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1 Research in the Library – SOCI 1000 September 2013 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN CANADA LIBRARY WORKSHOP

2 Outline Come to the Library The Research Process Keywords & Databases Discovery vs. Google The Library – Online Need help?

3 Computers & Softwre Books & resources Study spaces Research help Computer & software help Writing help Come to the Library!

4 The Research Process Define information need Identify potential resources Plan and execute the search EvaluateDocument Research help Research skills are transferrable!

5 The Research Process Todays challenge: How do we search for relevant, credible and accessible resources to help justify and support our thesis? Research help Define information need Identify potential resources

6 The Research Process What info do you need? Research help Definitions Scholarly Articles History, background = context Movie Reviews Your topic:

7 Keywords & Databases The Writing Challenge: Research help Your work: connect research articles, background information, and supporting information in your paper to support your argument. Reviews of film News & magazine articles about film Popular Media + Cultural representation Animated films + Cultural Representation

8 Discovery vs. Google Why not Google? Books & resources GOOG LE Google Georgian Library Government Information (, stats etc) Professional Associations Educational/ Institutional info Images Company Information Blogs Journals / articles News e-Books Books & DVDs Peer reviewed / credible resources Free for your use

9 The Library - Online Library website & research guides Try the new website design – officially launching in January Search the discovery layer Locate your research guide Connect with us via askON Online Research Help or askON TEXT Books & resources

10 Off Campus Access Library UserID - Pin is the last 4 digits of bar code. Must activate account at the front desk of the library.

11 Search Statements OR Combine synonyms Any of the terms can appear in your results or means more AND Combine two or more terms All of the terms must appear in your results Provides fewer results that are more focused gender disney stereo- types gender sex roles Results with either word Research help A search statement is made up of keywords + connectors

12 Keywords & Connectors stereo types disney Keywords Alternate Keywords gender sex roles women animated films OR AND Topic: the representation of women in Disney movies Research help

13 Evaluating Results CurrencyIs the information current enough for your topic/needs? Has the website been updated? Are the links working? AuthorityDo the creators have credentials? Are the publishers reputable? Is there contact information? ReliabilityIs this work based on other research? Does the creator provide references? Purpose or Point of View Is the writing fact or opinion? Is the creator trying to persuade you or sell you something? Who is the intended audience? Research help

14 Citing Sources Why Cite? Locate your sources again Identify and credit ideas Avoid plagiarism Use the discovery layer tools to: Save, print or email the results you find Generate a basic citation Remember to check against your Cites & Sources – these are basic citations and may not be correct according to Cites & Sources Writing help

15 Citing Sources Check against Cites & Sources! Writing help APA rules dictate that the article title be in sentence caps: Neighborhood context and police use of force. EBSCO EDS Citation Format Sept 11, 2013 EBSCO EDS Result List Sept 11, 2013

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17 Need Help? Just ask! Chat live, call us, come by, or send e-mail New this fall: text the library for help! (705) 980-0030 Mon-Thurs: 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-5pm

18 Research in the Library – SOCI 1000 September 2013 CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN CANADA LIBRARY WORKSHOP

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