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Comm 2P15 2013

  1. 1. COMM 2P15 Literature Review Justine Cotton, Liaison Librarian for CPCF
  2. 2. Library Research=Stress? Source: Project Information Literacy projectinfolit.org
  3. 3. Library Research=Stress? Do you agree? www.polleverywhere.com/comm2p15lib
  4. 4. Create and shape your research topic Learn how to search the literature effectively Identify the best sources for your topic Objectives
  5. 5. Pick something that interests you… Dip into SuperSearch to get ideas… Be prepared to modify your topic… Developing a Research Topic
  6. 6. Beginning the search… Courtesy Matthew Reidsma https://twitter.com/mreidsma Dream library database?
  7. 7. Maybe the next best thing… This is linked on your Sakai page
  8. 8. Research involves trial and error, with the occasional frustrating moment It’s not as simple as clicking peer-review and grabbing quotes from the first few pages of the first articles that look good! Myth of the perfect source let’s acknowledge that this happens
  9. 9. You are doing university-level research so it’s important to: Acquaint yourself with library databases Find appropriate sources Read the books/articles thoughtfully You don’t need to be a librarian, but
  10. 10. Why peer-reviewed?
  11. 11. What is SuperSearch?
  12. 12. Basically, it’s a discovery layer. It lets you “discover” the Library collections, online and in print: DVD in our collection book in our collection
  13. 13. SuperSearch finds: -books at Brock -articles from many different databases -ebooks It has a LOT of content – use it to get ideas e.g. what have other researchers studied?
  14. 14. Search has been narrowed Limits have been set
  15. 15. This is an example of a scholarly article. -it is 21 pages -methodology is outlined in the abstract SuperSearch can help you find more specialized databases
  16. 16. www.brocku.ca/library Let’s try a few searches & discuss
  17. 17. Questions?

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