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Biography Information Resources

  1. 1. Beaman Library Lipscomb Seminar LU 0110 Fall 2007 nformation resources Biography
  2. 2. Getting Started Reference Research Center Online Catalog - Catacomb
  3. 3. Information Resources <ul><li>Reference books </li></ul><ul><li>Periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>Indexes </li></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul>
  4. 4. Reference Books <ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedias </li></ul><ul><li>Handbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Indexes </li></ul>Ref E 185.86 N68 1999
  5. 5. Information Resources <ul><li>Reference books </li></ul><ul><li>Periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>Indexes </li></ul><ul><li>Online/electronic resources </li></ul>
  6. 6. Periodicals <ul><ul><ul><li>magazines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>journals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>newspapers </li></ul></ul></ul>Current Periodicals
  7. 7. Periodicals Bound periodicals Microfilm and microfiche preserve information
  8. 8. Periodical Indexes Reference books Periodicals Indexes Online/electronic resources
  9. 9. Periodical Indexes Printed <ul><li> General </li></ul>
  10. 10. Periodical Indexes Printed <ul><li>Subject/specialized </li></ul><ul><li>Business Periodicals Index </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities Index </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences Index </li></ul>
  11. 11. Information Resources <ul><li>Reference books </li></ul><ul><li>Periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>Indexes </li></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul>
  12. 12. Databases <ul><li>Catacomb is the database for finding what is in </li></ul><ul><li>the library and links to other databases. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Databases
  14. 14. Periodical Indexes <ul><li>Printed – citation only </li></ul><ul><li>Databases – citations, abstracts, and some full text </li></ul>
  15. 15. Databases <ul><li>FindArticles.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>general magazines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>since 1984 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MagPortal.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>search engine plus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>general interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>some ads </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Databases <ul><li>The virtual library – </li></ul><ul><li>open 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>books - magazines - games </li></ul><ul><li>links to much more </li></ul>http:// www.refdesk.com http:// www.libraryspot.com /
  17. 17. Web Site Evaluation the WWW’s <ul><li>Who says it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>author or sponsor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>credentials of responsible party </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Web Site Evaluation the WWW’s <ul><li>What does it claim, assert, etc.? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose of web site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biased, objective, fair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Factual…in depth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Correct grammar, spelling, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Web Site Evaluation the WWW’s <ul><li>When was it posted? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publication date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links up-to-date </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. What’s in a [domain] name?
  21. 21. What’s in a [domain] name? <ul><li>. gov ernment agency </li></ul><ul><li>federal – state - local </li></ul><ul><li>Official information gathered by the agency </li></ul>
  22. 22. What’s in a [domain] name? <ul><li>. Org anization </li></ul><ul><li>promote its policies, beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>. Com mercial </li></ul><ul><li>profit making organization </li></ul>
  23. 23. What’s in a [domain] name? . net work organizations, people, agencies . edu cation university, school, related institution
  24. 24. SAIL… through Research <ul><li>S earch – indexes/databases (evaluate) </li></ul><ul><li>A nalyze – compare, contrast; separate fact from opinion </li></ul><ul><li>I nventory – Do I have enough, too </li></ul><ul><li>much, too little? </li></ul><ul><li>L earn – new information and new </li></ul><ul><li>information skills </li></ul>
  25. 25. In summary… <ul><li>Look in a book </li></ul><ul><li>Find a journal article </li></ul><ul><li>Check databases </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate what you find </li></ul><ul><li>Write a great report </li></ul>
  26. 26. Still need help???? <ul><li>Ask a librarian </li></ul>Library Director and Collection Development Librarian Carolyn Wilson
  27. 27. Still need help???? <ul><li>Ask a librarian </li></ul>Reference Librarian Julie Harston
  28. 28. Still need help???? <ul><li>Ask a librarian </li></ul>Cataloging Librarian Elizabeth Heffington
  29. 29. Still need help???? <ul><li>Ask a librarian </li></ul>Periodicals Librarian David Howard
  30. 30. Still need help???? <ul><li>Ask a librarian </li></ul>Circulation and Instruction Librarian Anna Leta Moss
  31. 31. Still need help???? <ul><li>Ask a librarian </li></ul>Reference and Technology Librarian Eunice Wells
  32. 32. Afraid of librarians??? <ul><li>Send an e-mail to a reference librarian from Catacomb </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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