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1 LIB100 Introducing Library Resources & Information Literacy Skills Lingnan University Library October 2013 Handout of this workshop can be downloaded at:

2 After this workshop, you will be able to:  Identify and evaluate various resources from the Library and on the Internet  Identify the functions of the online Library Catalogue and 1-Search, and learn the basic searching strategies  Identify the self-help guides and popular online databases that the Library provides  Have basic understanding on citation and avoiding plagiarism 2

3 Part A - Search for information in the Library Website  Have a quick tour of the Library Website  Understand a reading list  Perform Author Search in the Library Catalogue  Perform Advanced Search in the Library Catalogue  View Bibliographic Records  Access My Library Account  Understand the Library of Congress (LC) Classification Scheme 3

4 Quick tour of the Library Website  We shall begin with Quick links E.g. My Library Account, Databases, Room Booking System, etc. Quick links E.g. My Library Account, Databases, Room Booking System, etc. Different user groups Search box 4

5 Pull down menu of Library Website  A hub to find out most of the resources, services and facilities available in the Library Website 5

6 How to understand a reference in a reading list  Example: Book Coupey, E. (2001). Marketing and the internet. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Year of publication Title Author Publication place Publisher Remarks: APA Style is used in this example 6

7  Example: Journal Article Street, S. (2006). A Darwinian dilemma for realist theories of value. Philosophical Studies, 127(1), Year of publication Title of the journal article Author Title of the journal Volume number (Issue number) Pages Remarks: APA Style is used in this example How to understand a reference in a Reading List 7

8  Example: Book Chapter Parton, N. (2012). Thinking and acting constructively in child protection. In S. L. Witkin (Ed.), Social construction and social work practice: Interpretations and innovations (pp ). New York: Columbia University Press. Year of publication Title of the chapter Author of the chapter Publication place Title of the book : capital letter also for subtitle Editor of the book Pages of chapter Publisher Remarks: APA Style is used in this example How to understand a reference in a Reading List 8

9 Scenario one: If I already know the author’s name of a book… Q: I want to read the book written by Suzanne Collins in However I forget the title of the book, what should I do? A: Search the Library Catalogue by Author. Be sure to search by placing the SURNAME in front of the first name. In this example, you should search “Collins, Suzanne” 9

10 Scenario two: If I want to find books for my research project but do not know the name of the author / title of the item… Q: My instructor asked us to watch some local TV programmes about drug abuse cases in Hong Kong, produced in How can I find it? A:A: 1.Search the Library Catalogue by keywords (“drug abuse”, “hong kong”) in the Advanced Search page 2.Then, limit the Material Type as “Local TV Programme” 3.Limit the Year as “After 2012” 10

11 Viewing Bibliographical Records  After searching for books or other items in the Library Catalogue, here below are important tips for you to find out WHERE the book is:  LOCATION of the item (where it is stored)  CALL NUMBER of the item (the exact address)  STATUS of the item (available now or not)  For more details of the definitions of “LOCATION” and “STATUS” codes, please refer to: 11

12 View Bibliographic Records in the Library Catalogue 1. Click the link to view the location map Example 1: If the item is AVAILABLE, you can: 1. Click / view the “LOCATION” to see where the item is placed 2. Follow the “CALL NUMBER” to find the item from the bookshelf It means the item is available for borrowing 2. Follow the call number to find the item on the bookshelf 12

13 View Bibliographic Records in the Library Catalogue Example 2: If an item is currently checked out (i.e. with a due date) or on-hold, you can try alternatives: 1.Click the relevant subject to find related works 2.Request/Hold the item and get notified when it is returned to the Library (for books only) 3.Search for HKALL to see if other University Libraries have this item available (for books only) It means the item is currently checked out 1. Click on any subject and you can see related items in the Library 3. Search HKALL 2. Request to wait for the item 13

