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Data Driven Learning Summer 2011

  1. 1. Data-Driven Learning Culture Graduate Education Beaman Library Summer 2011
  2. 2. Beaman Library is your starting point for research <ul><li>Research materials at your fingertips! </li></ul><ul><li>Computers for your convenience! </li></ul><ul><li>Study Rooms available to study by yourself or for a group to gather! </li></ul><ul><li>Our Library Staff is here for you! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Your Beaman Library Homepage <ul><li>Access the library catalog & our electronic databases from any computer </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a Reference Question??? Links you with a librarian for all of your questions </li></ul><ul><li>Find out information about the library or read the latest library newsletter </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Research Process <ul><li>The research process requires a knowledge of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The locations of information resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How information resources are organized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The tools needed for accessing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>information regardless of its format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The criteria for evaluating information retrieved </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Information Resources in Beaman Library - Organization <ul><ul><li>Library of Congress Classification System (LB 2806 .R38) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designators (Ref, Oversize, Buffington…) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Collections (Special Collections, Restoration Collection…) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Books! <ul><li>Reference Books: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>use in library only </li></ul></ul><ul><li>General Collection: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>check out for 4 weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>eBooks: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>must create username and password on from a Lipscomb computer before using 1 st time! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>access and read online from any computer, anywhere! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. To find a Book… <ul><li>Use… </li></ul><ul><li>The online catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Author Search </li></ul><ul><li>Title Search </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Search </li></ul><ul><li>Keyword Search </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 8. Articles! <ul><li>Scholarly journals </li></ul><ul><li>-aka “refereed”, “peer-reviewed”, “academic” </li></ul><ul><li>-articles reviewed and accepted by experts in the field </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines, popular and trade journals </li></ul><ul><li>-Booklist, Southern Living, GQ </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>-The Tennessean, Wall Street Journal </li></ul>
  9. 9. To find an Article…Searching <ul><li>Search in a print index </li></ul><ul><li>Use one of the databases from the library’s “Electronic Resources” page </li></ul><ul><li>--On- and off-campus access </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t look for articles in the Catalog! </li></ul>
  10. 10. To find an Article…Searching <ul><li>Search in a print index </li></ul><ul><li>Use one of the databases from the library’s “Electronic Resources” page </li></ul><ul><li>--On- and off-campus access </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t look for articles in the Catalog! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Electronic Resources <ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General OneFile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biography Resource Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanded Academic ASAP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ERIC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PsychInfo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PsychArticles </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. To find an Article…Sorting <ul><li>Citation: gives you the information you need to track down the work </li></ul><ul><li>Abstract: summary of article + citation </li></ul><ul><li>Full Text: complete text of article + citation </li></ul>
  13. 13. To find an Article…Locating <ul><li>Found sources in a print index or database? Now, how do you find them? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Locating article…pt. 1 <ul><li>If the source located was cited in a database… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check to see if full-text is available </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Locating article…pt. 2 <ul><li>If the source located was cited in a print index or full-text was not available in a database… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check the journal title in the Catalog by doing a Title Search to see if Beaman has the journal in print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search the journal title in Ebsco A to Z Journal Locator </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Locating articles…pt. 3 <ul><li>If the source is not available in print in Beaman Library or full-text via database… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check other local libraries (in WorldCat or Athena) to see if they have the journal in print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Request the article through Interlibrary Loan (Allow 2 weeks) </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Periodicals - Location <ul><li>Current (2011) magazines and journals are arranged alphabetically on open shelves for easy browsing. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Periodicals - Location <ul><li>Bound periodicals are arranged alphabetically and chronologically. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Periodicals - Location <ul><li>Some periodicals are kept on microfilm or microfiche . </li></ul>
  20. 20. Search engines <ul><li>search specifically for scholarly literature: </li></ul><ul><li>peer-reviewed papers </li></ul><ul><li>theses books preprints </li></ul><ul><li>abstracts technical reports </li></ul><ul><li>arranges search results by relevancy </li></ul>
  21. 21. World Wide Web Resources Samples <ul><li>FREE – </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Resources for Educational Excellence </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Gateway to Educational Materials </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  22. 22. Search engines <ul><li> </li></ul>… a virtual library of Internet resources relevant to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level. electronic journals electronic books bulletin boards databases articles
  23. 23. Evaluating Information <ul><li>from monographs [books] </li></ul><ul><li>from periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>from databases </li></ul>
  24. 24. Evaluating books <ul><li>A recognized author </li></ul><ul><li>Timely content </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Physical appearance </li></ul>
  25. 25. Evaluating Journal Articles <ul><li>Scholarly Journal Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Written for scholars or researchers in a specialized field (medicine, psychology, education) </li></ul>
  26. 26. What is a Scholarly Journal? <ul><li>For scholars or researchers in a specialized field (e.g. medicine, psychology) </li></ul><ul><li>Cites research </li></ul><ul><li>Peer review (refereed) </li></ul><ul><li>Includes notes and/or bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>Usually quarterly or monthly </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly print with graphs and/or tables </li></ul><ul><li>Few or no ads </li></ul>
  27. 27. Databases <ul><li>Academic .edu </li></ul><ul><li>Government .gov </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized/commercial .com/.org/.net </li></ul>
  28. 28. 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><ul><ul><li>Example: AMDOC </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. 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><ul><ul><li>Example: Silent Killer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Scout Report </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Web Site Evaluation—the WWW’s <ul><li>When was it said? </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><ul><ul><li>Example: Oncolink </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Interlibrary Loan <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>What do I do if a resource I need is not available in the Beaman Library? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li> Use the Interlibrary loan service provided by Beaman Library </li></ul>
  32. 32. Review: The Power of Five <ul><li>What does scholarly research require? </li></ul><ul><li>A knowledge of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. The locations of information resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Organization of information resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. The access tools needed for obtaining information regardless of its format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. The criteria for evaluating information located </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5. The rules of scholarly research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(proper citing/respect for copyright) </li></ul></ul>