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GETTING STARTED
WITH RESEARCH FOR YOUR THESIS
Finding, evaluating and citing sources
BE501/BE508 Updated january 2017
Henr...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 2
• Where and how to search for literature and
information
• How to assess the quality of ...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 3
• Searching for information – where to start?
• Search strategies
• Searching for
• Book...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 4
All databases or
resources mentioned
in this course can be
found on the library
subject ...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 5
CASE
”Family business and planning for next
generations”
” The Great Wave off Kanagawa” av Hokusai, 1832
6
a) Where to start?
Put your topic into context
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 7
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 8
PREPARE YOUR SEARCH – break it down, make a plan
”Family businesses and planning for nex...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 9
What type of information do I need?
definitions
background development
cases theories fi...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 10
What type of documents should I look for?
Journal articles
books reference works
Statis...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 11
Searching strategies
•OG/AND Students AND alcohol
•ELLER/OR alcohol OR intoxicant
•IKKE...
Exercise #1: Explore your topic
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 12
 Use the handout to break down your topic and make a p...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 13
Now you should have
• Literature you already have
• Detailed description of what
you ne...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 14
Searching strategies - truncation
• Truncation Asteriks * When added to the root of the...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 15
What is searchable in the documents?
Publication type
author keywords
ISBN publisher ye...
All the library in one search
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 16
All the library in one search
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 17
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 18
65 % of business
students at UiA master
level use Google or
Google Scholar when
searchi...
So why Oria?
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 19
• Let you search among books, journal
articles, reference work, encycloped...
Exercise #2: Search Oria
• Search for books on family business
• Search for books on «family business» and succesion
Expan...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 21
DEWEY SYSTEM
• 300 Social sciences
• 330 Economics
• 338 Production
• 338.2 Extraction of minerals
• 338.2728 Oil
Universi...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 23
Rules and regulations
• Loan period 60 days, but..
• Recalled after minimium 7 days if
...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 24
EIU – Economist Intelligence Unit
• 187 countries
• Political, social and economics
ana...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 25
Statistics Norway
• Publish articles weekly
• Theme pages
• Make your own tables
• Hist...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 26
EIKON (Thomson Reuters)
•Financial information by market and industry
•Replaces Datastr...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 27
World Competitiveness ONLINE
•Competitiveness of nation
states
•Rankings
•Make your own...
News archive - A-tekst fra Retriever
• Norske aviser
• Nasjonale, regionale
og lokale
• Fullteksk (web/pdf)
• Noen ukeavis...
Pressreader.com
• Available within UiA network
• 6000 publications
• 50% internatilnal newspapers
Universitetsbiblioteket ...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 30
Proff Forvalt – Financial statements (Norway)
Norske bedrifter
•Firmainformasjon
•Regns...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 31
Dictionary of Economics
•1500 academic articles
•High quality
•Gives an overview
•List ...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 32
Different types of journals
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 33
Exercise: Go to browzine.com and find journal
relevant to your topic
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 34
Content of scolarly journals
• Summary/keywords/authors
• Background
• Purpose
• Method...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 35
Be critical when you evaluate your potential sources
• Is the article outdated? When wa...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 36
Resources that helps you with source critisicm
kildkompasset.no
sokogskriv.no
ntnu.no/v...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 37
WHEN TYPING UP YOUR THESIS
• How to reference your sources in the text
• How to list yo...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 38
Direct quotation
Students do not always see the importance of citing all sources
in wri...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 39
Indirect quotation
is a reproduction of the meaning of an expression or a
section from ...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 40
Indirect quotation - example
Students do not always see the importance of citing
all so...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 41
Résumé (summary)
• A short summary from a source or a section which you write in
your o...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 42
Reference list
• Complete list of all references
used
• Usually alfabethical by authors...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 43
Listing your references
book with one author can, for example, be listed like this (APA...
kildekompasset.no/english
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 44
uia.no/citingsources
Must be read by
everyone!
