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  1. 1. Kinesiology: An Adventure in Research Beaman Library Fall 2008
  2. 2. Research is a process… <ul><li>It is ORGANIZED </li></ul><ul><li>It is METHODICAL </li></ul><ul><li>It is COMPREHENSIVE </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Researcher’s 2 questions… <ul><li>WHAT do I want to know? </li></ul><ul><li>WHERE do I find that information? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Catacomb… the online catalog <ul><li>All searching begins with </li></ul><ul><li>the online catalog. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Information Resources in Beaman Library <ul><ul><li>Reference books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Periodicals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indexes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases/Websites </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Reference Sources: Location Main Level – West Wing
  7. 7. Reference Sources: Types <ul><li>Encyclopedias </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul><ul><li>Handbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Directories </li></ul><ul><li>Indexes </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical Sources </li></ul>
  8. 8. Periodicals - Location <ul><li>Current (2008) magazines and journals are arranged alphabetically on open shelves for easy browsing. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Periodicals - Location <ul><li>Bound periodicals are arranged alphabetically and chronologically. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Periodicals - Location <ul><li>Some periodicals are kept on microfilm or microfiche . </li></ul>
  11. 11. Periodical Indexes (print)- Location <ul><li>Periodical indexes are located on the main floor, east wing of Beaman Library. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Periodical Indexes/Academic Databases <ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanded Academic ASAP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General OneFile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Reference Center--Academic </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Journals on the Web <ul><li>The Internet Public Library Online Serials </li></ul><ul><li>Find </li></ul>free access to medical journals Magazines, journals, E-zines, and more.
  14. 14. Academic Databases Available from Catacomb @ http:// Campus access only
  15. 15. Government Databases <ul><li>National Library of Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>National Institutes of Health </li></ul>Health and drug information for patients, family and friends Biomedical journal literature from MEDLINE/PubMed
  16. 16. Subject Interest Databases Archive of athletic journals For health care professionals Education journals and research
  17. 17. 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>http:// /
  18. 18. Evaluating Information <ul><li>from monographs (books) </li></ul><ul><li>from periodicals (journals) </li></ul><ul><li>from databases/websites </li></ul>
  19. 19. Evaluating books <ul><li>Is it a recognized author? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it have timely content? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it contain documentation? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Evaluating Journal Articles <ul><li>Scholarly Journal Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>limited audience </li></ul><ul><li>for scholars or researchers in a specialized field (e.g. medicine, psychology) </li></ul>
  21. 21. Evaluating Journal Articles <ul><ul><li>found in specialized (subject) indexes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>such as the Physical Education Index </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mostly print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>graphs and/or tables </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>few or no ads </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Evaluating Journal Articles <ul><li>Scholarly Journal Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>cites research </li></ul><ul><li>includes notes and/or bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>passes review by panel of experts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>peer reviewed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>refereed </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. A Primary source <ul><li>Johnson, Kent. A survey of kinesiology students at Lipscomb University with severe tendon trauma of the right thumb due to excessive cell phone use . Nashville: LU Press, 2007. </li></ul>Reports original research
  24. 24. A Secondary source <ul><li>Henry, Ruth. “A second look at Johnson’s survey.” The Babbler , vol. 59, no. 6, </li></ul><ul><li>October 1, 2007. </li></ul>Comments, reviews, critiques a primary source.
  25. 25. World Wide Web Resources <ul><li>Academic .edu </li></ul><ul><li>Government .gov </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized/commercial .com/.org/.net </li></ul>
  26. 26. 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>
  27. 27. 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>
  28. 28. 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>
  29. 29. 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>
  30. 30. Interlibrary Loan <ul><li>Facts about Interlibrary Loan: </li></ul><ul><li>Interlibrary Loan is a service provided by Beaman Library to obtain materials NOT owned by Beaman Library. </li></ul><ul><li>The conditions of this service are set by the National Interlibrary Loan Code . </li></ul><ul><li>The loan period is determined by the lending library. </li></ul><ul><li>Athena is an area consortium of local libraries who loan and borrow from one another without charge. </li></ul><ul><li>Applications are available at the Reference desk or online in Catacomb . </li></ul><ul><li>Access form online: http:// </li></ul>
  31. 31. Your mission... <ul><li>Come up with a suitable topic (not too broad, not too narrow) </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to find resources in all formats (books, articles, websites, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate & cite these sources correctly (be careful not to plagiarize!) </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: librarians are here to help you with your mission! </li></ul>
  32. 32. SAIL <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>