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Writing Seminar

  1. 1. Writing Seminar Traci Welch Moritz Public Services Librarian/Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial Library
  2. 2. Aid in constructing research strategy for finding resources for annotated bibliography Find resources in library catalog and databases available  Everything shown today is available at Research Guides for Writing Seminar.
  3. 3. http://www-new.onu.edu/academics/heterick_memorial_library/staff
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  5. 5.  Sign up for RefWorks account  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 Writing Seminar WHO
  6. 6.  Licensed state-wide, access free to Ohio students for the rest of your life!  See: http://0-www.refworks.com.polar.onu.edu/  Write n’ Cite interfaces with MS Word  Excellent Tutorials  Help available at Heterick  Research Guide for Writing Seminar for instructions on how to get your free-for-alife-time account
  7. 7. REFWORKS
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. •State your topic as a question •Identify main concepts or keywords •Test the topic -- Look for keywords and synonyms and related terms for the information sought Subject headings in catalogs Built-in thesauri in many databases Reference sources Textbooks, lecture notes, readings Internet Librarians, Instructors
  10. 10. Are the concerns about garbage island a myth?
  11. 11. Google and Wikipedia aren’t intrinsically evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research.
  12. 12. Note: If working off campus please see the “google scholar” tab at the Research Guide for ENGL 111 Google Scholar ONU buys Full-text database OhioLINK Permits Google to link to full-text ONU user sees licensed full-text articles Google asks to link to content Run Google Scholar Search
  13. 13.  What? is the page/site about  Who? created and maintains this site  Where? Is the information coming from  Why? Is the information presented on the web  When? Was the page created or last updated  How? Accurate or credible is the page From the University of Wisconsin Library, worksheet for evaluating web sites
  14. 14.  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
  15. 15.  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
  16. 16. Use library resources to continue your background research.
  17. 17. FIND A BOOK∞POLAR
  18. 18. •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
  19. 19. FIND A BOOK∞POLAR Click on the “Find Similar Items” link found on each item record •Looks in one place – subject •Usually requires an exact match between your term and a pre-set list of terms •Precise •Can be used after keyword search has identified specific subjects
  20. 20.  Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities,       several public libraries Ca. 10 million items Link from POLAR permits you to submit requests. Available from Heterick home page Most requests arrive in 2-3 working days No charge Limited to 100 items at a time, with 25 requests MAY RENEW UP TO 4 TIMES
  21. 21.  Access to several Ohio public libraries  Access via OhioLINK  An option when item wanted is not available at ONU or through OhioLINK
  22. 22. Allows you to see what you have checked out and requested. Allows you to renew online (if possible). Allows you to see charges on your account.
  23. 23. Enter first and last name and all 11 digits on university ID
  24. 24.  For more information visit the Library Information page
  25. 25.  http://journals.onu.edu/home_page/libinfo/mobil e.cfm
  26. 26. What do I do next? Use databases to find articles based on your search strategy
  27. 27.  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 over 250
  28. 28. Research Tools∞Databases  Over 20,000 journals indexed, most are full text  Divided by subject area offered at ONU  Begin with a general database,  Academic Search Complete  JSTOR
  29. 29.  Periodical means the same as Magazine Usually magazines are more “popular”  Journals Scholarly or Professional Peer reviewed See Research Guide for HONR 231 for this and other Handouts
  30. 30. Research Tools∞Databases A. Academic Search Complete, Masterfile Premier B. JSTOR C. Lexis-Nexis D. Proquest Nursing E. Opposing Viewpoints
  31. 31. Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  32. 32. Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  33. 33. Web Management Be sure to click on the “Off campus access tab” to begin
  34. 34.  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.
  35. 35.  Traci Welch Moritz t-moritz@onu.edu  Ask at the Reference Desk  Phone the Reference Desk – 2185  Contact us by E-mail reference@onu.edu  Use Chat Help feature or the IM  IM feature

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