Research
Pro Tips
Research Pro Tips:
Wikipedia is a
resource,
not a source
Contents Box =
Outline of Topic,
Possible Narrower
Topics
Scroll to the bottom
for References &
Further Reading
(Then go find them for yourself]
[EXAMPLE]
Research Pro Tips:
Reference Books
Use reference
books to get
background info
Search the Virtual
Reference Shelf
by term or subject
Browse print
reference by
subject
[EXAMPLE]
Research Pro Tips:
Use concise search
terms connected
with “AND”
[prisons AND mental health]
Use the “Cited by”
and
“Related Articles”
links
Discover books &
articles in Google
Scholar, locate them
at the library
[EXAMPLE]
Research Pro Tips:
Library Databases
Choose a database
on the library
homepage
[libguides.montevallo.edu → Resources →
Databases → Databases by Subject]
OR
Sta...
Use concise search
terms connected
with “AND”
[prisons AND mental health]
Don’t be afraid to
refine and narrow
your search
[EXAMPLE]
Research Pro Tips:
Social Media
Choose people or
organizations related
to your topic and
search for them on
social media.
Let the information
come to you
Participate in the
conversation
[EXAMPLE]
Your Turn!
1 Find your group’s slide
2Follow the steps
3Share with the class (design your own slides for your informal tal...
Team Wikipedia
Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incarceration_of_women
-Provide a (very) brief summary of the article...
Team Reference Books
Go to: libguides.montevallo.edu → Resources → Virtual Reference Shelf →
Political Science Reference S...
Team Google Scholar
Search for: People, Places, and Things: How Female Ex-Prisoners Negotiate Their Neighborhood
Context i...
Team Library Databases
Article from Academic Search Premiere
http://ezproxy.montevallo.edu:2053/login.aspx?direct=true&db=...
Team Social Media
http://www.pinterest.com/wpanyc/
-Provide a (very) brief summary of the resource.
-How credible is this ...
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Communication Studies 330 Library Instruction

  1. 1. Research Pro Tips
  2. 2. Research Pro Tips:
  3. 3. Wikipedia is a resource, not a source
  4. 4. Contents Box = Outline of Topic, Possible Narrower Topics
  5. 5. Scroll to the bottom for References & Further Reading (Then go find them for yourself] [EXAMPLE]
  6. 6. Research Pro Tips: Reference Books
  7. 7. Use reference books to get background info
  8. 8. Search the Virtual Reference Shelf by term or subject
  9. 9. Browse print reference by subject [EXAMPLE]
  10. 10. Research Pro Tips:
  11. 11. Use concise search terms connected with “AND” [prisons AND mental health]
  12. 12. Use the “Cited by” and “Related Articles” links
  13. 13. Discover books & articles in Google Scholar, locate them at the library [EXAMPLE]
  14. 14. Research Pro Tips: Library Databases
  15. 15. Choose a database on the library homepage [libguides.montevallo.edu → Resources → Databases → Databases by Subject] OR Start with Academic Search Premiere
  16. 16. Use concise search terms connected with “AND” [prisons AND mental health]
  17. 17. Don’t be afraid to refine and narrow your search [EXAMPLE]
  18. 18. Research Pro Tips: Social Media
  19. 19. Choose people or organizations related to your topic and search for them on social media.
  20. 20. Let the information come to you
  21. 21. Participate in the conversation [EXAMPLE]
  22. 22. Your Turn! 1 Find your group’s slide 2Follow the steps 3Share with the class (design your own slides for your informal talk!)
  23. 23. Team Wikipedia Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incarceration_of_women -Provide a (very) brief summary of the article. -How credible is this article? Give at least three specific reasons for your evaluation. -Search for another good source on a related topic on Wikipedia (remember to use the pro tips). Post it here and be prepared to show the class how you found it. -Provide a correct APA citation for the source and be prepared to walk the class through it.
  24. 24. Team Reference Books Go to: libguides.montevallo.edu → Resources → Virtual Reference Shelf → Political Science Reference Sources → Oxford Guide to the US Government. Search for “trials” -Provide a (very) brief summary of the article. -How credible is this article? Give three specific reasons for your evaluation. -Search for another good source in a PRINT reference book (remember to use the pro tips). Be prepared to show the class how you found it. -Provide a correct APA citation for the source and be prepared to walk the class through it.
  25. 25. Team Google Scholar Search for: People, Places, and Things: How Female Ex-Prisoners Negotiate Their Neighborhood Context in http://scholar.google.com/ -Provide a (very) brief summary of the article. -How credible is this article? Give three specific reasons for your evaluation. -Search for another good source about women in prison on Google Scholar (remember to use the pro tips). Post it here and be prepared to show the class how you found it. -Provide a correct APA citation for the source and be prepared to walk the class through it.
  26. 26. Team Library Databases Article from Academic Search Premiere http://ezproxy.montevallo.edu:2053/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=82211994&site=ehost-live -Provide a (very) brief summary of the article. -How credible is this article? Give three specific reasons for your evaluation. -Search for another good source about women in prison in a library database (remember to use the pro tips). Post it here and be prepared to show the class how you found it. -Provide a correct APA citation for the source and be prepared to walk the class through it.
  27. 27. Team Social Media http://www.pinterest.com/wpanyc/ -Provide a (very) brief summary of the resource. -How credible is this resource? Give three specific reasons for your evaluation. -Search for another good source about women in prison on a social media platform (remember to use the pro tips). Post it here and be prepared to show the class how you found it. -Provide a correct APA citation for the source and be prepared to walk the class through it.
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