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Research & Resources @ The Library. Prepared for: Dr. L. Jane McMillan Anthropology 332 Mi’kmaq Studies: Advanced Critical Issues in Indigenous Anthropology January 16th, 2012 Suzanne van den Hoogen, MLIS. Outline Information Seeking Behaviour Navigating the Library Website

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Research resources @ the library

Research & Resources @ The Library

Prepared for: Dr. L. Jane McMillan

Anthropology 332

Mi’kmaq Studies: Advanced Critical Issues in Indigenous Anthropology

January 16th, 2012

Suzanne van den Hoogen, MLIS


Research resources the library

Outline

  • Information Seeking Behaviour

  • Navigating the Library Website

  • Subject Research Guides

  • Evaluating Information

  • Scholarly vs. Popular Sources

  • Citation Guides & Resources

  • Ask a Librarian!

  • RefWorks


Finding information where do you go first

Finding Information: Where do you go first?


Research resources the library

Virtual Tour: Exploring the Library website

library.stfx.ca

  • Logging in to your library account

  • Searching the Library’s Collection

  • Journal Titles

  • Course Reserves

  • Favourites

  • Live Help


Research resources the library

Subject Research Guides: Anthropology

  • Find Books

  • Find Articles

  • Google Scholar

  • Open Access

  • Writing & Citing

  • Liaison Librarians

  • Help


Research resources the library

Subject Research Guides: Aboriginal Studies

  • Books in the Library

  • Reference Sources

  • Governance

  • Government

  • Health

  • Education

  • Journal Titles

  • Court Cases


Research resources the library

What do you do with the information you have found?


Research resources the library

Critical thinking: You must demonstrate that you are willing to examine popular beliefs, assumptions and opinions and weigh them against facts. Support your thesis statement with research.

Analyse your assignment questions:

What does this question mean?

How much detail does your professor require?

  • Where do I begin?

  • Read about your topic – know your subject matter.

  • Brainstorm ideas

  • Think about Key Words & Key Concepts

  • Write your thesis statement


Evaluating information

Evaluating Information

  • Accuracy

  • Authority

  • Currency

  • Bias


Questions to ask

Questions to ask:

Accuracy, Authority, Currency, Bias

  • Is this source reliable?

  • Is this source current?

  • Have opinions changed?

  • What are the current trends in this research area?

  • Are there any gaps in the research? Is something missing?

  • Who is the author?

  • Are they an expert in this field?

  • Do they represent multiple points of view or do they express bias for their own point of view?


Scholarly vs popular sources

Scholarly vs. Popular Sources

Popular

  • Magazines

  • Written by journalists, students, popular authors, or no author listed

  • Flashy covers

  • Advertisements

  • Brief articles

  • Trade Journals: Business, Finance, Industry (Written by experts, but may not be peer reviewed)

  • Newspapers

Scholarly

  • Journals

  • Written by experts

  • Evaluated by experts: “Peer Reviewed”

  • Authoritative Source

  • Usually include:

    • Credentials of the Author

    • Abstract

    • Bibliography

    • Specialized vocabulary

    • Reference List


Citing information sources

Citing Information Sources

APA Online Tutorial

BF

76.7

P83

2010

American Anthropological

Style Guide


Questions to ask1

Questions to ask:

Library Workshops: Jan. 24 7:15 pm

Jan. 26 2:15 pm

Jan. 30 2:15 pm

Feb. 1 7:15 pm

One-on-One Sessions: Contact Suzanne


Research resources the library

Ask a Librarian: We’re here to help you

  • In-Library

  • In-Person

    • Reference Desk

    • Personal Appointments

    • Email: [email protected]

    • Telephone: 867- 2242

  • Online

    • LiveHelp


Research resources the library

QUESTIONS ?


Research resources the library

  • Thank You!

  • Suzanne van den Hoogen

  • [email protected]

  • 867-4535

  • Liaison Librarian for:

  • Anthropology

  • Development Studies

  • Political Science

  • Sociology

  • Women’s Studies


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