Source DiscoveryLibrary Workshop for PSY 2640Christopher ChanInformation Services Librarianchancp@hkbu.edu.hk
Learning OutcomesBy the end of this workshop you will be able to: Follow references in your readings to discover other relevant sources Use the PsycINFO database to locate the fulltext of journal articles relevant to your essay topic Use Mendeley to organise your the articles you ﬁnd
How you will learn today...Mini-LecturesIn-class exercises: Answers via Moodle CourseSite - get set up by logging in now
Following ReferencesTextbooks, journal articles, and other coursereadings always make reference to other sourcesA simple way to widen your reading and deepenyour knowledge is to look up these other sourcesThose sources will have references too, which youcan also follow
Finding Known BooksYou can use citation information in OneSearch to see if the material isavailable from the Library.Example:Bronfenbrenner, U., & Morris, P.A. (2006). The bioecological model of human development. In R. M. Lerner and W. Damon (Eds.), Handbook of child psychology (6th ed.), Vol. 1, Theoretical models of human development (pp. 793-828). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.If HKBU Library does not have a copy, check HKALL:Example:Skinner, B.F. (1957). Verbal behavior. New York: Appleton.
In-Class Exercise #1Try it yourself! Are the followingbooks available for HKBU studentsto request? Submit your answer toMoodleBrown, R. (1973). A ﬁrst language -The early stages. Cambridge, MA:Harvard University Press.LaFreniere, P. (2000). Emotionaldevelopment - A biosocialperspective. Belmont, CA:Wadsworth Publishing.
Finding Known ArticlesFor article references, use the Library’s Fulltext Finder tool to see if theLibrary has access to the online fulltextExample:Dai, D. Y. (2001). A comparison of gender diﬀerences in academic self- concept and motivation between high-ability and average Chinese adolescents. Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, 13(1), 22-32Fulltext Finder can also link to the Library Catalogue so you can check forhard copiesExample:Werner, L.A. & Bargones, J.Y. (1992). Psychoacoustic development of human infants. Advances in Infancy Research, 7, 103-145.
Exercise #2Try it yourself! Check to see if the following articles are available at HKBULibrary, and submit your answer to MoodlePombeni, M.L., Kirchler, E., & Palmonari, A. (1990). Identiﬁcation with peersas a strategy to muddle through the troubles of adolescent years. Journal ofAdolescence, 13, 351-369.Thompson, R.A. (2008). Measure twice, cut once: Attachment theory andthe NICHD study of early child care and youth development. Attachmentand Human Development, 10(3), 287-297.
Going to the next levelQuick Poll (on Moodle): When you needinformation for your assignments, what search tooldo you use?? (be honest!!)Up until now, you may only have experience usingGoogle, or perhaps the Library’s OneSearch toolNow that you have been at university for sometime, it’s time to step up and learn how to usesubject-speciﬁc databases
What are databases? Concept: To search for information (usually journal articles) from hundreds of publications at the same time Example: PsycINFO ...and 2400+ other titles
Search Statements forDatabases language development AND Hong Kong AND child* language development AND Hong Kong AND adolesc* ✔Use main ideas / keywords onlyConnect main ideas with ANDUse the “*” symbol (truncation) for variant wordendingsThink of synonyms and try diﬀerent searches
Using Subject HeadingsSubject Headings are descriptionsadded to article records by human cataloguers We can use them to more precisely target our searches
How do we know what wordsto use for subject searches? Answer: The thesaurus
Live Demo“I want to ﬁnd out about gender differences in conservation ability” Let’s look at how we can use PsycINFO to ﬁnd information on this topic...
Exercise #3Try it yourself! Use anadvanced search inPsycINFO database to locatea relevant journal article forthe following topic:Inﬂuence of childhood playon relationshipsIn Moodle, provide an APA-style citation for the articleyou ﬁnd
Getting organized...After a good long session with PsycINFO, you willhave lots of articles and (hopefully) a good numberof full text PDFsHow are you going to keep track of them all?How are you going to annotate them and makeyour notes?How are you going to produce the bibliographybased on these articles?
SummaryReferences cited in your textbooks are a valuableway to widen your reading and discover the literatureLibrary-subscribed databases like PsycINFO arepowerful tools for literature searchesGet organized with Mendeley or other referencemanagersIf you need help with any of the above, ask aLibrarian!