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Education Research<br />Courtney Fuson<br />615-460-5492<br />courtney.fuson@belmont.edu<br />
By the time I’m done, you will know<br />How to recognize scholarly resources<br />How to locate subject-specific database...
Scholarly Resources<br />AKA “peer reviewed”, “refereed”, “journal articles”<br />discipline-specific<br />peer-reviewed<b...
Where can you find scholarly articles?<br />Internet<br />Google?<br />Google Scholar?<br />Wikipedia? – References list?<...
CUBcat<br />Library catalog<br />Provides access to everything the library owns<br />Books<br />Journals<br />E-books<br /...
Database<br />Collection of newspaper, magazine and journal articles<br />Can include dissertations, reports and other res...
Search Strategies<br />Keyword searching<br />Boolean Searching<br />AND<br />OR<br />Subject searching<br />Thesaurus<br />
AND<br />Supreme Court AND education<br />
OR<br />inclusion OR mainstreaming OR special education<br />
Search strategies<br />Supreme Court AND education<br />inclusion OR special education OR mainstreaming<br />public school...
Thesaurus<br />list of subjects and related terms used to standardize the descriptions of articles in the database.<br />Y...
Other resources<br />Government Documents<br />Department of Education (state & federal)<br />Statistics<br />National Cen...
Evaluate it!<br />Great!  I found some stuff! Now what?<br />
Accuracy<br />Is the information reliable?<br />How do you know?<br />
Authority<br />Is the author identified?<br />What are the author’s credentials?<br />Are the credentials relevant to the ...
Currency<br />Is there a date?<br />If it’s older information, is it still accurate?<br />
Coverage/Purpose<br />Why is this information being presented?<br />Who is the intended audience?<br />
Objectivity<br />Is the author or organization biased?<br />Does the source represent both sides of the issue?<br />What i...
Reading citations<br />Is it a…<br />Book<br />Book chapter<br />Article<br />Dissertation<br />Report<br />
Book<br />Kember, David. Action Learning and Action Research: Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning. London: Koga...
How do I find books?<br />CUBCat (the library’s catalog)<br />Title search<br />Kember, David. Action Learning and Action ...
Article<br />D’Amato, John. “The Belly of the Beast: On Cultural Difference, Castelike Statues and the Politics of School....
How do I find articles?<br />CUBCat (the library’s catalog)<br />Journal Title<br />D’Amato, John. “The Belly of the Beast...
Dissertation<br />Getty, Jacob. A School Action Plan with Stakeholder Involvement: A Case Study of One Elementary School. ...
How do I find dissertations?<br />Usually availably only through InterLibrary Loan<br />ProQuest lists many dissertations ...
Report<br />King, Martha L., and Rentel, Victor M. How children learn to write: A longitudinal study. Report to the Nation...
Reports?<br />Try the publishing agency’s website<br />Try Google or Google Scholar<br />Try a subject-specific database<b...
POP QUIZ!<br />
Eisenhard, Margaret and Borko, Hilda. Designing Classroom Research: Themes, Issues, and Struggles. Boston: Allyn and Bacon...
Saul, Wendy, and J. Carrie Launius. "Making the Case for ACTION Research." Science Scope 34.1 (2010): 24-29. <br />
Turner, Susan A. "Teaching research to teachers: A self-study of course design, student outcomes, and instructor learning....
Stumped?<br />In person – 3rd floor<br />Office hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm(other times available by appointment)<br />Via email...
