reed 729 seminar in reading
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Sarah Gilchrist, MLSsgilchrist@towson.edu
Research and Instruction LibrarianAlbert S. Cook Library
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Learning AgendaBy the end of our session, you will be able to:Perform searches using Course and Subject Gateways, Research Databases, and Boolean Logic in order to find appropriate scholarly materials that fit your research topicCite sources using Cook Library links to resources and help guides in order to promote academic integrityRequest materials from USMAI and other libraries through ILL in order to diversify your research
Searching is ExplorationLocating information requires a combination of inquiry, discovery, and serendipity.
Information discovery is nonlinear and iterative, requiring the use of a broad range of information sources and flexibility to pursue alternate avenues as new understanding is developed.Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
Thesis Statements and Keyword Searches
Sample Topic:How is current neurological research helping children with dyslexia?
Key Concepts could be:How is current neurological research helping children with dyslexia?
Other words we might use for our searches:children dyslexianeurologicalelementary school reading dis*neuro*early childhoodlanguage dis*brain sciencelearning dis*
Boolean Search Tip #1
Use AND to find material related to both concepts.
Boolean Search Tip #2
Use OR to find material related to either concept.
Boolean Search Tip #3
neuro* finds neurology neurosciences neurobehavioral neuron
Use an asterisk *to find multiple terms with one search.
Boolean Search Tip #4
language disordersaphasic personspreschool childrenspeech therapy
Use quotes to limit your search to specific terms.
Controlled Vocabulary and Subject Terms
Finding the appropriate subject words or subject tags that describe your search topic is essential.
Keep track of any good words you find; you will use them in subsequent searches.
Refining Your Search Results
After finding the subject headings that apply to your thesis statement, you may need to refine the number of results shown in your list.
Use Boolean Logic to Combine Terms Within Fieldschildren OR elementary school OR early childhood ANDdyslexia OR "reading dis*" OR "language dis*" OR "language dis*"ANDbrain development OR neuro*
Use the Find More Like This Feature in EBSCOUse Subject Headings to Find Articles
Research DatabasesSpecialized Search Engines:Journal SubscriptionsE-BooksPrimary SourcesScholarly/Peer-Reviewed
Course and Subject GatewaysResearch Home Pages:Easy to UpdateList LiaisonLink to DatabasesPresent Alternate Sources
REED 729 Course Gateway
REED 729 Source List - Research Bookshttp://cooklibrary.towson.edu/
REED 729 List of Reading Journals
Cook Library Materials and ServicesThe Cook Grad Guide contains information about resources, including:Library HoursPrinting and CopyingResearch ResourcesCitation StylesGraduate Program Liaisons
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)Graduate students have special privileges with ILLiad:Document DeliveryResearch ConsultationsOff-Campus Delivery Service
Jason Ezell, Distance Education Librarianjezell@towson.edu, 410-704-5053
Information has ValueThe creation of information and products derived from information requires a commitment of time, original thought, and resources that need to be respected by those seeking to use these products, or create their own based on the work of others.Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
Citation Help Guides
Citation StylesAPA (American Psychological Association) is the style used in EducationAmerican Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Washington, DC: AuthorFacilitates Retrieval of SourcesProtects Academic Integrity of StudentPromotes Intellectual Property of AuthorsEstablishes Validity of Ideas and ResearchSample format:Author, A.A. (2012). Title of article. Title of Periodical, 1(34), 893-896. doi:10.1108/03090560710821161http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/
Finding Articles using a Citation
Author, A.A. (2012). Title of article. Title of Periodical, 1(34), 893-896. doi:10.1108/03090560710821161http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/
Finding Articles using a Citation
Click on the Journal List heading in the Quick Tools MenuType all or part of the Periodical Title into the search fieldLocate the year in the date ranges and select a database
Use remaining citation information to search the databaseAuthor, A.A. (2012). Title of article. Title of Periodical, 1(34), 893-896. doi:10.1108/03090560710821161http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/
Research Tools Facilitate Critical ThinkingCitation ToolsEndNote, RefWorks, ZoteroDocument DeliveryILLiad (Interlibrary Loan)Document Management AppsDropbox, Evernote, iAnnotate, MendeleyMind Mapping ToolsBubbl.us, mind42.com
Learning outcomes Revisited
Navigate to your Course Gateway and Research DatabasesPerform searches for scholarly material using Research DatabasesExplain how to find synonyms for your thesis statement subjectsCite your findings using APA-style citations Share details about Cook Library materials and servicesRequest materials from USMAI and other libraries through ILL
Questions?Feel free to contact us:Sarah Gilchrist Claire Holmessgilchrist@towson.edu email@example.com Or any reference librarian:Cook Library Reference Desk Fall Hours:Monday to Thursday: 8am-10pmFriday: 8am-8pmSaturday: 12pm-8pmSunday: 2pm-10pm
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