Annotated Bibliography & Research StrategiesWriting SeminarDr. Robert Scott Traci Welch Moritz Public Services Librarian/Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial Library
What today is all aboutAid in constructing research strategy for finding resources for annotated bibliographyFind resources in library catalog and databases available Everything shown today is available at Research Guides for Writing Seminar
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What we expect you to know WorldCAT 1.4 billion items OhioLINK Ca. 20,000,000 itemsPOLAR Ca. 400,000 items
+ even more! 250 Databases About 700+ print periodical subscriptions 10s of thousands electronic journal titles Juvenile collection Audiovisuals – physical and streaming
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
What should I do first?• 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
Research Strategy•Start big doingbackground reading•Narrow your topic for amore focused product•Research narrowed topicusing subject specificdatabases•Keep track of Ask a questionbibliographic citations toavoid trouble down theroad.
Internet ToolsGoogle and Wikipedia aren’t intrinsically evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research.
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-textHONR 231 articles
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
What do I do next?Use library resources to continue your backgroundresearch.
POLARThink of the call number asthe street address of thebook on the library shelves
FIND A BOOK∞POLAR •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
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
Find a Book∞OhioLink 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 MAY RENEW UP TO 4 TIMES
What do I do next?Use databases to find articles based on your search strategy
Research Tools∞DatabasesOften tools for locating journal and newspaper articlesMost are subject-specific – some multi-disciplinaryMany give access to full text of articlesHeterick has over 250
Research Tools∞DatabasesOver 20,000 journals indexed, most are full textDivided by subject area offered at ONUBegin with a general database, Academic Search Complete JSTOR
Find an Article Periodical means the same as MagazineUsually magazines are more “popular” Journals Scholarly or Professional See Research Guide Peer reviewed for HONR 231 for this and other Handouts
Managing Information -RefWorks 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-a-life- time account
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)Use when you need a book or article that is not available online, not owned by ONU or available via OhioLINKNo charge/ limit on requestsMost requests take 5-7 days to fillUse ILL form on library web pages.
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