Instructional leadership Library Presentation Summer Conference 2013

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Instructional leadership Library Presentation Summer Conference 2013

  1. 1. Instructional Leadership Library Tips Trisha Prevett, MLIS Reference Librarian
  2. 2. 24/7 Support • Alvin Sherman Library Guides www.nova.campusguides.com/summerconference www.nova.campusguides.com/applied_diss www.nova.campusguides.com/apa • Also at library’s homepage under “Tutorials” tab & on ASL Blackboard
  3. 3. Topics? • Electronic Journals
  4. 4. Books & E-Books NovaCat
  5. 5. Specialized Resources • Dictionaries, Encyclopedias databases
  6. 6. Statistical Sources • Think government, federal & state websites • Associations & Accrediting bodies who might gather data
  7. 7. Statistical Data in NSU Databases
  8. 8. Specialized Newsletters, Listservs & Twitter
  9. 9. Recommended Databases 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. ERIC Thesaurus Education Source ProQuest Education Journals PsycINFO produced by APA ProQuest Dissertations & Theses MARPS, Practicums & Applied Dissertations
  10. 10. Search Strategies 1. Identify major concepts of research Training teachers for new curriculum implementation 2. List/concept map synonyms & related terms Concept 1 Concept 2 Concept 3 curriculum implementation Teacher education standards OR OR OR Instructional materials Competency based teacher education OR national standards OR AND AND OR Teaching methods Knowledge base for teaching Academic standards OR OR OR National competency tests
  11. 11. www.eric.ed.gov 3. Use the ERIC thesaurus
  12. 12. ProQuest ERIC
  13. 13. Different Databases = Different Terms • Subject terms can differ between databases • National Competency Tests- ERIC • National Competency-Based Educational Tests -Education Source • Minimum Competency Tests- PsycINFO
  14. 14. Constructing the Search • Remember Boolean operators AND OR NOT • AND connects terms NARROWING the search • OR looks for either term BROADENING the search (useful for synonyms) • NOT eliminates a term from appearing
  15. 15. Questions? • More searching tips & tricks in Lit Review Workshop Individual Library Research Appointments Mon., July 15, 3:15pm-10pm Tues., July 16, 8pm - 10pm Wed., July 17, 1:30pm - 10pm

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