Research Basics Special Care Counselling Cornelia Penner 2011
Today you will learn about: <ul><li>Finding books (printed, electronic) </li></ul><ul><li>Finding articles </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Library catalogues </li></ul><ul><li>find out what books a library owns, and where to find them </li></ul><ul><li>...
Champlain Library Catalogue
Call numbers
Encyclopedias & Other Reference Books <ul><li>background information </li></ul><ul><li>articles arranged alphabetically </...
Find them in the reference section <ul><li>Encyclopaedia Britannica </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia Americana </li></ul><ul...
Specialized Encyclopedias
Credo: online reference books
Periodicals newspapers magazines Academic journals
Academic journals <ul><li>also called  scholarly journals </li></ul><ul><li>“ peer-reviewed ”: articles are evaluated by e...
VS . Books Scholarly articles Lengthy (100+ pages) Short (less than 30 pages) May contain original research, may be an ove...
VS . <ul><li>Academic Search Premier </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian Newsstand, CBCA </li></ul><ul><li>mostly American content ...
Academic Search Premier :  a periodical database
One article
Three citation styles APA Banks, P., Jahoda, A., Dagnan, D., Kemp, J., & Williams, V. (2010). Supported  employment for pe...
APA Banks, P., Jahoda, A., Dagnan, D., Kemp, J., & Williams, V.  (2010). Supported employment for people with intellectual...
Search Tips <ul><li>Try  variations  on the same word (disabled, disability, disabilities) </li></ul><ul><li>Think of  syn...
VS . Periodical databases Websites Library pays subscription Free content Published information (edited) Anyone can put we...
Internet searching: tricks and tips <ul><li>Who is the author? What are his/her credentials? </li></ul><ul><li>look at whe...
Image Credits <ul><li>Slide 1:  </li></ul><ul><li>Elderly Couple by Akash_Kurdekar </li></ul><ul><li>Pieta House Press Pac...
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  1. 1. Research Basics Special Care Counselling Cornelia Penner 2011
  2. 2. Today you will learn about: <ul><li>Finding books (printed, electronic) </li></ul><ul><li>Finding articles </li></ul><ul><li>Internet searching </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Library catalogues </li></ul><ul><li>find out what books a library owns, and where to find them </li></ul><ul><li>no full text of books </li></ul><ul><li>no articles </li></ul><ul><li>in the past: card catalogues </li></ul><ul><li>now: online and accessible from any computer </li></ul>
  4. 4. Champlain Library Catalogue
  5. 5. Call numbers
  6. 6. Encyclopedias & Other Reference Books <ul><li>background information </li></ul><ul><li>articles arranged alphabetically </li></ul><ul><li>index volume at the end </li></ul>
  7. 7. Find them in the reference section <ul><li>Encyclopaedia Britannica </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia Americana </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopédie Bordas </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopédie Universalis </li></ul>
  8. 8. Specialized Encyclopedias
  9. 9. Credo: online reference books
  10. 10. Periodicals newspapers magazines Academic journals
  11. 11. Academic journals <ul><li>also called scholarly journals </li></ul><ul><li>“ peer-reviewed ”: articles are evaluated by experts before being published </li></ul>
  12. 12. VS . Books Scholarly articles Lengthy (100+ pages) Short (less than 30 pages) May contain original research, may be an overview or synthesis Usually original research Accepted and edited by publisher Peer review process Takes a long time to be published Shorter publication process (time-sensitive research) Usually a broader topic Usually a narrow aspect of a topic
  13. 13. VS . <ul><li>Academic Search Premier </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian Newsstand, CBCA </li></ul><ul><li>mostly American content </li></ul><ul><li>lots of Canadian content </li></ul><ul><li>Articles from scholarly journals, magazines, few newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Articles mostly from newspapers and magazines, few scholarly journals </li></ul>
  14. 14. Academic Search Premier : a periodical database
  15. 15. One article
  16. 16. Three citation styles APA Banks, P., Jahoda, A., Dagnan, D., Kemp, J., & Williams, V. (2010). Supported employment for people with intellectual disability: The effects of job breakdown on psychological well-being. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23 (4), 344-354. doi:10.1111/j.1468-3148.2009.00541.x Chicago Banks, Pauline, et al. &quot;Supported Employment for People with Intellectual Disability: The Effects of Job Breakdown on Psychological Well-Being.&quot; Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 23, no. 4 (July 2010): 344-354. doi:10.1111/j.1468-3148.2009.00541.x MLA Banks, Pauline, et al. &quot;Supported Employment for People with Intellectual Disability: The Effects of Job Breakdown on Psychological Well-Being.&quot; Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 23.4 (2010): 344-354. Academic Search Premier . Web. 4 Aug. 2011.
  17. 17. APA Banks, P., Jahoda, A., Dagnan, D., Kemp, J., & Williams, V. (2010). Supported employment for people with intellectual disability: The effects of job breakdown on psychological well-being. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23 (4), 344-354. doi:10.1111/j.1468- 3148.2009.00541.x
  18. 18. Search Tips <ul><li>Try variations on the same word (disabled, disability, disabilities) </li></ul><ul><li>Think of synonyms or related terms (disabled, handicapped) </li></ul><ul><li>Get more specific – Experiment! </li></ul>Use AND , OR , NOT to connect your search terms
  19. 19. VS . Periodical databases Websites Library pays subscription Free content Published information (edited) Anyone can put webpages online Articles from magazines, journals, newspapers Commercial websites, personal websites, etc. New articles added regularly; old ones remain available Updating is inconsistent; information may disappear Fewer results, but greater focus Many results, not necessarily relevant
  20. 20. Internet searching: tricks and tips <ul><li>Who is the author? What are his/her credentials? </li></ul><ul><li>look at where the website is from (domain name, “about us”, mission) </li></ul><ul><li>use quotation marks for phrases, e.g. “great chain of being” </li></ul><ul><li>When was this information published or updated? </li></ul><ul><li>Try Google’s Advanced Search. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Image Credits <ul><li>Slide 1: </li></ul><ul><li>Elderly Couple by Akash_Kurdekar </li></ul><ul><li>Pieta House Press Pack (12 of 28) by Joe Houghton </li></ul><ul><li>Friday is Paperwork Day by moogs </li></ul><ul><li>Pieta House Press Pack (10 of 28) by Joe Houghton </li></ul><ul><li>Diana MacNamara reads to children by familymwr </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 3: </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Phone by z_fishies http://www.flickr.com/photos/z_fishies/58440321/ </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 12: </li></ul><ul><li>Main Card Catalogue – October 1967 by Queen’s University Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/qul_photos/204115145/ </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 15: </li></ul><ul><li>Green Edition by aleksander http://www.flickr.com/photos/aleks/485909060/ </li></ul><ul><li>Akron 389 Karl Gerstner - Programme as city planning by watz http://www.flickr.com/photos/watz/2382012565/ </li></ul><ul><li>my first magazine! full page!!! by Gustty http://www.flickr.com/photos/gustty/2573319595/ </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Mags by Telstar Logistics http://www.flickr.com/photos/telstar/733638993/ </li></ul><ul><li>  Slide 16: </li></ul><ul><li>Bound Journals by diylibrarian http://www.flickr.com/photos/diylibrarian/1403798100/ / </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 19: </li></ul><ul><li>An Idea. by ethangibbs808 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ethangibbs/3348663577/ </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 21: </li></ul><ul><li>Keyboard detail by jiihaa/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jiihaa/2746390952/ </li></ul><ul><li>All images used in accordance with a Creative Commons license. </li></ul>

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