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Online Searching Reality Check

  1. 1. Online searching reality check: M.A StudentsDepartment: Social Work<br />Linda Mbonambi<br />Information Skilling Librarian<br />University of Johannesburg<br />Tel.011-5592317<br />E-mail:<br />
  2. 2. Coverage<br />Library research process (6 steps)<br />How to create a pin <br />How to search an article (databases)<br />How to search an article ( A-Z Journal list)<br />
  3. 3. The Library Research Process<br />
  4. 4. Step 1: (Topic) Problem Analysis<br />Identify the main ideas in your topic.<br />Understand exactly what the question requires you to do.<br />What information do you have & what information is needed?<br />Practice: Identify the main ideas in the question, “Discuss the relationship between social inequalities and HIV/AIDS in South Africa?<br />Google images<br />10-10-2006<br />
  5. 5. Step 2: Keywords & Search Strategy<br />Use dictionaries, encyclopedias, class/lecture notes, textbooks & LIBRARIANSto:<br />identify and list the keywords relating to your main ideas.<br />Look for variant spellings.<br />Start your searches using these words.<br />Hmmm!!!! Lets see<br />
  6. 6. Step 3: Search for Books & Journal Articles<br />Go to Library Home page at<br />Search Author/title search for (a) Items on your reading list; (b) Books on a subject; (c) Journals<br />Databases: author/title search for Journal articles<br />Google images<br />10-10-2006<br />
  7. 7. Step 4: Understanding Book & Article References<br />Book reference <br />Fellows, Richard. 1997. Research methods for construction. Oxford: Blackwell Science<br />Book references normally show:<br />Author<br />Date<br />Title<br />Place of publication<br />Publisher<br />
  8. 8. Step 4: Understanding Book & Article References (cont.)<br />Article reference<br />Jones, David. From high school to university. Journal of Education, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2003: pp. 66-71<br />Article references normally show:<br /> author <br />article title<br /> journal title<br />volume & issue number <br />date<br />page numbers<br />
  9. 9. Step 5: How Appropriate is the Information You Found From Your Searches?<br />Evaluation<br />
  10. 10. Step 6: Use information appropriately<br />Identify and summarize main ideas <br />Keep track of information sources<br />Use quotations sparingly. <br />Avoid pirating the ideas of other authors (i.e.plagiarism)<br />Acknowledge sources (reference styles) <br />Google images<br />10-10-2006<br />
  11. 11. Create Pin: Step 1<br />
  12. 12. Creating Pin : Step 2<br />
  13. 13. Start searching for an articleELECTRONIC DATABASES<br />The databases<br />
  14. 14. List of Databases in the library<br />Choose any database from the list provided ….<br />An example would be EbscoHost<br />
  15. 15. Ebsco Host- Database<br />
  16. 16. Search terms in your topic<br />Full text article in PDF format<br />
  17. 17. Academic Journal<br />Migration, Mission and the Multi-ethnic Church. By: Prill, Thorsten. Evangelical Review of Theology, Oct2009, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p332-346, 15p; Abstract: The article focuses on the impactofmigration on the multi-ethnic church that dominated the mission of the early church. The Jerusalem church is presented along with the multi-ethnic character of the church in Antioch. The very diverse community of the Phillipian church is discussed together with other Pauline churches. The crisis in Antioch involving circumcision is examined along with the role of the Jerusalem council in this crisis. The principles or guidelines are provided for the integration of migrants into local indigenous churches.; (AN 43862040) Database: Academic Search Premier<br />Add to folderRemove from folderPDF Full Text (169KB) <br />Full Text Article<br />click to retrieve article<br />
  18. 18. The article<br />Journal title<br />Article title<br />Author of the article<br />
  19. 19. Note: What you can do?<br />Send the article to your e-mail<br />Put it in a folder<br />Print the article<br />Refine your search if not relevant<br />
  20. 20. Create a relevant to your subject<br />Decide which database to use?<br />Use search screen by typing your key words<br />Check your results to see ( full text or abstract)<br />Click to look at the results<br />Decide to print or send it to your e-mail<br />Practical<br />
  21. 21. Search articles usingA-Z Journal list<br />
  22. 22. A-Z Journal list (Page)<br />
  23. 23. The A-Z Journal list (Page)<br />Type the name of the journal and click submit to get results<br />
  24. 24. The title of the journal <br />
  25. 25. Article <br />
  26. 26. Note: What you can do?<br />Send the article to your e-mail<br />Put it in a folder<br />Print the article<br />Refine your search if not relevant<br />
  27. 27. Feel free to ask when you need help!!!!<br />