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  • 1. Online Research in 60-Minutes 60 Library databases Websites Search Engines Spring 2008 Lissa Lord llord@ku.edu Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 1
  • 2. Social Networking is for real at RCL Slides are also on the blog with live links Dissertation Research Blog http://dissertationresearch.blogspot.com Also, See this slideshow on Slideshare! http://www.slideshare.net/lissalord/jan08-research-in-60 Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 2
  • 3. TOPIC: What’s the question? Where’s the answer? RESEARCH: Research findings published in scholarly journals, books, reports, conference papers. How can I find these? Electronic library databases, online catalogs, archives, government and NGO sites, organizational and conference sites, subject based sites (author, publisher, date, etc.) CONCLUSION: Here is the answer! Your thesis, paper, dissertation! Endnote will help KEEP ALL: Organizes citations, reference notes, bibliography, statistics, etc. (just keep it all)! Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 3
  • 4. Finding Information Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 4
  • 5. Subject area (topic)? Management Question? Is social networking recognized as a good collaborative unit in business management? . . .in libraries? Key words? “Social networking” “social computing” business management communication collaboration Who is the audience? academics, professionals, peers, your professor Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 5
  • 6. To do list: • Find peer reviewed journal articles in KU Libraries’ databases Request full text articles from the library • Find books in KU Libraries Request to have them sent to Edwards Campus • How to cite sources? Bibliography? • What is EndNote? • All ready to research! Peer reviewed? • HOW? Question: What are Scholarly Journals? Journals that publish articles reviewed by a panel of peers in a research area. Question: How do I know a journal is referred? Answer: Most databases have peer review option Question: What is Ulrich'sweb.com ? Answer: a directory you can use to find out if a Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campusjournal is peer reviewed specific 6 Use Title Keyword
  • 7. Find journal articles Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 7
  • 8. Finding articles: Databases www.lib.ku.edu / gateway Alphabetically A-Z or Academic Subjects: Area and Cultural Studies Arts and Humanities Business General and Reference History Languages and Literature Medicine and Health Science and Engineering Social Sciences Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 8
  • 9. Finding articles: research tips • Use Advance Search for limiting results – If you get too many results, limit your search for specifics • Limit by: Date, Publication, Author, Subject search • How many databases do you need to search? – As many as you think relevant, but at least: – 3 library databases, 3 search engines, 3 books • Not finding anything? Do something different • Innovative Searching, try databases “off” your subject – I tried medical databases with surprising success – Try different terms that mean about the same thing / synonyms – Wikipedia.com . . . Use this to take you to authoritive sites – Don’t tell anyone but Ask Jeeves (ask.com). . . I’ll show you how Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 9
  • 10. Peer reviewed? Question: What are Scholarly Journals? Answer: Journals that publish articles reviewed by a panel of peers in a research area. Question: How do I know a journal is referred? Answer: Most databases have peer review option Question: What is Ulrich'sweb.com ? Answer: a directory you can use to find out if a specific journal is peer reviewed Hint: Use Title Keyword Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 10
  • 11. Proquest Research Library Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 11
  • 12. Get Academic Articles The tool for finding journal articles is a Database. KU Libraries Homepage http://www.lib.ku.edu click Information Gateway http://infogateway.ku.edu/ databases listed by Limit by date academic subject or A-Z by title. All Purpose Database: ProQuest Research Library Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 12
  • 13. Click on the title to see the document record (it will help you decide what you want). Select articles by checking the boxes to the left. Full text article is right here! 13
  • 14. Expanded Academic ASAP Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 14
  • 15. Expanded academic ASAP Provides a combination of indexing, abstracts, images, and full text for scholarly and general interest journals embracing all academic disciplines. Basic search with phrasing Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 15
  • 16. Everything but the article ! Citation: Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 16
  • 17. Rotten Luck ! Do This Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 17
  • 18. What KU card? This one! Request the article by logging into WebRetrieve and completing the form. You will receive an email from the library with a URL to the PDF copy of the requested article. Save Libraries right here on Edwards Campus Regents Center Library / KU or Print! 18
  • 19. Try this Not enough results? Change Databases Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 19
  • 20. Power Search Search all these databases at one time! Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 20
  • 21. More results! 8 from Academic Journals (peer- reviewed) Want full-text? KULink Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 21
