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MC3 Libraries
Learn how to locate sources
for your research paper.
Research
MC3 Libraries
What is
Research?
MC3 Libraries
Research is a systematic
approach to defining,
refining, gathering and
evaluating information.
With a world ...
MC3 Libraries
Hi. I’m librarian
Mary Beth Parkinson.
I’ll guide you through
researching a topic using
a range of print and...
MC3 Libraries
Choose a topic
Write down a topic you want to learn
more about. For example…
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
...
MC3 Libraries
Start with
the basics!
Familiarize yourself with
your topic by finding
background information in a
subject e...
MC3 Libraries
Subject encyclopedias
You will find …
• An overview of your topic;
• Ideas to focus your topic;
• Keywords t...
MC3 Libraries
Using a subject
encyclopedia
To find articles in a print
encyclopedia, check the
index located in the last
v...
MC3 Libraries
Also on our
website…
We have a number of
online encyclopedias and
reports on current issues.
On our library ...
MC3 Libraries
As you read your
encyclopedia article,
highlight keywords.
Highlighters: photosteve101/Flikr
MC3 Libraries
Keywords
are words that define
or describe your topic
Skeleton Key: Courtney Mault/Flikr
MC3 Libraries
For
example
MC3 Libraries
Brainstorm
your own keywords.
Try synonyms of words
you found in your reading.
Also consider people, places ...
MC3 Libraries
Focus your topic.
After you collect keywords, try focusing
your topic by writing your ideas as
questions. Fo...
MC3 Libraries
Keywords
unlock
information
Keyhole photo: Just Chaos/Flikr
You will search by
keyword to find
books & artic...
MC3 Libraries
Let’s compare our libraries to Facebook…
On Facebook, photos are tagged with
names. Search a name and find
p...
MC3 Libraries
In our libraries books & articles
are tagged with titles, authors,
subjects and descriptions.
MC3 Libraries
Now let’s put
your keywords
to work
Go to the next tutorial
and let’s find books,
articles, and websites
MC3 Libraries
Need Help?
Visit, Call,
IM or Email
Brendlinger Library
(215) 641-6594
West Campus Library
(610) 718-1864
IM...
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Getting Started with research and keywords. From the Libraries of Montgomery County Community College. Updated 8-8-12 by librarians Mary Beth Parkinson and Jerry Yarnetsky. Contact us at jyarnets-at-mc3.edu

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  1. 1. MC3 Libraries Learn how to locate sources for your research paper. Research
  2. 2. MC3 Libraries What is Research?
  3. 3. MC3 Libraries Research is a systematic approach to defining, refining, gathering and evaluating information. With a world of information, we need to be systematic to find anything…
  4. 4. MC3 Libraries Hi. I’m librarian Mary Beth Parkinson. I’ll guide you through researching a topic using a range of print and electronic sources. Need Help? Ask Us! Brendlinger Library (215) 641-6594 West Campus Library (610) 718-1864 IM a librarian refdesk@mc3.edu
  5. 5. MC3 Libraries Choose a topic Write down a topic you want to learn more about. For example… Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Your topic will gain focus as you do research. Photo by Sgt. Russell Gilchrest http://www.army.mil/yearinphotos/2010/february.html
  6. 6. MC3 Libraries Start with the basics! Familiarize yourself with your topic by finding background information in a subject encyclopedia. Your textbook is also a good source for background information!
  7. 7. MC3 Libraries Subject encyclopedias You will find … • An overview of your topic; • Ideas to focus your topic; • Keywords to search for books and articles; • Bibliographies to point out useful books, webpages, and articles. Talk with a librarian to find the best print or online encyclopedia!
  8. 8. MC3 Libraries Using a subject encyclopedia To find articles in a print encyclopedia, check the index located in the last volume. Here is an example from the Encyclopedia of Psychology. Arrows point to articles that may be of use. The numbers represent volume: page number. The primary article is in bold.
  9. 9. MC3 Libraries Also on our website… We have a number of online encyclopedias and reports on current issues. On our library website, go to Research then choose “Current Issues” from the “Refine by Subject” menu. Look for… • Credo Reference • CQ Researcher • Opposing Viewpoints Our list of research resources changes automatically with each subject you select!
  10. 10. MC3 Libraries As you read your encyclopedia article, highlight keywords. Highlighters: photosteve101/Flikr
  11. 11. MC3 Libraries Keywords are words that define or describe your topic Skeleton Key: Courtney Mault/Flikr
  12. 12. MC3 Libraries For example
  13. 13. MC3 Libraries Brainstorm your own keywords. Try synonyms of words you found in your reading. Also consider people, places and terminology related to your topic
  14. 14. MC3 Libraries Focus your topic. After you collect keywords, try focusing your topic by writing your ideas as questions. For example… How has care for veterans suffering from PTSD improved in the past century?
  15. 15. MC3 Libraries Keywords unlock information Keyhole photo: Just Chaos/Flikr You will search by keyword to find books & articles tagged with matching keywords.
  16. 16. MC3 Libraries Let’s compare our libraries to Facebook… On Facebook, photos are tagged with names. Search a name and find photos of that person. Mary Beth Sarah Jerry
  17. 17. MC3 Libraries In our libraries books & articles are tagged with titles, authors, subjects and descriptions.
  18. 18. MC3 Libraries Now let’s put your keywords to work Go to the next tutorial and let’s find books, articles, and websites
  19. 19. MC3 Libraries Need Help? Visit, Call, IM or Email Brendlinger Library (215) 641-6594 West Campus Library (610) 718-1864 IM a librarian refdesk@mc3.edu

Getting Started with research and keywords. From the Libraries of Montgomery County Community College. Updated 8-8-12 by librarians Mary Beth Parkinson and Jerry Yarnetsky. Contact us at jyarnets-at-mc3.edu

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