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  1. 1. Education Research<br />Courtney Fuson<br />615-460-5492<br />courtney.fuson@belmont.edu<br />
  2. 2. By the time I’m done, you will know<br />How to recognize scholarly resources<br />How to locate subject-specific databases<br />How to effectively search the library’s databases<br />How to distinguish between different citations<br />How to use a bibliography (or works cited) to identify potential sources<br />
  3. 3. Scholarly Resources<br />AKA “peer reviewed”, “refereed”, “journal articles”<br />discipline-specific<br />peer-reviewed<br />written on a higher reading level<br />written by a credentialed author<br />cite their sources<br />
  4. 4. Where can you find scholarly articles?<br />Internet<br />Google?<br />Google Scholar?<br />Wikipedia? – References list?<br />Library<br />Catalog?<br />Databases?<br />
  5. 5. CUBcat<br />Library catalog<br />Provides access to everything the library owns<br />Books<br />Journals<br />E-books<br />Databases<br />Media<br />
  6. 6. Database<br />Collection of newspaper, magazine and journal articles<br />Can include dissertations, reports and other resources<br />http://library.belmont.edu<br />Click on Databases<br />Scroll down and click on Education to see all of the education resources<br />
  7. 7. Search Strategies<br />Keyword searching<br />Boolean Searching<br />AND<br />OR<br />Subject searching<br />Thesaurus<br />
  8. 8. AND<br />Supreme Court AND education<br />
  9. 9. OR<br />inclusion OR mainstreaming OR special education<br />
  10. 10. Search strategies<br />Supreme Court AND education<br />inclusion OR special education OR mainstreaming<br />public schools AND (inclusion OR mainstreaming OR special education)<br />“special education”<br />
  11. 11. Thesaurus<br />list of subjects and related terms used to standardize the descriptions of articles in the database.<br />You can select and search for synonyms, related, and preferred terms. <br />
  12. 12. Other resources<br />Government Documents<br />Department of Education (state & federal)<br />Statistics<br />National Center for Education Statistics<br />National Assessment of Educational Progress<br />Nation’s Report Card<br />Census Bureau<br />http://delicious.com/library_chic/belmontedu<br />
  13. 13. Evaluate it!<br />Great! I found some stuff! Now what?<br />
  14. 14. Accuracy<br />Is the information reliable?<br />How do you know?<br />
  15. 15. Authority<br />Is the author identified?<br />What are the author’s credentials?<br />Are the credentials relevant to the topic?<br />
  16. 16. Currency<br />Is there a date?<br />If it’s older information, is it still accurate?<br />
  17. 17. Coverage/Purpose<br />Why is this information being presented?<br />Who is the intended audience?<br />
  18. 18. Objectivity<br />Is the author or organization biased?<br />Does the source represent both sides of the issue?<br />What is the tone of the source?<br />
  19. 19. Reading citations<br />Is it a…<br />Book<br />Book chapter<br />Article<br />Dissertation<br />Report<br />
  20. 20. Book<br />Kember, David. Action Learning and Action Research: Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning. London: Kogan Page. 2000.<br />
  21. 21. How do I find books?<br />CUBCat (the library’s catalog)<br />Title search<br />Kember, David. Action Learning and Action Research: Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning. London: Kogan Page. 2000.<br />
  22. 22. Article<br />D’Amato, John. “The Belly of the Beast: On Cultural Difference, Castelike Statues and the Politics of School.” Anthropolgy and Education Quarterly, 18.4 (1987): 357-360<br />
  23. 23. How do I find articles?<br />CUBCat (the library’s catalog)<br />Journal Title<br />D’Amato, John. “The Belly of the Beast: On Cultural Difference, Castelike Statues and the Politics of School.” Anthropolgy and Education Quarterly, 18.4 (1987): 357-360<br />. <br />
  24. 24. Dissertation<br />Getty, Jacob. A School Action Plan with Stakeholder Involvement: A Case Study of One Elementary School.  Diss. Wilmington University (Delaware), 2011. <br />
  25. 25. How do I find dissertations?<br />Usually availably only through InterLibrary Loan<br />ProQuest lists many dissertations (ProQuest Dissertations & Abstracts)<br />Library catalog of the publishing university<br />WorldCat (http://worldcat.org)<br />Getty, Jacob. A School Action Plan with Stakeholder Involvement: A Case Study of One Elementary School.  Diss. Wilmington University(Delaware), 2011.<br />
  26. 26. Report<br />King, Martha L., and Rentel, Victor M. How children learn to write: A longitudinal study. Report to the National Institute of Education, Washington, D. C. 1981. <br />
  27. 27. Reports?<br />Try the publishing agency’s website<br />Try Google or Google Scholar<br />Try a subject-specific database<br />King, Martha L., and Rentel, Victor M. How children learn to write: A longitudinal study. Report to the National Institute of Education, Washington, D. C. 1981.<br />
  28. 28. POP QUIZ!<br />
  29. 29. Eisenhard, Margaret and Borko, Hilda. Designing Classroom Research: Themes, Issues, and Struggles. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. 1993.<br />
  30. 30. Saul, Wendy, and J. Carrie Launius. "Making the Case for ACTION Research." Science Scope 34.1 (2010): 24-29. <br />
  31. 31. Turner, Susan A. "Teaching research to teachers: A self-study of course design, student outcomes, and instructor learning." Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning 10.2 (2010): 60-77. <br />
  32. 32. Stumped?<br />In person – 3rd floor<br />Office hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm(other times available by appointment)<br />Via email – courtney.fuson@belmont.edu<br />By phone – 615-460-5492<br />Online<br />AIM: a2003librarychic<br />Yahoo!: librarychic2003<br />Hotmail: library_chic@hotmail.com<br />Gmail/Jabber: librarian.courtney@gmail.com<br />

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