Annotated Bibliography & Research Strategies<br />Writing 2<br />Traci Welch Moritz<br />Public Services Librarian/Assista...
What today is all about	<br />To get <br />you started<br />Develop a search strategy<br />Find resources in library catal...
Research Guide for ENGL 111<br />
Annotated Bibliography<br />Allows you to see what is out there<br />Helps you narrow your topic and discard any irrelevan...
Managing Information - RefWorks<br />Licensed state-wide, access free to Ohio students for the rest of your life!<br />See...
Bibliographic Citation Software<br />                REFWORKS<br />
What do I do first?<br /><ul><li>Take a look at your topic and identify key search terms,  Ask a question.
Most databases now use an implied Boolean logic search scheme so a keyword search will get you started.
Boolean logic is the use of AND, NOT, OR to narrow or expand your search
See Research Guide for ENGL 111 Kanwit</li></ul>WHO CARES?<br />
Research Strategy<br /><ul><li>Start big doing background reading
Narrow your topic for a more focused product
Research narrowed topic using subject specificdatabases
Keep track of bibliographic citations to avoid trouble down the road.</li></ul>Ask a question<br />
Internet Tools<br />Google and Wikipedia aren’t intrinsically evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research...
Internet Tools<br />FIND INTERNET RESOURCES<br />Subject portals:<br /><ul><li>Librarians' Index to the Internet
WWW Virtual Library</li></ul>Comprehensive search engines:<br /><ul><li>Alta Vista
Ask.com
Excite
Scholar.Google
Hotbot
Lycos
Wisenut</li></ul>Multi-engine searching:<br />MetaCrawler<br />Vivisimo<br />WIKIPEDIA<br />
Internet Tools<br />Google Scholar<br />Note: If working off<br />campus please see the “Google scholar” tab at the Resear...
Critically analyzing web sources<br />What?  is the page/site about<br />Who?  created and maintains this site<br />Where?...
What do I do next?<br />Use library resources to continue your background research.<br />
FIND A BOOK∞POLAR<br />
FIND A BOOK∞POLAR<br /><ul><li>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
Look for the same or similar words which keep appearing </li></ul>KEYWORD <br />
FIND A BOOK∞POLAR<br />Click on the “Find Similar Items” link found on each item record<br /><ul><li>Looks in one place – ...
Usually requires an exact match between your term and a pre-set list of terms
Precise  (motion pictures --  review)
Can be used after keyword search has identified specific subjects</li></ul>SUBJECT <br />
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  1. 1. Annotated Bibliography & Research Strategies<br />Writing 2<br />Traci Welch Moritz<br />Public Services Librarian/Assistant Professor<br />Heterick Memorial Library<br />
  2. 2. What today is all about <br />To get <br />you started<br />Develop a search strategy<br />Find resources in library catalog and databases available<br />Everything shown today is available at Research Guides for ENGL 111.<br />
  3. 3. Research Guide for ENGL 111<br />
  4. 4. Annotated Bibliography<br />Allows you to see what is out there<br />Helps you narrow your topic and discard any irrelevant materials<br />Aids in developing the thesis <br />Makes you a better scholar<br />
  5. 5. Managing Information - RefWorks<br />Licensed state-wide, access free to Ohio students for the rest of your life!<br />See: http://0-www.refworks.com.polar.onu.edu/<br />Write n’ Cite interfaces with MS Word<br />Excellent Tutorials<br />Help available at Heterick <br />Research Guide for HONR 231 for instructions on how to get your free-for-a-life-time account<br />
  6. 6. Bibliographic Citation Software<br /> REFWORKS<br />
  7. 7. What do I do first?<br /><ul><li>Take a look at your topic and identify key search terms, Ask a question.
  8. 8. Most databases now use an implied Boolean logic search scheme so a keyword search will get you started.
