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1 ENG 102 Persuasion Steps of Library Research Gergana Georgieva Information Literacy Librarian March, 2010

2 Overview Information Literacy Library webpage Basic Steps of Library Research Resources and services available How to get help?

3 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.

4 Library webpage Catalog Reference sources Online databases Services Research help Working hours News/blogs

5 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

6 Identify and develop your topic State your topic as a question. Find keywords that describe your topic Test the keywords

7 Background information Common background sources Why background sources? How to use background sources effectively? Bibliographies

8 Background Sources Encyclopedia Britannica Oxford Reference Online Other reference sources

9 Books Why do we consult books? Authorship Analysis Multiple viewpoints Additional resources

10 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

11 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

12 Find periodicals articles Print Periodicals Popular Substantive news Professional Scholarly Electronic Electronic Journals Portal Databases

13 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.

14 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

15 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

16 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.

17 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

18 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.

19 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

20 Databases - DOAJ It covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. Aims to cover all subjects and languages.

21 Databases - EBSCOEBSCO Economics Business Finance History Geography Philosophy Psychology Religion Literature Linguistics Journalism Computer science Mathematics Astronomy more

22 Databases – JSTOR An electronic archive of scholarly journals, starting with the very first issue, some dating as far back as the 1600s. JSTOR

23 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

24 Databases – World BankWorld Bank WB – E-Library WB – Global Development Indicators WB – Global Development Finance WB – Global Economic Monitor

25 Find Internet resources Search engines Directories Discipline Specific Resources

26 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

27 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

28 Ask a Librarian At Reference/Circulation desk Monday-Friday Virtual Reference By By phone: /354 And more …more

29 Thank you! Contact us: Tel.: (73) /354


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