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George MasonUniversity LibrariesHNRS 110:ResearchMethodsFall 2012
• Jenna Rinalducci, MA, MSLS• Fenwick Library  jrinaldu_@_gmu.edu  703-993-3720• Liaison Librarian for School of Art, Art ...
Every discipline has unique approaches to                research                                                        "...
HOWEVER…There are commonalities among the disciplines when conducting research.        “An Overview of the Research Proces...
HOWEVER…There are commonalities among thedisciplines when writing a collegeresearch paper.Check out the list Steps in the ...
What are the 4 steps in     the Research Process?1. Pick a topic2.3.4.5.6. Write the paper
What are the 4 steps in   the Research Process?1. Pick a topic2. Where to search (databases)3. How to search (keywords)4. ...
What words do you associate with         RESEARCH?       Wordle Created from 2012 Survey of HNRS 110 Students
HNRS 110 Library Guidehttp://hnrs110.gmu.edu/libraryhttp://hnrs110.gmu.edu/library
Where to Search Big Box Stores                      Boutique StoresProQuest Research                    Subject-Based Data...
Where to Search
How To Search           The Starbucks Syndrome:Finding the right search terms can make all the difference.
Words to Use:ProQuest Research LibraryWhat does the database want youto use
Words to Use: PsycINFO        What does the database want you        to use
Refine Your Search
Refine Your Search
How to Get It:Step 1: The E-Journal Finder (or Mason Link)  Access to 60,000 journals onlineStep 2: George Mason Universit...
How to Get It
Is What I’ve Got Any Good?The CRAAP Test for evaluating information• Currency             =    Timeliness• Relevance/Cover...
Feedback after Library Session
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HNRS 110 Fall 2012

  1. 1. George MasonUniversity LibrariesHNRS 110:ResearchMethodsFall 2012
  2. 2. • Jenna Rinalducci, MA, MSLS• Fenwick Library jrinaldu_@_gmu.edu 703-993-3720• Liaison Librarian for School of Art, Art History Program & Honors College
  3. 3. Every discipline has unique approaches to research "Writing in Art and Design." Language and Learning Online. Monash University, 27 Feb. 2007. Web. 6 Sept. 2012. <http://www.monash.edu.au/lls/llonline/writing/artdesign> “How Science Works: The Flowchart."Understanding Science. University of Wheeldon, Johannes, and Mauri California Museum of Paleontology , 6 Sept. 2012. Åhlberg. Visualizing social science <http://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/scienceflowchart> research: maps, methods, & meaning. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, 2012.
  4. 4. HOWEVER…There are commonalities among the disciplines when conducting research. “An Overview of the Research Process.” New College: Guide to Research and Writing. Arizona State University. 2010. Web. 24 Sept. 2012.
  5. 5. HOWEVER…There are commonalities among thedisciplines when writing a collegeresearch paper.Check out the list Steps in the ResearchProcess.
  6. 6. What are the 4 steps in the Research Process?1. Pick a topic2.3.4.5.6. Write the paper
  7. 7. What are the 4 steps in the Research Process?1. Pick a topic2. Where to search (databases)3. How to search (keywords)4. How to get it (find the article)5. Is what I’ve got any good?6. Write the paper
  8. 8. What words do you associate with RESEARCH? Wordle Created from 2012 Survey of HNRS 110 Students
  9. 9. HNRS 110 Library Guidehttp://hnrs110.gmu.edu/libraryhttp://hnrs110.gmu.edu/library
  10. 10. Where to Search Big Box Stores Boutique StoresProQuest Research Subject-Based DatabasesLibraryMulti-subject, popular & scholarly Example:articles, extensive full-text PsycINFOAcademic Search Abstracts & limited full-textComplete articles from 1,500 psychology journals in 35Multi-subject, popular & scholarly different languagesarticles, extensive full-text
  11. 11. Where to Search
  12. 12. How To Search The Starbucks Syndrome:Finding the right search terms can make all the difference.
  13. 13. Words to Use:ProQuest Research LibraryWhat does the database want youto use
  14. 14. Words to Use: PsycINFO What does the database want you to use
  15. 15. Refine Your Search
  16. 16. Refine Your Search
  17. 17. How to Get It:Step 1: The E-Journal Finder (or Mason Link) Access to 60,000 journals onlineStep 2: George Mason University Library Catalog 11,000 in print subscriptions in Fenwick LibraryStep 3: WRLC Consortium Loan Service (CLS) Delivery among partner UniversitiesStep 4: Interlibrary Loan Delivery from libraries nationwide
  18. 18. How to Get It
  19. 19. Is What I’ve Got Any Good?The CRAAP Test for evaluating information• Currency = Timeliness• Relevance/Coverage = Depth• Authority = Provider• Accuracy = Reliability• Purpose / Objectivity = Bias
  20. 20. Feedback after Library Session

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