  • 22. Click on Article Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 22
  • 23. Click PDF for full text Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 23
  • 24. Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 24
  • 25. Find Books Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 25
  • 26. • Where? Virtual Library Catalogs – KU Library Catalog http://catalog.lib.ku.edu/ – WorldCat Online Catalog http://worldcat.org/ – Library of Congress http://catalog.loc.gov/ – Kansas Library Catalog http://ksuc-agent.auto- graphics.com/ • “Earthly” Libraries – Your college library – Public library – State library – Special library Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 26
  • 27. http://worldcat.org/ Social networks business management Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 27
  • 28. Look: Relevance Related subjects Enter Zip Code Closest library Note: it would be difficult to find this e-book another way http://worldcat.org Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 28
  • 29. http://catalog.lib.ku.edu/ Social networks business management Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 29
  • 30. Want this Book from Watson Library? Click and enter last 8 digits of your barcode, your last name, and click Login from the drop down, highlight Retrieve from Shelf (if book is available) Recall (if book is checked See Subjects? Click out) Click OK complete the request and you have a new form submit the request. search. Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 30
  • 31. Scholarly Research on the Internet Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 31
  • 32. Scholarly Journal Sites on the Internet • Scirus.com • PubMed.com scientific journals medical, scientific; social science – Advance search Search: municipal and political • ResearchNow • ERIC U.C. Berkeley – education working papers – Preprint Series law review preprints • USA.gov government information • LiveSearchAcademic – federal and state and local Excellent for academic articles • Google Scholar • EurekaAlert USE: advance search • research news – limit to years / language / journal • SearchEdu.com • Open Directory Project university and education sites. Google – Resources free and open to public – scholarly texts Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 32
  • 33. Sites that collect good sites • Librarians Index to the Internet indexed by librarians “social networks” or “social computing” find How Stuff Works • Internet Public Library Univ. of Michigan • LLRX legal resources • Resource Discovery Network from UK • Refdesk.com secondary sources / dictionaries,encyclopedias • Wikipedia.com listen, you’ve got to try it. There is A treasure. Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 33
  • 34. search sites • Web search engines – Clutsy | Ask.com | Google | Yahoo! | Google Scholar • Blog search engines – Technorati | Google Blog Search • News search engines – Topix | Daypop | Google News | Yahoo News • Search Tools Chart – http://www.infopeople.org/search/chart.html Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 34
  • 35. Making Connections • Associations On the Net http://www.ipl.org/div/aon/ • Directory of Associations & Organizations – http://www.acqweb.org/assn.html • Newspapers – http://newslink.org/ • Podcasts.com – http://podcast.com Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 35
  • 36. Google Alerts are NEW and helpful, VERY. I have 3 Alerts set up. Google sends me email with titles and links to information put on the web, in the news, on blogs since last time I checked. Really a great tool for research. http://www.google.com/alerts Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 36
  • 37. Google Alerts – Visual Poetry nt tr ece e mos ed ow s th n add e il sh ave be . nt em a h t rece My ” that ked las t mos ed s “hit I chec the d e ows een ad sinc l sh b emai t have ast. My ” tha ked l s “hit I chec e sinc Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 37
  • 38. You don’t have to go there! 72% experience “search engine fatigue” (either “always,” “usually,” or “sometimes”) when researching 65% percent say they’ve spent two or more hours in a single sitting searching Kelton Reseach for Autobytel http://searchengineland.com/071023-093541.php Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 38
  • 39. Keeping Informed • Email Newsletters – Subscribe to the news you want • Library link of the day … really! • NY Times … of course • Read blogs for the latest news – Subscribe to updates via email or RSS • Wired Campus / Chronicle of Higher Education • Poynter Institute … for journalists • Blogs in your subject area Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 39
  • 40. Citing/Documenting Your Sources KU Writing Center http://www.writing.ku.edu/ APA Format References Page MLA Format Works Cited Page ASA Format Quick Reference Guide Guide to APA, Chicago, MLA, and Turabian Styles Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 40
  • 41. Lissa Lord llord@ku.edu Let me know how you’re doing! Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 41
  • 42. PS A word about social networking: FACEBOOK Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 42
  • 43. JSTOR Search Sign-up for this class! Search WorldCat soon Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 43
  • 44. Yes! Search J-Store on Facebook! Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 44
  • 45. And Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/lissalord Regents Center Library / KU Libraries right here on Edwards Campus 45
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