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1 Foundations of Park & Recreation Frederic Murray, MLIS Instructional Services Librarian Assistant Professor Al Harris Library SWOSU Spring 2011

2 Todays Class How to Access Class Web Page How to Access Class Web Page –Review & page to selves Search: Keywords & Boolean Search: Keywords & Boolean –And, Or, Not Catalog Review Catalog Review –Books on Wildfire: 2 nd floor, last 5 years –Ebrary - Ebooks Database Database –Academic Search Premier/Environment Complete/CQ Journal Search/Periodical List Journal Search/Periodical List –Search Jobs in Parks & Recreation Set Up Ebsco Accounts Set Up Ebsco Accounts –Create Alerts for Parks & Recreation

3 Library Instruction in the Information Age A single current newspaper contains more written and visual information than the average person in the 17th Century was likely to come across in their entire lifetime. There are many areas of literacy that all add up to Information Literacy: Cultural, Visual, Media, Network, Computer, Traditional Alphabetic Literacy, and Library Instruction. A single current newspaper contains more written and visual information than the average person in the 17th Century was likely to come across in their entire lifetime. There are many areas of literacy that all add up to Information Literacy: Cultural, Visual, Media, Network, Computer, Traditional Alphabetic Literacy, and Library Instruction.

4 Library Instruction in the Information Age New Search Strategies are required. New Search Strategies are required. Critical evaluation is more important than ever. Critical evaluation is more important than ever.

5 Define: Catalog, Database, Indexes A comprehensive list of the books, periodicals, maps, and other materials in a given collection. A comprehensive list of the books, periodicals, maps, and other materials in a given collection. A large, regularly updated file of digitized information related to a specific subject or field. A large, regularly updated file of digitized information related to a specific subject or field. An alphabetically arranged list of headings consisting of the personal names, places, and subjects treated in a specific work. An alphabetically arranged list of headings consisting of the personal names, places, and subjects treated in a specific work.

6 Library Web Page

7 Information Silos CatalogDatabases

8 Catalog Catalog Books/E- books VideosWorldcat

9 Databases Databases EBSCOLexisNexisOvid

10 Search Techniques Keyword Keyword Basic Boolean Basic Boolean

11 Keywords Flexible terms Flexible terms Easy searches Easy searches Less accurate searches Less accurate searches

12 Identifying Keywords Identify the significant terms and concepts that describe your topic from your thesis statement or research question. Identify the significant terms and concepts that describe your topic from your thesis statement or research question. These terms will become the key for searching catalogs, indexes, and databases for information about your subject. These terms will become the key for searching catalogs, indexes, and databases for information about your subject.

13 Keyword Phrases Single concept, multiple words Single concept, multiple words Some electronic resources require keyword phrases be enclosed with punctuation Some electronic resources require keyword phrases be enclosed with punctuation –Quotation marks –Parenthesis

14 Boolean AND = Narrow AND = Narrow OR = Expand OR = Expand NOT = Exclude NOT = Exclude

15 Useful Keywords/Phrases outdoor recreation outdoor recreation adventure programs adventure programs wildlife, endangered species wildlife, endangered species conservation, preservation conservation, preservation natural disasters, wildfires natural disasters, wildfires wilderness survival, first aid, search & rescue wilderness survival, first aid, search & rescue natural resources, natural resource management natural resources, natural resource management game and fishing law, permits & licensing game and fishing law, permits & licensing park services, park ranger park services, park ranger

16 Paper Topic Parks under Pressure: Conservation or Recreation Parks under Pressure: Conservation or Recreation

17 Parks under Pressure: Conservation or Recreation First, narrow down the topic First, narrow down the topic –Which Parks are you talking about? Urban, State or Federal –What kind of Pressures? Competing Interests Competing Interests Focusing on: Focusing on: –Economy –Funding –Land Use –How parks are perceived by locals? Tourists? Environmentalists? Hunters?

18 How AND is used AND (narrows) AND (narrows) –parks and issues –parks and issues and hunters

19 Select three keywords… IssuesParksHunters

20 How OR is used OR (expands) OR (expands) – parks or wildlife refugee – issues or trends AND & OR together AND & OR together – parks or wildlife refugee and issues – issues or trends and parks

21 Select related terms… IssuesParksHunters Urban Parks State Parks Trends Attitudes Tourists Rangers

22 Search Strategy Endless possibilities… Endless possibilities… –Parks OR State Parks AND Issues AND Trends –Urban Parks AND National Parks AND Rangers OR Tourists –State Parks AND Trends AND Tourists

23 Class Exercise Keyword Building Exercise Keyword Building Exercise Topic: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Thesaurus.com Thesaurus.com Thesaurus.com

24 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill BP Corporations Business Drilling Responsibility Relief wells TechnologyResponse Politics

25 Databases A large, regularly updated file of digitized information related to a specific subject or field. A large, regularly updated file of digitized information related to a specific subject or field. This is where we find Journal Articles This is where we find Journal Articles

26 Useful Databases Academic Search Premier Academic Search Premier Environment Complete Environment Complete CQ Researcher CQ Researcher SPORTDiscus SPORTDiscus

27 Searching in Databases Keywords with Boolean and truncation Keywords with Boolean and truncation Subject terms from thesaurus Subject terms from thesaurus Limiters: date, peer reviewed, and full text Limiters: date, peer reviewed, and full text

28 Article Sources General Article and Allied Health

29 Article Databases Article Databases

30 Citations Shriver Jr., Donald W. Bosnia in Fear and Hope. World Policy Journal; Summer2001, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p43, 11p Formats: PDF - Portable Document Format HTML - Hypertext Mark up language

31 Citations Shriver Jr., Donald W.Bosnia in Fear and Hope. World Policy Journal; Summer2001, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p43, 11p PDF / HTML Author/Article Title Periodical Title Date/LengthFormat

32 Finding Journals/Magazines/Periodicals In the Library In the Library Online Online

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35 Periodicals List Exercise Does the library have access to this article? Does the library have access to this article? Yes or No? Yes or No?

36 Resources Library Catalog Library Catalog Ebrary Ebrary Databases Databases Periodicals List Periodicals List Services Services –Research Assistance –Interlibrary Loan –Off Campus Access

37 Thank You


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