The Library - Your research Link to the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

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Published on March 10, 2014

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For students studying at graduate level. A useful introduction to services and support provided by the library.

Click to add title The Library Your research Link to the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences add text • click to Presenters: Monica Raszewski, Liaison Librarian, School of Culture and Communication Appy Laspagis, Education Librarian Mary-Louise Edwards, Liaison Librarian, Business and Economics Katie Wood, University of Melbourne Archives #unilibrary

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Click to add title • click to add text • Introduction to the Library’s quality research resources • Strategies for finding Information • Tips to effectively use the Library catalogue • How to access Discovery to find electronic resources including, journals and indexes #unilibrary

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Click to add title Your student card is your Library and printing card • click to add text borrow 100 items at a time Renew up to 10 times on 28-day and 7-day loans No renewals on hourly or overnight loans #unilibrary Renew up to 4 times on Music Scores

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Katie The University holds over 30 cultural collections including: • University of Melbourne Archives • Rare books / Special Collections • Classics and Archaeology • Medical history, botany… and much more Services: • Access unique and valuable research collections • Receive support from staff who are subject experts #unilibrary

Research Cycle Analyse the Problem Search and Retrieve Information Identify search tools #unilibrary Identify concepts, keywords, authors Create a search strategy


1: Identify the main concepts in your topic 2: Brainstorm words to describe each concept Identify synonyms Use dictionaries, encyclopaedias or thesauri #unilibrary Do searches and look at the subject terms used Consider singular vs. plural and different spellings

Example Topic: Media Violence and Influence on Children’s Behaviour 1. Identify main concepts Television #unilibrary Children Behaviour

Brainstorm keywords Keyword 1 Keyword 2 Keyword 3 Television Violence children Media Aggress* youth Internet Bullying Young adults #unilibrary

Use operators Combine search terms using operators Boolean Operators: • AND • OR • NOT Phrase “” Wildcard ? • Search for an exact phrase • “educational research” • Matches any • Matches single character characters at anywhere in a the end of a word word • organi?ation • Child* finds: finds: • children organisation • childhood organization • child #unilibrary Truncation *

Online Search Statements Narrow or broaden your search using the Boolean Operators and, or, not 1. Television and violence and child 2. (Television or media or internet) and violence 3. Television or Media not (Social Media) #unilibrary

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Subject Research Guides • • • • • • • • • • • • Literature Reviews Research Support Getting Published Finding Theses Staying Current Managing References Research Impact Tracking Citations Finding News Measuring Research EndNote for Windows EndNote for Mac #unilibrary

Library Catalogue E-Books Bonus Interlibrary Loans CAVAL & national borrowing schemes #unilibrary

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Why Use Individual Databases? Subject based and a focus on specific content Advanced search options, publication type, thesaurus, cited by Targeted and manageable number of hits Discover the important publishing sources – peer reviewed journals, conferences in your subject area #unilibrary

Useful Education databases A+ Education- Australian Focus ERIC- US Focus on all aspects of Sources include published and unpublished material, theses, book chapters, conference papers, journal articles education. Sources journal articles, conference papers, reports, theses and book chapters. 1966-present over1.2 million references Education Research AbstractsTaylor and Francis Publishers database includes Taylor and Francis Routledge Psychology Press CRC Press Garland Science Proquest Digital Dissertations Full text theses over 2million entries from 700 countries #unilibrary Sage Research Methods Online Web of Science Outstanding new resource collection of ebooks, videos journals, dictionaries , encyclopedias in social sciences

Useful Arts databases APAFT - Australian Focus Sources include published and unpublished material, theses, book chapters, conference papers, journal articles. Some full text. JSTOR (Archive) provides full-text access to a range of scholarly journals primarily in the humanities and social sciences. Lacks the most recent 2-5 years of journals. Academic Search Premier a scholarly database that includes full text for 1,800 publications as well as images, for nearly every academic field of study. Proquest Digital Dissertations Full text theses over 2million entries from 700 countries #unilibrary Web of Science Project Muse provides full-text, online access to a comprehensive selection of scholarly humanities and social sciences journals.


Evaluating Sources Checklist for evaluating sources of information Authority • Who is the author? • What are his/her qualifications? Objectivity • Is there bias? • How are the claims justified? Intended Audience • Practitioners or academic community? Accuracy • Facts/figures/dates cited and references included? Website – what domain? Currency • How up to date is the information? #unilibrary

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Citing & Referencing Tips Which Style? Style manual or guidelines Bibliographic management software #unilibrary • Check with your supervisor • Re-cite • EndNote • RefWorks #

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Appy Laspagis Education Librarian E: Telephone : 8344 7119 Monica Raszewski Liaison Librarian School of Culture & Communication E: Telephone: 8344 7796 Mary Louise Edwards Liaison Librarian Business and Economics Telephone : 9035 7884 E: Katie Wood University of Melbourne Archives Telephone : 8344 6848 E: #unilibrary • • • • Visit us in person Chat to us online Call us via 13MELB Visit our mobile website


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