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Session Outline: The Research Cycle: 5 stages Finding information - Events subject guide Searching the library catalogue Finding magazine articles Searching the Web Online searching tips Evaluating information from the Web Referencing your information Student exercises © Central Institute of Technology 2014 2
1. Analyse question or topic Research Cycle: 5 Stages 2. Identify keywords & search terms Write Final Essay/Report 4. Evaluate your information 5. Reference your information 3. Search for & find information © Central Institute of Technology 2014 4
Stage 1: Analyse question or topic When you are given an assignment, read through it carefully. Before you start looking for information, be sure you understand what you are looking for. Analyse the topic to determine the approach being asked for. Are you being asked to: Compare? Review? Discuss? Contrast? Summarise? Explain? © Central Institute of Technology 2014 5
Stage 2: Identify the keywords and search terms “Discuss the importance of choosing a suitable site when planning an event.” location venue organising arranging function conference © Central Institute of Technology 2014 managing You can use a thesaurus to identify alternate keywords… 6
Web address: campusguides.dtwd.wa.edu.au/central-events Stage 3: Search for and find information © Central Institute of Technology 2014 - Using Events Subject Guide - 7
Library Catalogue searching tips: Use your keywords (or alternate terms) to search the Library Catalogue for factual, in-depth information from books and DVDs. When searching the catalogue remember to limit your search to Perth campus. Note the location details and the status of any items of interest. © Central Institute of Technology 2014 9
Books/DVDs tab © Central Institute of Technology 2014 10
© Central Institute of Technology 2014 Library Catalogue - Search Page Enter your search terms and choose options from the drop-down boxes Tip: To truncate - use ? 11
© Central Institute of Technology 2014 Library Catalogue - Search Results 12
© Central Institute of Technology 2014 Bibliographic Details Location Details Item Record 13
© Central Institute of Technology 2014 Databases/Journals (Magazines) tab 15
© Central Institute of Technology 2014 Find Printed Magazines in the Library… or Access Online Articles from the Guide 16
Web searching tips: Learn how to use Google Advanced Search to get better results by targeting your searches. Use smart searching techniques such as quotation marks to search for phrases, e.g. “sydney harbour bridge”. Examine the URL to determine the reliability of the site, e.g. generally.edu or.gov sites are more reliable. © Central Institute of Technology 2014 18
© Central Institute of Technology 2014 19 Websites tab
Google Advanced Search © Central Institute of Technology 2014 20
Google Advanced Search © Central Institute of Technology 2014 21
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Online searching tips… Boolean Operators AND (+):limits the search as both keywords must appear in the document hazards AND events hazards +events OR: expands the search as either keywords will appear in the documents conferences OR seminars NOT (-): limits the search as excludes one of the keywords from the documents “outdoor events” NOT festivals “outdoor events” -festivals © Central Institute of Technology 2014 25
More searching tips…. Quotation marks: searches for the phrase e.g. “convention centre” In title: searches for that term within the title of web page e.g. intitle:festivals Site: searches for results from specific sites e.g. site:.gov site:.au File type: searches for a particular file type e.g. filetype:ppt filetype:pdf © Central Institute of Technology 2014 26
Ask yourself these questions… √ Is the information correct? √ Is the information relevant? √ Is the information reliable? (who is the author/sponsor?) √ Is the information up-to-date? √ Is the information free from bias? (is it trying to persuade?) √ Is it what I need? © Central Institute of Technology 2014 Stage 4: Evaluate your Information 28
Stage 5: Reference your Information When taking notes for an essay topic, write down all the relevant bibliographic details of your information sources that you will need to include in your Reference List. For a book: author - year of publication - title - edition - place of publication - publisher For a website:author or sponsor or organisation - year of creation or update year - title of web page - URL For more information on referencing 30 © Central Institute of Technology 2014 Clipart from Microsoft Office
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If you require further assistance: Ask at the Library Service Desk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org@central.wa.edu.au Check out the OIL (Online Information Literacy) modules on the library website @ www.central.wa.edu.au/librarywww.central.wa.edu.au/library © Central Institute of Technology 2014 32
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