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Annotated bib and research strategies


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Annotated bib and research strategies

  1. 1. Research Strategies using Library resources Professor Traci Welch Moritz Public Services Librarian Heterick Memorial Library
  2. 2. WELCOME to the LIBRARY
  3. 3. • Welcome • Professor Moritz, • Feel free to visit or email • Librarians on duty 8-4:30, 6-9 Mon – Thurs, 8-4:30 Friday and 10-3:30 on Sundays Introduction
  4. 4. Librarians and support staff Professor Baril Professor DonleyMs. Kobiela Professor Logsdon Professor Moritz
  5. 5. What you can expect from HML • Knowledgeable degreed librarians on duty over 60 hours per week • Friendly faces ready to help 101.5 hours per week • Access to the resources you need both on and off campus • Resources available in a timely manner
  6. 6. OhioLINK POLAR WorldCAT Ca. 400,000 items Ca. 20,000,000 items 1.4 billion items What we expect you to know
  7. 7. + even more! • 230+ Databases • About 400+ print periodical subscriptions • 10s of thousands electronic journal titles • Juvenile collection • Audiovisuals – physical and streaming
  8. 8. The next two class sessions • Learn about Research Guides • Create a RefWorks account • Introduction to annotated bibliography • Learn how to construct a research strategy • Identify and locate print resources • Learn how to navigate databases • “Last resort” option • Evaluate web resources
  9. 9. How am I suppose to remember all this stuff?
  10. 10. • Heterick Memorial Library Libraries at ONU •Taggert Law Library •Library for Law school, accessible to all Undergraduate library, accessible to all
  11. 11. ONU card = Library ID Remember to always use all 11 digits!
  12. 12. STEP 1: IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP YOUR TOPIC STEP 2: FIND BACKGROUND INFORMATION STEP 3: USE CATALOGS TO FIND BOOKS AND MEDIA STEP 4: FIND INTERNET RESOURCES (if appropriate for the assignment) STEP 5: USE DATABASES TO FIND PERIODICAL ARTICLES STEP 6: EVALUATE WHAT YOU FIND STEP 7: CITE WHAT YOU FIND Seven Steps of the Research Process Amended with permission by the Librarians at the Olin and Uris Libraries of Cornell University How to do Research
  13. 13. STEP 1 •State your topic as a question •Identify main concepts or keywords •Test the topic -- Look for keywords and synonyms and related terms for the information sought Subject headings in catalogs Built-in thesauri in many databases Reference sources Textbooks, lecture notes, readings Internet Librarians, Instructors Start at the beginning IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP YOUR TOPIC
  14. 14. What about Google? Image by Kimberly Butler
  15. 15. CRAAP test • Currency • Relevance/Coverage • Authority • Accuracy • Purpose/Objectivity • Timeliness of the information. • Depth and importance of the information. • Source of the information. • Reliability of the information • Possible bias present in the information.
  16. 16. Google Scholar STEP 4
  17. 17. Google Scholar ONU buys Full-text database OhioLINK Permits Google to link to full-text Google asks to link to content ONU user sees licensed full-text articles Run Google Scholar Search Note: If working off campus please see the “google scholar” tab at the Research Guide for Writing Seminar Google Scholar
  18. 18. Background Research STEP 2 FIND BACKGROUND INFORMATION
  19. 19. Background Research Oxford Reference or any of the subject specific Oxford reference books available electronically
  20. 20. Discovery Layer
  21. 21. • A Discovery Layer sits on top of all the library resources and allows users to access a majority of the information available on one topic with one search. • Think of it as the roof on a house. What is it?
  22. 22. • Natural language searching • Encourage better or more sophisticated searching • Search across all local content • Quicker results Why did we get it?
  23. 23. What it isn’t • A replacement for the current catalog • A ready made index to all databases content • The cure for getting people to use the catalog or the way to get people to use the rest of your library website • Googlization of library resources, although it may seem like this to some
  24. 24. Current search methods Reference resources Databases Others… • Newspapers • eBooks • Websites • Government publications Catalog
  25. 25. Caveats • Does not bring up results from all resources we have available • Learning curve • Truly not the best for all research questions
  26. 26. SEARCH
  27. 27. What is included? • POLAR • Article-level searching for all EBSCO databases • Article-level searching for a variety of other databases: JSTOR, Hoover’s, AccessPharmacy, etc. • Title-level searching for most other databases: IEEE, CIAO, Proquest Nursing & Allied Health • OhioLink central catalog
  28. 28. Results: Full Text, Polar
  29. 29. Results: OhioLink
  30. 30. Results: Find It @ ONU
  31. 31. Results: ILL
  32. 32. Facets: Limit Your Results
  33. 33. Things to Remember • Facets are your Friend: After you search, limit your results to what you really want • A tool not a solution: This is not the solution to everything • Ask the librarians for help • There will still be some small changes coming
  34. 34. Background Research -- Books STEP 3 USE CATALOGS TO FIND BOOKS AND MEDIA
  35. 35. Find a Book -- POLAR
  36. 36. Books - Shortcuts Hold on, I’ve got an idea!
  37. 37. Books - Shortcuts • More to come in a minute
  38. 38. •Highly structured information environment Way individual records are arranged Subject headings Catalog software optimized for above Deal with material in many formats •Implies heavy human involvement •Emphasis on precision •Preparation relatively labor-intensive •Implies a learning curve to use successfully Background Research -- Books
  39. 39. Catalogs • POLAR -- Accessing items located at HML (physical and electronic) as well as Law Library • OhioLINK -- Next Step if you can’t find what you want in the HML collection • ILL -- option of last resort
  40. 40. Find a Book -- POLAR
  41. 41. •Looks in several locations (usually subject, article title, abstracts or contents) •Does not require an exact match •Generates comparatively large number of hits (not precise) •Good if you are not familiar with terminology Find a Book -- POLAR
  42. 42. Find a Book -- POLAR
  43. 43. Find a Book -- POLAR If a book is available, go get it. Otherwise request via your other two options; OhioLINK or SearchOhio.
