Articles & E-resources research e-resources & Search StrategiesManaging your sources APA citation styleannotated bibliography03 Oct 2010 dsw class, peg Jenner, Instructor; Liz Dobson, Librarian
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Internet vs. E-resources E-resources (“databases”) More academic information More consistent reliable quality Commercial free Big Precision tools for searching Search one or many at one time Internet websites Wide range of information Quality varies widely Commercial influences Huge Limited user search tools 5
Looking for a specific journal? Does the library hold the SRV Journal?
What about the journal…. Disability and Society?
What about the newspaper…. Toronto Star?
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Sample research topic: What are some of the common social perceptions or attitudes about people with intellectual disabilities?
Sample search : Recent & reliable research articles on images of women in the media and its effect on women How to search for journal articles in the libraries’ e-resources
Journal articles in e-resources (“licensed databases “offered through Centennial Libraries): Scholarly or general level – what’s the difference?
Journals: scholarly or general level? Scholarly articles are documented (in-text citations, footnotes or endnotes). Most are peer reviewed = highest research quality; many are reports on original research done General articles are not documented 24
What is the meaning of “peer reviewed”?
“Peer reviewed” articles Also called “refereed” or “academic” or “scholarly” Well researched, authoritative work Often write-ups on original research done A committee of scholars must approve quality before the editor publishes Most databases allow you to limit to peer reviewed if you want 26 26 26
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Tracking & saving your searches … Search history function&EBSCO & ProQuest accounts