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Writing Seminar Scott

  1. 1. Annotated Bibliography & Research StrategiesWriting SeminarDr. Robert Scott 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 Everything shown today is available at Research Guides for Writing Seminar
  3. 3. WELCOME to the LIBRARY
  4. 4. What you can expect from HML Knowledgeable degreed librarians on duty over 60 hours per week Friendly faces ready to help 101.5 hours per week Access to the resources you need both on and off campus Resources available in a timely manner
  5. 5. Librarians and support staffhttp://www-new.onu.edu/academics/heterick_memorial_library/staff
  6. 6. What we expect you to know WorldCAT 1.4 billion items OhioLINK Ca. 20,000,000 itemsPOLAR Ca. 400,000 items
  7. 7. + even more! 250 Databases About 700+ print periodical subscriptions 10s of thousands electronic journal titles Juvenile collection Audiovisuals – physical and streaming
  8. 8. How am I suppose to remember all thisstuff?
  9. 9. ONU ID is Library card EVA Eva Maglott 00021559801 Eva Maglott Please use all digits in your student ID number.
  10. 10. Libraries at ONU  Heterick Memorial•Taggert Law LibraryLibrary•Library for Law  Undergraduateschool, accessibl Library, accessible toe to all all
  11. 11. This is Jeopardy
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. Internet ToolsGoogle and Wikipedia aren’t intrinsically evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research.
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. What do I do next?Use library resources to continue your backgroundresearch.
  19. 19. POLARThink of the call number asthe street address of thebook on the library shelves
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. What do I do next?Use databases to find articles based on your search strategy
  25. 25. Bibliographic Citation Software REFWORKS
  26. 26. Research Tools∞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
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. Research Tools∞DatabasesA. Academic Search Complete, Masterfile PremierB. JSTORC. Lexis-NexisD. Proquest NursingE. Opposing Viewpoints
  30. 30. General Database Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  31. 31. General Database Scholarly journals, peer reviewed articles
  32. 32. General Database
  33. 33. Subject Specific Database
  34. 34. Subject Specific Database
  35. 35. Subject Specific Database
  36. 36. 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
  37. 37. 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.
  38. 38. QUESTIONS? 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