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Laksamee Putnam<br />lputnam@towson.edu<br />Research & Instruction Librarian<br />GERO 101: Research Process and Searchin...
Agenda<br />Finding Books<br />Peer reviewed vs Popular<br />How to formulate a search<br />Citation Resources<br />Hands ...
How can I help you?<br />In class session to learn how to use resources<br />Phone help 410.704.3359.<br />Chat help <br /...
Text a Librarian<br />Test 66746<br />Start you question with askcook<br />Example:<br /><ul><li>askcookis the library ope...
3 ways to find Books<br />http://cooklibrary.towson.edu<br />Towson Books<br />USMAI Books<br />Interlibrary Loan<br />
Scholarly Articles vs Popular<br />http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/helpguides/guides/scholarly_demo/scholarly_demo.swf<br />
Formulating a Keyword Search<br />Choose a Topic<br />
Formulating a Keyword Search<br />Choose a Topic<br />End of life care of elderly<br />
Formulating a Keyword Search<br />Narrow/Broaden your search<br />
Formulating a Keyword Search<br />Narrow/Broaden your search<br />Elderly depression in end of life care<br />
Formulating a Keyword Search<br />Identify the key concepts<br />
Formulating a Keyword Search<br />Identify the key concepts<br />Elderly<br />Depression<br />End of life care<br />
Formulating a Keyword Search<br />Consider synonyms/alternative spellings for terms<br />Elder<br />Depression<br />End of...
Formulating a Keyword Search<br />Consider synonyms/alternative spellings for terms<br />Elderly<br />Elder*<br />Senior<b...
Formulating a Keyword Search<br />Formulate your search utilizing various combinations of your words<br />String them toge...
Formulating a Keyword Search<br />Limit your search<br />Appropriate date range<br />Subject<br />Publication type<br />
Writing and Citing Resources<br />Cook Library<br />Quick Tools<br />Citing Sources<br />Allows your readers to verify and...
Let’s start searching!<br />Follow the example searches first to familiarize yourself with the databases<br />Then begin r...
Questions?<br />Feel free to contact me:<br />Laksamee Putnam<br />lputnam@towson.edu<br />410.704.3746.<br />Twitter: @Li...
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Gerontology 101

  1. 1. Laksamee Putnam<br />lputnam@towson.edu<br />Research & Instruction Librarian<br />GERO 101: Research Process and Searching<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Finding Books<br />Peer reviewed vs Popular<br />How to formulate a search<br />Citation Resources<br />Hands on database practice<br />Limiting your search<br />FindIt Button<br />Saving articles in folders<br />Requesting articles through ILL<br />
  3. 3. How can I help you?<br />In class session to learn how to use resources<br />Phone help 410.704.3359.<br />Chat help <br />Go to Library website and click “Ask a Librarian”<br />One-on-one appointments<br />Help at the reference desk <br />
  4. 4. Text a Librarian<br />Test 66746<br />Start you question with askcook<br />Example:<br /><ul><li>askcookis the library open Monday?</li></ul>Test it now!<br />askcookgero101 test text<br />Save it to your contacts!<br />
  5. 5. 3 ways to find Books<br />http://cooklibrary.towson.edu<br />Towson Books<br />USMAI Books<br />Interlibrary Loan<br />
  6. 6. Scholarly Articles vs Popular<br />http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/helpguides/guides/scholarly_demo/scholarly_demo.swf<br />
  7. 7. Formulating a Keyword Search<br />Choose a Topic<br />
  8. 8. Formulating a Keyword Search<br />Choose a Topic<br />End of life care of elderly<br />
  9. 9. Formulating a Keyword Search<br />Narrow/Broaden your search<br />
  10. 10. Formulating a Keyword Search<br />Narrow/Broaden your search<br />Elderly depression in end of life care<br />
  11. 11. Formulating a Keyword Search<br />Identify the key concepts<br />
  12. 12. Formulating a Keyword Search<br />Identify the key concepts<br />Elderly<br />Depression<br />End of life care<br />
  13. 13. Formulating a Keyword Search<br />Consider synonyms/alternative spellings for terms<br />Elder<br />Depression<br />End of life care<br />
  14. 14. Formulating a Keyword Search<br />Consider synonyms/alternative spellings for terms<br />Elderly<br />Elder*<br />Senior<br />Aged<br />Older person<br />Older adult<br />Depression<br />hopelessness<br />End of life care<br />Palliative care<br />Terminal care<br />
  15. 15. Formulating a Keyword Search<br />Formulate your search utilizing various combinations of your words<br />String them together using AND/OR/NOT <br />Truncate *<br />
  16. 16. Formulating a Keyword Search<br />Limit your search<br />Appropriate date range<br />Subject<br />Publication type<br />
  17. 17. Writing and Citing Resources<br />Cook Library<br />Quick Tools<br />Citing Sources<br />Allows your readers to verify and identify where the information and ideas in your paper originated<br />Gives credit to the owners of the ideas (avoiding plagiarism)<br />Provides a connection between your research and the research of related sources<br />
  18. 18. Let’s start searching!<br />Follow the example searches first to familiarize yourself with the databases<br />Then begin researching your own topic<br />As you are finding information on your topic please fill in the Google Doc worksheet<br />http://bit.ly/GERO101worksheeta<br />
  19. 19. Questions?<br />Feel free to contact me:<br />Laksamee Putnam<br />lputnam@towson.edu<br />410.704.3746.<br />Twitter: @LibrarianLaks<br />Or any reference librarian:<br />Visit Cook Library Reference Desk<br />410.704.2462.<br />IM – tucookchat<br />

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