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 45
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 46
Connect to UiA via Cisco VPN and get what
you need 24/7 from anywhere
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 47
MANAGING YOUR REFERENCES
• Endnote
• Save, import and organize
your references
• www.my...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 48
Good luck!
henry.langseth@uia.no
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Information retrieval and citing your sources Be501/508 2017 eng

  1. 1. GETTING STARTED WITH RESEARCH FOR YOUR THESIS Finding, evaluating and citing sources BE501/BE508 Updated january 2017 Henry Langseth, MBS Agder University library
  2. 2. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 2 • Where and how to search for literature and information • How to assess the quality of different sources • How to cite your sources correctly in your thesis After this course you should know* *hvis du holder deg våken da
  3. 3. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 3 • Searching for information – where to start? • Search strategies • Searching for • Books, reference work, reports.. • Important databases • Academic articles • Source critisicm • Citing correctly Plan for this course
  4. 4. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 4 All databases or resources mentioned in this course can be found on the library subject guides for economics/økonomi Why library subject guides is useful •Overview of resources relevant to your discipline •Carefully selected – high quality •Excellent starting point •Contact details
  5. 5. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 5 CASE ”Family business and planning for next generations”
  6. 6. ” The Great Wave off Kanagawa” av Hokusai, 1832 6
  7. 7. a) Where to start? Put your topic into context Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 7
  8. 8. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 8 PREPARE YOUR SEARCH – break it down, make a plan ”Family businesses and planning for next generation” Nøkkelord på norsk Synonymer på norsk Keywords in english Synonymes in english Familiebedrifter Generasjonsskifte -firma -foretak -selskap Eierskap Eierstruktur eierstyring Arv Family business Generations Ownership Structure Board enterprise firms Company Succession inheritance
  9. 9. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 9 What type of information do I need? definitions background development cases theories financial statements Important concepts terms methodology
  10. 10. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 10 What type of documents should I look for? Journal articles books reference works Statistics financial statements country information thesis news archives
  11. 11. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 11 Searching strategies •OG/AND Students AND alcohol •ELLER/OR alcohol OR intoxicant •IKKE/NOT intoxicant NOT drugs
  12. 12. Exercise #1: Explore your topic Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 12  Use the handout to break down your topic and make a plan for what you will look for in the databases
  13. 13. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 13 Now you should have • Literature you already have • Detailed description of what you need • What type of literature and information you need
  14. 14. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 14 Searching strategies - truncation • Truncation Asteriks * When added to the root of the word, it replaces various endings For example: search for strategy, then strateg* Resultat: Praesent sagittis strategystrategy imperdiet mi nec sagittis. Phasellus nec dui eget turpis tristique dictum. Quisque tincidunt sapien strategystrategy eu elit malesuada, ut elementum lorem mattis. Donec felis orci, commodo eu sagittis vel, laoreet et nunc. Aliquam vehicula odio strategic planstrategic plan in purus rhoncus semper. Integer sed bibendum ex, eget mollis risus. Praesent eget condimentum magna. aliquam enim urna, strategiststrategist gravida a lacinia sed, sodales sed neque. Fusce ut elit nec lorem pharetra rutrum. Nullam neque mi, pharetra id aliquet nec, tincidunt id sem. Pellentesque ut mattis dolor. Aenean quis nisi vel augue vestibulum luctus vel id enim.
  15. 15. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 15 What is searchable in the documents? Publication type author keywords ISBN publisher year geography editiongeography edition summary title people full text classification
  16. 16. All the library in one search Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 16
  17. 17. All the library in one search Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 17
  18. 18. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 18 65 % of business students at UiA master level use Google or Google Scholar when searching for academic literature Source: Library survey UiA 2016
  19. 19. So why Oria? Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 19 • Let you search among books, journal articles, reference work, encyclopedia in print and electronic • Include this and all norwegian academic libraries • Links to full text within our subscription databases • Request or make reservations • My account – overview and renew • Excellent starting point!
