Research Materials and
Scholarly Resources
Michael Steeleworthy
Data Librarian and Liaison to Sociology
msteeleworthy@wlu....
Topics
• The Library’s books and

e-books
• Research is more than articles

• Scholarly Resources
• Know what matters
• Id...
Books
825,451
125,553
Good research
means reading
more than articles
alone.
Scholarly Sources
Scholarly Sources
Authority / Accuracy / Relevance / Audience
Some elements that can help you interpret
scholarly materials.
• Author affiliation (e.g., of XYZ University)
• Author cre...
Scholarly Databases
Oxford Bibliographies Online / Sociological Abstracts
Get Help.
Michael Steeleworthy
Data Librarian and Liaison to Sociology
msteeleworthy@wlu.ca
SY281B : Research Materials and Scholarly Resources for Sociology
SY281B : Research Materials and Scholarly Resources for Sociology
SY281B : Research Materials and Scholarly Resources for Sociology
SY281B : Research Materials and Scholarly Resources for Sociology
SY281B : Research Materials and Scholarly Resources for Sociology
SY281B : Research Materials and Scholarly Resources for Sociology
SY281B : Research Materials and Scholarly Resources for Sociology
SY281B : Research Materials and Scholarly Resources for Sociology
SY281B : Research Materials and Scholarly Resources for Sociology
SY281B : Research Materials and Scholarly Resources for Sociology
SY281B : Research Materials and Scholarly Resources for Sociology
SY281B : Research Materials and Scholarly Resources for Sociology
SY281B : Research Materials and Scholarly Resources for Sociology
SY281B : Research Materials and Scholarly Resources for Sociology
SY281B : Research Materials and Scholarly Resources for Sociology
SY281B : Research Materials and Scholarly Resources for Sociology
SY281B : Research Materials and Scholarly Resources for Sociology
SY281B : Research Materials and Scholarly Resources for Sociology
SY281B : Research Materials and Scholarly Resources for Sociology
SY281B : Research Materials and Scholarly Resources for Sociology
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SY281B : Research Materials and Scholarly Resources for Sociology

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Presentation offered to WLU SY281B, 24-Oct-2013 (Instructor: J. Aguinaldo)

This deck introduces provides visuual highlights for a lecture on understanding the scope of scholarly literature in Sociology, and also discovering and accessing resources. Major highlights include:

- Research requires working with scholarly texts. Ignoring books is not a wise idea.
- Using subject headings and descriptions in a catalogue to discover materials
- Understanding what scholarly resources are
- How articles are published and how we access them
- An introduction to scholarly databases
- An introduction to Sociological Abstracts

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SY281B : Research Materials and Scholarly Resources for Sociology

  1. 1. Research Materials and Scholarly Resources Michael Steeleworthy Data Librarian and Liaison to Sociology msteeleworthy@wlu.ca
  2. 2. Topics • The Library’s books and e-books • Research is more than articles • Scholarly Resources • Know what matters • Identify what counts and what’s fluff • Scholarly Databases • Do it right the first time • (or: more time for the wknd.)
  3. 3. Books
  4. 4. 825,451
  5. 5. 125,553
  6. 6. Good research means reading more than articles alone.
  7. 7. Scholarly Sources
  8. 8. Scholarly Sources Authority / Accuracy / Relevance / Audience
  9. 9. Some elements that can help you interpret scholarly materials. • Author affiliation (e.g., of XYZ University) • Author credentials (e.g., MA, PhD; DPhil, PhD, etc.) • Contact information for the author or for the editorial board • Peer review process information (e.g., submitted on X, passed • • • • • on Y) In-text citations Existence of a bibliography / reference list Existence of a literature review Existence of a methods section Acknowledgement to granting agencies / funding partners
  10. 10. Scholarly Databases Oxford Bibliographies Online / Sociological Abstracts
  11. 11. Get Help. Michael Steeleworthy Data Librarian and Liaison to Sociology msteeleworthy@wlu.ca

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