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TOPS - Orientation 2012

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TOPS - Orientation 2012

  1. 1. TOPS Orientation – Library and Research Basics LAKSAMEE PUTNAM LPUTNAM@TOWSON.EDU RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN Please login to the computer, then open a browser and go to: http://bit.ly/TOPSslides2012
  2. 2. First… Laksamee Putnam lputnam@towson.edu Cook Library Reference:  410.704.2462.  IM/email Phone: 410.704.3746.
  3. 3. Take away… Where are you? Search strategies and Search tips Evaluate the information Finding books/articles in the Cook Library Viral Video Research
  4. 4. Where do you go to find answers?http://bit.ly/TOPSpoll2012
  5. 5. Preparing to Search Articulate your topic  Choose important ideas  Identify keywords Find background information  Reference books  Websites Gather, organize and narrow it down http://youtu.be/HE4FJL2IDEs
  6. 6. Search Tips Boolean “search connectors”  Mammals AND Evolution  Climate Change OR Global warming
  7. 7. Search Tips Similar ideas … different  Truncation words  Technolog*  Phone  Technolog-y  Cellphone  Technolog-ist  Cell phone  Technolog-ical  Cellular telephone  Technolog-ically  Wireless phone  Mobile  Smartphone
  8. 8.  LocationSearching the  Call numberCatalog  Library MapCook Library  Other locationsResearch  Reserves  Interlibrary loan (Illiad)Library Catalogs  Request
  9. 9.  Peer-reviewed articles in multipleSearching journalsDatabasesCook Library  Journals  Towson: 235 journals with the wordSubject Gateways Biology in the title Biology Chemistry  Databases  Academic Search Premier Computer Science  ScienceDirect MB3  Scopus etc
  10. 10. Viral Video Research View a list of the possible videos here: http://bit.ly/TOPSviral2012 After choosing a video research it in the same way we did for “Charlie Bit My Finger” Fill out the form here while researching your video: http://bit.ly/TOPSws2012 Extra time? Fill out the form for another video!
  11. 11. Feedback form! http://bit.ly/TOPSfeedback2012
  12. 12. Questions? Feel free to contact me:  Laksamee Putnam  lputnam@towson.edu  410.704.3746. Or any reference librarian:  Visit Cook Library Reference Desk  410.704.2462.  IM – tucookchat

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