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Lehigh Libraries and the Internet. Stacey Kimmel-Smith Help Desk Manager and reference librarian Email: sek2@lehigh.edu Phone: 610.758.4768. What we’ll cover. Library/computing services and facilities Look at some library and net resources Advice on citing resources.

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Lehigh Libraries and the Internet

Stacey Kimmel-Smith

Help Desk Manager and

reference librarian

Email: sek2@lehigh.edu

Phone: 610.758.4768


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What we’ll cover

  • Library/computing services and facilities

  • Look at some library and net resources

  • Advice on citing resources


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The EW Fairchild Martindale Help Desk

Location:

Main Level of the

Fairchild Martindale

Library

Help Desk Hours:

M-Th 8am to 10pm

Fri 8am to 5pm

Sat 10am to 5pm

Sun 10am to 10pm


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Call us!

THE HELP DESK

610-758-HELP

helpdesk@lehigh.edu

Evening, weekend hours

Library and computing questions?

Need to find a journal?

Got a computer virus?

Can’t find the library databases?

Forgot your password?



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wjf0@lehigh.edu

Phone: 610-758-3052

RBC 343

Your business librarian is Bill Fincke


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Research Steps

Step 1: Use Library Databases

Netadvantage: Online version of SP publications

LEXIS/NEXIS: full text newspapers, magazines, laws, etc.

ABI Inform: Thousands of business pubs, including WSJ

Faulkner IT Studies: info tech reports

www.lehigh.edu/library


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Step 2: Search Tools

  • Look for selective tools like GlobalEdge (oil production)

    -- selective means human-reviewed

    -- also helpful: annotations

    -- organization for easy retrieval/searchability

    -- authoritative sources used

  • See online handouts for more examples


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Step 3: Search engines

  • Google keeps getting better!

    • See Google handout for search tips

    • GoogleFinance

    • GoogleScholar

    • Search patents


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Blogs! Keeping current in your area

Nanopublic

http://nanopublic.blogspot.com/

In the Pipeline

http://www.corante.com/pipeline/

Microsoft Communities

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/blogs/PortalHome.mspx

Technorati http://www.technorati.com/

Search by subject of blog, sort by authority

IPL Blog Finder

http://www.ipl.org/div/blogs/


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Citing Sources

Example of a commercial database citation:

Jacobson, Marjorie. 1988. Note: Pregnancy and unemployment: Three approaches to equal opportunity.

Boston University Law Review 68: 1019 [journal on-line]; available from Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe, Law

Reviews, <http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe> (accessed 16 March 2000).

  • Why go to the trouble?

    • So that others can go to the original source

    • To acknowledge the source

  • Use Turabian Guide or the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)

  • The Author/date format is recommended for social sciences

  • See Web guides to CMOS and Turabian Style


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Library databases vs. The Internet

The Internet

-- unverified

-- undocumented

-- unorganized

Library databases

-- full text

-- verified/quality review

-- value added

-- paid-for


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