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Psychology Grad Res08

  1. 1. An Adventure in Research Using Beaman Library Services and Resources Fall 2008
  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. Catacomb—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. Information Resources in Beaman Library – access tools <ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles (print & electronic) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Scholarly journal articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Popular magazine articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Newspaper articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Books! <ul><li>Reference Books: </li></ul><ul><li>-use in library only </li></ul><ul><li>General Collection: </li></ul><ul><li>-check out for 4 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>eBooks: (to sign up) </li></ul><ul><li>-access and read online </li></ul>
  8. 8. To find a Book… <ul><li>Use CATACOMB… </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>http:// </li></ul>
  9. 9. 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>
  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 “Search Other Databases” page </li></ul><ul><li>--On- and off-campus access </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t look for articles in CATACOMB! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Periodical Indexes- Location <ul><li>Periodical indexes are located on the main floor, east wing of Beaman Library. </li></ul>
  12. 12. 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>General Science Index </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Sciences Index </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education Index </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example of general index </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Readers Guide to Periodical Literature </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Periodical Index Citations – Subject examples <ul><li>Social Sciences Index </li></ul><ul><li>Soc Forces = </li></ul><ul><li>Social Forces </li></ul>
  14. 14. 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 “Search Other Databases” page </li></ul><ul><li>--On- and off-campus access </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t look for articles in CATACOMB! </li></ul>
  15. 15. 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>
  16. 16. To find an Article…Locating <ul><li>Found sources in a print index or database? Now, how do you find them? </li></ul>
  17. 17. 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>
  18. 18. 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 CATACOMB by doing a Title Search to see if Beaman has the journal in print </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. 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>
  20. 20. Periodicals - Location <ul><li>Current (2008) magazines and journals are arranged alphabetically on open shelves for easy browsing. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Periodicals - Location <ul><li>Bound periodicals are arranged alphabetically and chronologically. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Periodicals - Location <ul><li>Some periodicals are kept on microfilm or microfiche . </li></ul>
  23. 23. 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>
  24. 24. 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>
  25. 25. 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:// </li></ul>
  26. 26. Databases <ul><li>Tennessee Electronic Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic OneFile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanded Academic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Database </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Databases <ul><ul><li>Also try… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Source Elite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LexisNexis </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Databases and Citations and abstracts peer reviewed journals –1806 to the present chapters from books – dissertations 27 languages Full-text 60 peer-reviewed APA journals from 1894 to the present book chapters from 2000–2002 English language
  29. 29. Government Databases <ul><li>Library of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>National Institute of Mental Health </li></ul><ul><li>National Library of Medicine </li></ul>
  30. 30. Government Databases <ul><li>MedlinePlus </li></ul><ul><li>ERIC </li></ul>
  31. 31. Psychology Databases <ul><li>American Psychological Association </li></ul>
  32. 32. Psychology Databases <ul><li>Social Psychology Network </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Help Net </li></ul>
  33. 33. 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:// /
  34. 34. Search engines <ul><li>http:// / </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
  35. 35. Evaluating Information <ul><li>from monographs [books] </li></ul><ul><li>from periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>from databases </li></ul>
  36. 36. 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>
  37. 37. 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>
  38. 38. Evaluating Journal Articles <ul><ul><li>found in specialized (subject) indexes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[ Social Sciences Index ] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>usually published quarterly or monthly </li></ul></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>
  39. 39. 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>
  40. 40. Databases <ul><li>Academic .edu </li></ul><ul><li>Government .gov </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized/commercial .com/.org/.net </li></ul>
  41. 41. 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>
  42. 42. 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>
  43. 43. 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>
  44. 44. 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>
  45. 45. 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>
  46. 46. Citations <ul><li>Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association </li></ul><ul><li>APA </li></ul><ul><li>Citation Styles </li></ul>
  47. 47. 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>
  48. 48. 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>
  49. 49. 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>