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Have you ever used a library
catalog?
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  3.   What’s a
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Have you ever used an article
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When you begin a research project,
where do you start?

1.   The library
2.   Google/The
     Internet
3.   Other
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library.weber.edu
   Use the Library Catalog to find books,
    government documents, media

   Use Article Databases to find articles

   Use Google Scholar to find
    substantive information on the Web
    (articles and books)
Topics, Research Questions,
       and Keywords
Topic: Internet
Research Question: How has the internet
  changed the way college students
  communicate?
Keywords:
Internet
 WWW, Web, online, World Wide Web

College students
 University students

Communicate
     Tips for Formulating
      Acceptable Topics
 How does television influence
viewers? (too broad)

 How does television viewing by
children under age 2 affect their
cognitive development?
       Tips for Formulating
        Acceptable Topics
 How will building a Wal-Mart in
downtown Ogden influence the
local economy? (too narrow)

   What are the effects of big-box
    stores such as Home Depot
    and Wal-Mart on the
    economies of small towns?
        Tips for Formulating
         Acceptable Topics
   What is a stem cell? (Can answer
with an encyclopedia)
Should stem cell research be
developed? (Don’t use yes/no
questions. Pro/con topics are ok, but
watch how you phrase the question.)

 Why should stem cell research be
federally funded?
       Your Turn
Take a minute to complete the
Research Question and Keywords
section on your worksheet.
   Use the Library Catalog
To find what the library owns
 Books, Journals, CDs, Maps, etc.



Two types of searches
 General Keyword—searches title,
  author, subject, etc. by keyword
 Alphabetical—when you know an
  exact title, author’s last name, etc.
           Your Turn

Complete the Library Catalog section
on your worksheet and find a book on
your topic.

(Remember: You may need to choose
broader keywords or use fewer
keywords.)
            What is an
        Article Database?
   Databases contain articles or
    references to articles
   Our library has over 200 article
    databases
   Article databases can either be
    general or subject-specific
    Academic Search Premier
   Great starting place
   Contains about 9000 journals,
    magazines & newspapers; full text for
    about 4500
   Limit to scholarly/peer reviewed
   Limit to full text
   Format citations
   Print, save, email references or
    articles
       Your Turn

Complete the Article Database
section on your worksheet.
     But I like Google…..
Google is more than just google.com
 Advanced search
 Image search
 Google Books (books.google.com)
 Google Scholar
  (scholar.google.com)

 More information is on your purple
 handout.
      Your Turn
Complete the Google Scholar
section on your worksheet.
     Something’s Missing……

   Okay, I’ve identified the information
    I need
   I’ve found books and articles on my
    research topic

       What did I forget??
     Evaluation (The 5 W’s)

   Who (Author, authority)
   What (Accuracy, relevancy)
   When (Currency)
   Where (Where you found the
    information)
   Why (Purpose, bias)
After this session, I am more
comfortable using the library.
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 2.   Agree
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After this session, I can find a
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After this session, I can find an
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Questions?

 Feel free to contact reference
         staff at 626-6415