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MW LIBRARY WENDY SELLORS DECEMBER 2008 Online Resources for Research
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By  JPDaigle
Workshop agenda <ul><li>The role of the MW Library program at MLWGS </li></ul><ul><li>The MW Library’s blog, online catalo...
<ul><li>Nurturing curiosity,  </li></ul><ul><li>encouraging inquiry,  </li></ul><ul><li>and empowering students to succeed...
 
Top blog pages/links <ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><li>VCU Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Open sources </li></ul><ul><li>Li...
 
 
Most popular pages of wiki <ul><li>Pages about  Google apps </li></ul><ul><li>Model UN  research guide </li></ul><ul><li>L...
 
<ul><li>STRATEGIC USE </li></ul>Google and Wikipedia
Getting more out of Google <ul><li>Use Google’s customized search tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Strategic use of Wikipedia <ul><li>Use in combination with 1-2 other reference sources </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest key words...
<ul><li>SOURCE SELECTION </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>SEARCH STRATEGIES </li></ul>Scholarly  &  primary  source...
<ul><li>Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Science Direct* </li></ul><ul><li>JSTOR </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Google Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Highwire Press </li></ul>...
Open web searches for scholarly sources <ul><li>To find guides compiled by reference librarians, search for a broad topic ...
<ul><li>Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Poll(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Dat...
<ul><li>GOOGLE DOCS AND NOODLE TOOLS </li></ul>Online tools to support research
Google Docs <ul><li>Google Docs  vs. Word and e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Requires registering for a free Google account </li...
Noodle Tools <ul><li>What is  Noodle Tools ? </li></ul><ul><li>Requires personal registration referencing our school user ...
<ul><li>TAKING RESEARCH TO THE NEXT LEVEL </li></ul>VCU Libraries
<ul><li>Misconception </li></ul><ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Borrowing privileges are automatic with enrollment at ML...
<ul><li>Nurturing curiosity,  </li></ul><ul><li>encouraging inquiry,  </li></ul><ul><li>and empowering students to succeed...
Tips from your resourceress <ul><li>Use links on the MW Library blog, wiki, and project guides  instead of  Googling datab...
Subscribe to the MW Library blog <ul><li>Use a feed reader like Google Reader or Bloglines </li></ul><ul><li>Add the feed ...
<ul><li>WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW? </li></ul>Q & A
@ your library By  Martapiqs
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    1. 1. MW LIBRARY WENDY SELLORS DECEMBER 2008 Online Resources for Research
    2. 2. By gotplaid?
    3. 3. By JPDaigle
    4. 4. Workshop agenda <ul><li>The role of the MW Library program at MLWGS </li></ul><ul><li>The MW Library’s blog, online catalog, and wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Getting more from Google and Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Finding scholarly and primary sources </li></ul><ul><li>Borrowing privileges at VCU Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Online tools to support research </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Nurturing curiosity, </li></ul><ul><li>encouraging inquiry, </li></ul><ul><li>and empowering students to succeed in their quest to know, understand, and create… </li></ul>The MW Library @ MLWGS
    6. 7. Top blog pages/links <ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><li>VCU Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Open sources </li></ul><ul><li>Link to the MW Library’s bookmark account </li></ul><ul><li>Link to Destiny , our online library catalog </li></ul>
    7. 10. Most popular pages of wiki <ul><li>Pages about Google apps </li></ul><ul><li>Model UN research guide </li></ul><ul><li>Literary criticism research guide </li></ul>
    8. 12. <ul><li>STRATEGIC USE </li></ul>Google and Wikipedia
    9. 13. Getting more out of Google <ul><li>Use Google’s customized search tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Build a foundational knowledge in a topic by reading 2-3 reference sources before searching the open web </li></ul><ul><li>Use Google’s free online applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Documents, spreadsheets, and presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul></ul>
    10. 14. Strategic use of Wikipedia <ul><li>Use in combination with 1-2 other reference sources </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest key words and phrases </li></ul><ul><li>Check references ( beware of articles without them ) </li></ul><ul><li>Follow external links </li></ul>
    11. 15. <ul><li>SOURCE SELECTION </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>SEARCH STRATEGIES </li></ul>Scholarly & primary sources (not including current news)
