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  • Talk about source types and peer-reviewed articles. Model Limiting to Peer Reviewed articles. Students do Step 3.
  • Model a live example.
  • Show slide first, then Look at hits for CS + SM = model term “FB” and psychology. Then model Boolean OR and truncation with terms “undergraduates” and educat*. Toggle to live hits. Point out FB, undergraduates, educat*.

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  • 1. Databases & Sources LIBR 250, Section1 Winter 2013 / Terrones Learning outcomes: • Search article databases fluently. • Distinguish between scholarly and popular sources. • Determine if the information discovered is relevant. • Modify the search strategy as necessary. • Cite correctly articles from online databases. • Export articles into RefWorks bibliographic manager.
  • 2. Databases: Information “warehouses” that contain journal, magazine, newspaper articles, and other documents you can use for your university research assignments. Accessible from campus and off- campus! Search Engines Vs. Databases … Which one should I use, when? http://bastyr.libguides.com/content.php?pid=384087&sid=3148399 Bastyr University Library tutorial http://bastyr.libguides.com/content.php?pid=384087&sid=3148399 “Being an efficient searcher means knowing when to use what tool. Most published research studies are protected by copyright and are not available in full text via the Web.” (Bastyr U. Library Tutorial, 2012)
  • 3. Compare the Difference Search Engines Library Databases Contain news articles, current info on many topics, open authorship, & info that hasn't been formally published. Much of the access is free. *Use for a quick reference, and as a starting point for info gathering. Contain published scholarly research, peer-reviewed journal articles, dissertations, conferen ce proceedings, reference articles. Full-text or Interlibrary Loan access. Paid subscription access. *Use for college level research.
  • 4. LMU Library,(2012) Why use the library? http://libguides.lmu.edu/content.php?pid=10084&sid=463217
  • 5. Sources Peer reviewed articles, magazines, newspapers, websites, refe rence sources… What’s the difference?
  • 6. Scholarly vs. Popular SCHOLARLY Academic, in-depth peer-reviewed articles, original research by experts, bibliographies. POPULAR Current events, people stories, aimed for general audience.
  • 7. Sources Reference Background info, definitions, context, understanding concepts, statistics Newspaper & Magazine articles Current events, people stories, aimed for general audience, captures history Scholarly (peer- reviewed) articles Academic, scholarly, in-depth analysis, original research written by experts in the field, peer-reviewed articles, bibliographies Books & DVDs Background, historical context, and in-depth information about your topic, chapters on a topic
  • 8. Searching Databases Databases will look different but they contain similar features: Advanced search boxes Save, Print, Email, Citing, Export to RefWorks Limit by Peer-Reviewed.* Click Find It! to get Full-Text articles. Evaluate your hits! Do they “fit?” Peer Reviewed: Professors often ask you to use scholarly (also called "peer-reviewed") articles. Peer-reviewed means the articles are academic and have been refereed by a group of experts in the field or discipline.
  • 9. Search boxes for keyword combinations (AND & OR) Refining by type of source. Peer- reviewed scholarly articles. Do we have the article?
  • 10. Article Availability Do we have the article? PDF & HTML Full Text
  • 11. Article Availability Sometimes your article may be available in another database where you can get it in full-text. When we do not have immediate access, you can request articles via Interlibrary Loan.
  • 12. Sample Article ToolsJournal, Date, Volume, Pages Title Author(s) Subject Terms Do we have the article? Is there a summary of the article? (Tip: Look for the Abstract.) If yes, read the abstract and determine if and how you can use the article. Abstract
  • 13. Evaluate Results Examine the first page of results. Do any articles “fit” or relate to your topic? Identify keywords or concepts from these articles to further narrow your search. Try different searches and compare. Use the subject headings to add to your search terms. Think about your question. Does it need revision?
  • 14. Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Name of Journal, xx, xxx-xxx. Retrieved from http://www.journalhomepage.com OR doi:10.xxxxxxxxxx References Koo, D. J., Chitwoode, D. D., & Sanchez, J. (2008). Violent victimization and the routine activities/lifestyle of active drug users. Journal of Drug Issues, 38, 1105-1137. Retrieved from http://www2.criminology.fsu.edu/~jdi/ Senior, B., & Swailes, S. (2007). Inside management teams: Developing a teamwork survey instrument. British Journal of Management, 18, 138-153. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8551.2006.00507.x Citing Elements (4ws) Scholarly Articles from databases