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Today s ppt file exercises
Today’s PPT file & Exercises…

Go to http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/socituts

1

Go to desktop & open file

3.

Open & save these

files to desktop

2


The research process

SC2205 Library Session

The Research Process

Sociology Resource Librarians:

Hayati Abdul [email protected]

Umarani Jayapal

[email protected]


Learning goals
Learning Goals

At the end of the session, you will learn how to:

  • Locate information in various content types

  • Define and refine a topic and search for information related to that topic

  • Evaluate information and its sources

  • Use information responsibly.


The research cycle
The Research Cycle

1.

2.

  • Explore

  • background information

NO

6.

  • Enough sources?

YES

3.

5.

4.



2 explore background information
2. Explore Background Information

  • Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc.

    • Provide an overview of a subject

    • Selected bibliographies or reference lists found at the end of each chapter serves as an instant "shopping list" of the best and most relevant sources on your topic.


The research cycle1
The Research Cycle

1.

2.

Explore

background information

NO

6.

Enough sources?

YES

3.

5

.

4.


3 find your sources
3. Find your Sources

- Journal articles- Books- Book chapters…

- FindMore

- Sociological Abstracts

- Search Strategy


3.1. Prepare a Search Strategy

Topic

Filial piety and intergenerational relationships in contemporary Singapore family

Keywords

AND

  • family


Boolean operators
Boolean Operators

AND: both terms must be present

 fewer results

OR: either terms may be present

 more results

NOT: exclude a term

 use with caution

  • Video: Search smart using Boolean operatorsAcknowledgements: Singapore Polytechnic Library


Exercise on search strategy
Exercise on Search Strategy

Shifting gender roles in the

dual income family

Topic

Keywords

AND

Think of related terms – e.g. (dual income OR dual earner)


Exercise on search strategy1
Exercise on Search Strategy

When you’re a parent… AGAIN! Grandfathers and the impact of raising grandchildren

Topic

Keywords

Grandparents

AND

Grandchildren


Exercise on search strategy2
Exercise on Search Strategy

The ‘Try Before You Buy Couple’ : attitudes and values towards cohabitational unions

Topic

Keywords

Values

AND

Cohabitation


Exercise on Search Strategy

How has the emergence of online dating changed the dynamics of mate selection?

Topic

Keywords

AND


3 1 search for sources in
3.1 Search for Sources in

  • FINDMORE

  • Searches LINC & more

  • Covers books, eBooks, journal articles, newspaper articles, online thesis & more

  • Covers most but not 100% of our articles & E-Resources

  • LINC

    • Good for known item search

    • Covers books, DVDs, music scores

    • Cannot be used for journal or newspaper articles

By topic

online dating mate selection


Findmore search results
FindMore Search Results

Explore

Refineby…

Select to view full text





Refine by publication date
Refine by Publication date

Select to view full record of print book or E-book

Refineby…



On the shelves
On the shelves…

Call numbers :

  • Help to determine a book's placement (address) on the shelves

  • Collocate books on the same subject

  • Consists of letters and numbers based on the subject, author's name and publication date

HQ801

Ben 2004

Call number

HQ801

Ben

2004


View E-Book

Select to read E-book


Search for Journal article in FindMore

Search by article level

Publication

year

Author

Article title

  • Sun, Shirley Hsiao-Li. 2012. “Care expectations, mismatched: state and family in contemporary Singapore." International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 32(11-12):650-63.

Source

title

Pages

Volume (issue no)


Save and Output Records in FindMore

Select to output results

Click to save records

Click to save records

Marked records auto-saved in folder


Format Record in Preferred Style


Introduction to EndNote

  • A software that:

  • stores and organizes citations

  • inserts citations into a Word document

  • format references in a predefined citation style

    • For technical queries (e.g. installation),contact IT Care at 6516 2080 or email [email protected]

  • Online guide: http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/endnote


Advanced Search: Limit by…

Click to go to Advanced Search mode

Combine terms with…

Limit by specific fields


Advanced Search: Limit by Publication Title

Limit by specific fields

Combine terms with…


The research cycle2
The Research Cycle

1.

2.

Explore

background information

NO

6.

Enough sources?

YES

3.

5.

4.


Evaluating sources craap test
Evaluating Sources : CRAAP Test

Acknowledgements: Western University


Evaluating resources craap test
Evaluating Resources (CRAAP Test)

Currency

  • When was the information published, updated or revised?

  • Does your topic require current information, or will older sources work as well?

    Relevance (for intended audience)

  • Is it relevant to your topic/subject?

    Authority

  • Is it from a reputable publisher, society or association. Look at the author’s credentials & institutional affiliation.

    Accuracy

  • Does your source match your understanding of the topic?

  • Can you verify the claims in other sources?

  • Is there a bibliography or list of sources cited?

    Purpose

  • Is there a range of viewpoints to support or reinforce the arguments presented? Are the arguments comprehensive?


