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TREX 1001 Motz Young


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TREX 1001 Motz Young

  1. 1. Food for Thought Prof Traci Welch Moritz Instruction & Access Services Librarian Assistant Professor
  2. 2. What we’ll do today • Learn how to use library resources • Figure out what search strategies to employ to satisfy assignment requirements • Learn how to identify best resources to use
  3. 3. How to remember all this stuff
  4. 4. The assignments I’ll be talking about 1. Choose a controversial food-related topic 2. Find an article in a popular media source 3. Put together an annotated bibliography (APA format) 4. Position paper a. Introduction of topic b. Current standing c. Explain both sides
  5. 5. What I need to know to begin this project • How the libraries at ONU work • Boolean Logic • Primary vs. Secondary resources • Scholarly v. Popular • Identifying search terms
  6. 6. ONU ID is Library card EVA Eva Maglott 00021559801 Eva Maglott Please use all digits in your student ID number.
  7. 7. Research Strategy • Finding the right search term • Start big and then use patterns you see in the results list to narrow your topic • Most resources will have built into their system a “thesaurus” or “subject” or suggested topics links, use them • Ask a librarian or your professor for suggestions
  8. 8. What do I do first?
  9. 9. Google and Wikipedia • Are not evil • Can prove valuable • Should never be used as a scholarly source • Turn to the databases for source materials From the University of Wisconsin Library, worksheet for evaluating web sites
  10. 10. ONU buys Full-text database OhioLINK Permits Google to link to full-text Google asks to link to content ONU user sees licensed full-text articles Run Google Search Google Scholar See “Google Scholar” tab at Research guide for information about off-campus access
  11. 11. Google Scholar
  12. 12. What about the internet? • Currency * The timeliness of the information. • Relevance/Coverage *The depth and importance of the information. • Authority *The source of the information. • Accuracy *The reliability of the information. • Purpose/Objectivity *The possible bias present in the information. *The CRAAP acronym and descriptions are from Meriam Library at California State University Chico. Used with permission.
  13. 13. What do I do next?
  14. 14. Books - Shortcuts Hold on, I’ve got an idea!
  15. 15. Books - Shortcuts
  16. 16. SEARCH
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. Results: Full Text, Polar
  19. 19. Results: OhioLink
  20. 20. Results: Find It @ ONU
  21. 21. Results: ILL
  22. 22. Facets: Limit Your Results
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. Finding books • POLAR • OhioLINK
  25. 25. Finding books -- POLAR Keyword search for Spelt
  26. 26. Finding books -- POLAR
  27. 27. Finding books -- OhioLINK spelt
  28. 28. Finding books -- OhioLINK Maybe No No
  29. 29. What do I do next?
  30. 30. 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 has 200+ • Available from Heterick home page
  31. 31. Scholarly v Popular • Periodical means the same as Magazine Usually magazines are more “popular” •Journals Scholarly or Professional Peer reviewed
  32. 32. Journal Articles • Can start with the general Academic Search Complete • Look at list and see if others sound like possibilities (head to subject specific databases)
  33. 33. Finding Databases
  34. 34. Academic Search Complete
  35. 35. EbscoHost Databases
  36. 36. Agriculture
  37. 37. Agricola
  38. 38. Greenfile
  39. 39. Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index
  40. 40. Proquest Nursing
  41. 41. Health Source Complete
  42. 42. MedLine
  43. 43. Plagiarism: don’t do it
  44. 44. What’s next? Citing your resources APA The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association describes the rules used to write papers following APA style. This style is used in psychology, sociology, business, economics, nursing, social work, and criminology. MLA Modern Language Association documentation guidelines are often used in the humanities fields, including English, comparative literature, literary criticism, and foreign-languages. Turabian/Chicago Chicago style is a documentation style used in history and other humanities fields and uses footnotes or endnotes.
  45. 45. Bibliographic Citation Software
  46. 46. QUESTIONS? • Ask at the Front Desk • Phone the Reference Desk – 2185 (see library page for available hours) • Contact by E-mail •