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  1. SOCIOLOGY 202LIBRARY INSTRUCTION Angus L. Macdonald Library January 2002 Susan Cameron

  2. OBJECTIVES • FIND APPROPRIATE MATERIALS • NOVANET CATALOGUE • INDEXES, ABSTRACTS, FULL-TEXT DATABASES • DEVELOP SEARCH STRATEGIES • USE EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUES • USE APPROPRIATE SOURCES • RETRIEVE MATERIALS • EVALUATE SOURCES

  3. IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP YOUR TOPIC FIND BACKGROUND INFORMATION USE CATALOGUES TO FIND BOOKS USE INDEXES TO FIND PERIODICAL ARTICLES FIND ALTERNATE RESOURCES:EG. /AUDIO AND VIDEO RESOURCES EVALUATE WHAT YOU FIND CITE WHAT YOU FIND USING A STANDARDIZED FORMAT SEVEN STEPS OF THE RESEARCH PROCESS

  4. RESEARCH TIPS: WORK FROM THE GENERAL TO THE SPECIFIC. Find background information first, then use more specific and recent sources. RECORD WHAT YOU FIND AND WHERE YOU FOUND IT. Write out a complete citation for each source you find; you may need. it again later TRANSLATE YOUR TOPIC INTO THE SUBJECT LANGUAGE OF THE INDEXES AND CATALOGS YOU USE. Check your topic words against a thesaurus or subject heading list. Need help clarifying your topic? Need ideas about where to look next? Want to be sure you're using a reference source effectively? Ask a Librarian

  5. IDENTIFY AND DEVELOPTOPIC • STATE TOPIC AS QUESTION • IDENTIFY MAIN CONCEPTS AND/OR KEYWORDS • BE CLEAR IN YOUR OWN MIND WHAT YOU WANT TO FIND OUT • USE SEARCH STRATEGY WORKSHEET • KEEP TOPIC MANAGEABLE, NOT TOO BROAD OR TOO NARROW

  6. FIND BACKGROUND INFORMATION • ENCYCLOPEDIAS • SPECIALIZED ENCYCLOPEDIAS • BIBLIOGRAPHIES • SPECIALIZED DICTIONARIES • HANDBOOKS • TEXTBOOKS

  7. SUBJECT GUIDE • http://libmain.stfx.ca/newlib/services/reference/sociology.htm • This lists some relevant sources in the field of Sociology, put together by the Reference Dept.

  8. USE NOVANET ONLINE CATALOGUE CARD CATALOGUE FOR PRE-1976 MATERIALS NOT YET ON NOVANET BOOKS ARE ARRANGED BY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM FINDING BOOKS

  9. http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/lcco.html

  10. STFX WEBSITE HTTP://WWW.STFX.CA LIBRARIES LINK LIBRARIES

  11. SEARCHING MODES

  12. Subject Heading Searching • Library of Congress Subject Headings • Controlled vocabulary • Big Red Books • Browsing headings type of search • Lists # of records associated

  13. NOVANET EXPRESS • Document Delivery Service • $2.00 paid upon pickup • Regular borrowing period applies • Includes books and journal articles

  14. MARKED RECORDS

  15. SHOW MARKED RECORDS

  16. E-MAIL RECORDS TO YOURSELF

  17. FINDING ARTICLES:PERIODICAL INDEXES

  18. Keys to unlocking the world of periodical literature • Available in paper copy, CD-ROM or online • Similar to using a catalogue to find books • Indexes can be specialized by type, eg. SOCIAL SCIENCES INDEX

  19. FT ICON = FULL TEXT

  20. FULL TEXT ELECTRONIC JOURNALS

  21. SOCIAL SCIENCES INDEX ACADEMIC PRESS CONTEMPORARY WOMEN’S ISSUES RESEARCH LIBRARY (PROQUEST) SOCIOFILE: ONLY ON CD-ROM IN LIBRARY WEB OF SCIENCE (INCLUDES SOCIAL SCIENCES) CBCA (CANADIAN CONTENT) JSTOR SOME USEFUL INDEXES