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1 Research Resources © Janet Tillman/The Master’s College, , permission is granted for non-profit educational use; any reproduction or modification should include this statement.

2  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

3  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.

4 ▪ 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)

5  Handbooks and manuals  Search business handbooks [that contain my query words] in Subject  Directories  Search business directories [that contain my query words] in Subject

6  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: ▪ , print, Durable link, Cite, Share, Search Alert, Save, Bookmark, etc.

7  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.

8 The First and Best place to go when Conducting Scholarly Research Use Chrome, Firefox or Safari Web browsers Do NOT use Explorer

9 Go to the Library Web site:

10 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

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14  Everything =  Library Catalog, Article Indexes and Other eResources  Books and more =  Library Catalog  Articles and more =  Articles Indexes and Other eResources

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25 If the business you want is not in PrivCo, contact Dan Gingert, 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.

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28 Search the JOURNAL TITLE NOT the article title

29 Use Sources to Find Sources

30 UUUUse Sources to Find More Sources TThis is the key to doing effective research FFind related material on a topic LLeads to primary sources

31 UUUUSE SOURCES TO FIND MORE SOURCES FFrom the Work – (aka Citation searching): Bibliography, References Cited, Endnotes FFrom the Bibliographic Record: Authors, Titles, Subject Headings, Tables of Content, Call Numbers, Descriptors, Author Supplied Keywords FFrom the Text: Glean keywords, persons, places, events, professional jargon, vernacular, colloquialisms, variant spellings

32 Citation Mapping Miss Plum Mr. BrownDr. Whyte Dr. Bleau Mr. Greene Get a Clue! In the LibraryWith the paper cutter

33  Tracks related resources regardless of vocabulary changes  ADHD: mental restlessness (1798), minimal brain damage, minimal brain dysfunction, hyperkinetic reaction of childhood (DMS-II, 1968), ADHD (DSM- III-R, 1987)  Saves time and expense from conducting research that’s already been done. What Does It Do?

34 Recommendations Details More Options Use Sources to Find Sources

35  Badke, William. “Research Strategies: Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog”. 5th ed. Bloomington: IN. iUniverse LLC,  ISBN: (sc) - $19.99  ISBN: (e) - $9.99  Google: badke research strategies

36  Contact Miss T. by   Contact Miss. T. by phone:  w:  c:  Hours: M-R 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.; F 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  No special grace given to those who work harder rather than smarter!


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