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HONR 1231

  1. 1. Annotated Bibliography & Research Strategies<br />Honors English<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 />Aid in constructing research strategy for finding resources for annotated bibliography<br />Find resources in library catalog and databases available<br />Everything shown today is available at Research Guides for HONR 231<br />
  3. 3. 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 />
  4. 4. What do I do first?<br /><ul><li>Take a look at your topic and identify key search terms, Ask a question.
  5. 5. Most databases now use an implied boolean logic search scheme so a keyword search will get you started.
  6. 6. Boolean logic is the use of AND, NOT, OR to narrow or expand your search
  7. 7. See Research Guide for HONR 231</li></ul>WHO CARES?<br />
  8. 8. Research Strategy<br /><ul><li>Start big doing background reading
  9. 9. Narrow your topic for a more focused product
  10. 10. Research narrowed topic using subject specificdatabases
  11. 11. Keep track of bibliographic citations to avoid trouble down the road.</li></ul>Ask a question<br />
  12. 12. Internet Tools<br />Google and Wikipedia aren’t intrinsically evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research.<br />
  13. 13. Internet Tools<br />FIND INTERNET RESOURCES<br />Subject portals:<br /><ul><li>Librarians' Index to the Internet
  14. 14. WWW Virtual Library</li></ul>Comprehensive search engines:<br /><ul><li>Alta Vista
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  16. 16. Excite
  17. 17. Scholar.Google
  18. 18. Hotbot
  19. 19. Lycos
  20. 20. Wisenut</li></ul>Multi-engine searching:<br />MetaCrawler<br />Vivisimo<br />WIKIPEDIA<br />
  21. 21. Internet Tools<br />Google Scholar<br />Note: If working off<br />campus please see the “google scholar” tab at the Research Guide for HONR 231<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 />
  22. 22. 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 />
  23. 23. What do I do next?<br />Use library resources to continue your background research.<br />
  24. 24. FIND A BOOK∞POLAR<br />
  25. 25. FIND A BOOK∞POLAR<br /><ul><li>Looks in several locations (usually subject, article title, abstracts or contents)
  26. 26. Does not require an exact match
  27. 27. Generates comparatively large number of hits (not precise)
  28. 28. Good if you are not familiar with terminology
  29. 29. Look for the same or similar words which keep appearing </li></ul>KEYWORD <br />
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. Usually requires an exact match between your term and a pre-set list of terms
  32. 32. Precise
  33. 33. Can be used after keyword search has identified specific subjects</li></ul>SUBJECT <br />
  34. 34. 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 />
  35. 35. What do I do next?<br />Use databases to find articles based on your search strategy<br />
  36. 36. 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 />
  37. 37. 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 />JSTOR<br />
  38. 38. 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 />
  39. 39. Research Tools∞Databases<br />Academic Search Complete, Masterfile Premier<br />JSTOR<br />Lexis-Nexis<br />Proquest Nursing<br />Opposing Viewpoints<br />
  40. 40. General Database<br />Academic Search Complete/ Masterfile Premier<br />Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles<br />
  41. 41. General Database<br />JSTOR<br />Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles<br />
  42. 42. General Database<br />Lexis Nexis Academic<br />
  43. 43. Subject Specific Database<br />
  44. 44. Subject Specific Database<br />ProQuest<br />
  45. 45. Subject Specific Database<br />Opposing viewpoints<br />
  46. 46. Managing Information - RefWorks<br />Licensed state-wide, access free to Ohio students for the rest of your life!<br />See:<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 />
  47. 47. Bibliographic Citation Software<br /> REFWORKS<br />
  48. 48. 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 />
  49. 49. QUESTIONS?<br />Ask at the Reference Desk<br />Phone the Reference Desk – 2185<br />Contact us by E-mail<br />Use Chat Help feature or the IM<br />IM feature<br />