LIBRARYRESOURCESARCH 4070MELANIE PARLETTE, BA , ML ISENGINEERING & IT LIAISONLIBRARY RESOURCE CENTRECONESTOGA COLLEGE
TODAY YOU’LL LEARN . . .• About the Library website and that you have an Explore Guide (and that this is helpful)• What a database is, how to search it and why you need it for your assignment• How to take a broad idea and create an outline• About RefWorks• How to Use RefWorks to make citing in APA more efficient
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TYPES OF SOURCES What’s the difference?Scholarly Journals Popular Magazines Trade Journals Conference Papers Technical Reports• Scholarly research or • General interest • Industry related • Author is scholar in • Author is often a projects. articles, information, news and field, academic or scholar or a scientist,• Illustrations are entertainment, or trends. Some researcher engineer, government usually charts and information aimed at illustrations. • Conference papers contractor, or graphs. the • Authors are industry tend to be more recent technical personnel.• Authors are authorities consumer. Usually experts, professionals, than journal articles, • Published by a in their field. Often colour photographs or practitioners who but may be corporation or professors or and illustrations. are not always considered less educational institution researchers. • Articles are usually identified authoritative • Reputation is• Peer review process is written by magazine • Typically no peer depending on the everything in place where the staff, freelance writers, review or refereeing review and • Typically not peer content of an article is or may be process. acceptance process reviewed reviewed by one or anonymous. • Peer Review Process Example: more experts in the • No peer review or Examples: may or may not be 2010 Energy Efficiency field. refereeing process. Today’s Facility rigorous Indicator Manager, Building andExamples: Examples: Facilities Management Example:Journal of Facilities Wired, Popular Proceedings of the CIBManagement, Mechanics W070 InternationalFacilities Conference in Facilities Management
DATABASESWhat is an electronic article database? • Online / web-based collection of: • Magazines • Newspapers • Journals • Includes professional journal articles • Databases are usually organized by major subject i.e. nursing, business, science, etc. • You choose a database based on your topic • Each database contains millions of articles, searchable by keyword
CREATING AN OUTLINEBrainstorm: List all the ideas that you want to include in your paper.Organize: Group related ideas together.Order: Arrange material in subsections from general to specific or from abstract to concrete.Label: Create main and sub headings.
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