ISTC201 - Research - Fall 2011

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ISTC201 - Research - Fall 2011

  1. 1. ISTC 201: Using Information Effectively LAKSAMEE PUTNAM LPUTNAM@TOWSON.EDU RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN
  2. 2. Comics Studio with Ellen Forney Thursday October 13th, 2011 2-3:30PM Cook Library 507 – Towson room  Cartoonist Ellen Forney, the mind behind the comics and artwork in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, will teach participants how to develop their own comic art, including text and illustration. Attendance is limited to 25 students; please contact Patricia MacDonald, Cook Library, pmacdonald@towson.edu to register.
  3. 3. Comics: The Extraordinary Power of Words and Pictures Thursday October 13th, 2011 7-8:30PM University Union - Potomac Lounge  Comics are enjoying a new respect as a compelling literary medium. Join Ellen Forney, creator of the art in this year’s One Maryland One Book selection, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, as she enthuses about their quirky appeal in a presentation about both her solo projects and her work with the novel.
  4. 4. First… Laksamee Putnam lputnam@towson.edu Cook Library Reference:  410.704.2462.  IM/email Phone: 410.704.3746. Twitter: @CookLibraryofTU Albert S. Cook facebook profile!
  5. 5. Take away… Review of last class Finding Books: Cook Library Finding Articles: Databases Requesting items vs Interlibrary loan
  6. 6. Putting it all together… Your Topic: Keyword #1 Keyword #2 Keyword #3 ___________ OR ___________OR ___________ AND ___________ OR ___________ OR ___________ AND ___________ OR ___________ OR ___________
  7. 7. Web pre-searching Good:  Bad: How?  How? Why?  Why?
  8. 8. Finding Books Plenty of relevant information in print Use broad keywords Multiple places to search  Towson Library  USMAI Libraries Catalog vs WorldCat TU
  9. 9. Finding Books
  10. 10. Finding BooksFinding the appropriate subject wordsor “subject tags” that describe yoursearch topic is essential. These subjecttags apply in database indexes too.Keep track of any good words you find;you will use them later when yousearch for scholarly journal articles inthe databases.
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  17. 17. Finding Books If Cook Library and USMAI does not have a copy of the book you want, you can request it thru InterLibrary Loan
  18. 18. Finding Articles Looking for specific research about your topic The library subscribes to thousands of journals (but not all of them) Databases help you search through multiple journals Use subject specific databases to help narrow your article search
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  20. 20. Finding Articles Database Demo  Choose Databases  Choose Advanced Search  Peer Reviewed articles  http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/helpguides/guides/scholarly_dem o/scholarly_demo.swf
  21. 21. Finding Articles
  22. 22. Finding Articles Database Demo  Alter the time frame  Notice Subject terms  View Similar Results  Click full text pdf or Find It
  23. 23. Finding Articles Database Demo  After clicking Find It  If we do not have an electronic copy, be sure to check to see if we have a print copy  If Cook Library does not have a print or electronic copy you can request article thru InterLibrary Loan (Iliad)
  24. 24. Let’s start searching! Find a book on your topic  Try to find one available here at Towson and another located elsewhere Find an article on your topic  Use various combinations of your keywords Fill out this form:  http://bit.ly/ISTC201worksheet
  25. 25. Questions? Feel free to contact me:  Laksamee Putnam  lputnam@towson.edu  410.704.3746.  Twitter: @CookLibraryofTU Or any reference librarian:  Visit Cook Library Reference Desk  410.704.2462.  IM – tucookchat

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