  9. 9. Boolean logic is the use of AND, NOT, OR to narrow or expand your search
  10. 10. See Research Guide for ENGL 111 Kanwit</li></ul>WHO CARES?<br />
  11. 11. Research Strategy<br /><ul><li>Start big doing background reading
  12. 12. Narrow your topic for a more focused product
  13. 13. Research narrowed topic using subject specificdatabases
  14. 14. Keep track of bibliographic citations to avoid trouble down the road.</li></ul>Ask a question<br />
  15. 15. Internet Tools<br />Google and Wikipedia aren’t intrinsically evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research.<br />
  16. 16. Internet Tools<br />FIND INTERNET RESOURCES<br />Subject portals:<br /><ul><li>Librarians' Index to the Internet
  17. 17. WWW Virtual Library</li></ul>Comprehensive search engines:<br /><ul><li>Alta Vista
  18. 18. Ask.com
  19. 19. Excite
  20. 20. Scholar.Google
  21. 21. Hotbot
  22. 22. Lycos
  23. 23. Wisenut</li></ul>Multi-engine searching:<br />MetaCrawler<br />Vivisimo<br />WIKIPEDIA<br />
  24. 24. Internet Tools<br />Google Scholar<br />Note: If working off<br />campus please see the “Google scholar” tab at the Research Guide for ENGL 111<br />ONU buys<br />Full-text<br />database<br />Google asks<br />to link to<br />content<br />OhioLINK<br />Permits<br />Google to<br />link to full-text<br />Run Google Scholar<br />Search<br />ONU user sees <br />licensed full-text<br />articles<br />
  25. 25. Critically analyzing web sources<br />What? is the page/site about<br />Who? created and maintains this site<br />Where? Is the information coming from <br />Why? Is the information presented on the web <br />When? Was the page created or last updated<br />How? Accurate or credible is the page<br />From the University of Wisconsin Library, worksheet for evaluating web sites<br />
  26. 26. What do I do next?<br />Use library resources to continue your background research.<br />
  27. 27. FIND A BOOK∞POLAR<br />
  28. 28. FIND A BOOK∞POLAR<br /><ul><li>Looks in several locations (usually subject, article title, abstracts or contents)
  29. 29. Does not require an exact match
  30. 30. Generates comparatively large number of hits (not precise)
  31. 31. Good if you are not familiar with terminology
  32. 32. Look for the same or similar words which keep appearing </li></ul>KEYWORD <br />
  33. 33. FIND A BOOK∞POLAR<br />Click on the “Find Similar Items” link found on each item record<br /><ul><li>Looks in one place – subject
  34. 34. Usually requires an exact match between your term and a pre-set list of terms
  35. 35. Precise (motion pictures -- review)
  36. 36. Can be used after keyword search has identified specific subjects</li></ul>SUBJECT <br />
  37. 37. Find a Book∞OhioLink<br />Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public libraries<br />Ca. 10 million items<br />Link from POLAR permits you to submit requests. Available from Heterick home page<br />Most requests arrive in 2-3 working days<br />No charge <br />Limited to 100 items at a time<br />MAY RENEW UP TO 4 TIMES<br />
  38. 38. Figure out your search strategy<br />Have your search phrases ready<br />Head to the journals to find articles<br />Decide if you want to use a database or head directly to a pertinent journal.<br />What do I do next?<br />
  39. 39. What do I do next?<br />Use databases to find articles based on your search strategy<br />
  40. 40. Find an Article<br />Periodical means the same as Magazine<br />Usually magazines are more “popular” <br />Journals<br />Scholarly or Professional<br />Peer reviewed<br />See Research Guide for HONR 231 for this and other Handouts<br />
  41. 41. Research Tools∞Databases<br />Often tools for locating journal and newspaper articles<br />Most are subject-specific – some multi-disciplinary<br />Many give access to full text of articles<br />Heterick has over 250<br />
  42. 42. Research Tools∞Databases<br />Over 20,000 journals indexed, most are full text<br />Divided by subject area offered at ONU<br />Begin with a general database, <br />Academic Search Complete<br />
  43. 43. Research Tools∞Databases<br />Academic Search Complete<br />Film and TV Literature Index<br />MLA International Bibliography<br />NYT Historical<br />Lexis-Nexis Academic<br />American Drama or English Prose Drama<br />
  44. 44. General Database<br />Academic Search Complete/MasterFile Premier<br />Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles<br />
  45. 45. General Database<br />Lexis Nexis Academic<br />
  46. 46. Subject Specific Database<br />
  47. 47. Subject specific database<br />
  48. 48. Subject specific database<br />
  49. 49. Subject specific database<br />
  50. 50. Subject specific database<br />
  51. 51. Journal Searching<br />
  52. 52. Journal Searching<br />
  53. 53. Journal Searching<br />
  54. 54. Interlibrary Loan (ILL)<br />Use when you need a book or article that is not available online, not owned by ONU or available via OhioLINK<br />No charge/ limit on requests<br />Most requests take 5-7 days to fill<br />Use ILL form on library web pages.<br />
  55. 55. QUESTIONS?<br />Ask at the Reference Desk<br />Phone the Reference Desk – 2185<br />Contact us by E-mail reference@onu.edu<br />Use Chat Help feature or the IM<br />IM feature<br />

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