Going Wild! Having Fun in the Library

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A guide to the STU library and its resources by Rev. Jonathan Roach, Library Director.

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Going Wild! Having Fun in the Library

  1. 1. Going Wild:Having Fun in the Library!!Rev. Jonathan Roach Fall 2012
  2. 2. The Library:• The St. Thomas University Library – Exists to support you and your education• We have over: – 139,000 books – 114,000 e-books – 521 journals subscriptions – 6,000 e-videos – 145 online databases with millions of full text peer reviewed academic articles, reviews, essays, and dissertations
  3. 3. Library Services: • Research Help – Walk-in – Appointments – Telephone: 305-628- 6668 – E-mail: jroach@stu.edu • Interlibrary Loan • SEFLIN Library Cards • Study Rooms • Coffee and Hot Tea
  4. 4. Mobile Apps: 4 Ways to download the STU Library app: •Scan the QR code below •Download the free Boopsie for Libraries app from the iTunes App store and select the St. Thomas University Library from the list of available libraries. •Or Download it from the Android Market for your Android Device •Visit http://stu.boopsie.com on your mobile browser
  5. 5. Library Staff:2011-2012• Biscayne College – Gricel Dominguez• School of Business – Larry Treadwell• School of Leadership Studies – Isabel Medina• School of Science, Technology,• and Engineering Management – Isabel Ezquerra• School of Theology and Ministry – Jonathan Roach
  6. 6. Before You Begin: Prevent a Pigsty • Create a Research Plan – Know What Your Topic Is – Know Where to Look for Information – Plan the Amount of Information that You Need – Create a Timeline • Research and Ordering Time • Reading Time • Writing Time • Research Time II • Editing Time • Proofing Time
  7. 7. What is your idea? • Where do good ideas come from? – You • Your Interests • Your Family • Your Career Goals – Current Hot Topics • Current Journals • Business News Websites • Newspapers – Other People • Your Professor • Your Boss
  8. 8. Before You Begin II: • Set-Up an Organizational System – Know Yourself • How do you work best? • What do you need to succeed? – Understand How to Use Resources – Have Your Logs and Passwords – Set-Up a RefWorks Account
  9. 9. RefWorks: • Go to the E-Research Homepage at St. Thomas University Library – Click on RefWorks – Bibliographic Management Software – Helps You: • Organize • Prepare Bibliographies • Use APA Format • Getting Started: – Set-up Account at Library – Create Folders – Import Citations – Place Citations in Folders – Print Bibliographies
  10. 10. Computer Storage: • I have lost my flash drive!!!!!!!!!! • On campus data storage • Use the cloud
  11. 11. Step One: Find Your Focus 1. Know what your professor wants for this assignment 2. Find a subject that you are care about 3. Locate and read the most relevant and highest quality information 4. Synthesize this information with your ideas and insights 5. Present a well developed assignment that demonstrates clear ideas, good organization, and documents everything
  12. 12. Find the “Right” Language: – Library of Congress Subject Headings – Find the “Right” Search Term – http://authorities.loc.gov/
  13. 13. Step Two: Finding Books and E-Books – Library Catalog – WorldCat – E-Books – SEFLIN Library Cards – Interlibrary Loan • Through WorldCat • Through Website
  14. 14. Step Three: Finding Scholarly Articles • Different Subjects Require Different Databases • Would you look for information on trends in taxation in PsycInfo?
  15. 15. Religion Databases: • ATLA Religion Database • Biblical Archaeology Society Onlin • Catholic Periodical and Literature Index • Catholic / Religion Encyclopedia • Academic Search Premier • Dissertation and Thesis Abstract • Philosophers Index
  16. 16. Business Databases: • ABI ProQuest • Academic Universe • General Business File • Health Business Elite • InfoTrac • Mergent Online • ProQuest Central • PrivCo • Sports Discus • Access World News
  17. 17. Social Sciences: • ProQuest Central • PsycInfo • PubMed • InfoTrac • GreenFile • ERIC • Dissertation and Thesis Ab • Academic Search Premier
  18. 18. Humanities Databases: • Academic Search Premier • Book Review Index • Choice Reviews Online • InfoTrac • JSTOR • Literature Resource Center • Literature for Students • Project Muse
  19. 19. Step Four: Finding Statistical, NewStories, Reports, and Videos • Academic Universe • Associated Press Images • Statistical Datasets • CIAO: Columbia Internatio • Computer Database • Films On Demand • New York Times • Access World News
  20. 20. Using the Sources of Data: • Uses Different Combinations of Your Search Terms • Try Different Databases • Read Articles and Check Their References
  21. 21. APA Style: • The New 6th Edition is Published!!!!!!!!! • What’s New: – New examples for new media, including data sets and software, internet message boards, archival documents and collections, wikis, and podcasts – A New chapter now groups rules for quoting and guidance on getting permission with standards for citations – New guidance on what to include for publication information, with focus on electronic sources – New guidance on in-text citations of material quoted from electronic sources with no page numbers use the DOI
  22. 22. Ask Your Friendly Librarian For Help! • Have a Great Day!!!!!! • Homework Is Great! • “That’s All Folks!” – Porky Pig
  23. 23. Works Cited: • Pig Photographs from “Breeds of Livestock” http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/swine/ • APA “What’s New” http://www.apastyle.org/manual/whats-new.aspx

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