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Published on March 14, 2014

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Presentation to the Education Research Methods class at Belmont University

Education Research Courtney Fuson 615-460-5492 courtney.fuson@belmont.edu

Today we’re talking about: • How to recognize and locate scholarly resources • How to effectively search the library’s databases • How to evaluate resources • How to distinguish between different citations • How to use a bibliography (or works cited) to identify potential sources

Scholarly Resources • AKA “peer reviewed”, “refereed”, “journal articles” • discipline-specific • peer-reviewed • written on a higher reading level • written by a credentialed author • cite their sources

Where can you find scholarly articles? • Internet ▫ Google? ▫ Google Scholar? ▫ Wikipedia? – References list? • Library ▫ Catalog? ▫ Databases? ▫ OneSearch?

Library Catalog • Provides access to everything the library owns or has access to ▫ Books ▫ Journals ▫ E-books ▫ E-journals ▫ Databases ▫ Media

Database • Collection of newspaper, magazine and journal articles • Can include dissertations, reports and other resources • http://library.belmont.edu ▫ Click on Get Resources ▫ Click on Research Guides ▫ Click on Education to see all of the education resources

• OneSearch searches the majority of the library’s many databases all at one time. • It also searches the library’s catalog. • OneSearch is great for broad searches that cover many different subject areas. • http://library.belmont.edu ▫ Type your search terms into the search box and click search.

Search Strategies • Keyword searching ▫ Boolean Searching  AND  OR • Subject searching ▫ Thesaurus

Boolean Café • And , Or, and Not stop in at the Boolean Café for dessert. • And knows exactly what she wants. She orders chocolate AND strawberries. • Or is a big eater with a sweet tooth. He orders chocolate OR strawberries. • Not has to be a bit more careful. He is allergic to strawberries, so he orders chocolate NOT strawberries.

AND Common Core legislation Common Core AND legislation

OR Common Core curriculumstandards Common Core OR standards OR curriculum

Search strategies • Common Core AND legislation • Common Core OR standards OR curriculum • Common Core AND (inclusion OR mainstreaming OR special education) • (Common Core OR standards OR curriculum) AND (inclusion OR mainstreaming OR special education) • “Common Core”

Thesaurus • list of subjects and related terms used to standardize the descriptions of articles in the database. • You can select and search for synonyms, related, and preferred terms.

Search Strategies Demonstration • Education Source

Other resources • Government Documents ▫ Department of Education (state & federal) • Statistics ▫ National Center for Education Statistics ▫ National Assessment of Educational Progress ▫ Nation’s Report Card ▫ Census Bureau • http://delicious.com/library_chic/belmontedu

Great! I found some stuff! Now what?

Evaluate it! • Accuracy • Authority • Currency • Objectivity • Coverage/Purpose

Or, how do I find that article I keep seeing cited by other people?

Reading citations • Is it a… ▫ Book ▫ Book chapter ▫ Article ▫ Dissertation ▫ Report

Book • McLaughlin, M. (2013). The common core: Teaching k-5 students to meet the reading standards. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Book • McLaughlin, M. (2013). The common core: Teaching k-5 students to meet the reading standards. Newark, DE: International Reading Association. How do I find books? • Library’s catalog ▫ Title search • OneSearch ▫ Title search

Article • Hess, F. M., & McShane, M. Q. (2013). Common Core in the real world. Phi Delta Kappan, 95(3), 61-66.

Article • Hess, F. M., & McShane, M. Q. (2013). Common Core in the real world. Phi Delta Kappan, 95(3), 61-66. How do I find articles? • Library’s catalog ▫ Journal Title • OneSearch ▫ Article title

Dissertation • Barrett-Mynes, J. (2013). Literacy instruction in the wake of common core state standards. (Georgia State University).

Dissertation • Barrett-Mynes, J. (2013). Literacy instruction in the wake of common core state standards. (Georgia State University). How do I find a dissertation? • Usually availably only through InterLibrary Loan • ProQuest lists many dissertations (ProQuest Dissertations & Abstracts) • Library catalog of the publishing university • WorldCat (http://worldcat.org)

Report • (2012). Race to the Top. Tennessee Report. Year 1: School Year 2010-2011. [State-Specific Summary Report]. US Department of Education,

Report • (2012). Race to the Top. Tennessee Report. Year 1: School Year 2010-2011. [State-Specific Summary Report]. US Department of Education How do I find a report? • Try the publishing agency’s website • Try Google or Google Scholar • Try a subject-specific database (ERIC) • Try OneSearch

Report • EdSource. (2010). California and the "common core": Will there be a new debate about K-12 standards? EdSource.

Report • EdSource. (2010). California and the "common core": Will there be a new debate about K-12 standards? EdSource. How do I find a report? • Try the publishing agency’s website • Try Google or Google Scholar • Try a subject-specific database (ERIC) • Try OneSearch

• O'Reilly, S., & Stooksbury, A. (2013). Common core reading lessons: Pairing literary and nonfiction texts to promote deeper understanding. New York, NY: Routledge.

• Connecting to the common core. (2013). Science and Children, 51(2), 29.

• McCracken, B. (2014, January). Common Core from the Outside Looking In. Knowledge Quest. pp. 8-9.

Stumped? • In person – 3rd floor ▫ Office hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm (other times available by appointment) • Via email – courtney.fuson@belmont.edu • By phone – 615-460-5492 • Online – http://belmont.libguides.com/education

Important Links: • Library Home page: http://library.belmont.edu • Education Resources - http://belmont.libguides.com/education • Today’s slides: http://slideshare.net/library_chic • More education resources - http://delicious.com/library_chic/belmontedu

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