Elementary EducationSeminar: Trends in UrbanElementary EducationLettycia TerronesCalifornia State University FullertonEducation Librarian Candidate
Learning Outcomes:• Articulate a research question• Choose key concepts or terms appropriate to searchsubject databases and modify the search strategy asnecessary• Determine if the information is relevant for theassignment• Integrate new information with previous informationto create knowledge appropriate to the researchquestion• Cite scholarly articles using correct APA Style• Export articles into EndNote bibliographic manager
What is the Literature Review?Your Feedback on the YouTube tutorialshttp://goo.gl/7gP85
What is the Literature Review?Don’t argue a position nor state your opinion.Do narrow your topic by forming a question.Do choose an structure to organize your writing.Do extract the main points from your source.Do summarize the main points.Do show the relationship between differentsources.Taylor, D. (2010). Writing the literature review: Step-by-step tutorial for graduate students. Retrieved fromhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoYpyY9n9YQ
Literature Review Frames• Chronological frame• Advancements/Breakthroughs frame• Major questions frame• Geographical frameTaylor, D. (2010). Writing the literature review: Step-by-step tutorial for graduate students. Retrieved fromhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoYpyY9n9YQ
Boolean ConnectorsAND is a Boolean connector word used tocombine two concepts.technologyelementaryschoolAND narrows down your search because your results willcontain articles that have both concepts together,not just one.
Peer Reviewed: Professors often ask you to use scholarly(also called "peer-reviewed") articles. Peer-reviewed means the articles areacademic and have been refereed by experts in the article’s field of study.Boolean Search& key conceptsPeer ReviewedarticlesDo we have thearticle?
Sample SearchThis Boolean searchwill look for articlescontaining all 3terms.Your results willdepend on whichterms you enter.Make a list of termsthat describe theconcepts in yourresearch question.You can use differentword combinationsto see which wordsgive you better hits!
Sample ArticleToolsJournal, Date, Volume, PagesTitleAuthor(s)Subject TermsDo we have thearticle?Is there a summary of the article? (Tip: Look for the Abstract.) If yes, read the abstract and writedown information that can be useful in answering the research question.Abstract
Evaluate ResultsExamine the first page of results.Do any articles “fit” or relate to your topic?Identify keywords or concepts from these articles to furthernarrow your search.Try different searches and compare.Think about your question. Does it need revision?Where does the article fit in your literature review frame?
AssessmentTake the quiz! Give your feedback!Go to http://goo.gl/9YKAM