Using LOIS and ProQuest Research Library for Research Eng 300 (Helen Krumm), Spring 2008 Jeff Karlsen, LRC Librarian [emai...
Doing research in LOIS and text databases: Getting started <ul><li>Read the assignment and determine what exactly you are ...
Topic    Keywords <ul><li>Topic : Research three jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Keywords : </li></ul><ul><li>career </li></ul><ul...
Topic    Keywords <ul><li>Topic : suicide and people your age in California </li></ul><ul><li>Keywords : </li></ul><ul><l...
Topic    Keywords <ul><li>Topic : Cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>Keywords : </li></ul><ul><li>cell phones, cellular phones...
Library Website <ul><li>Link on the SCC website </li></ul><ul><li>http://scc.losrios.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Library home pa...
LOIS : Books, audio/visual media, reserve materials, e-books
DATABASES  – articles, image collections, reference works, e-books
Using LOIS <ul><li>Start with  keywords , move on to  subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Keyword searching </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas...
LOIS Keywords    Subject <ul><li>Enter keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Skim results for promising books </li></ul><ul><li>Clic...
LOIS Subject Searching <ul><li>On search screen (“Start Over”), choose “Subject” </li></ul><ul><li>Type first words of sub...
LOIS: Where is the book? <ul><li>Location : </li></ul><ul><li>SCC=Sacramento City College </li></ul><ul><li>SCC-Reference-...
LOIS: Searching SCC only <ul><li>Click drop-down menu to select Sacramento City College </li></ul><ul><li>If you have a li...
Accessing databases from home: ARE YOU IN THE SYSTEM? <ul><li>In LOIS, go to the  My Record  section. If you can view your...
Finding articles and data: using Library  Databases  vs. Web (Google, Wikipedia, etc.) <ul><li>Information from high-quali...
CQ Researcher: In-depth reports reasonably current  information Start with simple  keyword search
ProQuest Research Library
ProQuest Research Library: Results <ul><li>ProQuest will suggest topics from its vocabulary—click on one to get all articl...
ProQuest Research Library: Refine search <ul><li>“ Refine search” lets you build upon the search you’ve already done. </li...
ProQuest Research Library: Collecting materials <ul><li>“ Mark” documents to review later </li></ul><ul><li>Use “My Resear...
Questions? Need more help? <ul><li>Reference Desk, 2 nd  floor of Learning Resources Center </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 558-2...
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  • Eng 300 (Krumm), Spring 2008

    1. 1. Using LOIS and ProQuest Research Library for Research Eng 300 (Helen Krumm), Spring 2008 Jeff Karlsen, LRC Librarian [email_address]
    2. 2. Doing research in LOIS and text databases: Getting started <ul><li>Read the assignment and determine what exactly you are supposed to be researching </li></ul><ul><li>What are keywords? </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas, phrases, topics </li></ul><ul><li>When you search for information, you can combine them </li></ul>
    3. 3. Topic  Keywords <ul><li>Topic : Research three jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Keywords : </li></ul><ul><li>career </li></ul><ul><li>job </li></ul><ul><li>vocational </li></ul><ul><li>benefits </li></ul><ul><li>working conditions </li></ul>
    4. 4. Topic  Keywords <ul><li>Topic : suicide and people your age in California </li></ul><ul><li>Keywords : </li></ul><ul><li>suicide </li></ul><ul><li>legislation, laws </li></ul><ul><li>California </li></ul><ul><li>causes, reasons </li></ul><ul><li>prevent, prevention </li></ul>
    5. 5. Topic  Keywords <ul><li>Topic : Cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>Keywords : </li></ul><ul><li>cell phones, cellular phones, mobile phones </li></ul><ul><li>legislation, laws </li></ul><ul><li>social issues, society </li></ul><ul><li>safety, health </li></ul><ul><li>prevent, prevention </li></ul>
    6. 6. Library Website <ul><li>Link on the SCC website </li></ul><ul><li>http://scc.losrios.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Library home page </li></ul><ul><li>http://scc.losrios.edu/~library </li></ul>
    7. 7. LOIS : Books, audio/visual media, reserve materials, e-books
    8. 8. DATABASES – articles, image collections, reference works, e-books
    9. 9. Using LOIS <ul><li>Start with keywords , move on to subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Keyword searching </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas, words, phrases—can be in title, subject, author, chapter titles </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of results </li></ul><ul><li>Not very precise </li></ul><ul><li>Subject searching </li></ul><ul><li>Subject terms are in a particular form—not intuitive </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer results </li></ul><ul><li>More precise </li></ul>
    10. 10. LOIS Keywords  Subject <ul><li>Enter keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Skim results for promising books </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the title to see the full record </li></ul><ul><li>Look at subject </li></ul>Good subject headings
    11. 11. LOIS Subject Searching <ul><li>On search screen (“Start Over”), choose “Subject” </li></ul><ul><li>Type first words of subject ( e.g. vocational guidance) </li></ul><ul><li>Browse list </li></ul><ul><li>Combine subject terms </li></ul>
    12. 12. LOIS: Where is the book? <ul><li>Location : </li></ul><ul><li>SCC=Sacramento City College </li></ul><ul><li>SCC-Reference-2nd Floor : Reference collection, does not leave the building </li></ul><ul><li>SCC-Circ Desk-2 Hour : Reserve book, can only be checked out for 2 hours </li></ul><ul><li>SCC-3rd Floor : Can be checked out for 3 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Online E-Book : can be viewed via the Internet (requires Student Access card barcode and PIN) </li></ul><ul><li>Non-reserve, non-reference books at other Los Rios campuses (ARC, CRC, FLC) can be requested (2-4 days) </li></ul>
    13. 13. LOIS: Searching SCC only <ul><li>Click drop-down menu to select Sacramento City College </li></ul><ul><li>If you have a little more time, request books from other campuses </li></ul>
    14. 14. Accessing databases from home: ARE YOU IN THE SYSTEM? <ul><li>In LOIS, go to the My Record section. If you can view your record in LOIS, then you can access resources from home (and renew and request books, too!). If not, visit the Circulation Desk. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Finding articles and data: using Library Databases vs. Web (Google, Wikipedia, etc.) <ul><li>Information from high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed journals </li></ul><ul><li>No advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Saves you time </li></ul><ul><li>Research Library (ProQuest) : information on various topics </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers (ProQuest): variety of newspapers incl. NY Times, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Christian Science Monitor </li></ul><ul><li>CQ Researcher: In-depth reports on current issues </li></ul><ul><li>RAND California: California statistics </li></ul>
    16. 16. CQ Researcher: In-depth reports reasonably current information Start with simple keyword search
    17. 17. ProQuest Research Library
    18. 18. ProQuest Research Library: Results <ul><li>ProQuest will suggest topics from its vocabulary—click on one to get all articles in that category </li></ul>
    19. 19. ProQuest Research Library: Refine search <ul><li>“ Refine search” lets you build upon the search you’ve already done. </li></ul>“ and not” excludes terms from the search. We are looking for legislation aimed at preventing suicide, not allowing it.
    20. 20. ProQuest Research Library: Collecting materials <ul><li>“ Mark” documents to review later </li></ul><ul><li>Use “My Research” tab to view marked documents </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail, print, or save full text </li></ul><ul><li>PDF generally better for preserving images—they don’t always display correctly in “Text+Graphics” </li></ul><ul><li>Choose citation format—beware, sometimes format is not done correctly </li></ul>
    21. 21. Questions? Need more help? <ul><li>Reference Desk, 2 nd floor of Learning Resources Center </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 558-2461 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail me: [email_address] </li></ul>

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