Library research clinic for Anthropology 4850<br />Marinus Swanepoel<br />
Developing a research topic<br />Constructing a search string<br />Using databases<br />Using search engines<br />Citation...
Developing a research topic<br />
A. Choose a preliminary topic.<br />
B. Get background information<br />2.1 Use encyclopedias for an overview<br />e.g.<br />Biographical dictionary of social ...
Or<br />
2.<br />1.<br />3.<br />
Or<br />http://www.britannica.com/#<br />
or<br />
Right click<br />
or<br />
More visualization/Mind mapping<br />http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page<br />http://freemind.sourcef...
Finding more sources<br />
C. Reformulate your preliminary topic<br />
2. Constructing a search string<br />The research process will take you from evidence to topic and back to evidence again ...
The impact of transgenic plants on peasants in Latin America<br />
Boolean re-cap<br />
http://www.uleth.ca/lib/guides/research/display.asp?PageID=35<br />
((transgenic plants) OR (genetically modified organisms) OR (GMOs)) AND ((peasants OR campesinos) AND (Peru OR Latin Ameri...
Use subject searching<br />
3. Use databases<br />
Expand to Ebscofamily<br />Expand Proquest family<br />
4. Use search engines<br />
More Google:<br />http://www.google.ca/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?answer=136861<br />
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/<br />
http://www.hakia.com/<br />Sections of format: Web/Blogs/etc<br />
http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl.t3.3/search/home<br />
5. Citation management<br />
http://www.zotero.org/<br />
http://www.citeulike.org/<br />Social<br />
http://www.mendeley.com/<br />
http://www.endnote.com/enwebinfo.asp<br />
http://www.uleth.ca/lib/guides/technology/display.asp?PageID=110<br />
http://www.uleth.ca/lib/guides/research/display.asp?PageID=1<br />
Compare<br />http://blogs.plos.org/mfenner/files/2010/09/Reference-Manager-Overview.pdf<br />
Thank You<br />
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  1. 1. Library research clinic for Anthropology 4850<br />Marinus Swanepoel<br />
  2. 2. Developing a research topic<br />Constructing a search string<br />Using databases<br />Using search engines<br />Citation management<br />
  3. 3. Developing a research topic<br />
  4. 4. A. Choose a preliminary topic.<br />
  5. 5. B. Get background information<br />2.1 Use encyclopedias for an overview<br />e.g.<br />Biographical dictionary of social and cultural anthropology [electronic resource] / edited by VeredAmit<br /> <br />access title online (U of L users only)<br />
  6. 6. Or<br />
  7. 7. 2.<br />1.<br />3.<br />
  8. 8.
  9. 9. Or<br />http://www.britannica.com/#<br />
  10. 10. or<br />
  11. 11.
  12. 12.
  13. 13. Right click<br />
  14. 14. or<br />
  15. 15. More visualization/Mind mapping<br />http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page<br />http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/extensions/freemind/flashwindow.php?initLoadFile=/<br />wiki/images/9/9c/Writing_an_essay_with_FreeMind.mm&startCollapsedToLevel=5&mm_title=<br />Writing_an_essay_with_FreeMind.mm<br />
  16. 16. Finding more sources<br />
  17. 17.
  18. 18.
  19. 19.
  20. 20. C. Reformulate your preliminary topic<br />
  21. 21. 2. Constructing a search string<br />The research process will take you from evidence to topic and back to evidence again many times. It will be about compromise and default as much as design and tactics at times.<br />
  22. 22. The impact of transgenic plants on peasants in Latin America<br />
  23. 23. Boolean re-cap<br />
  24. 24. http://www.uleth.ca/lib/guides/research/display.asp?PageID=35<br />
  25. 25. ((transgenic plants) OR (genetically modified organisms) OR (GMOs)) AND ((peasants OR campesinos) AND (Peru OR Latin America))<br />
  26. 26.
  27. 27. Use subject searching<br />
  28. 28.
  29. 29. 3. Use databases<br />
  30. 30. Expand to Ebscofamily<br />Expand Proquest family<br />
  31. 31. 4. Use search engines<br />
  32. 32.
  33. 33.
  34. 34.
  35. 35.
  36. 36. More Google:<br />http://www.google.ca/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?answer=136861<br />
  37. 37. http://academic.research.microsoft.com/<br />
  38. 38. http://www.hakia.com/<br />Sections of format: Web/Blogs/etc<br />
  39. 39. http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl.t3.3/search/home<br />
  40. 40. 5. Citation management<br />
  41. 41. http://www.zotero.org/<br />
  42. 42. http://www.citeulike.org/<br />Social<br />
  43. 43. http://www.mendeley.com/<br />
  44. 44. http://www.endnote.com/enwebinfo.asp<br />
  45. 45. http://www.uleth.ca/lib/guides/technology/display.asp?PageID=110<br />
  46. 46. http://www.uleth.ca/lib/guides/research/display.asp?PageID=1<br />
  47. 47. Compare<br />http://blogs.plos.org/mfenner/files/2010/09/Reference-Manager-Overview.pdf<br />
  48. 48. Thank You<br />

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