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Cj 3901 transnational crime

  1. 1. CJ 3901 Transnational Crime Traci Welch Moritz Public Services Librarian/Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial Library
  2. 2. What we will do today • Constructing a research strategy • Selecting best resources • How to use resources • Primary vs secondary vs tertiary • Evaluating internet resources
  3. 3. How to access resources
  4. 4. The assignment • News Articles • Research paper overview of a type of transnational crime – human trafficking, – drug trafficking, – art trafficking, – transnational criminal organizations (i.e. Hells Angels, Russian Mafia, Yakuza, etc.), – major figures in transnational organized crime (i.e. Pablo Escobar, Griselda Blanco, Carlos Lehder, etc.) – government/law enforcement’s response to transnational crime (Operation Black Biscuit, Operation Imperial Emperor, Operation Puma, etc.
  5. 5. Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources •Definitions depend on the department and subject matter being studied •“In the humanities, a primary resource could be defined as something that was created either during the time period being studied or afterward by individuals reflecting on their involvement in the events of the time.” Primary Sources: Definitions. Lafayette College Libraries & Academic Information Resources. <http://ww2.lafayette.edu/~library/guides/primarysources/definitions.html> Accessed August 8, 2013 http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/history/r esources/pubs/usingprimarysources
  6. 6. Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources • Reading and evaluating can be difficult • Opportunity to come into contact with the past • Enables histories to experience the past recreate it Thanks to the University of North Carolina at Pembroke Primary sources = raw data = history’
  7. 7. Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources •Evaluating primary sources: • 1. Identifying type • Formal treatise • Contemporary formal treatise • Public Record • Private Letters and Journals • Literary source • Nonverbal sources • Oral history
  8. 8. Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources 1. Is the source genuine? 2. What is the date of origin? 3. Who is the author? 4. Who is the audience? Questions to ask yourself when reviewing a document
  9. 9. Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources •Suggestions for reading a primary source • Read through the entire document quickly to set a sense of the whole source. Does it show bias? Is the bias yours or the source? • Read the document a second time carefully noting authorship, time period, intended purpose and probably impact on the intended audience.
  10. 10. Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources •Identify the following: • Time and place • Author • Audience • Personalities and roles of all people mentioned • Meaning and purpose • Content (colloquial terminology, language of the day, phrases and phrasing) • Allusions • Assumptions and/or bias
  11. 11. Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources •Additional questions to ask yourself1. Do the contents seem reasonable? 2. Are there other primary documents for collaboration or are there contradictions? 3. Place the document in the larger historical context. Do secondary resources fit with your interpretation?
  12. 12. Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources •As you are following the steps above, be sure to note anything you need to come back to and look these up in reliable reference works. As you are following the steps above, be sure to note anything you need to come back to and look these up in reliable reference works.
  13. 13. Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources •“Tertiary sources provide overviews of topics by synthesizing information gathered from other resources. Tertiary resources often provide data in a convenient form or provide information with context by which to interpret it.” ~ Virginia Tech Libraries, Accessed 08/14/2013 • Encyclopedias • Dictionaries • Handbooks Oxford Reference
  14. 14. Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources •Secondary Sources analyze or interpret an historical event or artistic work. •Secondary sources often base their theories and arguments on the direct evidence found in primary sources. • A secondary work for a subject is one that discusses the subject but is written after the time contemporary with it.
  15. 15. LEXIS-NEXIS
  16. 16. Biographical information • Wikipedia + other free online sites • Oxford Reference online • VERIFY VERIFY VERIFY
  17. 17. What about the internet?at about the web?
  18. 18. Critically analyzing web sources • 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.
  19. 19. Web Resources • See Research Guide for vetted resources • Check with your professor to justify their inclusion • If okay, be sure to cite them correctly
  20. 20. SEARCH
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. Results: Full Text, Polar
  23. 23. Results: OhioLink
  24. 24. Results: Find It @ ONU
  25. 25. Results: ILL
  26. 26. Facets: Limit Your Results
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. ONU ID is Library Card Off-campus access to all resources and requesting OhioLINKs will require typing in First and Last Name and all 11 digits of ONU ID.
  29. 29. Primary v. Secondary Resources • What is a primary source? • The definition of a primary source varies depending upon the academic discipline and the context in which it is used. • In the humanities, a primary source could be defined as something that was created either during the time period being studied or afterward by individuals reflecting on their involvement in the events of that time.
  30. 30. Scholarly v. Popular Periodicals
  31. 31. Academic Search Complete/Masterfile Premier
  32. 32. Subject Specific Databases • Criminal justice abstracts • JSTOR • CIAO - Columbia International Affairs Online • Humanities International Complete • International Political Science Abstracts • Oxford Reference, Politics and Social Sciences • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  33. 33. Bibliographic Citation Software – REFWORKS P:drive, Library Instruction folder, RefWORKS folder for brochure and ppt “HOW TO”
  34. 34. • Ask at the Front Desk • Phone the Reference Desk – 419-772- 2185 (see library page for available hours) • Contact by E-mail reference@onu.edu • t-moritz@onu.edu • Use Chat Help feature or the IM QUESTIONS?

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