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  1. 1. Starting Your Research: The Sixties LU 1103 Fall 2007
  2. 2. Using Information Sources and Resources In Beaman Library Lipscomb University
  3. 3. Beaman Library: your starting point for research <ul><li>Library staff : we’re here for you! </li></ul><ul><li>Internet computers with free printing </li></ul><ul><li>Quiet & not-quiet workspace : work alone or in groups </li></ul><ul><li>Books and journals and microfilm and newspapers and... ! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Getting Started Online Catalog for Lipscomb Libraries
  5. 5. Finding Catacomb <ul><li> / </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select LIBRARY from the bottom menu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Beaman Library Website: your homepage-away-from-home. <ul><li>Access library catalog & databases from any computer </li></ul><ul><li>Ask A Reference Question??? form lets you ask reference questions anytime </li></ul><ul><li>Interlibrary loan request forms: just because we don’t have it doesn’t mean you can’t use it! </li></ul>http://
  7. 7. 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>
  8. 8. Reference Books <ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedias </li></ul><ul><li>Handbooks </li></ul>
  9. 9. 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>
  10. 10. Periodicals <ul><li>Publications which are produced at regular intervals… </li></ul><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><ul><ul><ul><li>newsletters </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Periodicals - Location <ul><li>Current (2007) 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. 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>
  15. 15. Periodical Indexes <ul><li>Periodical indexes are located on the main floor, east wing of Beaman Library. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Periodical Indexes <ul><li>General </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biography Index </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PAIS International in Print </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Humanities Index </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Philosopher’s Index </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Sciences Index </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Periodical Indexes <ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic 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> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General Reference Center Gold </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>InfoTrac OneFile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LexisNexis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature Resource Center </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Articles: Sorting out your results <ul><li>Citation: gives you the information you need to track down the work </li></ul><ul><li>Abstract: summarizes content of article & provides citation </li></ul><ul><li>Full Text: complete text of article, along with citation. </li></ul>
  19. 19. 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>
  20. 20. Online/electronic Resources <ul><li>Electronic Books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>18,000+ titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NetLibrary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use from any computer! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Set up user profile on campus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Then look at book at book from any computer </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Electronic Journals <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10,000,000 articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>since 1998 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses LookSmart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>articles from Gale Group </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Electronic Journals <ul><li> </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>
  23. 23. Search Engines
  24. 24. More Search Engines
  25. 25. Scholarly Search Engine specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research
  26. 26. Internet Resources Evaluate your resources.
  27. 27. 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: Wikipedia </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. 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>
  29. 29. 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>
  30. 30. Still need help???? <ul><li>Ask a librarian </li></ul>Library Director and Collection Development Librarian Carolyn Wilson
  31. 31. Still need help???? <ul><li>Ask a librarian </li></ul>Circulation and Instruction Librarian Anna Leta Moss
  32. 32. Still need help???? <ul><li>Ask a librarian </li></ul>Reference and Special Collections Librarian Marie Byers
  33. 33. Still need help???? <ul><li>Ask a librarian </li></ul>Technical Services Librarian Leah Hamrick
  34. 34. Still need help???? <ul><li>Ask a librarian </li></ul>Periodicals Librarian David Howard
  35. 35. Still need help???? <ul><li>Ask a librarian </li></ul>Reference and Technology Librarian Eunice Wells
  36. 36. 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>
  37. 37. Beaman Library: Contact Us <ul><li>“ Ask A Reference Question???” form off the library homepage </li></ul><ul><li>Call the reference desk: (615) 966-6037 </li></ul><ul><li>Stop by the reference desk any time the library is open </li></ul><ul><li>My email: </li></ul>