Tools • Airfare comparison - reservations • Finding out what friends are up to • Getting health information • Movie reviews, theatres and locations Images: www.movies.com, www.expedia.com, www. orbitz.com, www.medlineplus.gov, twitter.co m, www.wikipedia.org, www.facebook.com
  5. 5. Getting your money’s worth out of your library: Research Tools Business Resource Types • Scholarly, peer reviewed or referred articles  Business Source Premier, ABI Inform, Google Scholar • Trade or professional journals, newspapers ABI Inform , Lexis-Nexis, Regional Business News, Google News • Country Reports EIU (Euromonitor), Stat-USA, MarketInsight, World Bank Business Planet • Company Reports (Private) Hoovers, Lexis-Nexis, RefUSA • Company Reports (Public)All of the above and..ValueLine, Mergent,, MarketInsight • Industry Reports Datamonitor, MarketInsight, BizMiner • Market Research  MarketResearch.com, Mintel, GMID (Euromonitor) • StatisiticsStatisiical Lexis-Nexis, GMID, State & Federal Government (ie. Census Bureau), Trade Associations Internet Resource Types • Paid (subscribed) or free (supported by ads or owner) • Mediated or unmediated (paid editors, no editor, community editor) • Commercial (.com), trade association (.org), educational(.edu), personal
  6. 6. Getting your money’s worth out of your library: Research Tools library.villanova.edu
  7. 7. Getting your money’s worth out of your library: Search Techniques Multiple databases, multiple searches 1. Keywords or phases (synonyms) v. subject terms, controlled vocabulary, descriptors 2. Boolean AND / OR 3. Limit or Narrow search by document type, year, language
  8. 8. Getting your money’s worth out of your library: Search Techniques
  9. 9. Getting your money’s worth out of your library: Getting Full Text In Falvey collection Through Falvey Within database Article in another database E-Journals A-Z Catalog
  10. 10. Getting your money’s worth out of your library: Getting full text APA Style Reference Components Author, A. (Publication date). Title of the article or chapter. Periodical or Book Title. vol, pages or Publication place: Publisher Retrieved from ….
  11. 11. Getting your money’s worth out of your library: Academic Integrity Works Cited Methods 1. Cut & Paste from database 2. RefWorks 3. Scratch PowerPoint Presentations 1. Note sources for data, exhibits and graphs 2. Avoid using full images lacking permissions 3. Use images in the public domain or with creative commons permissions.
  12. 12. Getting your money’s worth out of your library: Evaluate Quality • Ownership of site • Purpose of site or publisher • Authors expertise, credentials • Independent verification • Appropriate for purpose Evaluating Sources
  13. 13. Getting your money’s worth out of your library: Evaluate Quality news.google.com scholar.google.com
  14. 14. Getting your money’s worth out of your library: Where to Get Help

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