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  • Talk about source types and peer-reviewed articles. Model Limiting to Peer Reviewed articles. Students do Step 3.
  • Note that sometimes you will see a PDF symbol or HTML link.
  • Show slide first, then Look at hits for CS + SM = model term “FB” and psychology. Then model Boolean OR and truncation with terms “undergraduates” and educat*. Toggle to live hits. Point out FB, undergraduates, educat*.
  • Model a live example.
  • W13 libr250 databases___sources1

    1. 1. Databases & SourcesLearning outcomes:• Search the library OPAC, article databases, and websites fluently.• Identify types of materials (journals, government publications, books, websites) that may be used to complete the research.• Examine and compare information found in books, articles, and websites, and evaluate for use. LIBR 250, Section1 Winter 2013 / Terrones
    2. 2. Databases: Information “warehouses” that containjournal, magazine, newspaper articles, and other documents you can use foryour university research assignments. Accessible from campus and off-campus!Search Engines Vs. Databases … Which one should I use, when? http://bastyr.libguides.com/content.php?pid=384087&sid=3148399 “Being an efficient searcher means knowing when to use what tool. Most published research studies are protected by copyright and are not available in full text via the Web.” (Bastyr U. Library Tutorial, 2012) Bastyr University Library tutorial http://bastyr.libguides.com/content.php?pid=384087&sid=3148399
    3. 3. Compare the DifferenceSearch Engines Library DatabasesContains news articles, current Contains published scholarinfo on many topics, open research studies, journalauthorship, & info that hasnt articles (full text and/or articlebeen formally published. Much abstracts), theses andof the access is free dissertations, conference proceedings. Paid subscription*Use for a quick reference, and access.as a starting point or infogathering. *Use for college level research.
    4. 4. LMU Library,(2012) Why use the library? http://libguides.lmu.edu/content.php?pid=10084&sid=463217
    5. 5. Sources Peer reviewedarticles, magazines, newspapers, websites, refe rence sources… What’s the difference?
    6. 6. SourcesReference Background info, definitions, context, understanding concepts, statisticsNewspaper & Magazinearticles Current events, people stories, aimed for general audience, captures historyScholarly (peer-reviewed) articles Academic, scholarly, in-depth analysis, original research written by experts in the field, peer-reviewed articles, bibliographiesBooks & DVDs Background, historical context, and in-depth information about your topic, chapters on a topic
    7. 7. Searching DatabasesDatabases will look different but they contain similar features: Advanced search boxes Save, Print, Email, Citing, Export to RefWorks Limit by Peer-Reviewed. Limit by Date Range. Click Find It! to get Full-Text articles. Evaluate your hits! Do they “fit?”*Tip: Keyword searching > then use synonyms > thenuse subject headings to
    8. 8. Search boxes for enteringkeywords.
    9. 9. Print, save, email, export citation tools …most databases havethese features.
    10. 10. Peer Reviewed: Professors often ask you to use scholarly (also called "peer-reviewed") articles. Peer-reviewed means the articles are academic and have been refereed by experts in the article’s field of study.Boolean Search& key conceptsPeer Reviewed articlesDo we have thearticle?
    11. 11. Evaluate ResultsExamine the first page of results.Do any articles “fit” or relate to your topic?Identify keywords or concepts from these articlesto further narrow your search.Try different searches and compare.Think about your question. Does it need revision?
    12. 12. Article AvailabilityDo we have thearticle? PDF & HTML Full Text
    13. 13. Article AvailabilitySometimes your article maybe available in anotherdatabase where you can get itin full-text.When we do not haveimmediate access, youcan request articles viaInterlibrary Loan.
    14. 14. Sample ArticleDo we have the Titlearticle? Author(s) Journal, Date, Volume, Pages Tools Subject Terms Abstract Is there a summary of the article? (Tip: Look for the Abstract.) If yes, read the abstract and write down information that can be useful in answering the research question.