    12. 16. <ul><li>Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Science Direct* </li></ul><ul><li>JSTOR </li></ul><ul><li>Gale PowerSearch </li></ul><ul><li>Opposing Viewpoints RC </li></ul><ul><li>Articles from Scientific American seldom qualify as primary </li></ul><ul><li>Project MUSE* </li></ul><ul><li>JSTOR </li></ul><ul><li>Gale PowerSearch </li></ul><ul><li>Literary Reference Ctr </li></ul><ul><li>CIAO </li></ul><ul><li>DDC and MML </li></ul><ul><li>History RC’s </li></ul>Selecting subscription databases *On-campus access only!
    13. 17. <ul><li>Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Google Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Highwire Press </li></ul><ul><li>PubMed </li></ul><ul><li>Public Library of Science </li></ul><ul><li>BioMed and PhysMath </li></ul><ul><li>Archives of pre-prints (a.k.a. e-prints) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Google Uncle Sam </li></ul><ul><li>USASearch </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Archives of historic documents, photos, etc. </li></ul>Supplementing with open sources
    14. 18. Open web searches for scholarly sources <ul><li>To find guides compiled by reference librarians, search for a broad topic term (e.g. genocide, war crimes) in combination with one of the following… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research guide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To find academic teams specializing in a topic, search for a broad topic term (e.g. genocide, war crimes) in combination with one of the following… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Studies </li></ul></ul>
    15. 19. <ul><li>Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Poll(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Data (set) </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Study(ies) </li></ul><ul><li>Report(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Literature review (for leads to primary sources) </li></ul><ul><li>Archive </li></ul><ul><li>Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Diary(ies) </li></ul><ul><li>Journal(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Letter(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Literature review (for leads to primary sources) </li></ul>Open web searches for primary sources
    16. 20. <ul><li>GOOGLE DOCS AND NOODLE TOOLS </li></ul>Online tools to support research
    17. 21. Google Docs <ul><li>Google Docs vs. Word and e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Requires registering for a free Google account </li></ul><ul><li>Does not require a G-mail account </li></ul><ul><li>Is not blocked by the school’s web filter </li></ul><ul><li>Option to download backup copy of file </li></ul>
    18. 22. Noodle Tools <ul><li>What is Noodle Tools ? </li></ul><ul><li>Requires personal registration referencing our school user name and password </li></ul><ul><li>Supports APA and MLA documentation styles </li></ul><ul><li>Does not support Chicago Manuscript Style </li></ul><ul><li>Option to use note cards feature </li></ul>
    19. 23. <ul><li>TAKING RESEARCH TO THE NEXT LEVEL </li></ul>VCU Libraries
    20. 24. <ul><li>Misconception </li></ul><ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Borrowing privileges are automatic with enrollment at MLWGS </li></ul><ul><li>I need a VCU student ID to borrow materials </li></ul><ul><li>I can use VCU’s databases from home </li></ul><ul><li>Borrowing privileges require a special form </li></ul><ul><li>You need your MLWGS ID or a driver’s license </li></ul><ul><li>If you are dual-enrolled and registered for a VCU e-ID, you can use most of VCU’s databases from home </li></ul>VCU Libraries
    21. 25. <ul><li>Nurturing curiosity, </li></ul><ul><li>encouraging inquiry, </li></ul><ul><li>and empowering students to succeed in their quest to know, understand, and create… </li></ul>The MW Library @ MLWGS
    22. 26. Tips from your resourceress <ul><li>Use links on the MW Library blog, wiki, and project guides instead of Googling database names </li></ul><ul><li>Build foundational knowledge of topic by reading two or three reference sources before searching databases or the open web </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions and question the answers </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect, refine, and re-search </li></ul><ul><li>Use Google Book, Worldcat, and online library catalogs to preview books and check for availability before getting into the car </li></ul>
    23. 27. Subscribe to the MW Library blog <ul><li>Use a feed reader like Google Reader or Bloglines </li></ul><ul><li>Add the feed to your iGoogle home page </li></ul><ul><li>There’s an MW Library iGoogle gadget too (search MLWGS) </li></ul><ul><li>This week’s Smoke & Scales mentions the available feed for MLWGS morning announcements </li></ul>
    24. 28. <ul><li>WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW? </li></ul>Q & A
    25. 29. @ your library By Martapiqs

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