CPD 150 GROUP PROJECT RESEARCH Danielle Carlock 480 425 6765 firstname.lastname@example.org
TODAY’S OBJECTIVES Learn about library services & materials For your topic find: One book One newspaper/magazine article One website
TOUR OF LIBRARY WEBSITE The library website is at: http://library.scottsdalecc.edu/ You can Google us or get to us from the SCC Website Some important sections of the site: Databases Research Guides Library catalog How to get help
GROUP PROJECT REQUIRES: One newspaper/magazine article One website One book (textbook can count) Let’s look at how to find these materials
FINDING BOOKS Use the library catalog, a search engine on the library’s website to find books Print vs. electronic books Find a book on your topic
FINDING MAGAZINE AND NEWSPAPER ARTICLES Use search engines (databases) available through the library webpage.
LIBRARY DATABASES-SOME INFO Can only be accessed from library website Must know your MEID to get access off campus There are several dozen databases Recommended databases: Academic One File or National Newspapers
GETTING TO THE DATABASES 1. Go to the library website: http://library.scottsdalecc.edu/ 2. Click on the Databases tab 3. Click on Academic One File 4. If off campus, enter your MEID or SCC login when prompted 5. Begin your search!
HOW TO USE ACADEMIC ONE FILE 1. Type your search words into the box 2. Click on “limit to documents with full text” 3. Look at the results in the “Magazines” and “News” tabs 4. Click “Full text” or “PDF” to open, save, email, or print articles
WORK WITH YOUR GROUP TO FIND AT LEAST ONE USEFUL MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER ARTICLE FOR YOUR PROJECT
FINDING WEBSITES: TIPS & TRICKS There’s a lot of information out there. Be choosy and find the best sites:
AUTHORITY: Who’s website is this & why should I trust it? Look at the domain to get an overall sense of what type of website it is:
AUTHORITY: Who’s website is this anyway? Look on the page to see who created the page: About us Bottom of page See if there is any information about the group or person’s credentials.
Can these websites be trusted? “College students” and “stress management” Analyze two of the hits for authority: Stress management techniques for college students http://www.essortment.com/stress-management-techniques-college-students-40346.html University Health Center | A Wellness Lifestyle Approach www.uhs.uga.edu/stress/wellnesslifestyle.html
USE ADVANCE GOOGLE SEARCHING TO LIMIT DOMAINS http://www.google.com/advanced_search Example: your topic is stress management in college students. Sites in the .edu domain might be best. Limit to that domain.
Now the other criteria:
WORKING WITH YOUR GROUP, FIND AT LEAST 1 WEBSITE THAT MEETS ALL THE CRITERIA OF A HIGH QUALITY SITE: