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Business Communications [DC] - Winter 2011

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Business Communications [DC] - Winter 2011

  1. 1. Library OrientationCOMM 1202<br />Kim Stymest, Business Librarian<br />kim.stymest@uoit.ca<br />905.721.8668 x 2962<br />
  2. 2. Helen Labine, Reference Librarian helen.labine@dc-uoit.ca ext.2390<br />
  3. 3. Our Goals for Today<br />Appropriate Databases<br />Think like a Searcher<br />Create Successful Search Strategies<br />
  4. 4. Places & Spaces<br />Book Stacks<br /><ul><li>Reference books on 1st floor
  5. 5. Circulating books on 2nd and 3rd floors
  6. 6. Majority of journals, magazines and newspapers available online</li></li></ul><li>Group Study Rooms<br /><ul><li> Silent Study Room -Third Floor
  7. 7. Library Den –</li></ul>Basement<br /><ul><li>Group study rooms - use library webpage to reserve one
  8. 8. Fireplace Reading Room - current issues of periodicals and paperback leisure reading-Second Floor </li></li></ul><li>Where to start?<br />
  9. 9. Library Webpage<br />http://www.durhamcollege.ca/EN/library/library.php<br />
  10. 10. The Research Process<br />A+<br />Step Four: Present<br />Step Three: Analyze and Evaluate<br />Step Two: Find Information<br />Step One: Identify and Articulate<br />
  11. 11. More on Research…<br />
  12. 12. Gifts &<br />Premiums<br />Paid Gym<br />Memberships<br />Financial<br />Incentives<br />New Menu in<br />Cafeteria<br />Improving Employee <br />Health<br />Seminars &<br />Workshops<br />Smoking Cessation<br />Programs<br />Guest Speakers<br />Organizer/Cluster Diagram<br />Flex Time for<br />Workouts<br />Peer Mentors<br />
  13. 13. Step Two: Gather information<br />Ready? <br />Set? <br />Wait!!! <br />Construct a GOOD search strategy<br />
  14. 14. Use <br />TRUSTED SOURCEs<br />
  15. 15. ?<br />Why NOT a wiki<br />
  16. 16. Kinds of Information<br />
  17. 17. Books vs. Periodicals<br />VS<br />
  18. 18. Books<br />Strengths<br />in-depth coverage; historical overview<br />book could be written by a recognized author whose credibility is easy to access<br />
  19. 19. Magazine, Journal or Newspaper Article<br />Strengths<br />electronic access via the Library webpage; multiple users can access<br />articles are current <br />research that might not make it to a book<br />
  20. 20. Websites<br />
  21. 21. Google Tips…<br />be a ninja<br />
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  23. 23. Advanced Searching<br />
  24. 24. Advanced Searching<br />
  25. 25. Advanced Searching<br />
  26. 26. Advanced Searching<br />
  27. 27. What type of site is it?<br />www.bell.ca – A site originating in Canada<br />www.microsoft.com – A company website<br />www.ene.gov.on.ca – Ontario government website<br />www.hc-sc.gc.ca – Federal government website<br />www.dhs.gov – American government website<br />www.harvard.edu – American educational website<br />
  28. 28. Google Scholar<br />
  29. 29. Google Scholar<br />
  30. 30. Google Scholar<br />
  31. 31. Scholar Preferences<br />
  32. 32.
  33. 33. Find it @ Durham<br />
  34. 34. Let’s try the Library...<br />
  35. 35. Constructing a Keyword Search<br />AND<br />OR<br />$,*<br />“ ”<br />
  36. 36. Boolean Operator AND<br />LESS<br />AND<br /><ul><li>records must include BOTH concepts
  37. 37. use “and” between required concepts</li></ul>women AND entrepreneur*<br />
  38. 38. Boolean Operator OR<br />MORE<br />OR<br />records must include EITHER concept<br />use “or” between synonyms<br />enclose synonyms in brackets<br />conflict OR dispute<br />
  39. 39. Wildcard Symbol<br />Rather than:<br />entrepreneur or entrepreneurs or entrepreneurship or entrepreneurial<br />Use the root of the word plus the wildcard symbol to find all variations of the word<br />Here’s how….<br />
  40. 40. Shorten the words to the last common letter…<br />
  41. 41. Use the wildcard symbol on the end of the word root:<br />Watch out! Each database has it’s own wildcard symbol <br />$ ? ! * are the most common…<br />
  42. 42. Quotation Marks<br />Search:Hockey Night In Canada <br />retrieves: A day andnight in the life ofCanada, by JohnHockey.<br />Better Search:<br />“Hockey Night in Canada”<br />retrieves only the specific phrase<br />
  43. 43. BE CREATIVE<br />
  44. 44. Bringing your NINJA skills to the library…<br />
  45. 45. In Google…<br />How do different generations interact and resolve conflict in the workplace?<br />
  46. 46. In the Library…<br />generation* and workplace and conflict<br />
  47. 47. Even better…<br /> generation* and workplace and (conflict or dispute)<br />
  48. 48. Library Catalogue<br />customer service<br />
  49. 49.
  50. 50. Boolean in action…<br />LESS<br />AND<br />
  51. 51. Boolean in action…<br />
  52. 52. Results…<br />
  53. 53. Results…<br />
  54. 54.
  55. 55. All the recent books<br /> on your topic signed out?<br />
  56. 56. eBooks…<br />
  57. 57. eBooks…<br />
  58. 58. eBooks…<br />
  59. 59. Articles<br />
  60. 60.
  61. 61. Articles…<br />
  62. 62.
  63. 63. Articles…<br />
  64. 64.
  65. 65.
  66. 66.
  67. 67.
  68. 68. Use author’s Works Cited/Reference List for additional resources<br />
  69. 69. Lexis Nexis<br />
  70. 70.
  71. 71. Lexis Nexis…<br />
  72. 72.
  73. 73. Hints for Finding Articles<br />Find the best database for the subject<br />Start with subject guides<br />Use synonyms if they exist<br />Connect with “OR”<br />Narrow as far as necessary to get relevant results <br />use “AND” to connect key concepts<br />Try Google Scholar (be a ninja!) http://scholar.google.ca<br />
  74. 74. Step Three<br />Analyze and Evaluate<br />
  75. 75. Step Four<br />Present<br />According to your Professor’s Instructions<br />Student Academic Learning Services(SALS) for writing help<br />

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