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September 10th, 2013
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  • Library Research Skills By: Leigh Jackson, Program Liaison Library Resource Centre (LRC) How to find peer reviewed journals, e-books, videos and more.
  • conestogac.on.ca/lrc Agenda • The research process ⁻ Forming a research question • Sources of information • Library resources ⁻ Research guides ⁻ Library catalogues (Discovery Layer and Classic) ⁻ Databases • Other sources of information • Citing Library Resource Centre • LRC
  • conestogac.on.ca/lrc Define your research topic For ideas or more information on your topic consult: • Encyclopedias and dictionaries ⁻ Brief overview of topic (link to related readings/ key authors) • Association websites ⁻ Current trends and issues • Academic journals ⁻ Topics, trends and emerging fields of research • Library research guides ⁻ Developed by subject specialists ⁻ Feature recommended resources for your subject area
  • conestogac.on.ca/lrc Peer reviewed materials What are peer reviewed materials? • Publishers have sought the input of experts in the field before considering the material for publication. Ex. books, articles, websites, or other scholarly materials. • Scholarly journals: publish articles that have been reviewed by experts in the field in question. The works cited for these articles list materials that reflect both sides of the argument. How to know it something is peer reviewed: 1. Check the publisher’s website 2. Some databases allow you to filter by publication type 3. Ask a librarian
  • Periodicals conestogac.on.ca/lrc
  • Library Resources Library Catalogues • The Library offers two catalogues- the discovery layer and the classic catalogue (Same content- feature different search options). • Find books, videos, journals etc. • Search by: keyword, title, subject or author to retrieve broader or narrower results.
  • Databases Databases • Use databases to find journal articles- may also index other types of resources like newspapers, conference proceedings and even videos. • The Library subscribes to hundreds of databases (both multidisciplinary and discipline specific). *Note: Your topic choice will impact the databases you select. Be sure to read coverage descriptions to ensure the tools you choose are appropriate for your subject area. conestogac.on.ca/lrc
  • Library Research Guides Research Guides • Content developed by subject specialists. • Feature links to recommended resources for your subject area. If you’re having trouble with your research you can meet with your program liaison for help. conestogac.on.ca/lrc
  • Other information sources Evaluate the credibility of your sources- not all information is accurate or reliable. • Association websites • Government Publications • Statistics (official/ unofficial) • Newspapers • Maps • Video • Reference materials- specialized encyclopedias, handbooks and dictionaries. conestogac.on.ca/lrc Think CARS: Credibility Accuracy Reasonableness Support
  • Databases Search Tips Check the help section of databases for more searching tips Boolean operators- AND, OR, NOT • e.g. Hospitality and Architecture • Retrieved documents must have both keywords Truncation- * • e.g. Design* • Will retrieve documents containing: Designs, Designers, Designing Proximity operators - Nn (near), Wn (within) – respects order entered • e.g. Voter N5 Turnout • will retrieve documents that contain both keywords within five words of one another regardless of the order in which they appear Quotation marks - exact phrase is searched Wildcard- ? or # • e.g. Wom?n • Will retrieve documents containing woman or women conestogac.on.ca/lrc
  • Sample Search: Sustainable housing in aboriginal communities Sustainable buildings Environmental design and construction Sustainability First NationsReservations Aboriginal communities Community development Green technologies Environmental protection Urban planning Think of synonyms and related terms Use operators (AND, OR, NOT) or search by subject or keyword to achieve different results Indigenous peoples Retrofitting
  • Citing Mendeley • Web-based citation manager • Generates bibliographies • Maintains a personal database of citations • Inserts in-text references into your paper • Allows users to share information with other account holders *Note: Citation style manuals are available at the Library. Be sure to verify your work. Computers can make mistakes. ⁻ Visit the Learning Commons for academic writing help advice. conestogac.on.ca/lrc
  • Google Scholar Uses the Google search engine to find scholarly materials. Strengths • Quick and easy way to find some scholarly materials. Weaknesses • Most recent publications could be missing. • Not all publishers are covered- could be missing important works. *Note: if the Library does not have the item you want, you can place an interlibrary loan request – Make sure you start your research early so you have time to find the best possible sources! conestogac.on.ca/lrc
  • You can meet with a program liaison in-person or ask your question via chat, email or by phone. Leigh Jackson, B.A., M.L.I.S. Program Liaison Engineering, Information Technology, Trades and Apprenticeship • Email: ljackson@conestogac.on.ca • Phone: 519-748-5220 ex. 3605 We’re here to help Contact us!