ENGL 1221 Writing Seminar Emotions, An AnnotatedBibliography and Essay
Introduction• Welcome• Traci Welch Moritz, email@example.com• Feel free to visit or email• Reference Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org• Librarians on duty 8a-4p, 6p-9p Mon – Thurs, 8a-4p Friday and 10a-3:30p on Sundays
Libraries at ONU•Taggert Law • Heterick Memorial LibraryLibrary•Library for Law • Undergraduateschool, accessible Library, accessibleto all to all
What we’ll do today• How to use library resources to do research• How to construct an annotated bibliography
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 scholar
Definition Essay• Some say to “write a successful definition essay you must share all the knowledge you have obtained on the subject.”• How do you find all this information?• Research!• Barker, Cheryll. "A Brief Guide to Writing Definition Essays." The Online Writing Lab (OWL). Roane State Community College, n.d. Web. 20 Apr 2011. <http://www.roanestate.edu/owl/Definition.html>.
How to conduct research STEP 1: IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP YOUR TOPIC STEP 2: FIND BACKGROUND INFORMATION STEP 3: FIND INTERNET RESOURCES (if appropriate for the assignment) STEP 4: USE DATABASES TO FIND PERIODICAL ARTICLES STEP 5: EVALUATE WHAT YOU FIND STEP 6: PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER STEP 7: CITE WHAT YOU FINDSeven Steps of the Research ProcessAmended with permission by the Librarians at the Olin and Uris Libraries of Cornell University
How to conduct research• Definitions – Oxford Reference or any of the subject specific Oxford reference books available electronically
• Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public libraries
Research Tools ∞ InternetGoogle and Wikipedia aren’t evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research.
Research ToolsNote: If Google Scholarworking off ONU buyscampus user Full-textsees only database Google asks to link tocitation to contentarticles not OhioLINKfull text. See Permits Google to Run GoogleResearch link to full-text ScholarGuide for info Searchon how to setup off campus ONU user seesaccess. licensed full-text articles
Research Tools• Does the information located satisfy the research need?• Is the information factual and unbiased?• See handout “Critically Analyzing Information Sources” under the “Google Scholar” tab at the Research Guide.
How to conduct research USE DATABASES 2 FIND ARTICLES
• 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+
Find an Article• Over thousands of journals indexed, most are full text• Divided by subject area offered at ONU• Begin with a general database, Academic Search Complete
Find an Article You can choose to limit by date by sliding the date bar.
Find an Article You can choose to narrow by an additional subject, geographic location or type of publication.
Find an Article Click on the pdf or hmtl link to bring up the full text of the article.
Find an Article No html or pdf link? Always click on the “FIND IT” button to find out where else you can find the article!
Find an Article• Could be available through another database
Find an Article• It could be available in print• It could not be available through the library which would necessitate an ILL request
How to find print journalsClick on the link tothe catalog for fulldetails
Locating print journals Click on Latest Received to see the current locations for periodicals
Locating print journals• Reserve means the periodical/journal is held at the front desk.• Current means the issue is new and is available on the open shelves beside the computer lab.• All others are upstairs and arranged alphabetically by title.• Bound means it’s out of the building• Arrived means it’s on the open shelves• Expected means it’s not here yet
InterLibrary Loan• Use when you need a book or article that is not available online, not owned by ONU or available via OhioLINK• No charge/ limit on requests• Most requests take 5-7 days to fill• Use ILL form on library web pages.
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
Subject Specific Databases• JSTOR : the Scholarly Journal Archive• Oxford Scholarship• Search by Subject/Discipline for subject specific databases – Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection – SocINDEX with Full Text – Gender Studies Database – Religion and Philosophy Collection
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 JSTORis to get a free account and go from there.