I AM . . .Melanie ParletteProgram Liaison for School of Engineering and Information Technologymparlette@conestogac.on.ca
TODAY we will…• Locate our Research Guide on the LRC website• Perform a basic search of LRC resources, narrow our search and create a list of relevant results• Perform a search using IEEE Xplore• Locate the tools available to assist with organizing citations and using correct style
Pin NumbersYou can use your PIN to: • Access resources from Off-Campus • Renew a book, place a hold • Review your account
YOUR Research GuideLRC Homepage Research Help Engineering ITCT
ONLINE DATABASES andLibrary Discovery Individual Databases Discovery Search• Databases are usually organized • Searches majority of LRC’s by major subject i.e. nursing, databases all at once business, etc • Benefit: you just search—simple• Benefit: use advanced search and convenient tools to find millions of • Detriment: You don’t get the trustworthy, subject-specific specific treatment and advanced resources Detriment: you have to search capabilities of individual choose and search multiple databases. databases• Use your Research Guide to discover these!
Cloud Computing• Let’s Brainstorm!
LIBRARY as a GATEWAY• The LRC is a gateway to a variety of quality resources for your College studies Tips: 1.Refine to Full Text 2.Refine by Date 3.Select Source Types 4.Select Subjects 5.Export to Refworks
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
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Refworks Research Topic One Topic Two
Refworks & IEEE
Importing to RefWorks1. Export database direct to RefWorks2. Sign in to RefWorks if not already logged in3. View last imported folder4. *New Folder “Name your folder”5. Check new reference6. Add to new folder
Creating a WorksCited• Click “Create a bibliography”• Select Output style manager• Select “IEEE Communication Magazine”(found under Conestoga College Specific) asOutput Style• File Type “Word for Windows”• References to include “Folder Name”
Searching Databases IEEE ASPP Specialized subject database Tips: 1.Only show Full Text Results 2.Narrow by Topic 3.Narrow by Date 4.Export to Refworks
Choosing Better Sources • How can you tell trustworthy information (the “better” information) from less-trustworthy information (“worse” information)?The CRAAP Test • Currency The timeliness of the information • Relevance The importance of the information for your needs • Authority The source of the information • Accuracy The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the information • Purpose The reason the information exists
Activity• What did I learn today that was useful?• What would I like to learn more about?
Today We…• Searched LRC Resources including the Discovery Tool and IEEE• Used RefWorks to create a bibliography
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