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  • Choose any title and click on “Get It”
  • The bibliographic details of your title will be filled in automatically
  • Resources take at least two weeks to arrive
  • Use correct punctuation for effective searching. Set limits as necessary.
  • Most theses since 1997 can be read online
  • The most appropriate databases are listed under each subject
  • JStor offers fulltext articles from back issues of the core journals in Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences
  • Set limits as required. Coverage varies by journal (excludes current 3 to 5 years).
  • Read the articles online.
  • Search by topic in one of the newspaper databases or search for a specific newspaper from the alphabetical list.
  • This Power Point will be put under the Course Guides tab.

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  • 1. M1 Research Skills Michele Laing mlaing@uwaterloo.ca
  • 2. What you’ll learn today -How to manage your research -Research resources -Search tips -Obtaining resources beyond UW
  • 3. Before starting your research  - Say YES to Name Release 1. - Set up a RefWorks account 2. - Authenticate if working outside the School [ “Connect from Home”]
  • 4. Start Here: www.lib/uwaterloo.ca/musagetes/index.html
  • 5. Name Release “Yes” means library staff can give out your phone # or e-mail address
  • 6. Get a RefWorks Account
  • 7. Create an account - Add citations from Primo - Import citations from databases - Create folders by subject - Automatically format your papers and bibliographies
  • 8. RefWorks Tutorials
  • 9. Authenticate your status You must authenticate you’re a member of the uW community to access resources paid for by the library from outside of the School of Architecture
  • 10. Connect from Home
  • 11. Beginning your research  What do you know?  - book, article, webpage, conversation?  What concepts/keywords can you pull out? Synonyms?  - seniors, aged, old people  What do you need to know?  - definitions, data, geography
  • 12. Resources  What resources will you need?  - books  - articles/newspapers  - authoritative/academic web information  - images  - maps/geographical info about site  - government statistics/survey data
  • 13. Search strategy  1. Selected keywords  2. Combined with Boolean Operators [AND, OR, NOT]  3. Setting limits/using punctuation symbols as necessary
  • 14. What does this look like?
  • 15. Primo results
  • 16. Mark records RefWorks
  • 17. Other library catalogues  Why search them?  -  -  -
  • 18. Architecture Guide Click on “Find Books” tab
  • 19. WorldCat
  • 20. WorldCat.org
  • 21. Search results Read online
  • 22. WorldCat search results
  • 23. Where is it?
  • 24. Read it online
  • 25. Read it online
  • 26. Read it online
  • 27. What if we don’t have it locally?
  • 28. Getting resources beyond uW
  • 29. Login to RACER  Login:  Your Watcard number  Password:  Your last name  Your Library:  Waterloo
  • 30. Search the RACER catalogue
  • 31. Find your title Choose any title and click on “Get it” to access the request form
  • 32. RACER Request form
  • 33. Choose your pickup location
  • 34. Questions so far?
  • 35. Theses The most popular database
  • 36. Search a database
  • 37. Search results
  • 38. Set up an Alert
  • 39. Finding Journal Articles
  • 40. Choose a subject
  • 41. Choose a database Explains how punctuation symbols can make your search more effective
  • 42. Search results No links to full text; email your results or search these sources in Primo
  • 43. JStor
  • 44. JStor search
  • 45. Mark citations  RefWorks
  • 46. Follow up leads in the bibliography
  • 47. But the journal isn’t available at uW?
  • 48. Request an article thru RACER  - Use the “Blank Request Form”  - Fill in the required information manually
  • 49. Newspapers
  • 50. Web Resources  Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com  - clicking on GetIt@Waterloo will often take you to the fulltext online through UW Library’s catalogue  Google Books: www.googlebooks.com  - can often see TOC or page previews
  • 51. Evaluating web pages  Things to consider:  - coverage  - currency  - authority  - objectivity  - accuracy
  • 52. Library Resources Guides This PP will be here
  • 53. GIS Guide
  • 54. Wrap Up  1. Be Prepared  - what am I looking for? - what search terms/keywords should I use? - what resources will I need?  2. Be Organized  - try RefWorks  3. Ask for Help!