Sociological abstracts
Sociological Abstracts

  • Specialised database for Sociology and related disciplines from 1952-

  • Subjects:

    • Culture and social structure; Evaluation research, Family and social welfare; History and theory of sociology; Management and complex organizations; Methodology and research technology…

    • User friendly features in Advanced Search mode

    • Provides links to full-texts


Search sociological abstracts
Search Sociological Abstracts

Shifting gender roles in the

dual income family

Topic

Keywords

AND

Think of related terms – e.g. (dual income OR dual earner)


Advanced search
Advanced Search

Enter search terms

Combine terms with

Search by specific fields

Refine by…


Refine results search within
Refine Results… (Search Within)

2

1

Output records

3

Click to access full-text

Mark

records


E newspaper factiva
E-Newspaper: Factiva

Covers major national & international newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times & the Straits Times.

Includes selected full texts & abstracts of newswires, industry publications, websites, company reports …

Either search by newspaper title or by region

To access Factiva:


Factiva search results
Factiva Search Results

Select to view full text on right panel

Refine by…


Findmore vs specialised databases
FindMore vs. Specialised Databases

Q: When should I use FindMore? How does it compare to specialized databases?

A: The main strength of FindMore:

  • It combines a Google-like search that allows you to search through the bulk of our collection with one search.

  • It can be a good starting point for a quick search to see what is available out there particularly if you are unsure what specialised database to use with your topic

    A: Specialised databases:

  • They may include results not found in FindMore

  • They provide more focused results.


The research cycle3
The Research Cycle

1.

2.

Explore

background information

NO

6.

Enough sources?

YES

3.

5.

4.


5 why you must cite your sources
5. Why you must cite your sources?

Click here for ASA Style guide


Avoid plagiarism cite your sources
Avoid Plagiarism: Cite your sources

Acknowledgement: Sheridan Library



Citing in asa style

Author

Article title

Year

Pages

Journal title

Volume

Citing in ASA Style

  • Journal article

Ramdas, Kamalini. 2012. "Women in waiting? Singlehood, marriage, and family in Singapore." Environment & Planning A 44:832-848.

In-text: … (Ramdas 2012)

Reference list:

Ramdas, Kamalini. 2012. "Women in waiting? Singlehood, marriage,and family in Singapore." Environment & Planning A 44:832.


Citing in asa style1

Book title

Author

Year

Publisher

Citing in ASA Style

  • Book

  • Teo, Youyenn. 2011. Neoliberal morality in Singapore: how family policies make state and society. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Place of Publication

In-text:

... (Teo 2011).

Reference list:

Teo, Youyenn. 2011. Neoliberal morality in Singapore: how family

policies make state and society. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.


Citing in asa style2
Citing in ASA Style

  • Edited book

Book editors

Jones, Gavin W., Terence H. Hull, and Maznah Mohamad, eds. 2011. Changing marriage patterns in Southeast Asia: economic and socio-cultural dimensions. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Book title

Publication year

Publisher

Place of publication

In-text:

…(Jones, Hull, and Mohamad 2011)

Reference list:

Jones, Gavin W., Terence H. Hull, and Maznah Mohamad eds. 2011.

Changing marriage patterns in Southeast Asia: economic and

socio-cultural dimensions. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.


Citing in asa style3
Citing in ASA Style

Publication

year

Authors of

book chapter

  • Book chapter

Book chapter

Braver, Sanford L. and William A. Griffin. 2011. "Engaging fathers in the post-divorce family." Pp. 247-268 in Fatherhood : research, interventions and policies edited by H. E. Peters and R. D. Day. New York: Haworth Press.

Source title

Pages

Source

editors

Place of

publication

Publisher

In-text: …(Braver and Griffin 2011)

Reference list:

Braver, Sanford L. and William A. Griffin. 2011. "Engaging fathers in the

post-divorce family." Pp. 247-268 in Fatherhood : research, interventions and

policies edited by H. E. Peters and R. D. Day. New York: Haworth Press.


The research cycle4
The Research Cycle

1.

2.

Explore

background information

NO

6.

Enough sources?

YES

3.

5.

4.



Academic writing with
Academic Writing with

The following links come from the highly regarded Purdue University Online Writing Lab:

  • General writing resources

    • Sections include: Mechanics, grammar, punctuation, and more.

  • Academic writing

    • Sections include: Establishing arguments, logic in argumentative writing, paragraphs, and more.

  • Common writing assignments

    • Sections include: Understanding writing assignments, major essay styles, annotated bibliographies, and more.


Accessing full-texts from …

Attitudes values cohabitation


Install Find It! @NUS Libraries in Google Scholar

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Installation instructions

http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/googlescholarlinks

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After installing Find It! in GS

Click on “Find It! @NUS Libraries” to view full texts


Q what if i am required to pay for full text a install p roxy b ookmarklet
Q: What if I am required to pay for full text? A: Install Proxy Bookmarklet

  • Click on one of the following links to view full texts:

    • The different effects of "living together": determining and comparing types of cohabiting couples

    • Sibling relationships in blended families

  • You are required to pay to view full text!

  • Now install the NUS Library proxy bookmarklet (see below):

  • At the pay-to-view page, click on the newly installed proxy bookmarklet to view full text.



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