14 More Tips on Using the Library Catalogue  General Search Tips for the Library Catalogue:  About Library Catalogue: 14

15 My Library Account Use Lingnan / password to login  Check your borrowing records  Make online renewal  Check your reading history  Register for SMS Alert Service to receive library notices  Modify your PIN for login to the Library Account (but CANNOT modify your password there) 15

16 Brief Introduction to Library of Congress Classification Scheme 19&sid=  Classification of major subjects in Lingnan  Call number locations in the Library  Know about shelf order  Online game: to arrange the books in the Library of Congress Classification order: 16

17 Part B – Identify various sources  Primary VS Secondary Sources  Scholarly Journals VS Popular Magazines 17

18 Primary Sources VS Secondary Sources What is "Primary Sources"?  “First-hand" information  Mostly gathered from the participants/witnesses of an incident  Usually written/recorded in a very short time after the event happened Examples of "Primary Sources"  Newspaper articles (reporting an incident)  Statistical data  Records of organizations  Interview transcript Importance of “Primary Sources”  It presents a strong proof for your comment or argument, which makes your research paper more reliable 18

19 What is "Secondary Sources" ?  Information written based on the "Primary Sources"  It is produced after the "Primary Sources" have been analyzed, commented, evaluated or filtered Examples of "Secondary Sources"  Editorial in a newspaper  Research journal articles  Report findings of a survey Importance of “Secondary Sources”  Inspire you to think more and give you more insight of the research question Primary Sources VS Secondary Sources 19

20  You can search the journal titles in the Library catalogue (http://www.library.ln.edu.hk/#tabs- 3) or from the 1-search (http://www.library.ln.edu.hk/find/1-search- searchbox).http://www.library.ln.edu.hk/#tabs- 3http://www.library.ln.edu.hk/find/1-search- searchbox  For magazines and journals, they are located in the "Serials Collections" or "Compact Shelves" of 2/F South Wing of the Library; a few popular magazines are available at 1/F Reading Room of the Library. Scholarly Journals VS Popular Magazines 20

21 Scholarly Journals VS Popular Magazines Journals, serials and periodicals are publications that published continuously over a period of time 21

22 Importance of identifying various sources  You should know what are you citing and making reference to when you are doing your research paper.  If your assignment contains primary and secondary sources, it will certainly gain better reliability and authority. 22

23 Quiz (Part A): Please click the following: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ejy9LUfNI9pFzqFu PuYZpBJ4lQm7ASeaNTmg7yL179Y/viewform This quiz is also available at: 23

24 Part C - Search Strategies 24

25 Searching strategies (1) Step 1 – Identify key concepts  You should be clear about the key concept(s) you are going to search  Key concepts can be:  author’s name of a literature work  keywords of your research theme  country/place of a phenomenon appeared/an incident happened  You could also decide what sorts of Library materials you will use. For example, are you searching for :  some journal articles about your research topic?  a book for your self-interest?  a local TV programme for presentation use? 25

26 Step 2 – Selection of search words  Use related words/synonyms to build up a series of keywords for searching  If you cannot think of the synonyms, you can use the Thesaurus or dictionaries to help  Always combine different keywords to have more search results Step 3 – Use of operators to control the search  Boolean Operators  Wildcard / Truncation  Parentheses Searching strategies (2) 26

27 Step 3(1) - Boolean Operators (AND, OR, NOT)  AND: searches records that contain both search terms, this narrows down the search result  OR: finds records in which anyone of search terms appears, this broadens the search result  NOT: finds records in which a specific term is excluded, this narrows down the search result but with the risk of excluding useful records Practice: -Crime AND youth -Crime OR youth -Crime NOT youth 27

28  Wildcards / Truncation: retrieves all variant endings of that keyword, this broadens the search result.  Most systems regard * as a truncation mark  OPAC: *  1-Search*  EBSCOhost: *  ProQuest: *  LexisNexis Academic: ! Step 3(2) - Wildcards / Truncation Practice: Try to type politic* and “hong kong” to see the results. 28

