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Primary Education

  1. 1. Primary Education: An Adventure in Research Beaman Library Spring 2008
  2. 2. The Research Process <ul><li>The research process requires a knowledge of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>online catalogs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>print indexes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>electronic indexes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>electronic databases </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CD/DVD/Online </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>World Wide Web </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. 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>
  4. 4. Information Resources in Beaman Library - Organization <ul><ul><li>Library of Congress Classification System (LB 2806 .R38) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dewey Decimal Classification System (294.3 B45b) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designators (Ref, Oversize…) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Collections (Special Collections, Restoration Collection…) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Information Resources in Beaman Library – access tools <ul><ul><li>Online catalog ( CATACOMB ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Periodicals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Indexes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>World Wide Web </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://library.lipscomb.edu </li></ul></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. Reference Source: access tool <ul><li>Use Online Catalog ( Catacomb) </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>http:// library.lipscomb.edu </li></ul>
  9. 9. Reference Sources <ul><li>ASCD Curriculum Handbook </li></ul><ul><li>Education and Technology: an Encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia of Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Family Index </li></ul><ul><li>Pioneers of Early Childhood Education </li></ul><ul><li>Phi Delta Kappa – Fastback Index </li></ul>
  10. 10. Periodicals – Location <ul><li>Periodicals are located </li></ul><ul><li> Main Level </li></ul><ul><li>east wing </li></ul><ul><li>Microfiche/microfilm </li></ul><ul><li>Current </li></ul><ul><li>Indexes </li></ul><ul><li>Bound </li></ul>
  11. 11. Periodicals - Location <ul><li>Current (2008) magazines and journals are arranged alphabetically on open shelves for easy browsing. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Periodicals - Location <ul><li>Bound periodicals are arranged alphabetically and chronologically. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Periodicals - Location <ul><li>Some periodicals are kept on microfilm or microfiche . </li></ul>
  14. 14. Periodical Resources: Types and Formats <ul><li>Types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>News, Trade, Opinion, Scholarly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Formats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current Periodicals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bound Periodicals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microfiche / Microfilm </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. 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>
  16. 16. Articles in Periodicals - Access <ul><li>Access by using one of the following types of periodical indexes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Print index </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic/Online Index </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Periodical Indexes- Location <ul><li>Periodical indexes are located on the main floor, east wing of Beaman Library. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Periodical Indexes In Print - Subject and general: access tools <ul><li>Provides citations to articles in magazines, journals, and newspapers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember: citations only - no full-text </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples of subject indexes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biography Index </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education Index </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General Science Index </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Sciences Index </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example of general index </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Readers Guide to Periodical Literature </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Periodical Index Citations – Subject examples <ul><li>Education Index </li></ul><ul><li> English as a second language </li></ul><ul><li>Culturally Responsive Mathematics Teaching and English Language Learners. D. Torres-Velaquez and G. Lobo. Graph il tab Teach Child Math v111 no5 p249-55 D2004/January 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Kindergarten Prediction of Reading Skills: a Longitudinal Comparative Analysis. C. Schatschneider & others. Bibl tab J Educ Psychol v96 no2 p265-82 Je 2004. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Periodical Index Citations – Subject examples <ul><li>General Science Index </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary school students </li></ul><ul><li>Health and hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Childhood Obesity in New York City Elementary School Students. L. E. Thorpe and others. Bibl f graph tab Am J Public Health v94 no9 p1496-500 S2004. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Electronic/ Online Resources: Types <ul><li>General </li></ul><ul><li>Subject specific </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Military </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul>
  22. 22. Electronic/Online Resources: Locations <ul><li>Electronic data can be stored on </li></ul><ul><li>CD’s </li></ul><ul><li>DVD’s </li></ul><ul><li>Online catalogs </li></ul><ul><li>World Wide Web </li></ul>
  23. 23. Electronic/Online Resources: Cataloged web sites <ul><li>Approximately 150 links to databases and web sites are cataloged in Catacomb. </li></ul><ul><li> http:// library.lipscomb.edu </li></ul>
  24. 24. Periodical Indexes <ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) </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>Academic OneFile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PsychInfo </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Subject Indexes/Databases Online <ul><li>ERIC -- three ways to access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CATACOMB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://library.lipscomb.edu </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>/Search Other Databases </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.eduref.org (1966-2003) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.eric.ed.gov (1966 - ) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Subject Indexes/Databases Online <ul><li>PsycINFO </li></ul><ul><li>Access: in CATACOMB </li></ul><ul><li>Search other databases/ PsycINFO </li></ul><ul><li>http:// library.lipscomb.edu / </li></ul>
  27. 27. Online Indexes/Databases: Government <ul><li>U. S. Government </li></ul><ul><li>Library of Congress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://marvel.loc.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://nces.ed.gov/search/ </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Online Indexes/Databases -Government <ul><li>State Government </li></ul><ul><li>Tennessee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.state.tn.us/ </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. 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>
  30. 30. 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>
  31. 31. 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>
  32. 32. World Wide Web Resources Samples <ul><li>FREE – </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Resources for Educational Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.free.ed.gov / </li></ul><ul><li>Kids Count 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kidscount.org/sld/databook.jsp </li></ul><ul><li>National Association of Educating Young Children </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.naeyc.org </li></ul>
  33. 33. 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>
  34. 34. 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:// library.lipscomb.edu </li></ul>
  35. 35. 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>
  36. 36. 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>
  37. 37. 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>

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