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MA Class Advanced Info Lit PPT

  1. 1. MA in ICT Class Advanced Information Literacy 2014-08-15 Surendra Jugdav, Principal Librarian: Humanities Wits Library
  2. 2. MA in ICT Class THE WORLD OF RESEARCH PUBLISHING Definition: Publishing of research is a formal attempt to collate, examine, proof read and make academic findings available to a particular public. Publishing of research can take the form of a report, dissertation, thesis, technical report or conference paper. In order to guide one’s research at Masters level, a few principles must be borne in mind: 2014-08-15 Surendra Jugdav, Principal Librarian: Humanities Wits Library
  3. 3. MA in ICT Class 1. The researcher/student needs to distinguish between common information and academic information. If you want to know what a computer is you can use Google. If you want to know about how computer manufacturing affects the GNP of China you will most likely use Ebsco, Proquest or Cambridge. Why? Because you are NOT looking for common information. You are seeking academic information…..at Masters level you would want? 2. Academic information is ALWAYS refereed. That is, it has been subjected to rigorous testing by fellow researchers or peers. 3. An understanding of the different types of academic information sources is crucial 2014-08-15 Surendra Jugdav, Principal Librarian: Humanities Wits Library
  4. 4. MA in ICT Class TYPES OF PUBLICATIONS 1. Working Paper: is a scientific paper that IS IN PROGRESS. A DRAFT shared between authors wherein thoughts, ideas, feedback is obtained and acted upon before submission to a conference of academic journal. 2. Reports: are document that contain the completed results of an investigation, usually of the work undertaken by one of more investigators, and is authored either by one author or a panel of authors. Such documents preen content intended for a particular audience. 3. Technical Report: is a report that deals with some or other operation, mechanism, procedure or specialist details relevant to a particular organisation or entity. Such reports may or may not be formally published. 4. Conference Paper: This type of publication is complex, inasmuch as it involves stringent PEER REVIEW. Authors within a specific research domain usually vet or review the intended conference paper. 2014-08-15 Surendra Jugdav, Principal Librarian: Humanities Wits Library
  5. 5. MA in ICT Class PEER REVIEW The process used by publishers and editors of academic journals to provide a chance for scholars to examine and critique a paper or monograph before it is published to help ensure its integrity and veracity. (Darvill, T.(2008). peer review. In The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology. : Oxford University Press. Retrieved 3 Jul. 2014, from http://0- www.oxfordreference.com.innopac.wits.ac.za/view/10.1093/acref/9780199534043.00 1.0001/acref-9780199534043-e-3052. 2014-08-15 Surendra Jugdav, Principal Librarian: Humanities Wits Library
  6. 6. MA in ICT Class 2014-08-15 Surendra Jugdav, Principal Librarian: Humanities Wits Library
  7. 7. MA in ICT Class • How Databases Are Indexed and Indexing Terms • Why is it important to know how a database is indexed? This informs the investigator as to how the database is set up and what key index terms have been used in putting the database together. • Refer to this subject portal ( Libguide): for a more detailed account: Databases And Index Terms 2014-08-15 Surendra Jugdav, Principal Librarian: Humanities Wits Library
  8. 8. MA in ICT Class Advanced Information Literacy Techniques 1. Boolean Searching: Involves using the key terms AND, OR , NOT Example: Computers AND ICT 2. Truncated Searching: Involves using articles such as * and ! in order to determine the different etymological forms of a root key term. Example: Compu* will retrieve COMPUTE,COMPUTER,COMPUTERS,etc 3. Wildcard Searching: Involves using ? and * within a word to retrieve different spellings or morphological structures of a word. Example: B?rth will retrieve both BERTH and BIRTH 2014-08-15 Surendra Jugdav, Principal Librarian: Humanities Wits Library
  9. 9. MA in ICT Class Advanced Information Literacy Techniques Criteria for Evaluation of Sources 1. Who are the authors and what are their affiliations? Are their works of a technical report nature or are their works intended for and published within academic journals? 2. Are the journals or publications from academic publishers? 3. What is the length and format of the article or report? 4. Do the authors have any formal connection to a university or research institute? 5. From the bibliography, can you establish a trail of research and citation patterns? 2014-08-15 Surendra Jugdav, Principal Librarian: Humanities Wits Library
  10. 10. MA in ICT Class REFERENCING: THE APA REFERENCE STYLE Use the Zotero platform to cite and generate in-text citations and full bibliographies Zotero can be located at: Zotero Works only with Mozilla Firefox A dedicated subject portal( Libguide ) for Zotero: Zotero LibGuide.htm 2014-08-15 Surendra Jugdav, Principal Librarian: Humanities Wits Library
  11. 11. APA Reference Style: Sample Bibliography Hartman, P., Bezos, J. P., Kaphan, S., & Spiegel, J. (1999, September 28). Method and system for placing a purchase order via a communications network. Retrieved from https://www.google.com/patents/US5960411 (Electronic source) Hogue, C. W. V. (2001). Structure databases. In A. D. Baxevanis & B. F. F. Ouellette (Eds.), Bioinformatics (2nd ed., pp. 83–109). New York, NY: Wiley-Interscience. (Book Chapter) Kötter, P., & Ciriacy, M. (1993). Xylose fermentation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 38(6), 776–783. doi:10.1007/BF00167144 (Journal Article) Pear, R. (2008, October 2). Crisis puts tax moves into play. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/02/business/02tax.html (Newspaper Article) Sambrook, J., & Russell, D. W. (2001). Molecular cloning: a laboratory manual (3rd ed.). Cold Spring Harbor, NY: CSHL Press. (Book More than one Author) 2014-08-15 Surendra Jugdav, Principal Librarian: Humanities Wits Library
  12. 12. APA In-Text Citation Sample 2014-08-15 Surendra Jugdav, Principal Librarian: Humanities Wits Library
  13. 13. BIBLIOMETRICS • Advanced information literacy entails a proficiency in searching for and retrieving journal and author metrics • Definition: The branch of library science concerned with the application of mathematical and statistical analysis to bibliography; the statistical analysis of books, articles, or other publications. (http://0- www.oed.com.innopac.wits.ac.za/view/Entry/241665?redirectedFrom=bibliometri cs#footerWrapper • For our purposes, this field of study deals with the academic impact that authors and journals have in specific subject areas. Microsoft Academic Search is a good starting point. 2014-08-15 Surendra Jugdav, Principal Librarian: Humanities Wits Library
  14. 14. BIBLIOMETRICS • Scopus: Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources. It s designed to find the information scientists need. Quick, easy and comprehensive, Scopus provides superior support of the literature research process. SCOPUS • Web Of Science: An academic citation index of scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. Includes proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops and conventions. Web of Science: 1945 - present • Incites: A customized, citation-based research evaluation tool that enables you to analyze institutional productivity and benchmark your output against peers worldwide. There are three modules: Research Performance Profiles, Institution Profiles and Global Comparisons. InCites 2014-08-15 Surendra Jugdav, Principal Librarian: Humanities Wits Library
  15. 15. CONCLUSION Libguide specifically for MA in ICT students in preparation. To be published August 2014 Postgraduate Workshops: Roster available Important Libguides to Consult: • Research Support • Scholarly Communication/Publication • Surendra Jugdav, Principal Librarian Tel.011-7171912 Email: surendra.jugdav @wits.ac.za • Ms Joalane Mathe, Librarian: Humanities Tel.0117171943 Email: joalane.mathe@wits.ac.za 2014-08-15 Surendra Jugdav, Principal Librarian: Humanities Wits Library

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