SOCIOLOGY 202 LIBRARY INSTRUCTION

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SOCIOLOGY 202 LIBRARY INSTRUCTION. Angus L. Macdonald Library January 2002 Susan Cameron. OBJECTIVES. FIND APPROPRIATE MATERIALS NOVANET CATALOGUE INDEXES, ABSTRACTS, FULL-TEXT DATABASES DEVELOP SEARCH STRATEGIES USE EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUES USE APPROPRIATE SOURCES RETRIEVE MATERIALS - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • SOCIOLOGY 202LIBRARY INSTRUCTIONAngus L. Macdonald LibraryJanuary 2002Susan Cameron

  • OBJECTIVESFIND APPROPRIATE MATERIALS NOVANET CATALOGUEINDEXES, ABSTRACTS, FULL-TEXT DATABASESDEVELOP SEARCH STRATEGIESUSE EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUESUSE APPROPRIATE SOURCESRETRIEVE MATERIALSEVALUATE SOURCES

  • SEVEN STEPS OF THE RESEARCH PROCESS IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP YOUR TOPIC FIND BACKGROUND INFORMATION USE CATALOGUES TO FIND BOOKS USE INDEXES TO FIND PERIODICAL ARTICLES

    FIND ALTERNATE RESOURCES:EG. /AUDIO AND VIDEO RESOURCES EVALUATE WHAT YOU FIND CITE WHAT YOU FIND USING A STANDARDIZED FORMAT

  • RESEARCH TIPS:

    WORK FROM THE GENERAL TO THE SPECIFIC. Find background information first, then use more specific and recent sources. RECORD WHAT YOU FIND AND WHERE YOU FOUND IT. Write out a complete citation for each source you find; you may need. it again later TRANSLATE YOUR TOPIC INTO THE SUBJECT LANGUAGE OF THEINDEXES AND CATALOGS YOU USE. Check your topic words against a thesaurus or subject heading list.Need help clarifying your topic? Need ideas about where to look next? Want to be sure you're using a reference source effectively? Ask a Librarian

  • IDENTIFY AND DEVELOPTOPICSTATE TOPIC AS QUESTIONIDENTIFY MAIN CONCEPTS AND/OR KEYWORDSBE CLEAR IN YOUR OWN MIND WHAT YOU WANT TO FIND OUTUSE SEARCH STRATEGY WORKSHEETKEEP TOPIC MANAGEABLE, NOT TOO BROAD OR TOO NARROW

  • FIND BACKGROUND INFORMATION ENCYCLOPEDIAS SPECIALIZED ENCYCLOPEDIAS BIBLIOGRAPHIES SPECIALIZED DICTIONARIES HANDBOOKS TEXTBOOKS

  • SUBJECT GUIDE http://libmain.stfx.ca/newlib/services/reference/sociology.htm

    This lists some relevant sources in the field of Sociology, put together by the Reference Dept.

  • FINDING BOOKS USE NOVANET ONLINE CATALOGUE CARD CATALOGUE FOR PRE-1976 MATERIALS NOT YET ON NOVANET BOOKS ARE ARRANGED BY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

  • http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/lcco.html

  • STFX WEBSITEHTTP://WWW.STFX.CALIBRARIES LINKLIBRARIES

  • SEARCHING MODES

  • Subject Heading Searching Library of Congress Subject Headings Controlled vocabulary Big Red Books Browsing headings type of search Lists # of records associated

  • NOVANET EXPRESS Document Delivery Service $2.00 paid upon pickupRegular borrowing period applies Includes books and journal articles

  • MARKED RECORDS

  • SHOW MARKED RECORDS

  • E-MAILRECORDS TO YOURSELF

  • FINDING ARTICLES:PERIODICAL INDEXES

  • Keys to unlocking the world of periodical literatureAvailable in paper copy, CD-ROM or onlineSimilar to using a catalogue to find booksIndexes can be specialized by type, eg. SOCIAL SCIENCES INDEX

  • FT ICON=FULL TEXT

  • FULL TEXT ELECTRONIC JOURNALS

  • SOME USEFUL INDEXESSOCIAL SCIENCES INDEX ACADEMIC PRESSCONTEMPORARY WOMENS ISSUESRESEARCH LIBRARY (PROQUEST)SOCIOFILE: ONLY ON CD-ROM IN LIBRARYWEB OF SCIENCE (INCLUDES SOCIAL SCIENCES)CBCA (CANADIAN CONTENT)JSTOR

  • SEARCH FEATURES:THESAURUSINDEX2 discs1963-19851986-2001

  • TERM INFORMATION

  • COMBINING SETS

  • SETS 1 & 2 MAKE 3

  • BRIEF AND FULL RECORDS

  • ABSTRACT (SUMMARY)

  • DESCRIPTORS: LIKE SUBJECT HEADINGS

  • INDEX : GOOD FOR AUTHORSNAMES

  • LIMIT TO SFX JOURNALS:NOW45 RECORDS FROM 92SHOW HELD TITLES ONLYLINK TO FULLTEXTIF AVAILABLE

  • BOOK LOCATIONSThird and fourth floors of libraryarranged in LC call no. orderMaps available at service desksCall no. included in the Novanet Record

  • JOURNAL LOCATIONSBound Journals are located on the second floor, arranged by call no.Journals can also be in limited access areas: eg. Basement: must be requested

  • DOCUMENT DELIVERY KEEP NOVANET EXPRESS AND INTER LIBRARY LOAN OPTIONS IN MIND.

  • DOES THE LIBRARY HAVE THE JOURNAL ? LOOK UP THE TITLE OF THE JOURNAL IN NOVANET UNDER AN EXACT TITLE SEARCHTIP: SOMETIMES THE FIELD IS CALLED SOURCERecord has SERIAL beside it Journal can be in print as well as electronic format, WATCH FOR DATES SERIALS DATABASE FROM COLLECTIONS

  • MICROFORMAvailable on the 3rd floor in the MICROFORM ROOMReaders and Printers are also available2 self-service vendacard printersAsk for help

  • EVALUATING SOURCESScholarly contentPeer reviewed journalsBibliographic Instruction internet siteLinks to various facets of evaluation of sourcesURL: http://www/library.cornell.edu/okuref/research/evaluate.html

  • CITING YOUR SOURCESSome guides available at Reference DeskRemember to note the relevant information from your sources as you use them

  • WE ARE HERE TO HELPPLEASE ASKREFERENCE LIBRARIANS ON DUTY

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