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  1. 1. English3201 Library Research<br />1<br />
  2. 2. At the end of this session you will be able to:<br />select and use appropriate library resources to gather information on your topic<br />locate books and other materials in the Library <br />find magazine and/or journal articles<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Research Process<br />Five steps:<br />Identify and develop your topic<br />Find background information<br />Use online catalogs, indexes/abstracts, databases, internet resources to find information<br />Evaluate what you find<br />Document and cite what you find using MLA<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Type of Information Resources<br />Web Sites<br />Encyclopedias<br />Dictionaries<br />Books<br />Newspaper Articles<br />Magazine Articles<br />Journal Articles<br />Dissertations and theses<br /> More … <br />4<br />
  5. 5. Topic<br />Gun Control: <br />Would it really help reduce violent crimes?<br />5<br />
  6. 6. How to find a book?<br />The library catalog lists the books, journals titles, videos, audio tapes, CDs and DVDs that the library owns.<br />http://www.uprm.edu/library/<br />Exercise 1<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Where are the books?<br />Library Collections<br /><ul><li>Circulation (3rd & 4th fl.)
  8. 8. Puerto Rican Collection (Puertorriqueña –3rd fl.)
  9. 9. Reference (1st fl.)</li></ul>Online<br />Annual Reviews<br />CRCNet Base <br />Gale Virtual Reference Library<br />7<br />
  10. 10. How to find a journal article? <br />Library databases provide access to a vast amount of material published in newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals.<br />8<br />
  11. 11. Databases<br />Choose a database (or databases) appropriate for your topic<br />Search the database(s) for articles on your topic, using keywords, subjects and/or authors <br />Determine if the journal containing your article is available here either in paper or electronically <br />Locate the article<br />9<br />
  12. 12. Magazine/Journal Article Databases<br />Examples of general databases:<br />Academic Search Complete<br />Academic Research Library<br />Readers' Guide Full Text<br />10<br />
  13. 13. Specialized Databases<br />Examples of databases:<br />ABI/Inform Trade & Industry <br />Biological & Agricultural Index Plus <br />Humanities & Social Sciences Index<br />Health and Wellness Resources Center<br />JSTOR<br />Literature Resource Center <br />Databases<br />Exercise 2<br />11<br />
  14. 14. Magazine/Journal Article Databases<br />In most cases you can obtain the article as follows:<br />a link directly to the article within the database<br />PDF or HTML <br />access to the electronic version of the article <br />A to Z or Open Access Journals<br />find the print version in Library Catalog<br />try http://scholar.google.com<br />request a copy via the Interlibrary Loan service(it can take some time… so start early)<br />12<br />
  15. 15. Remote Access<br />The online databases can be accessed via any computer that is connected to the Internet. This means you can use these databases from the comfort of your home 24/7. <br />Just log in with the same username and password you use forMi Portal Colegial orwebmail (upr.edu). <br />13<br />
  16. 16. Need Help?<br />Chat, call or email us, or stop by, we will be glad to help!<br />http://www.uprm.edu/library/<br />Circulation/Reserves: x3584, x2159<br />Reference: x2023, x2259<br />Magazines/Data Bases: x2026<br />virtualref@uprm.edu<br />14<br />
  17. 17. Questions!<br />English 3201 <br />15<br />

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