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EDUC 605 : Research & Information Technology. Claire Holmes, MLS cholmes@towson.edu Research & Instruction Librarian, Cook Library. Today’s Agenda:. Search Strategies & Search Tips Find BOOKS using library catalog Find ARTICLES using education database indexes APA Citation review.

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EDUC 605:Research & Information Technology

Claire Holmes, MLScholmes@towson.edu

Research & Instruction Librarian, Cook Library


Today’s Agenda:

  • Search Strategies & Search Tips

  • Find BOOKS using library catalog

  • Find ARTICLES using education database indexes

  • APA Citation review


Search Tips

  • Understand and use Boolean “search connectors”

    • education AND technology

      • Combining >1 topic

  • instruct ORteach

    • Combining synonymous terms


  • What AND does…

    technology

    education

    education AND technology


    What OR does…

    teach

    instruct

    instruct OR teach


    Don’t forget: Truncation helps

    educat* finds…

    educat

    educat

    educat

    educat

    e

    ion

    ing

    or

    …etc!


    Library Catalog search demo

    Library Catalog


    Library catalog search demo

    Finding the appropriate subject words or “subject tags” that describe your search topic is essential. These subject tags apply in database indexes too. Keep track of any good words you find; you will use them later when you search for scholarly journal articles in the databases.


    Types of Journals: Questions?View this video: Scholarlyv. Popular Journal Articles

    • How do the publications differ?

    • Who writes the articles?

    • Who would read this and why?

    • What range of topics is included?


    Searching for Articles

    • From:

      Scholarly Journals

      Professional Magazines

    • Search Cook Library databases such as Education Research Complete


    Find articles on your topic using library databases.

    Start with the Subject

    Gateways


    Database Search Demo

    Hint: Divide your topic into its components and use “or” to combine synonymous terms in separate keyword fields.


    Library Style Guides

    • Citing Sources

    • APA,

      MLA, etc.

    Print & electronic citation samples

    In-text citation guides


    Elements of an APA Citation (Book Source)

    • Author/s last name & first initial

    • Year of publication

    • Title of book

    • Publication information

      • Place (including state name)

      • Publisher’s name


    Citing Books in APA Style

    Melvin, S. P. (2005). Cyberlaw and e-commerce regulation: An entrepreneurial approach. Mason, OH: Thomson.


    Elements of an APA Citation (Electronic Source)

    • Author/s last name & first initial

    • Date of original source

    • Title of document

    • Title and publication information

    • DOI (if applicable)

    • Internet address/URL (if applicable)

    • Date retrieved from the web (if applicable)


    IMPORTANT updates about RETRIEVAL STATEMENTS:

    • Retrieval statements must include a DOI or the URL (internet address) of the original source.

    • Database names are no longer included in the retrieval statement.

    • Retrieval dates are no longer required except when the content is in a changing format , such as blogs or wikis.


    Elements of an APA Citation (Electronic Source)

    What is a DOI?

    • DOI is an abbreviation for Digital Object Identifier

    • A DOI is a permanent publisher-assigned number that allows ongoing access to a document


    Sample: Article Citation w/ DOI

    LaRocque, M. (2008). Assessing perceptionsof the environment in elementary classrooms:The link with achievement. Educational Psychology in Practice, 24(4), 289-305. doi:10.1080/02667360802488732.


    Sample: Article Citation w/o DOI

    Foster, W., & Miller, M. (2007, July). Development of the literacy achievement gap: A longitudinal study of kindergarten through third grade. Language, Speech, & Hearing Services in Schools. 38(3), 173-181. Retrieved from http://lshss.asha.org/


    Citing Web Sources in APA Style

    Basic Format

    Author last name, first initial. (year, month, day) of original source. Title of document. Retrieved from Internet address

    • Use whatever information you can locate on the website.

    • Websites do not always have all citation elements.


    Sample Internet Source Citation:

    CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology.(2007). Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guidelines - Version 1.0. Retrieved from http://www.cast.org/publications/UDLguidelines/UDL_Guidelines_v1.0-Organizer.pdf


    Questions? Need help?

    …feel free to contact me!Claire Holmes, MLS cholmes@towson.edu,

    http://pages.towson.edu/cholmes

    IM: clholmes or twitter: clholmes

    Or any reference librarian:

    Visit Cook Library Reference Desk

    Call: 410.704.2462

    IM: (tucookchat)

    Text-a-Librarian: # 66746, Start your question with askcook


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