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M1 oct. 2010

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M1 oct. 2010

  1. 1. M1 Research Skills Michele Laing mlaing@uwaterloo.ca
  2. 2. What you’ll learn today -How to manage your research -Research resources -Search tips -Obtaining resources beyond UW
  3. 3. Before starting your research  - Say YES to Name Release 1. - Set up a RefWorks account 2. - Authenticate if working outside the School [ “Connect from Home”]
  4. 4. Start Here: www.lib/uwaterloo.ca/musagetes/index.html
  5. 5. Name Release “Yes” means library staff can give out your phone # or e-mail address
  6. 6. Get a RefWorks Account
  7. 7. Create an account - Add citations from Primo - Import citations from databases - Create folders by subject - Automatically format your papers and bibliographies
  8. 8. RefWorks Tutorials
  9. 9. Authenticate your status You must authenticate you’re a member of the uW community to access resources paid for by the library from outside of the School of Architecture
  10. 10. Connect from Home
  11. 11. Beginning your research  What do you know?  - book, article, webpage, conversation?  What concepts/keywords can you pull out? Synonyms?  - seniors, aged, old people  What do you need to know?  - definitions, data, geography
  12. 12. Resources  What resources will you need?  - books  - articles/newspapers  - authoritative/academic web information  - images  - maps/geographical info about site  - government statistics/survey data
  13. 13. Search strategy  1. Selected keywords  2. Combined with Boolean Operators [AND, OR, NOT]  3. Setting limits/using punctuation symbols as necessary
  14. 14. What does this look like?
  15. 15. Primo results
  16. 16. Mark records RefWorks
  17. 17. Other library catalogues  Why search them?  -  -  -
  18. 18. Architecture Guide Click on “Find Books” tab
  19. 19. WorldCat
  20. 20. WorldCat.org
  21. 21. Search results Read online
  22. 22. WorldCat search results
  23. 23. Where is it?
  24. 24. Read it online
  25. 25. Read it online
  26. 26. Read it online
  27. 27. What if we don’t have it locally?
  28. 28. Getting resources beyond uW
  29. 29. Login to RACER  Login:  Your Watcard number  Password:  Your last name  Your Library:  Waterloo
  30. 30. Search the RACER catalogue
  31. 31. Find your title Choose any title and click on “Get it” to access the request form
  32. 32. RACER Request form
  33. 33. Choose your pickup location
  34. 34. Questions so far?
  35. 35. Theses The most popular database
  36. 36. Search a database
  37. 37. Search results
  38. 38. Set up an Alert
  39. 39. Finding Journal Articles
  40. 40. Choose a subject
  41. 41. Choose a database Explains how punctuation symbols can make your search more effective
  42. 42. Search results No links to full text; email your results or search these sources in Primo
  43. 43. JStor
  44. 44. JStor search
  45. 45. Mark citations  RefWorks
  46. 46. Follow up leads in the bibliography
  47. 47. But the journal isn’t available at uW?
  48. 48. Request an article thru RACER  - Use the “Blank Request Form”  - Fill in the required information manually
  49. 49. Newspapers
  50. 50. Web Resources  Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com  - clicking on GetIt@Waterloo will often take you to the fulltext online through UW Library’s catalogue  Google Books: www.googlebooks.com  - can often see TOC or page previews
  51. 51. Evaluating web pages  Things to consider:  - coverage  - currency  - authority  - objectivity  - accuracy
  52. 52. Library Resources Guides This PP will be here
  53. 53. GIS Guide
  54. 54. Wrap Up  1. Be Prepared  - what am I looking for? - what search terms/keywords should I use? - what resources will I need?  2. Be Organized  - try RefWorks  3. Ask for Help!

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