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Research basics

  1. 1. The Altamaha Technical College Library presents:Research Basics<br />Finding and Using Articles in GALILEO<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />Topic Selection<br />Research Strategies<br />Using GALILEO<br />Using Citations<br />Conclusion<br />Today’s Agenda<br />
  3. 3. Choose Your Topic<br />Select Keywords for Searching<br />Plan Your Research Strategy<br />First Steps<br />
  4. 4. Avoid too broad or too narrow a topic<br />Read about your subject area for ideas<br />Ask your instructor or a librarian for help<br />Choosing a Topic<br />
  5. 5. Subject Area: <br />Landscaping<br />Focus: <br />Lawn Treatment/Pesticide Application<br />Topic: <br />Safety Practices for Lawn Pesticide Applicators<br />Keywords: <br />Pesticides and Safety<br />Sample Topic<br />
  6. 6. Places to Look for Information<br />Ways to Record the Information<br />Organizing Your Information<br />Research Strategy<br />
  7. 7. Library Catalog (AltaCat)<br />Online Databases (GALILEO)<br />Free Internet Resources<br />Places to Look<br />
  8. 8. Altamaha Technical College Website<br />http://www.altamahatech.edu<br />
  9. 9. Articles in Periodicals<br />Online Encyclopedia Articles<br />Electronic Books<br />Online Databases (GALILEO)<br />
  10. 10. Encyclopedia Britannica Online<br />Credo Reference<br />Facts.com<br />GALILEO Hints and Suggestions<br />
  11. 11. Career & Technical Education by ProQuest<br />Vocational & Career Collection by Ebscohost<br />Proquest Nursing and Allied Health Source<br />HealthSource: Nursing/Academic Edition<br />Other Recommended Databases<br />
  12. 12. Violates the ATC Student Code of Conduct<br />Earns You a Big Fat Zero<br />It’s Like Lying, Cheating, and Stealing<br />Just Say No to Plagiarism<br />
  13. 13. You use a quote <br />You use a specific fact or statistic<br />You paraphrase a passage<br />You Need to Cite When:<br />
  14. 14. Fenske and Day note in their chapter for Occupational and Residential Exposure Assessment for Pesticides, “Consumers who use the pesticide products generally have no formal training in mixing and application techniques” (18) .   <br />Example - Quotation<br />
  15. 15. Most professionals recommend that these options, often referred to as integrated pest management or IPM , be exhausted before pesticides are used (Spencer 36).<br />Example - Paraphrase<br />
  16. 16. The median annual income for lawn pesticide applicators in Georgia, as reported in May 2009, was $29,380, as compared to $22,490 for general landscape workers (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).<br />Example – Statistical Data<br />
  17. 17. Example – Works Cited<br />
  18. 18. How to log in to GALILEO<br />How to choose the right database<br />How to search for articles<br />How to choose an article to use<br />How to view and print an article<br />How to find the citation<br />How to use citations<br />How to format a Works Cited page<br />Review of Today’s Class<br />

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