29  Parentheses( ): group words together, and gives priority and order in a search statement, this broadens the search. Step 3(3) – Parentheses Practice: (sales tax OR vat OR value added tax OR gst) and hong kong 29

30  Quotation Marks “ ”: search the words as an exact phrase, this narrows down the search result. Step 3(4) – Quotation Marks Practice: “social movement theory” VS social movement theory 30

31 Scenario in constructing a search (1) Q. I would like to do a research paper on the impact on children’s behavior by domestic violence. How can I construct a search for this theme? 1. Identify keywords from the research theme:  domestic violence  child / children  behavior  impact 31

32 2. To form related keywords. E.g.:  domestic violence => family violence  impact => effect 3. To combine keywords and use the Boolean operators/wildcards/parentheses to form the search  “(domestic OR family) violence” AND child* AND impact  “(domestic OR family) violence” AND child* AND behavior Scenario in constructing a search (2) 32

33 Part D – Introduction to guides and popular databases  Survival Guide for New Students  LU  Databases  Off-campus Access to Databases 33

34 Survival Guide for New Students  A good starting point for you to know the library services and facilities guide-new-students-getting-started 34

35 LU  A portal to databases, subject guides and various user guides on library services and facilities  35

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37 Databases  Electronic databases provides information at different levels. Depending on whether it is a full text database or bibliographic index database, it will provide the article level information, table of contents and often the full-text.  Access ALL library-subscribed databases in one link: OR  Click the “Databases” quick link on the right- hand corner of Library Website 37

38 1 -Search  Allows searching across library catalogue records, major subscribed full-text databases, research in Digital Repository, etc., at the same time  NOT a substitute for any individual database  searchbox searchbox 38

39 Off-campus Access to Databases  If you are accessing the databases off-campus (e.g. at home), you will be asked to login-in with your Lingnan username and password before going into the search pages of databases.  Alternatively, you can install SSL VPN provided by ITSC. Click here for more details: 39

40 Part E – Introduction to plagiarism and citation  Definition of plagiarism  Importance of citation  RefWorks 40

41 What is Plagiarism?  According to Oxford English Dictionary (2012), plagiarism ( 學術剽竊 ) refers to:  the action or practice of taking the work, idea, etc. of someone else, and passing it off as one's own; literary theft.  a particular idea, piece of writing, design, etc., which has been plagiarized; an act or product of plagiary.  To learn more about plagiarism : 41

42 Plagiarism & Citation In order to avoid the trap of plagiarism, we need to properly provide citations to ALL the resources (e.g. books, journal articles, websites) that we have made reference to in our research paper. Citations are the key information of each piece of resource. It often includes :  Book chapter title / Journal article title / Webpage title  Book title / Journal title  Authors (and editors)  Volume no., issue no. & page no. of the journal article in the journal  Publisher and publication place of the book  Address of the webpage (if the article is retrieved online directly) 42

43 Importance of Citation  It gives a kind of “credit” to the authors of information that contribute to your research paper  It can add the creditability (reliability) of your research paper  Readers of your research paper can refer to the citation list and find out more sources related to your topic  Learn more about citation and plagiarism: 43

44 RefWorks  Reworks is an online citation management tool, which is an easy and convenient software to build-up and manage your citation. After building-up your citation, you can export your citation list to a Word file or .  Guide on RefWorks : refworks There will be training workshop on using RefWorks by the Library. Please pay attention to our announcement. 44

45 Information Technology Fluency (ITF) Test  With effect from , all undergraduate students (both 3- year and 4-year programmes) are required to pass the ITF Test during their study at Lingnan  More details: 45

46 Quiz (Part B): Please click the following: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gpnRFSBgNmEt6F9 ALIAdC0BruIA7-wsWAtKnYnKr_sg/viewform This quiz is also available at: 46

47 Need Help?  Phone:   Chat with a Librarian at: 47

48 We need your feedback to this workshop ~ Click the following URL to access the online evaluation form of this library workshop, sOqIiH2OV ~ Thank you~ 48


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