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  • Library Catalog searches:global warming
    global warming AND environment AND animals
    global warming AND species
    WorldCat search:global warming AND species
    Opposing Viewpoints search:global warming opposing viewpoints
  • Library Catalog searches:global warming
    global warming AND environment AND animals
    global warming AND species
    WorldCat search:global warming AND species
    Opposing Viewpoints search:global warming opposing viewpoints
  • Library Catalog searches:global warming
    global warming AND environment AND animals
    global warming AND species
    WorldCat search:global warming AND species
    Opposing Viewpoints search:global warming opposing viewpoints
  • Limit location to U.S. Docs:global warming
    Limit to only elect. resource:global warming
  • Search term: statistics
  • Library Catalog searches:global warming
    global warming AND environment AND animals
    global warming AND species
    WorldCat search:global warming AND species
    Opposing Viewpoints search:global warming opposing viewpoints
  • Library Catalog searches:global warming
    global warming AND environment AND animals
    global warming AND species
    WorldCat search:global warming AND species
    Opposing Viewpoints search:global warming opposing viewpoints
  • Search with delimiters:“global warming” AND environment AND animals
    Search titles within journals:Science and Journal of Ecology
    Visual search:“global warming”
  • Search with delimiters:“global warming” AND environment AND animals
    Search titles within journals:Science and Journal of Ecology
    Visual search:“global warming”
  • Library Catalog searches:global warming
    global warming AND environment AND animals
    global warming AND species
    WorldCat search:global warming AND species
    Opposing Viewpoints search:global warming opposing viewpoints
  • Library Catalog searches:global warming
    global warming AND environment AND animals
    global warming AND species
    WorldCat search:global warming AND species
    Opposing Viewpoints search:global warming opposing viewpoints
  • Library Catalog searches:global warming
    global warming AND environment AND animals
    global warming AND species
    WorldCat search:global warming AND species
    Opposing Viewpoints search:global warming opposing viewpoints
  • Search path: Home page/Research Tools/Search the Internet/
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  • How We Can Help You

    1. 1. How We Can Help You! Lola Gilbert English 116 Reference Associate http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    2. 2. AGENDA  ASSIGNMENT  LIBRARY LAYOUT  Where do I find what?  SOURCES & TOOLS  What do I use for what?  How do I use it?  How do I know its reliable?  HELP & ASSISTANCE  Who do I ask for help?  How can I get help? http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    3. 3. Library Layout : Spring 2009  Materials  Books (P –Z)  Newspapers  Magazines  Journals  Government Documents  Video Tapes  DVDs  Digitized Sources  Microfilm  Microfiche  Equipment  Computer Lab  Internet Access  Printers  Copy Machines  Microfilm/ Microfiche readers  Scanners  Study Rooms  MavCard Machine  Reference Desk FIRST FLOOR SECOND FLOOR THIRD FLOOR  Reference Materials  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Pro/Con Series  Equipment  A/V Equipment  Laptops  Headphones  External Floppy Drives  ATM Machine  Circulation Desk  Reserves  Interlibrary Loan (ILL)  Writing Center  Print Sources  Books (A-N)  Quiet Study * Maps outlining each floor are available at the Reference Desk. * Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance for any reason. * Please let us know if there is a service, source, or tool we can provide that would be helpful to you.
