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Published on December 2, 2008

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Presentation shown during PTSA workshop about the online resources available through the MW Library to support student success on research assignments.

MW LIBRARY WENDY SELLORS DECEMBER 2008 Online Resources for Research

By gotplaid?

By JPDaigle

Workshop agenda The role of the MW Library program at MLWGS The MW Library’s blog, online catalog, and wiki Getting more from Google and Wikipedia Finding scholarly and primary sources Borrowing privileges at VCU Libraries Online tools to support research Q & A

The role of the MW Library program at MLWGS

The MW Library’s blog, online catalog, and wiki

Getting more from Google and Wikipedia

Finding scholarly and primary sources

Borrowing privileges at VCU Libraries

Online tools to support research

Q & A

Nurturing curiosity, encouraging inquiry, and empowering students to succeed in their quest to know, understand, and create… The MW Library @ MLWGS

Nurturing curiosity,

encouraging inquiry,

and empowering students to succeed in their quest to know, understand, and create…

 

Top blog pages/links Databases VCU Libraries Open sources Link to the MW Library’s bookmark account Link to Destiny , our online library catalog

Databases

VCU Libraries

Open sources

Link to the MW Library’s bookmark account

Link to Destiny , our online library catalog

 

 

Most popular pages of wiki Pages about Google apps Model UN research guide Literary criticism research guide

Pages about Google apps

Model UN research guide

Literary criticism research guide

 

STRATEGIC USE Google and Wikipedia

STRATEGIC USE

Getting more out of Google Use Google’s customized search tools News Scholar Book Build a foundational knowledge in a topic by reading 2-3 reference sources before searching the open web Use Google’s free online applications Documents, spreadsheets, and presentations iGoogle Calendar

Use Google’s customized search tools

News

Scholar

Book

Build a foundational knowledge in a topic by reading 2-3 reference sources before searching the open web

Use Google’s free online applications

Documents, spreadsheets, and presentations

iGoogle

Calendar

Strategic use of Wikipedia Use in combination with 1-2 other reference sources Harvest key words and phrases Check references ( beware of articles without them ) Follow external links

Use in combination with 1-2 other reference sources

Harvest key words and phrases

Check references ( beware of articles without them )

Follow external links

SOURCE SELECTION AND SEARCH STRATEGIES Scholarly & primary sources (not including current news)

SOURCE SELECTION

AND

SEARCH STRATEGIES

Sciences Humanities Science Direct* JSTOR Gale PowerSearch Opposing Viewpoints RC Articles from Scientific American seldom qualify as primary Project MUSE* JSTOR Gale PowerSearch Literary Reference Ctr CIAO DDC and MML History RC’s Selecting subscription databases *On-campus access only!

Sciences

Humanities

Science Direct*

JSTOR

Gale PowerSearch

Opposing Viewpoints RC

Articles from Scientific American seldom qualify as primary

Project MUSE*

JSTOR

Gale PowerSearch

Literary Reference Ctr

CIAO

DDC and MML

History RC’s

Sciences Humanities Google Scholar Highwire Press PubMed Public Library of Science BioMed and PhysMath Archives of pre-prints (a.k.a. e-prints) Google Scholar Google Uncle Sam USASearch Thomas.gov Archives of historic documents, photos, etc. Supplementing with open sources

Sciences

Humanities

Google Scholar

Highwire Press

PubMed

Public Library of Science

BioMed and PhysMath

Archives of pre-prints (a.k.a. e-prints)

Google Scholar

Google Uncle Sam

USASearch

Thomas.gov

Archives of historic documents, photos, etc.

Open web searches for scholarly sources To find guides compiled by reference librarians, search for a broad topic term (e.g. genocide, war crimes) in combination with one of the following… Web guide Subject guide Research guide To find academic teams specializing in a topic, search for a broad topic term (e.g. genocide, war crimes) in combination with one of the following… Research center Center Studies

To find guides compiled by reference librarians, search for a broad topic term (e.g. genocide, war crimes) in combination with one of the following…

Web guide

Subject guide

Research guide

To find academic teams specializing in a topic, search for a broad topic term (e.g. genocide, war crimes) in combination with one of the following…

Research center

Center

Studies

Sciences Humanities Statistics Poll(s) Data (set) Experiment(s) Study(ies) Report(s) Literature review (for leads to primary sources) Archive Collection Museum Diary(ies) Journal(s) Letter(s) Literature review (for leads to primary sources) Open web searches for primary sources

Sciences

Humanities

Statistics

Poll(s)

Data (set)

Experiment(s)

Study(ies)

Report(s)

Literature review (for leads to primary sources)

Archive

Collection

Museum

Diary(ies)

Journal(s)

Letter(s)

Literature review (for leads to primary sources)

GOOGLE DOCS AND NOODLE TOOLS Online tools to support research

GOOGLE DOCS AND NOODLE TOOLS

Google Docs Google Docs vs. Word and e-mail Requires registering for a free Google account Does not require a G-mail account Is not blocked by the school’s web filter Option to download backup copy of file

Google Docs vs. Word and e-mail

Requires registering for a free Google account

Does not require a G-mail account

Is not blocked by the school’s web filter

Option to download backup copy of file

Noodle Tools What is Noodle Tools ? Requires personal registration referencing our school user name and password Supports APA and MLA documentation styles Does not support Chicago Manuscript Style Option to use note cards feature

What is Noodle Tools ?

Requires personal registration referencing our school user name and password

Supports APA and MLA documentation styles

Does not support Chicago Manuscript Style

Option to use note cards feature

TAKING RESEARCH TO THE NEXT LEVEL VCU Libraries

TAKING RESEARCH TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Misconception Reality Borrowing privileges are automatic with enrollment at MLWGS I need a VCU student ID to borrow materials I can use VCU’s databases from home Borrowing privileges require a special form You need your MLWGS ID or a driver’s license If you are dual-enrolled and registered for a VCU e-ID, you can use most of VCU’s databases from home VCU Libraries

Misconception

Reality

Borrowing privileges are automatic with enrollment at MLWGS

I need a VCU student ID to borrow materials

I can use VCU’s databases from home

Borrowing privileges require a special form

You need your MLWGS ID or a driver’s license

If you are dual-enrolled and registered for a VCU e-ID, you can use most of VCU’s databases from home

Nurturing curiosity, encouraging inquiry, and empowering students to succeed in their quest to know, understand, and create… The MW Library @ MLWGS

Nurturing curiosity,

encouraging inquiry,

and empowering students to succeed in their quest to know, understand, and create…

Tips from your resourceress Use links on the MW Library blog, wiki, and project guides instead of Googling database names Build foundational knowledge of topic by reading two or three reference sources before searching databases or the open web Ask questions and question the answers Reflect, refine, and re-search Use Google Book, Worldcat, and online library catalogs to preview books and check for availability before getting into the car

Use links on the MW Library blog, wiki, and project guides instead of Googling database names

Build foundational knowledge of topic by reading two or three reference sources before searching databases or the open web

Ask questions and question the answers

Reflect, refine, and re-search

Use Google Book, Worldcat, and online library catalogs to preview books and check for availability before getting into the car

Subscribe to the MW Library blog Use a feed reader like Google Reader or Bloglines Add the feed to your iGoogle home page There’s an MW Library iGoogle gadget too (search MLWGS) This week’s Smoke & Scales mentions the available feed for MLWGS morning announcements

Use a feed reader like Google Reader or Bloglines

Add the feed to your iGoogle home page

There’s an MW Library iGoogle gadget too (search MLWGS)

This week’s Smoke & Scales mentions the available feed for MLWGS morning announcements

WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW? Q & A

WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW?

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