  44. 44. • Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public libraries • Ca. 10 million items • Link from POLAR permits you to submit requests. Available from Heterick home page • Most requests arrive in 2-3 working days • No charge • Limited to 100 items at a time • MAY RENEW UP TO 4 TIMES Find a Book -- OhioLINK
  45. 45. Find a Book -- OhioLINK
  46. 46. Find a Book -- OhioLINK 1. Make sure copies are available at other libraries 2. Click on request button
  47. 47. Find a book -- OhioLINK 3. Select Ohio Northern 4. Enter your first and last name and all 11 digits exactly as they appear on your ID 5. Be sure to select Heterick as your pick up location and then click submit. 6. An email will be sent when the item is ready for pickup
  48. 48. Find a book -- SearchOhio • Access to several Ohio public libraries • Access via OhioLINK • An option when item wanted is not available at ONU or through OhioLINK
  49. 49. • A small but growing part of the collection are Ebooks • Click to link to content Find a Book -- Ebooks
  50. 50. Public terminal on third floor
  51. 51. My Library Account Allows you to see what you have checked out and requested. Allows you to renew online (if possible). Allows you to see charges on your account.
  52. 52. My Library Account Enter first and last name and all 11 digits on university ID
  53. 53. My Library Account • For more information visit the Library Information page
  54. 54. Library App • fm
  55. 55. Web Research vs Library Databases Databases “Pay to Play” • Usually created by a single publisher • Content pre-arranged for easy use • Quality/ content control thru editorial staff • Content usually available only to subscribers • Content source usually identified and dated Internet (Search Engines) • Material from numerous sources, individual. Government, etc. • Search engines must work with material prepared without regard for specific software • Quality of material varies • Generally do not access for- profit information • Content often anonymous and undated
  57. 57. • Often tools for locating journal and newspaper articles • Most are subject-specific – some multi-disciplinary • Many give access to full text of articles • Heterick has 250+ Databases
  58. 58. Click on “Databases”
  59. 59. Find an Article General Databases • Academic Search Complete • Lexis-Nexis • JSTOR • Opposing Viewpoints 59
  60. 60. Find an Article • Periodical means the same as Magazine Usually magazines are more “popular” • Journals Scholarly or Professional Peer reviewed
  61. 61. Find an Article
  62. 62. General Database Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  63. 63. Find an Article
  64. 64. Some articles available full-text html or pdf Find an Article
  65. 65. Find an Article • What if it’s not available PDF or HTML? • Always hit the “find it” icon and see what happens next.
  66. 66. • It may have to be requested ILL Find an Article
  67. 67. Find an Article • It may be available Full text from OhioLINK or another database
  68. 68. Find an Article • And could be available in print
  69. 69. InterLibrary Loan Fill in the blanks
  70. 70. How to keep track of articles
  71. 71. Save, Print, Export
  72. 72. Bibliographic Citation Software
  73. 73. Manage Information - RefWorks • Licensed state-wide, access free to Ohio students for the rest of your life! • See “RefWorks” tab at Research Guide • Excellent Tutorials • Help available at Heterick
  74. 74. RefWorks
  75. 75. General Database Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  76. 76. How to use JSTOR • JSTOR was founded in 1995 to build trusted digital archives for scholarship. Today, we enable the scholarly community to preserve their work and the materials they rely upon, and to build a common research platform that promotes the discovery and use of these resources. • Began adding current issues for some 170+ titles but mostly consists of back issues • HML subscribes to the full-text component BUT also shows links to articles outside the library. You must pay attention to what you find. • There is no “FIND IT” button • Easiest way to work with JSTOR is to get a free account and go from there.
  77. 77. Head right to “Advanced Search”
  78. 78. Advanced Searching You will want to uncheck the “only content I can access box and leave the other checked.
  79. 79. JSTOR results list Still happy because you can get articles just need to “click through”
  80. 80. Managing results list in JSTOR
  81. 81. Exporting to RefWorks
  82. 82. Subject Specific Database
  83. 83. Annotated Bibliography • Allows you to see what is out there • Helps you narrow your topic and discard any irrelevant materials • Aids in developing the thesis • Makes you a better scholarSTEP 6 EVALUATE WHAT YOU FIND
  84. 84. How to manage all you find STEP 6
  85. 85. Log in to your account
  86. 86. Access ILL forms
  87. 87. ILL -- Fill in the blanks Article will appear in ONU email as a pdf attachment
  88. 88. There are 3 citation styles that are in frequent used at ONU. They are: •MLA (Modern Language Association) •APA (American Psychological Association) •CMS (Chicago Manual of Style) How to do Research STEP 7 CITE WHAT YOU FIND
  89. 89. 1-2-1 Personal Research Consultations Need a little extra help with your research? Finding plenty of resources, but not exactly what you are looking for? Has it been suggested by instructor to meet with a librarian? An in-depth research consultation with the librarian of your choice is available by appointment. Sessions may run for 30-60 minutes and are designed to assist students with finding and evaluating resources Schedule an appointment by visiting
  90. 90. HELP Traci Welch Moritz, MLS Public Services Librarian Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial Library 419-772-2473 419-772-2185 Reference Librarians on duty 8a-4:30p Mon-Fri 6p-9p Mon-Thur 10a-3:30p Sundays