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The Academic      LibraryHeterick Memorial Library
What’s difference?•   PURPOSE•   SIZE or # of BUILDINGS•   TYPES of MATERIALS•   AGE and SCOPE of COLLECTION
Mission• Public librarians often find  information for you while an  Academic librarian  will teach you to find  the mater...
Top 10 things HS students need            to know
How to remember it all
How to do ResearchSeven Steps of the Research ProcessAmended with permission by the Librarians at the Olin and Uris Librar...
Research Strategy• What do you mean?  – Plan of action  – Direction for your efforts  – Conduct research in a systematic n...
Research Strategy•Start big doing backgroundreading•Narrow your topic for a morefocused product•Research narrowed topic us...
Background Research• Encyclopedias                  • Websites• Books
Background ResearchSTEP  2
Background ResearchOxford Reference or any ofthe subject specific Oxfordreference books availableelectronically
Critically evaluating                     website• Currency              • Timeliness of the                          info...
Catalogs: For locatingbooks, audiovisualmaterials, governmentdocuments, etcDatabases: Usually for locatingperiodical and n...
Ohio Northern University Libraries                  Heterick Memorial Taggart Law            Library   Library            ...
L IBRARY C ATALOG : P OLARStart your search using the basickeyword search.
Library Catalog: PolarKeyword Search•Looks in several locations (usuallysubject, article title, abstracts or contents)•Doe...
LIBRARY CATALOG: POLARSubject Search•Looks in one place – subject•Usually requires an exact matchbetween your term and a p...
Find BooksResults page in POLAR.
Find BooksUse subject headings to find similar books onyour topic.
Databases
DatabasesYou can search for databases by        Title or Subject.
Databases• Often tools for locating journal and  newspaper articles• Most are subject-specific – some  multi-disciplinary•...
Scholarly vs Popular• Periodical means the  same as MagazineUsually magazines are  more “popular”• Journals  Scholarly or ...
General Database:Academic Search Complete
Finding Articles: General          DatabaseBoolean OperatorsAND – use to narrow your search,Ozone layer and greenhouse gas...
Finding Articles:             General DatabaseSome articles are available full-text in PDF or HTMLformat. Use the Find It!...
Finding Articles:         General DatabaseArticle not available in current database, butfound in another database, by clic...
Finding Articles:           General DatabaseOptions available to print articles, email them toyourself, or to save them to...
Finding Articles:          Subject DatabasesManysubject-specificdatabasesavailable throughthe Ebscointerface.
Databases :Opposing Viewpoints
Databases: JSTOR
Pulling it all together
Citing your workhttp://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
Good Luck with your    Research!
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  1. 1. The Academic LibraryHeterick Memorial Library
  2. 2. What’s difference?• PURPOSE• SIZE or # of BUILDINGS• TYPES of MATERIALS• AGE and SCOPE of COLLECTION
  3. 3. Mission• Public librarians often find information for you while an Academic librarian will teach you to find the material on your own.• This prepares you for the work ahead
  4. 4. Top 10 things HS students need to know
  5. 5. How to remember it all
  6. 6. How to do ResearchSeven Steps of the Research ProcessAmended with permission by the Librarians at the Olin and Uris Libraries of Cornell UniversitySTEP 1: IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP YOUR TOPICSTEP 2: FIND BACKGROUND INFORMATIONSTEP 3: FIND INTERNET RESOURCES (ifappropriate for the assignment)STEP 4: USE DATABASES TO FIND PERIODICALARTICLESSTEP 5: EVALUATE WHAT YOU FINDSTEP 6: PULLING IT ALL TOGETHERSTEP 7: CITE WHAT YOU FIND
  7. 7. Research Strategy• What do you mean? – Plan of action – Direction for your efforts – Conduct research in a systematic not haphazard method
  8. 8. Research Strategy•Start big doing backgroundreading•Narrow your topic for a morefocused product•Research narrowed topic usingsubject specific databases•Keep track of bibliographiccitations to avoid trouble downthe road. Ask a question
  9. 9. Background Research• Encyclopedias • Websites• Books
  10. 10. Background ResearchSTEP 2
  11. 11. Background ResearchOxford Reference or any ofthe subject specific Oxfordreference books availableelectronically
  12. 12. Critically evaluating website• Currency • Timeliness of the information• Relevance/Coverage • Depth and importance of the information.• Authority • Source of the information.• Accuracy • Reliability of the information• Purpose/Objectivity • Possible bias present in the information.
  13. 13. Catalogs: For locatingbooks, audiovisualmaterials, governmentdocuments, etcDatabases: Usually for locatingperiodical and newspaper articlesbut may cover other materials aswell.
  14. 14. Ohio Northern University Libraries Heterick Memorial Taggart Law Library Library UndergraduateLibrary for Law Library School
  15. 15. L IBRARY C ATALOG : P OLARStart your search using the basickeyword search.
  16. 16. Library Catalog: PolarKeyword Search•Looks in several locations (usuallysubject, article title, abstracts or contents)•Does not require an exact match•Generates comparatively large number ofhits (not precise)•Good if you are not familiar withterminology•Look for the same or similar words whichkeep appearing
  17. 17. LIBRARY CATALOG: POLARSubject Search•Looks in one place – subject•Usually requires an exact matchbetween your term and a pre-set list ofterms•Precise (motion pictures -- review)•Can be used after keyword searchhas identified specific subjects
  18. 18. Find BooksResults page in POLAR.
  19. 19. Find BooksUse subject headings to find similar books onyour topic.
  20. 20. Databases
  21. 21. DatabasesYou can search for databases by Title or Subject.
  22. 22. Databases• Often tools for locating journal and newspaper articles• Most are subject-specific – some multi-disciplinary• Many give access to full text of articles• Heterick Libraryhas over 250
  23. 23. Scholarly vs Popular• Periodical means the same as MagazineUsually magazines are more “popular”• Journals Scholarly or Professional Peer reviewed See Research Guide for this and other Handouts
  24. 24. General Database:Academic Search Complete
  25. 25. Finding Articles: General DatabaseBoolean OperatorsAND – use to narrow your search,Ozone layer and greenhouse gasesOR – use to expand your search,Ocean or seaNOT – use to exclude a search termCloning not sheep
  26. 26. Finding Articles: General DatabaseSome articles are available full-text in PDF or HTMLformat. Use the Find It! button for those that are not.
  27. 27. Finding Articles: General DatabaseArticle not available in current database, butfound in another database, by clicking the FindIt! button.
  28. 28. Finding Articles: General DatabaseOptions available to print articles, email them toyourself, or to save them to a flash drive.
  29. 29. Finding Articles: Subject DatabasesManysubject-specificdatabasesavailable throughthe Ebscointerface.
  30. 30. Databases :Opposing Viewpoints
  31. 31. Databases: JSTOR
  32. 32. Pulling it all together
  33. 33. Citing your workhttp://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
  34. 34. Good Luck with your Research!

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