Annotated Bibliography Research Strategies        ENGL 1221                        Traci Welch Moritz  Public Services Lib...
What today is all aboutAid in constructing research strategy for finding resources for annotated bibliographyFind resour...
How am I going to remember allthis stuff she is talking about?
Research Guide
Annotated Bibliography Allows you to see what is out there Helps you narrow your topic and  discard any irrelevant mater...
Research Strategy•Start big doingbackground reading•Narrow your topicfor a more focusedproduct Ask a question•Research nar...
What do I do first? Take a look at your topic and identify key  search terms, Ask a question. Most databases now use an ...
Internet Tools      Aren’t evil      Can prove valuable      Can’t be used as a source      Turn to the databases for ...
Internet Tools                                       Google ScholarNote: See“Google                 ONU buysScholar”      ...
What do I do next
POLAR
Find a Book -- POLARKeyword searchfor
 Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public  libraries
Definitions Definitions   Oxford Reference or any of the                 subject    specific Oxford reference books avai...
DatabasesA. Academic Search   C. Engineering Village Complete            D. OpposingB. Lexis-Nexis          Viewpoints
General Database   Scholarly   journals,     peer   reviewed articles
General Database
Subject SpecificDatabase
Subject SpecificDatabase
Subject SpecificDatabase
Bibliographic CitationSoftware              • REFWORKS                Tab at Research Guide for                instruction...
Managing Information -RefWorks Licensed state-wide, access free to Ohio students up to 6 months after leaving ONU See: h...
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Use when you need a book or article that  is not available online, not owned by  ONU or available...
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Writing Seminar Putt 2012

  1. 1. Annotated Bibliography Research Strategies ENGL 1221 Traci Welch Moritz Public Services Librarian/Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial Library
  2. 2. What today is all aboutAid in constructing research strategy for finding resources for annotated bibliographyFind resources in library catalog and databases available
  3. 3. How am I going to remember allthis stuff she is talking about?
  4. 4. Research Guide
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. What do I do next
  11. 11. POLAR
  12. 12. Find a Book -- POLARKeyword searchfor
  13. 13.  Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public libraries
  14. 14. Definitions Definitions  Oxford Reference or any of the subject specific Oxford reference books available electronically
  15. 15. DatabasesA. Academic Search C. Engineering Village Complete D. OpposingB. Lexis-Nexis Viewpoints
  16. 16. General Database Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  17. 17. General Database
  18. 18. Subject SpecificDatabase
  19. 19. Subject SpecificDatabase
  20. 20. Subject SpecificDatabase
  21. 21. Bibliographic CitationSoftware • REFWORKS Tab at Research Guide for instructions on how to get your free lifetime account.
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. 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.

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