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  1. 1. GE80C Students Welcome to College Library! Esther Grassian College Library Spring 2010
  2. 2. Handouts…
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>7 Research Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Narrowing/Broadening </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying, Locating & Evaluating Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Annotating & Citing References </li></ul><ul><li>What will you differently? </li></ul><ul><li>Research Your Own Topics </li></ul><ul><li>Questions Welcome! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Road to Research
  5. 5. Your Assignments...
  6. 6. Research Paper Steps <ul><li>Pick a topic </li></ul><ul><li>ID topic limiters </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm </li></ul><ul><li>ID databases </li></ul><ul><li>Keyword => Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate Results </li></ul><ul><li>Save Citations & Locate </li></ul>
  7. 7. Topic Narrowing/Broadening
  8. 8. Mental Mapping <ul><li>Does the quality of life of older women in the United States vary by ethnicity? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Key Topic Words <ul><li>quality of life </li></ul><ul><li>older women </li></ul><ul><li>United States </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnicity </li></ul>
  10. 10. Related Words/Concepts <ul><li>Satisfaction, Well Being, Attitud* </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Citizen*, Elder* </li></ul><ul><li>U.S., California, Los Angeles, L.A. </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnic*, minorit* [or specific ethnic groups—e.g., Latin*, Hispanic*, Asian-American*,African-American*, Black*] </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sample Topic <ul><li>What causes older white men to want to commit suicide, and why is it not affecting women as badly as men? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Focus Your Topic! <ul><li>Identify (Circle) Key Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm Related Words </li></ul>
  13. 13. Questions?
  14. 14. What’s a JOURNAL?
  15. 15. Academic Conversations
  16. 16. Evidence…
  17. 17. Peer Review/Referee Process
  18. 18. Empirical <ul><li>“ Derived from observation or experiment rather than speculation or theory.” (Colman, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Colman, A. M. (2006). Dictionary of psychology (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Questions?
  20. 20. Finding Databases <ul><li>UCLA Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequently Used DBs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DBs by Subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DBs A-Z </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GE80 Research Guide for Class </li></ul>
  21. 21. PsycINFO <ul><li>Topics : Psychology & Related Fields </li></ul><ul><li>Items : Journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, conference proceedings </li></ul><ul><li>Time : 1806-present </li></ul>
  22. 22. Try it!
  23. 23. Let’s help… <ul><li>Social variation in how Alzheimer’s disease is treated in China and the U.S. </li></ul>
  24. 25. <ul><li>Don’t Pay for Articles!!! </li></ul>
  25. 26. <ul><li>What’s an abstract </li></ul>
  26. 27. Internet Public Library <ul><li>www.ipl.org </li></ul>
  27. 28. Questions?
  28. 29. Citation Style Help <ul><li>APA Publication Manual (print--2001) </li></ul><ul><li>KnightCite (APA 5 th ed.) </li></ul><ul><li>SourceAid (APA 5 th ed.) </li></ul>
  29. 30. Review: Save Time & Effort! <ul><li>Your Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>7 Research Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Narrowing/Broadening </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying, Locating & Evaluating Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Annotating & Citing References </li></ul><ul><li>Think Critically! </li></ul><ul><li>and… </li></ul>
  30. 31. Ask Us!
  31. 32. Answer a few questions… <ul><li>http://bit.ly/DamronPost </li></ul>
  32. 33. What will you do differently?
  33. 34. Research Your Own Topics…

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