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Library OrientationCOMM 1202 Kim Stymest, Business Librarian kim.stymest@uoit.ca 905.721.8668 x 2962
Helen Labine, Reference Librarian  helen.labine@dc-uoit.ca ext.2390
Our Goals for Today Appropriate Databases Think like a Searcher Create Successful Search Strategies
Places & Spaces Book Stacks ,[object Object]
Circulating books on 2nd and 3rd floors
Majority of journals, magazines and newspapers available online,[object Object]
 Library Den –Basement ,[object Object]
Fireplace Reading Room - current issues of periodicals and paperback leisure reading-Second Floor ,[object Object]
Library Webpage http://www.durhamcollege.ca/EN/library/library.php
The Research Process A+ Step Four: Present Step Three: Analyze and Evaluate Step Two: Find Information Step One: Identify and Articulate
More on Research…
Gifts & Premiums Paid Gym Memberships Financial Incentives New Menu in Cafeteria Improving Employee  Health Seminars & Workshops Smoking Cessation Programs Guest Speakers Organizer/Cluster Diagram Flex Time for Workouts Peer Mentors
Step Two: Gather information Ready?   Set?   Wait!!!  Construct a GOOD search strategy
Use  TRUSTED SOURCEs
? Why NOT a wiki
Kinds of Information
Books vs. Periodicals VS
		Books Strengths in-depth coverage; historical overview book could be written by a recognized author whose credibility is easy to access
Magazine, Journal or Newspaper Article Strengths electronic access via the Library webpage; multiple users can access articles are current  research that might not make it to a book
Websites
Google Tips… be a ninja
Advanced Searching
Advanced Searching
Advanced Searching
Advanced Searching
What type of site is it? www.bell.ca – A site originating in Canada www.microsoft.com – A company website www.ene.gov.on.ca – Ontario government website www.hc-sc.gc.ca – Federal government website www.dhs.gov – American government website www.harvard.edu – American educational website
Google Scholar
Google Scholar
Google Scholar
Scholar Preferences
Find it @ Durham
Let’s try the Library...
Constructing a Keyword Search AND OR $,* “        ”
Boolean Operator AND LESS AND ,[object Object]
use “and” between required conceptswomen AND entrepreneur*
Boolean Operator OR MORE OR records must include EITHER concept use “or” between synonyms enclose synonyms in brackets conflict OR dispute
Wildcard Symbol Rather than: entrepreneur or entrepreneurs or entrepreneurship or entrepreneurial Use the root of the word plus the wildcard symbol to find all variations of the word Here’s how….
Shorten the words to the last common letter…
Use the wildcard symbol on the end of the word root: Watch out! Each database has it’s own wildcard symbol   $ ? ! * are the most common…
Quotation Marks Search:Hockey Night In Canada  retrieves: A day andnight in the life ofCanada, by JohnHockey. Better Search: “Hockey Night in Canada” retrieves only the specific phrase
BE CREATIVE
Bringing your NINJA skills to the library…
In Google… How do different generations interact and resolve conflict in the workplace?
In the Library… generation* and workplace and conflict
Even better…  generation* and workplace and (conflict or dispute)
Library Catalogue customer service
Boolean in action… LESS AND
Boolean in action…
Results…
Results…
All the recent books  on your topic signed out?
eBooks…
eBooks…
eBooks…
Articles
Articles…
Articles…
Use author’s Works Cited/Reference List for additional resources
Lexis Nexis
Lexis Nexis…

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Business Communications [DC] - Winter 2011

Editor's Notes

  1. You can find links to the Library Webpages through MyCampus as well.
  2. Additional details about the 4 stages of the research processDigital versions of the MLA & APA citation style are found here too!
  3. Consider possible sources for your research. Think about the following questionsShould you use only scholarly publications? Or a mix? (i.e. scholarly, popular, and trade publications)Should you use primary sources as well as secondary sources?Should you use books, articles, websites, or other sources (videos, interviews etc?)
  4. Can’t find a reliable website in Google? Try Google’s AdvancedSearch to limit your searchto educational etc.
  5. Advanced search allows you to search by language, file format,domain,date
  6. Advanced search allows you to search by language, file format,domain,date
  7. Advanced search allows you to search by language, file format, domain, date
  8. Advanced search allows you to search by language, file format, domain, date
  9. Ensure your preferences are set to include the Durham Library.Allows you to look up full text of articles in our databasesWill link to our library catalogue to look up books
  10. Find the Durham Library and check the checkbox “Find It@Durham” Save Preferences
  11. What have I found?How do I get the full text?
  12. Library Databases do not use the same language as Google!Need to use Boolean Searching…
  13. think of variant spellings, synonyms, closely related words, word endings, abbreviations, category names and members of the group, even oppositesBehavior OR behaviourTeenager OR adolescent OR juvenile OR youth OR young adultAdvantag* OR disadvantag*NATO OR “North Atlantic Treaty Organization”Canad*> Canada, > Canada’s, > Canadian, > Canadians, > Canadiana
  14. This book is at the UOIT Social Sciences Library – downtown Oshawa.You can request it through Intercampus Delivery
  15. Try an E-book
  16. Need articles and websites? Use the Subject Guides
  17. WorldwideNewspapers…
  18. WorldwideNewspapers…
  19. Place of publicationPopular vs. scholarlyCurrencyObjectivityAuthorityAccuracyThoroughly researched Format
  20. Remember to CITE YOUR SOURCES