    4. 4. Sources & Tools: What do I use for what?  What type of information do you need?  Current  Background  Research  Statistics  Opinion Please refer to your “Information Literacy Matrix: Information Sources” for more information. (Handout with the YELLOW oval.) http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    5. 5. How do I use it?  What tool are you using?  Current Library Web Page  Future Library Web Page  Library Catalog  World Catalog (WorldCat)  Database(s)  Internet http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    6. 6. Before you start your search with any tool, build your search first. First, determine concepts: 1. “global warming” 2. “changes in the environment” 3. “endangering wildlife”
    7. 7. Before you start your search with any tool, build your search first. Then, find like terms (synonyms): GLOBAL WARMING ENVIRONMENT WILDLIFE greenhouse effect greenhouse gases climate change temperature change ecology habitat surroundings terrain life animals vegetation species
    8. 8. How do I use this tool? CURRENT Library Web Page  Located at http://library.unomaha.edu  Library Catalog  WorldCat (World Catalog)  ILL (Interlibrary Loan) http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    9. 9. How do I use this tool? FUTURE Library Web Page  Located at http://library.unomaha.edu  Preview access here.  Library Catalog  WorldCat (World Catalog)  ILL (Interlibrary Loan) http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    10. 10. How do I use this tool? Library Catalog  Located at http://catalog.lib.unomaha.edu/search/X  Find catalog to find:  Books  Pro-Con Series  Periodicals: Newspapers, Magazines, Journals  Government Documents  Statistical Sources http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    11. 11. SOURCES & TOOLS: Library Catalog / Sample “Keyword” Search Search terms: “global warming” AND environment AND species “Limit search to available items” option selected Results display that 6 items matching the defined search criteria were found in the library catalog. Also listed is their location and availability.
    12. 12. SOURCES & TOOLS: Library Catalog / Sample “Title” Search Search for title: hell and high water Search result displays the one (1) item matching the search criteria.
    13. 13. SOURCES & TOOLS: Library Catalog / Sample “Author” Search Search for author: lehr, jay Search results display the 2 authors and 6 entries matching the search criteria. http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    14. 14. SOURCES & TOOLS: Library Catalog / Sample “Subject” Search Search for subject: global warming Search results display the first 50 entries of 56 total entries matching the search criteria.
    15. 15. SOURCES & TOOLS: Library Catalog / Other Search Types and Help •Author & Title search •Call Number search •Government Documents Number search •ISBN/ISSN search •OCLC Number search •Contact information including AskAL
    16. 16. SOURCES & TOOLS: Sample Opposing Viewpoints Series Search Simply the series name, Opposing Viewpoints, after your topic term will locate the series in the library catalog. Notice that some of the titles do not contain the series name, but they are still part of the series. Result “1” is actually an essay within one of the books within the series.
    17. 17. SOURCES & TOOLS: Sample “Locate Journals” Service Search for Newspaper Title From the library home page, click on the “Locate Journals” link. Enter the title of the newspaper that you are trying to locate and click on the search button. Results will display the following items: • If the library has the item. • If the item is available in print format • If the item is available in a database • Coverage dates of items in databases http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    18. 18. SOURCES & TOOLS: Government Documents  Provides primary source material.  Drawbacks:  Some information is outdated.  Often in microfiche/microfilm format.  Find using:  Sample search: Library Catalog  Limit location to “U.S. Docs” http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    19. 19. SOURCES & TOOLS: Statistical Sources  Provides numeral supporting data.  Drawbacks:  Not always available for topic.  Not always accurate or current.  Find using:  Sample search: Library Home Page→Research Tools→Research Wizard  Enter term “statistics” http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    20. 20. How do I use this tool? World Catalog  Located at http://library.unomaha.edu  You might use for the following reasons:  To find a book/item that is unavailable.  What other library(ies) has the item.  To make an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request. http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    21. 21. SOURCES & TOOLS: WorldCat (World Catalog) Search Search for title “hell and high water”. http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    22. 22. SOURCES & TOOLS: WorldCat (World Catalog) Search Results Display Search results display for items matching the search criteria entered and selected.
    23. 23. SOURCES & TOOLS: WorldCat (World Catalog) Library Holdings Display Displays other libraries, locally and around the world, that have the item.
    24. 24. SOURCES & TOOLS: WorldCat (World Catalog) Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Option The “Get Item” icon links to the library’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request page.
    25. 25. SOURCES & TOOLS: WorldCat (World Catalog) Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Option Clicking on the “Interlibrary Loan Request Form” link will take you to the ILLiad interlibrary loan logon screen (as seen on the right). In order to make the request you must first logon using your UNO user name and NU ID number. NOTE: If you have never used this system before, you must first create an account before you can logon.
