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Writing Seminar Cullen

  1. 1. Writing Seminar --Research hints, tipsand things you needto know Traci Welch Moritz Public Services Librarian Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial Library
  2. 2. What we’ll do todayCreate a Research StrategyIdentify and locate booksIdentify and locate journal articlesLearn how to manage your researchEvaluate web resources* *maybe
  3. 3. Research Guides
  4. 4. Writing SeminarResearch Guide
  5. 5. Libraries at ONU•Taggert Law •HeterickLibrary Memorial Library•Library for Lawschool, •Undergraduateaccessible to all Library, accessible to all
  6. 6. ONU ID is Library card EVA Eva Maglott 00021559801 Eva Maglott Please use all digits in your student ID number.
  7. 7. Argumentative Paper “The argumentative essay is a genre of writing that requires the student to investigate a topic, collect, generate, and evaluate evidence, and establish a position on the topic in a concise manner.How do you find all this information?Research! Argumentative essay assignments generally call for extensive research of literature or previously published material
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. What do I do first?•Start big doing background reading•Use patterns of terms and phrases you seein the results list to create your searchstrategy•Most resources will have built into theirsystem a “thesaurus” or “subject” orsuggested topics links, use them•Ask a librarian or your professor forsuggestions•Keep track of your bibliographic citations toavoid trouble down the road. Ask a
  10. 10. Where do I begin?
  12. 12. Globalization EnglishLanguage
  13. 13. Globalization EnglishLanguage
  14. 14. Globalization EnglishLanguage
  15. 15.  Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public libraries
  16. 16. How to manage researchfound
  17. 17. RefWorks REFWORKS
  18. 18. What do I do next?Use databases to find articles based on your search strategy
  19. 19. Scholarly Peer ReviewedPeriodical means the same as MagazineUsually magazines are more “popular”Journals Scholarly or Professional See Research Peer reviewed Guide for Writing Seminar for handout
  20. 20. 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 over 250
  21. 21. DatabasesOver 20,000 journals indexed, most are full textDivided by subject area offered at ONUBegin with a general database
  22. 22. DatabasesA.Academic Search CompleteB.JSTORC.Opposing ViewpointsD.Subject specific
  23. 23. General Database Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  24. 24. General Database Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  25. 25. Subject Specific Database
  26. 26. Subject Specific Database
  27. 27. Subject Specific Database
  28. 28. General Database Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  29. 29. 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.
  30. 30. Head right to “AdvancedSearch”
  31. 31. Advanced Searching You will want to uncheck the “only content I can access box and leave the other checked.
  32. 32. JSTOR results list Still happy because you can get articles just need to “click through”
  33. 33. Managing results list in JSTOR
  34. 34. Exporting to RefWorks
  35. 35. Log in to your account
  36. 36. Article not available from other source?No pdf or htmllink? Always clickon the FIND IT!Button to see whatto do next
  37. 37. How to do ILL
  38. 38. ILL -- Fill in theblanks Article will appear in ONU email as a pdf attachment
  39. 39. Locating print journals Click on the link to the catalog for full details
  40. 40. Locating print journals Click on Latest Received to see the current locations for periodicals
  41. 41. 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
  42. 42. Internet ToolsGoogle and Wikipedia aren’t intrinsically evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research.
  43. 43. Research ToolsDoes the information located satisfy the research need?Is the information factual and unbiased?See handout “Critically Analyzing Information Sources” under the “Handouts” tab at the Research Guide.
  44. 44. Internet Tools Google ScholarNote: Ifworking ONU buysoff Full-text database Google askscampus to link toplease see contentthe OhioLINK Permits“google Google to Run Googlescholar” link to full-text Scholartab at the SearchResearchGuide for ONU user sees licensed full-textWriting articlesSeminar
  45. 45. Critically analyzing web sources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 pageFrom the University of Wisconsin Library, worksheet for evaluating web sites
  46. 46. HELPReferenceLibrarians onduty Traci Welch Moritz, MLS8a-4:30p Mon-Fri Public Services Librarian6p-9p Mon-Thur Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial10a-3:30p LibrarySundays 419-772-2473 419-772-2185