Nature of information need determines the types of resources consulted Closely examine resources Does the tool need to be used at all If so, discover how to use the tool
Online Databases and Indexes State, county and city Library systems provide free access ▪ San Francisco Public Library (sfpl.org) [CA resident appear in person at any SFPL branch] ▪ 17 BUSINESS DATABASES (14 unique from LA and SCV) ▪ LA = County of Lost Angeles Public Library (colapublib.org) ▪ Business Insights: Essentials - Information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports. ▪ Business Resource Center ▪ DemographicsNow - access to U.S. Census data sorted by geographic location and demographic characteristics ▪ Legal Information Reference Center - legal self-help reference works and free legal forms. ▪ ReferenceUSA - detailed business information.
▪ SCV = Santa Clarita Public Library (santaclaritalibrary.com)santaclaritalibrary.com ▪ Canyon Country Jo Ann Darcy Library ▪ Old Town Newhall Library ▪ Valencia Branch/Main Office Legal Information Resource Center (also available in colapublib) Reference USA (also in SFPL) Small Business Reference Center (also in SFPL)
Handbooks and manuals Search business handbooks [that contain my query words] in Subject Directories Search business directories [that contain my query words] in Subject
Increase efficiency and effectiveness: Know what tools are available Learn how to use them ▪ Examine “Help”, “About”, buttons, tabs, drop down menus, etc. ▪ Look for refining search options: ▪ Scholarly/Peer Reviewed, References cited, Number pages, Language, Date, Type of document, etc. ▪ Look for services: ▪ Email, print, Durable link, Cite, Share, Search Alert, Save, Bookmark, etc.
Library Catalog books, CD’s, DVD’s, videos, MP3’s, Journals, Web sites, etc. Indexes periodical articles Databases books, theses, dissertations, multi-author works, proceeding, reports, other scholarly document, etc.
The First and Best place to go when Conducting Scholarly Research Use Chrome, Firefox or Safari Web browsers Do NOT use Explorer
Go to the Library Web site: Peruse the library Web site: Interlibrary Loan Help with Research Trial Databases Find Journals Find Databases Search Solomon Advanced www.masters.edu/library
If the business you want is not in PrivCo, contact Dan Gingert, firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell him you are a student at Master’s and would like his data team to prioritize a profile of the company you want. Also, if there is anything specific you are looking for regarding it, just let him know that, too. email@example.com
UUUUse Sources to Find More Sources TThis is the key to doing effective research FFind related material on a topic LLeads to primary sources
UUUUSE SOURCES TO FIND MORE SOURCES FFrom the Work – (aka Citation searching): Bibliography, References Cited, Endnotes FFrom the Bibliographic Record: Authors, Titles, Subject Headings, Tables of Content, Call Numbers, Descriptors, Author Supplied Keywords FFrom the Text: Glean keywords, persons, places, events, professional jargon, vernacular, colloquialisms, variant spellings
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Badke, William. “Research Strategies: Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog”. 5th ed. Bloomington: IN. iUniverse LLC, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4917-2233-6(sc) - $19.99 ISBN: 978-1-4917-2234-3 (e) - $9.99 Google: badke research strategies
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