Starting Your Research Art 380 / Art 479 Library Instruction Spring 2007 email@example.com 818-677-6302 http://library.csun.edu/mwoodley
What is the assignment? Paper, Presentation, Annotated Bibliography? Due date – when is the last date for ILL? Citation Style? APA? MLA? Chicago? http://library.csun.edu/Find_Resources/e-books/estylegd.html Types of publications?
Types of Resources ART OBJECTS Catalogues Letters Documents Monographs on artists Stylistic Analysis Journal articles Most Internet sources Encyclopaedia entries Art survey books http://www.newcastle.edu.au/school/fine-art/arttheoryessaywritingguide/essaywritingguide.html Books, articles about art education Lesson plans
Basic Search Strategies: Putting concepts together Boolean operator and Venn diagrams serve as a visual expression of the Boolean operations Gauguin Tahiti
Basic Search Strategies: Putting concepts together Boolean operator or or African- Americans Blacks Negros
Basic Search Strategies: Putting concepts together Boolean operator not War children sculpture and not War Children etchings and Limit by exclusion Limit by inclusion
Need a book? 1. Search the Library's online catalog. Try searching using the keyword search. 2. Write down the floor location of the book and the call number where the book will be found on the shelf
Need an article? Popular magazines Trade publications Scholarly publications All three may be available in print or online or both
Trade Publications Authors are teachers Authors often mention sources, but rarely formally cite them in bibliographies. Intended audience are fellow teachers. There is no peer review process. Articles give practical information to educators. Some illustrations are included Authors use jargon of the field.
Internet Resources vs. Surfing the Web Internet Resources include: Internet accessible databases and journals Use a Web interface Usually require subscription Exception: ERIC Wizard Equivalent to print indexes and journals Authoritative and reliable Surfing the Web: Use free search engines E.G.: Yahoo, Google, HotBot Critical evaluation required Anyone can put up a Web page! Evaluating Web pages (http://library.csun.edu/mwoodley/Webeval.html) Evaluating Web pageshttp://library.csun.edu/mwoodley/Webeval.html
Evaluating Print & Electronic Resources Types of Web Sites: the url is a key.gov.edu.org.com Authority Content & Coverage Timeliness Accuracy Objectivity World Wide Web sites come in many sizes and styles. How do you distinguish a site that gives reliable information from one that gives incorrect information? Below are some guidelines to help.guidelines