LOVE YOUR LIBRARYDATABASES / CITE YOURSOURCESMs. Doyle, Librarian
Objectives• Know what databases your can use for free• Know what a peer-reviewed journal article is and how to find one• Know how to find the important parts of an academic journal article, including the abstract• Review basic rules for citing sources
Why use a database?School pays foraccessEdited/factcheckedAcademicsources – peerreviewed journalarticlesOften includecitations
How to Find the DatabasesGo to your school’s website Under Library, choose Online Research Tools or Library Home Page
ENCYCLOPEDIAS – thumbs up or down Haveyou used World Book or Grolier online? Would you find in-depth information? Would you find opinions about a topic? Would you find newspaper and magazine articles?
DEFINE TERMS – volunteer to read? Academic journal – a publication with peer-reviewed articles about an academic discipline (medicine, art, literature)Academic or not?NewsweekPeopleJournal of the American Medical AssociationSports IllustratedEuropean History Quarterly
DEFINE TERMS – volunteer to read?2. Peer-reviewed – experts in that academic field evaluate articles before they are published