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EDUC 605 : Research & Information Technology. Claire Holmes, MLS 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

EDUC 605:Research & Information Technology

Claire Holmes,

Research & Instruction Librarian, Cook Library

Today s agenda

Today’s Agenda:

  • Search Strategies & Search Tips

  • Find BOOKS using library catalog

  • Find ARTICLES using education database indexes

  • APA Citation review

Search tips

Search Tips

  • Understand and use Boolean “search connectors”

    • education AND technology

      • Combining >1 topic

  • instruct ORteach

    • Combining synonymous terms

  • What and does

    What AND does…



    education AND technology

    What or does

    What OR does…



    instruct OR teach

    Don t forget truncation helps

    Don’t forget: Truncation helps

    educat* finds…










    Library catalog search demo

    Library Catalog search demo

    Library Catalog

    Library catalog search demo1

    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 scholarly v popular journal articles

    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

    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

    Find articles on your topic using library databases.

    Start with the Subject


    Database search demo

    Database Search Demo

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

    Library style guides

    Library Style Guides

    • Citing Sources

    • APA,

      MLA, etc.

    Print & electronic citation samples

    In-text citation guides

    Elements of an apa citation book source

    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

    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

    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 source1

    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

    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

    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

    Citing web sources in apa style

    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

    Sample Internet Source Citation:

    CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology.(2007). Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guidelines - Version 1.0. Retrieved from

    Questions need help

    Questions? Need help?

    …feel free to contact me!Claire Holmes, MLS,

    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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