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1 This PowerPoint presentation and handouts are posted under “Library Classes” on library website.

2 library.centennialcollege.ca Distance Access You need an active library account to use the library

3 You have access to resources at all 4 campus libraries. Libraries website lists in detail what each library has. You have access to resources at all 4 campus libraries. Libraries website lists in detail what each library has.

4 tutoring in person telephone digital help | coaching

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6 Library Tutors 1-on-1 sessions with a senior student for all courses, except English. Library Tutors 1-on-1 sessions with a senior student for all courses, except English.

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8 Centre for Academic English Tutoring Sessions & Workshops for English, ESL, grammar, writing, etc. Room campus Centre for Academic English Tutoring Sessions & Workshops for English, ESL, grammar, writing, etc. Room campus NEW

9 2012 Jan 23 Fawn Currey – Instructor Liz Dobson - Librarian

10 Topics for research  Social networking  Impact of the media  Flu vaccination

11 [word doc] Express your topic in the form of a research question. This expresses a specific point of interest about the topic. Then identify the main concepts in your question. [word doc] Express your topic in the form of a research question. This expresses a specific point of interest about the topic. Then identify the main concepts in your question.

12 [Word doc] Be prepared to search using a variety of keywords & phrases – Language is rich. People often use different terminology for the same concept Note use of the * This is a wildcard that tells the search engine to look for all words that start with the same letters. [Word doc] Be prepared to search using a variety of keywords & phrases – Language is rich. People often use different terminology for the same concept Note use of the * This is a wildcard that tells the search engine to look for all words that start with the same letters.

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14 Search for publications using the library’s “Search Everything” Google-like search engine…

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16 Women AND (stereotypes OR sexism) AND (media OR films OR television) You can get more results by using more search terms… Use the Help screen for instructions, if needed… You can get more results by using more search terms… Use the Help screen for instructions, if needed…

17 Use the filters on left to refine your search – e.g. limit to articles from scholarly publications, including peer-review

18 1818 “Peer reviewed” articles  Also called “refereed” or “academic” or “scholarly”  Well researched, authoritative work  Often write-ups of original research done – with literature reviews, statistics, findings, etc.  A committee of scholars must approve quality before the editor publishes Most databases allow you to limit to peer reviewed if you want 18

19 Use other filters on left column to refine your search, if needed… E.g. subject terms filter will add relevancy to your search results

20 Several filters are here used to refine the search – resulting in reduced number of results records now

21 This search engine- like Google – offers an Advanced Search option…

22 Other filters found on the Advanced Search page – limit terms to the title field, or specify journal source

23 To save an article, first click on the title…

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26 Select item by checking the box beside the title, then click “View All” Select item by checking the box beside the title, then click “View All”

27 newspaper article from LexisNexis database

28 article from Expanded Academic ASAP database

29 Example of a scholarly (peer reviewed) journal article – write-up of original research done… Note: in-text citations Example of a scholarly (peer reviewed) journal article – write-up of original research done… Note: in-text citations

30 Example of a scholarly (peer reviewed) journal article – Note: References at end of article which provide full publication info for citations made in the essay above … Example of a scholarly (peer reviewed) journal article – Note: References at end of article which provide full publication info for citations made in the essay above …

31 Example of a scholarly (peer reviewed) journal article – Note: it includes near the beginning a literature review, a description of published knowledge to date about the research topic … Example of a scholarly (peer reviewed) journal article – Note: it includes near the beginning a literature review, a description of published knowledge to date about the research topic …

32 Example of a non-scholarly article in a business journal – Not documented, not peer reviewed Not a write-up of original research Example of a non-scholarly article in a business journal – Not documented, not peer reviewed Not a write-up of original research

33 Example of a non-scholarly article in a business journal – no References list at the end of the article Example of a non-scholarly article in a business journal – no References list at the end of the article

34 If you have a lot of search terms and/or want more options for limiting your searches, search DIRECTLY in databases (“E-Resources”) If you have a lot of search terms and/or want more options for limiting your searches, search DIRECTLY in databases (“E-Resources”)

35 Libraries offer about 100 licensed databases containing journal & newspaper articles, eBooks, eEncyclopedias, etc.. Become familiar with the choices on this page! Libraries offer about 100 licensed databases containing journal & newspaper articles, eBooks, eEncyclopedias, etc.. Become familiar with the choices on this page!

36 Select “E-Resources by Subject …

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38 Community & Correctional Services list of databases provide social sciences content… e.g. Academic Search Premier database Community & Correctional Services list of databases provide social sciences content… e.g. Academic Search Premier database

39 Search for full text journal & newspaper articles in Academic Search Premier database

40 A non-scholarly journal article from a business journal (2009)…

41 An academic (peer reviewed) journal article …

42 You can limit search to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals

43 Direct database searching allows you many choices for limiting/refining your searches : field limits, publication type, date, peer review, full text, etc.

44 Collect articles you want to use….”Add to Folder”…

45 When you have collected all the articles you want, “Go to Folder”…

46 Print, , or save ( option here displayed) Print, , or save ( option here displayed)

47 Library help with writing your paper and citing your sources in APA…

48 Go to Centennial Libraries homepage for Guide on APA style…

49 A sampling of places to look for information

50 CredoReference - a library database with encyclopedias and dictionaries

51 On the Internet The Canadian Encyclopedia On the Internet The Canadian Encyclopedia On the Internet

52 Search the Internet for websites…

53 On the Internet Is this a reliable website?

54 On the Internet Is this a reliable website?

55 Websites, articles in databases, books (etc.)

56 On the Internet E-STAT – a Libraries database Contains statistics – some that is not available for free on the Statistics Canada website on the Internet. E-STAT – a Libraries database Contains statistics – some that is not available for free on the Statistics Canada website on the Internet.

57 E-STAT – a Libraries database Contains statistics – some that is not available for free on the Statistics Canada website on the Internet. E-STAT – a Libraries database Contains statistics – some that is not available for free on the Statistics Canada website on the Internet.

58 Library Catalogue

59 Sometimes, when you know you want a book or video, it is simplest to search the traditional library catalogue directly…

60 Book search in library catalogue…

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