    26. 26. How do I use this tool? Database: Academic Search Premier  Located at http://library.unomaha.edu  Use this tool to find the following types of items:  Newspaper articles  Magazine Articles  Journal Articles  Primary Source Documents  Reports  Book Reviews  Bibliographies  Editorials  Interviews  Speeches http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    27. 27. How do I use this tool? Database: Academic Search Premier This is the “Advanced Search” page of the database. Here you can enter in search terms and select limiters. Enter search terms [“global warming” or “greenhouse effect” ]AND [environment or habitat] AND [species or wildlife] then check “Full Text” and “Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals. Limit the date to January 2002 to December 2008 and then click “Search”. This search resulted in 89 results. The “Narrow Results by” column on the left-hand side allows you to further narrow results by categories such as Subject, Subject: Thesaurus term, Company, Geography, and NAICS/Industry. Brief descriptions of the articles include items such as title, author, publisher, publication, date publisher, page length, and document format. Clicking on the link provided will connect you with the article if it is available in full-text.
    28. 28. SOURCES & TOOLS: Periodicals | Databases Clicking on the article’s title will take you to the article’s record. Here you can find out more information about the article . Among the items listed are other “Subject Terms” that you may want to use in future searches. There is also a brief description or “abstract” of the article. This can be very helpful in determining if the article will support your research. This decision may help you decide if it is worth reading, printing, or requesting through interlibrary loan (ILL) if only the abstract of the article is available. Other information listed will be useful when creating your bibliography if you decide to cite the article.
    29. 29. How do I use this tool? Database: Lexis-Nexis Academic  Located at http://library.unomaha.edu  Use this tool to find the following types of items:  Newspaper articles  Local & International  News transcripts  Local & International  Popular Opinion Polls  Statistics  Legal Proceedings http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    30. 30. SOURCES & TOOLS: Sample LexisNexis Academic Search for Newspaper Source Check the box next to version of the source that you would like, then click on the red “OK” button. Enter the title of the newspaper source that you are trying to locate and click on the “Go” button. http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    31. 31. SOURCES & TOOLS: Sample LexisNexis Academic Search for Newspaper Source (continued) . Result list items found that met the criteria of your search. To access a record, click on the title. Notice that the only source selected is “Omaha World Herald”. Enter your search terms in the search box. The “Specify Date” list allows you to select a date range. Now, click on the “Search” button.
    32. 32. SOURCES & TOOLS: Sample LexisNexis Academic Search for Newspaper Source (continued) . This is what the article will look like. If you find an article that you would like to keep you can either print out the article, e-mail the article to yourself, or you can save it to a storage device, like a flash-drive, by using the icons in the upper right-hand corner. http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    33. 33. SOURCES & TOOLS: Sample LexisNexis Academic Search for Popular Opinion Polls To find popular opinion polls, enter the term “polls” in the “Find a Source” search box located on the “Sources” tab page, and click on the “Go” button. Select the poll that you would like to search and click on the red “OK” button. http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    34. 34. SOURCES & TOOLS: Sample LexisNexis Academic Search for Popular Opinion Polls Enter your search terms in the search box and click on the “Search” button. Results matching the search criteria that was entered are displayed.http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    35. 35. How do I use this tool? Database: CQ Researcher  Located at http://library.unomaha.edu  Use this tool to find the following types of items:  Current and Past discussions in Congress  Pro/Con arguments  Current Situation of an Issue  Background Information on a Issue  Statistics  Polls  Bibliographies http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    36. 