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  • You can find links to the Library Webpages through MyCampus as well.
  • Additional details about the 4 stages of the research processDigital versions of the MLA & APA citation style are found here too!
  • Consider possible sources for your research. Think about the following questionsShould you use only scholarly publications? Or a mix? (i.e. scholarly, popular, and trade publications)Should you use primary sources as well as secondary sources?Should you use books, articles, websites, or other sources (videos, interviews etc?)
  • Can’t find a reliable website in Google? Try Google’s AdvancedSearch to limit your searchto educational etc.
  • Advanced search allows you to search by language, file format,domain,date
  • Advanced search allows you to search by language, file format,domain,date
  • Advanced search allows you to search by language, file format, domain, date
  • Advanced search allows you to search by language, file format, domain, date
  • Ensure your preferences are set to include the Durham Library.Allows you to look up full text of articles in our databasesWill link to our library catalogue to look up books
  • Find the Durham Library and check the checkbox “Find It@Durham” Save Preferences
  • What have I found?How do I get the full text?
  • Library Databases do not use the same language as Google!Need to use Boolean Searching…
  • think of variant spellings, synonyms, closely related words, word endings, abbreviations, category names and members of the group, even oppositesBehavior OR behaviourTeenager OR adolescent OR juvenile OR youth OR young adultAdvantag* OR disadvantag*NATO OR “North Atlantic Treaty Organization”Canad*> Canada, > Canada’s, > Canadian, > Canadians, > Canadiana
  • This book is at the UOIT Social Sciences Library – downtown Oshawa.You can request it through Intercampus Delivery
  • Try an E-book
  • Need articles and websites? Use the Subject Guides
  • WorldwideNewspapers…
  • WorldwideNewspapers…
  • Place of publicationPopular vs. scholarlyCurrencyObjectivityAuthorityAccuracyThoroughly researched Format
  • Remember to CITE YOUR SOURCES
  • 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 />
    22. 22.
    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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