Graduate Research Workshop Spring 2014

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Published on March 14, 2014

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Resources and services provided by Evans Library for our graduate students.

Graduate Research Workshop Evans Library Spring 2014

Schedule Friday: Sign-in – 1:00 Start – 1:10 Break – 2:00 Resume – 2:20 Advocates – 3:45 End – 4:45 Saturday: Sign-in – 8:45 Start – 9:00 Break – 10:00 Resume – 10:20 Advocates – 11:45 End – 12:45

Overview RESEARCH FOUNDATIONS • Office of Graduate Programs • processes RESEARCH TOOLS • finding material • using databases • library services RESEARCH ADVOCATES • targeted demo of discipline-specific resources ...iPads are available if you want to follow along There’s a break in here somewhere...

Research Foundations

Office of Graduate Programs Dr. Rosemary Layne and Monica DeFelice • Thesis & Dissertation website – publication format and process • FIT Thesis Manual and Style Guide, Third Edition – in library (reserve, 4th floor, and online) – bookstore – in many departments

Processes Vary by discipline, topic, person... • Research question – literature review • Study – data collection • Evaluation – sum up, revise • Conclusion – future research • Publication – repository storage

Literature Review • Research question drives the entire project • Identify problem through literature review – Avoid repeating research – Identify researchers, understand persistent problems – Discover research methods for your work – Demonstrate academic integrity – do your homework – Identify context for your research – Get ideas from future work section of papers – Keep up with related research

Manage Research Throughout • Citations – import to RefWorks or other software – add notes – links to full-text – create bibliography • PDFs – use cloud storage – Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/tour/0 – Evernote: http://evernote.com/introduction/ – Drive: http://www.google.com/drive/about.html • Store data – repositories – backups – http://libguides.lib.fit.edu/RDM

Research Tools

Finding Material • Find scholarly periodical articles – journals – databases – Google – Google Scholar • Find books, multimedia, government info – library catalog

A to Z Journals • A to Z Journals to find a particular journal title – holding dates/formats – print and online – databases

A to Z Databases • A to Z Databases to find pertinent database – Descriptions include subject, time frame, type of materials, info provided – Citation/abstract/full text – even citation only databases give you a clue of what’s being published soon

ProQuest Overview • ProQuest – multi-disciplinary database – Help > Advanced Search • search strategies, advanced/thesauri, subject links – Refining results • peer-reviewed, full-text, journal articles, date – 360 link/Interlibrary Loan – Export citations to RefWorks – RSS results • My Research – create account • Search > Create RSS feed • My Research – view results

Summon • Summon searches multiple databases – A good place to start – Cross-disciplinary – Refine searches • full-text • peer-reviewed • subjects • date

Google • Search by topic – Settings > Advanced search • narrow by domain – .edu .gov • narrow by filetype – .ppt .pdf – Evaluate – Who Why When • Resources > Sites by Discipline • Instruction > Guides to Evaluating Internet Resources

Google Scholar • scholar.google.com – Search for thesis, title, author, topic – Settings > Library links to find at FIT – cite or export to RefWorks

Library Catalog • Evans Library catalog – indexes microform for older materials – often the only format available – narrow search – citation tools – subject searching – Library of Congress Subject Headings

Theses & Dissertations • Find in library and on the web – Databases – Catalog – Repositories – Google Scholar

Thesis & Dissertation Databases • FirstSearch WorldCat Dissertations – masters and PhD • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) – mostly doctoral dissertations

Theses & Dissertations in Catalog • Evans Library catalog – FIT theses include department as an author – department in author field + thesis in all fields

Theses & Dissertations in Repositories • FIT Scholarship Repository – open access to published papers – Communities & Collections, Theses/Dissertations – add yours here, too • Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations – open-access repositories • Google Scholar indexes open-access theses

Citing Sources • Search style manuals/Subject in catalog • Copyright research guides • Data is not copyrighted

Your Library Account • View and renew items – Account > My Library Account

Easy Instruction Easy Instruction FIT Thesis Workshop – Format a Word document using Thesis Manual & Style Guide – Evans Library lobby – 30 minutes, drop-in – May 20 1pm – May 21 6pm

Thank you. • Feedback survey on Monday • Reference librarians can help • Remember your Information Advocate • http://libguides.lib.fit.edu/graduateresearchworkshop

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