I AM . . .Melanie ParletteLRC Program Liaison forSchool of Engineering and Information Technologymparlette@conestogac.on.ca
TODAY we will…• Locate key sections of the LRC’s website• Perform a basic search of LRC resources, narrow our search and create a list of relevant results• Locate the tools available to assist with organizing citations and using correct style
Off-Campus AccessPIN NUMBERS - You can use your PIN to:• Access resources from Off-Campus• Renew a book, place a hold• Review your account
LIBRARY as a GATEWAY• The LRC is a gateway to a variety of quality resources for your College studies
ONLINE DATABASES andLibrary Discovery Individual Databases Discovery Search• Databases are usually • Searches majority of LRC’s organized by major subject databases all at once i.e. nursing, business, etc • Benefit: you just search—• Benefit: use advanced simple and convenient search tools to find millions • Detriment: You don’t get of trustworthy, subject- the specific treatment and specific resources advanced search Detriment: you have to capabilities of individual choose and search multiple databases. databases
Today’s Research Topic is….• Is there a relationship Facebook use and academic performance?
Finding A Source to AnswerYour Question• Where do we begin? • Google • Wikipedia • Other suggestions…
LIBRARY as a GATEWAYFacebook Social Media Social MediaFacebook Academic Academic Performance Performance Grades Grades Grade Point Grade Point Average Average Education Education Information Information Technology Technology
SearchingTips:•Select “Full Text”•Narrow by Date•Determine appropriate sourcetype•Consider narrowing by subject
Citing our SourcesIts important to cite sources you used in your research for several reasons:•To show your reader youve done proper research by listing sources youused to get your information•To be a responsible scholar by giving credit to other researchers andacknowledging their ideas•To avoid plagiarism by quoting words and ideas used by other authors•To allow your reader to track down the sources you used by citing themaccurately in your paper by way of footnotes, a bibliography or referencelist
Citing our SourcesIEEE Style (Institute of Electronics & Electrical Engineers):[#] R. Langer, "New Methods of Drug Delivery," Science, vol. 249, pp. 1527- 1533, SEP 28, 1990.
Citing our SourcesCiting in IEEE using Refworks1. Use IEEE Communications Magazine Format2. Always confirm with Conestoga College Writing Centre "IEEE Information"
Today We…• Located key sections of the LRC’s website• Performed a basic search of LRC resources, narrowed our search and created a list of relevant results• Located the tools available to assist with organizing citations and using correct style
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