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ENG 102 Persuasion Steps of Library Research Gergana Georgieva Information Literacy Librarian March, 2010
Overview Information Literacy Library webpage Basic Steps of Library Research Resources and services available How to get help?
Information Literacy Information literacy is the ability to identify, locate, evaluate and select information to use it effectively. Information literacy skills are necessary to conduct a good research.
Library webpage Catalog Reference sources Online databases Services Research help Working hours News/blogs
The 7 Steps of Research Identify and develop your topic Find background information Use the online catalog to find books Find periodicals articles (print and electronic) Find Internet resources Evaluate what you have found Cite what you find using a standard format for your bibliography
Identify and develop your topic State your topic as a question. Find keywords that describe your topic Test the keywords
Background information Common background sources Why background sources? How to use background sources effectively? Bibliographies
Background Sources Encyclopedia Britannica Oxford Reference Online Other reference sources
Books Why do we consult books? Authorship Analysis Multiple viewpoints Additional resources
The Catalog An online database that provides the citations and locations of all materials in the library Accessible from all over the world Types of searches: Browse Keyword Author Title Subject Reserve Broadcast Expert
Electronic books An e-book collection of over 40,000 full-text books of all academic subject areas and from leading publishers. Accessible through the library web pagelibrary web page
Find periodicals articles Print Periodicals Popular Substantive news Professional Scholarly Electronic Electronic Journals Portal Databases
Online Databases Contain publications and other resources that can be found in hard-copy or are from credible sources. The articles found on electronic databases are the same articles that are found in a print version of a magazine or journal. When your instructor says that you cannot use Internet sources, the instructor is usually not referring to articles found on the electronic databases.
Databases – Continued AUBG electronic databases are subscription databases Available through AUBG network All electronic databases have the following options: Basic/Keyword search Advanced search Browse/Subject search Publication search
Searching: How to be Effective? Narrow your search Be more specific Use phrases Add a discriminating or qualifying word or phrase Broaden your search Use lower case Use truncation
Use the Boolean Operators USETO AND Narrow search and retrieve records containing all of the words it separates NOT Narrow search and retrieve records that do not contain the term following it. OR Broaden search and retrieve records containing any of the words it separates.
ProQuest Central 11,000 titles over 8,000 titles in full-text. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets. Over 160 subjects areas are covered extensively including: business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, social sciences and more
Databases - CEEOL C.E.E.O.L. C.E.E.O.L. is an online archive which provides access to full text PDF articles from 338 humanities and social science journals and re-digitized documents pertaining to Central, Eastern and South- Eastern European topics.
Databases - CIAO Columbia International Affairs Online Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is the most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes: working papers from university research institutes occasional papers series from NGOs foundation-funded research projects proceedings from conferences books journals policy briefs
Databases - DOAJ It covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. Aims to cover all subjects and languages.
Databases - EBSCOEBSCO Economics Business Finance History Geography Philosophy Psychology Religion Literature Linguistics Journalism Computer science Mathematics Astronomy more
Databases – JSTOR An electronic archive of scholarly journals, starting with the very first issue, some dating as far back as the 1600s. JSTOR
Databases - ScienceDirect ScienceDirect Freedom Collection The ScienceDirect Freedom Collection provides colleges with affordable access to dedicated subject packages in the physical, social and health sciences
Databases – World BankWorld Bank WB – E-Library WB – Global Development Indicators WB – Global Development Finance WB – Global Economic Monitor
Find Internet resources Search engines Directories Discipline Specific Resources
Evaluate S – Scope – are all aspects of the topic covered T – Treatment – is the information free from bias A – Authority – are the authors qualified to provide this information R – Relevance – does it address your topic T – Timeliness – Is the information current for your purpose
Cite Most common styles of citing Modern Language Association (MLA) American Psychological Association (APA) Citation Guides Electronic resources Library webpage MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers St. Martin’s Handbook
Ask a Librarian At Reference/Circulation desk Monday-Friday Virtual Reference By By phone: /354 And more …more