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Mitchell macbeth research feb 4


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Mitchell macbeth research feb 4

  1. 1. Project: DiscoveringShakespeare’sMacbeth Ms. Doyle District Librarian
  2. 2.  Pleasewrite down words and phrases in blue You will use these notes when you start your research
  3. 3.  Objectives: 1. Know how to find and use library databases/catalog 2. Understand how to avoid plagiarism and site your sources 3. Be able to identify websites that are academic/scholarly
  4. 4. 1. DatabasesBasic facts:World BookABC-CLIO HistoryMore depth:Gale PowerSearchJSTOR Academic JournalsPrint books
  5. 5. 2. Find Databases/CatalogA. School web pageB. Library tab
  6. 6. Talk to someone next to youfor about 30 seconds each:1.Have you used library databases before?2.If you’ve used the databases, which onesdo you like best?If you haven’t used them, why not?
  7. 7.  Best for biographies (accounts of people’s lives) Good for major historical events
  8. 8. JSTOR•Very academic/scholarly•Use Advanced Search•Best for very specialized or difficult topics
  9. 9.  Why would you want to find a print book on your topic, instead of using an online source?
  10. 10. 3. Find print books – search DESTINY
  11. 11. Who provided the information?Has it been edited or fact checked?What is the purpose of the site?4. Is it both trustworthy and academic?
  12. 12. 5. Ask yourself: •Reputation of author/institution? (Harvard? New York Times? Scholarly history journal?) •Citations? Sources included so we know where information came from •Purpose/bias?Image Attribution:
  13. 13.  Wikis Personal websites/blogs Yahoo Answers and similar sites Sites trying to sell a productA little better but not academic…
  14. 14.  Archives (Library of Congress, etc.) Museums Universities (but NOT students’ personal web pages) Libraries Research centers Public television stations (BBC, PBS) Other?
  15. 15.  Be sure you know where you got each fact or quote Notes should be in your own words, but you still need to cite your source (it’s someone else’s idea/fact) If you do use exact words, always put them in “quotes” so you remember.
  16. 16.  Use OSLIS Citation Maker (see library website for link) or MLA style Enter as much information as you can, but you may not be able to identify the author, publication date, etc.
  17. 17.  Turn to the person next to you. Whose birthday comes first this year (as of Jan. 1, 3013)? This person will explain how to find the library databases and catalog (you may use your notes).
  18. 18.  6. Write one question you still have (or think someone else might have) about research – databases, evaluating websites, citing sources, etc.
  19. 19. Questions? Need help? Contact me at At LOHS on Mondays (usually) and Fridays (sometimes)