  20. 20. Exercise #2: Search Oria • Search for books on family business • Search for books on «family business» and succesion Expand the search above to All libraries– what happens? Limit your search to e-books on family businesses Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 20
  21. 21. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 21
  22. 22. DEWEY SYSTEM • 300 Social sciences • 330 Economics • 338 Production • 338.2 Extraction of minerals • 338.2728 Oil Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 22
  23. 23. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 23 Rules and regulations • Loan period 60 days, but.. • Recalled after minimium 7 days if wating list • Use my account in Oria to renew documents • NOK 600 replacement fee if you fail to return
  24. 24. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 24 EIU – Economist Intelligence Unit • 187 countries • Political, social and economics analysis
  25. 25. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 25 Statistics Norway • Publish articles weekly • Theme pages • Make your own tables • Historical statistics • Links to international statistical resources
  26. 26. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 26 EIKON (Thomson Reuters) •Financial information by market and industry •Replaces Datastream •Tailored course on the 8th february 2017
  27. 27. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 27 World Competitiveness ONLINE •Competitiveness of nation states •Rankings •Make your own tables •From 1989 and onward •Freely availably for students
  28. 28. News archive - A-tekst fra Retriever • Norske aviser • Nasjonale, regionale og lokale • Fullteksk (web/pdf) • Noen ukeaviser og magasiner • Obs - beholdning varierer mellom kildene Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 28
  29. 29. Pressreader.com • Available within UiA network • 6000 publications • 50% internatilnal newspapers Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 29
  30. 30. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 30 Proff Forvalt – Financial statements (Norway) Norske bedrifter •Firmainformasjon •Regnskapsinformasjon •Regnskapsanalyse •Årsregnskap med noter •Logg inn med din e-post
  31. 31. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 31 Dictionary of Economics •1500 academic articles •High quality •Gives an overview •List of references
  32. 32. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 32 Different types of journals
  33. 33. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 33 Exercise: Go to browzine.com and find journal relevant to your topic
  34. 34. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 34 Content of scolarly journals • Summary/keywords/authors • Background • Purpose • Methodology • Results • Discussion/conclusion • References
  35. 35. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 35 Be critical when you evaluate your potential sources • Is the article outdated? When was it first published? • Is it relevant to my topic? • How much literature do I actually need? • Is it highly cited? Read more on this on e.g. the Citation Compass: http://kildekompasset.no/source-evaluation.aspx or Søk og Skriv: http://sokogskriv.no/en/sources-and-references/source- evaluation/qualitative-evaluation/
  36. 36. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 36 Resources that helps you with source critisicm kildkompasset.no sokogskriv.no ntnu.no/viko/
  37. 37. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 37 WHEN TYPING UP YOUR THESIS • How to reference your sources in the text • How to list your sources in a reference list
  38. 38. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 38 Direct quotation Students do not always see the importance of citing all sources in written work. ”Serious academic literature authors use sources, and they cite the sources they use" (Spangen, 2007, p. 9). This is just as important when writing a semester assignment as when writing a scientific dissertation.
  39. 39. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 39 Indirect quotation is a reproduction of the meaning of an expression or a section from a source formulated in your own words. This way, you achieve better flow in your text
  40. 40. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 40 Indirect quotation - example Students do not always see the importance of citing all sources in written work. All of the sources you use in written work must be provided if you are to be perceived of as a serious academic author (Spangen, 2007). This is just as important when writing a semester assignment as when writing a scientific dissertation. Check with supervisor if they require page numbers for indirect quations. It varies.
  41. 41. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 41 Résumé (summary) • A short summary from a source or a section which you write in your own words. • Provides a more comprehensive reproduction • The summary should only contain the main elements.
  42. 42. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 42 Reference list • Complete list of all references used • Usually alfabethical by authors last name • Important to get this right • Choose one style – and stick with it!
  43. 43. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 43 Listing your references book with one author can, for example, be listed like this (APA 6th): Template: Last name, First initial. (Year). Title of the book in italics (Edition – if available). Place of publication: Publisher. Example: Fitzgerald, F. S. (1926). The Great Gatsby. London: Chatto & Windus.
  44. 44. kildekompasset.no/english Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 44
  45. 45. uia.no/citingsources Must be read by everyone! Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 45
  46. 46. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 46 Connect to UiA via Cisco VPN and get what you need 24/7 from anywhere
  47. 47. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 47 MANAGING YOUR REFERENCES • Endnote • Save, import and organize your references • www.myendnoteweb.com • Software available from jukebox/fronter (PC) or IT-help Click IT (Mac)
  48. 48. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder 48 Good luck! henry.langseth@uia.no

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