36. SOURCES & TOOLS: Sample CQ Researcher Search You can search “all report” sections to see a full report on a topic. After entering your search terms, click on the “Search” button. You can further refine your search by selecting a date range or specifying a topic. Or, you can limit your search to selected sections of the reports. After making your selections and entering your search terms, click on the “Search” button.http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    37. 37. SOURCES & TOOLS: Sample CQ Researcher Search Results that match the selected criteria and search terms that were entered will display. Select the item that you would like by clicking on the highlighted title link. You can now view the actual report or section of the report that you chose. You can e-mail, print, or save the item using the tools located on the upper left-hand corner of the display. http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    38. 38. How do I use this tool? The Internet  Located at http://...  Use this tool to find the following types of items:  Other items  Government Agencies  State Agencies  Local Agencies  Statistics http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    39. 39. How do I use this tool? The Internet  Provides a variety of information that is readily accessible.  Drawbacks:  Anyone can make a Web page.  Sites not always kept current.  Dead links.  Credentials not always readily available.  Evaluate carefully  Sample site: Pop! The First Pregnant Male  Evaluation Tool: Snopes.com  Sample site: DHMO  Evaluation Tool: LexisNexis Academic  Find using:  Sample search:  Library Home Page→Research Tools→Search the Internet
    40. 40. How do I use this tool? The Internet  Common credibility myths:  Relevance Ranking: Martin Luther King Jr. search in Yahoo!  Only legitimate organizations have the “.org” domain name: DHMO  Web pages with the domain “.edu” are trustworthy: Peep Research  Award winning sites are reliable: Mankato, MN  Sites associated with respected organizations must be legitimate:Pop!  Statements of copyright prove that the information is accurate: Jackelope  Reference lists prove the authenticity of a web site: Women and AIDS http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    41. 41. How do I know it is reliable?  Initially and continually evaluate sources.  Internet Sources  "Evaluating Internet Sources" (gray oval)  Research Wizard  http://library.unomaha.edu  Research Tools tab  Search the Research Wizard link  Enter term “evaluation”  Print and Other Media Sources  “Evaluating Sources” [Gibaldi, J. (2003). Evaluating sources. MLA handbook for writers of research papers (6th ed.) (pp. 41-45). New York: The Modern Language Association of America.]s  “Evaluating Sources and Taking Notes” [Lunsford, A. (2003). Evaluating sources and taking notes. The St. Martin’s Handbook (5th ed.) (pp. 358-379). Boston: Bedford.]  The Blue Book [Callison, D. & Preddy, L. (2006). The blue book on information age inquiry, instruction, and literacy(fig. 16.3 & 16.5) . Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.]  Cal State University – Northridge  Auburn University http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    42. 42. How do I know it is reliable?  Initially and continually evaluate sources.  Internet Sources  "Evaluating Internet Sources" (gray oval)  Research Wizard  http://library.unomaha.edu  Research Tools tab  Search the Research Wizard link  Enter term “evaluation”  Print and Other Media Sources  “Evaluating Sources” [Gibaldi, J. (2003). Evaluating sources. MLA handbook for writers of research papers (6th ed.) (pp. 41-45). New York: The Modern Language Association of America.]s  “Evaluating Sources and Taking Notes” [Lunsford, A. (2003). Evaluating sources and taking notes. The St. Martin’s Handbook (5th ed.) (pp. 358-379). Boston: Bedford.]  The Blue Book [Callison, D. & Preddy, L. (2006). The blue book on information age inquiry, instruction, and literacy(fig. 16.3 & 16.5) . Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.]  Cal State University – Northridge  Auburn University http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction
    43. 43. How do I know that it is reliable? (http://library.csun.edu/mwoodley/evalprint3.htm)
    44. 44. How do I know that it is reliable? (http://library.csun.edu/mwoodley/evalprint3.htm)
    45. 45. How do I know that it is reliable? (http://library.csun.edu/mwoodley/evalprint3.htm)
    46. 46. Help and Assistance…  Lola Gilbert  554-3638  lgilbert@unomaha.edu  http://libguides.unomaha.edu/lolagilbert  Reference Desk  554-2661  AskAL (Ask A Librarian at “https://spike.lib.unomaha.edu/ssl-forms/askal)  Subject Specialists (http://library.unomaha.edu/aboutthelibrary/directory/personnel/ specialist.php) http://libguides.unomaha.edu/instruction

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