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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 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
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 perceptions of 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 lines/UDL_Guidelines_v1.0-Organizer.pdf

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