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
Research Strategy•Start big doingbackground reading•Narrow your topicfor a more focusedproduct Ask a question•Research narrowedtopic using subjectspecific databases•Keep track ofbibliographiccitations to avoidtrouble down theroad.
What do I do first? 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
Internet Tools Aren’t evil Can prove valuable Can’t be used as a source Turn to the databases for source materialsFrom the University of Wisconsin Library, worksheet for evaluating web sites
Internet Tools Google ScholarNote: See“Google ONU buysScholar” Full-text Google asks databasetab at to link toResearch contentGuide for OhioLINK Permitsoff campus Google to Run Googleinformation link to full-text Scholar Search ONU user sees licensed full-text articles
Bibliographic CitationSoftware • REFWORKS Tab at Research Guide for instructions on how to get your free lifetime account.
Managing Information -RefWorks Licensed state-wide, access free to Ohio students up to 6 months after leaving ONU See: http://0-www.refworks.com.polar.onu.edu/ Write n’ Cite interfaces with MS Word Excellent Tutorials Help available at Heterick See RefWorks tab at the Writing Seminar research guide for additional information
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) 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.