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ENGL1201 Workshop I

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Transcript of ENGL1201 Workshop I

Search library catalogue/databases
Workshop Goals
Library Research & Scholarly Sources
How to Login
Username =
Password =
BVC + student ID
i.e. BVC123456
Last
four digits
of phone number
Research question:
How can nurses effectively educate their patients to make healthy lifestyle choices?
What are the main topics/concepts?
Add & Change Keywords:
Nurses (or Nursing)
Patients
Education
Healthy lifestyle choices
Main Topics or Concepts
Synonyms & Academic/Related Terms
nurses
(or nursing)
patient education
practical nurses (LPNs)
vocational nurses
registered nurses (RNs)
nursing practice
community nursing
nursing care
healthy lifestyle choices
teaching
communication
family education
nurse-patient relations
patient information
health education
health literacy
exercise
nutrition
diet
health behavior
behavior modification
patient decision-making
physical health
Short title
Broad focus
Author is journalist/professional
Simple language
Short or no reference list
Lots of colour, graphics or pictures
Advertising
Step 3: Improve search results
Use filters/limiters
Add keywords
Use connectors
Search by field
"Received" and "accepted" dates
3) Author(s) is researcher/academic
2) Plain appearance (no advertising/pictures)
4) Specific/narrow focus
5) Advanced/complex language
Scientific format and structure:
- Hypothesis or Objective
- Background or Literature Review
- Research method(s)
- Results or Findings
- Analysis, Discussion and/or Conclusion
1) Lengthy (at
least
5 pages) with many citations
Peer-reviewed articles have 5 key characteristics:
Other clues...
Abstract
How do you know an article is NOT scholarly and peer-reviewed?
Trade/Professional Journals
Provide
news, information and educated commentary
to professionals in a specific field/industry
Develop research topic
Choose Keywords
Improve Search Results
Evaluate and Repeat
The Research Process
Distinguish between peer-reviewed and trade/professional sources
These are
typical

of peer-reviewed articles:
Part 1:
Part 2:
What is Scholarly Discourse/Communication?
“The system through which
research and other scholarly writings
are
created, evaluated for quality, disseminated
to the scholarly community, and preserved"
Includes formal and informal types of communication
(Association of College & Research Libraries)
Formal
Informal
conversations
listservs
emails
peer-review research papers/studies
conference presentations
opinion pieces
editorials
book reviews
= Published in academic journals
*
*Academic journals may also be called scholarly journals or peer-reviewed journals
Part 2
How to search the library catalogue & databases

Activity for searching & citing sources
Step 1: Choose Keywords
Step 2: Start the Search
1) LibSearch Catalogue
http://bowvalleycollege.ca/library

2) Databases A-Z, by Subject or by Format
http://bowvalleycollege.libguides.com/az.php
Print & Electronic Resources
12,000+ print books
Textbooks in Reserve (2nd Floor)
150,000+ e-books
40+ databases with thousands of journals, newspapers, images, animations & diagrams
20,000+ DVDs & online streaming videos
busy professionals/practitioners
industry or professional focus (e.g. nursing, marketing)
practical experience and/or secondhand reports of scholarly research
Characteristics of Trade/Professional Journals
continuing education (CE)
professional development (PD)
opinion-based:
- commentary/viewpoint/reply
news-based:
- update/announcements
- conference paper

Boolean Operators
aka "Connectors"
Narrow: AND
Expand: OR
Refine: NOT
Why use the library (instead of Google)?
Unbiased
search results
Information
reviewed before publication
Subscription content
for

BVC courses/programs,
not available on the web
What is an academic journal?
Type of periodical for scholarly communication
Publishes articles written by scholars/experts in a specific subject/discipline
Research-based articles go through peer review process
LibSearch Catalogue
Electronic listing of (almost) all subscription + open access resources (print + electronic)
Databases
Collection of electronically indexed publications and/or content
Typically focused on one or more formats and/or subjects
Practice finding/citing sources
Identify peer-reviewed journal articles
Audience & Perspective:
Professional & opinion-based terminology
:
What?
Who?
Why?
Need help?
APA drop-in sessions (N149, in library):
Tues, May 24 – 12-2 pm
Fri, May 27 – 11-1 pm
Mon, May 30 - 2-4 pm
Matt Black (N246) - mblack@bowvalleycollege.ca
Go to front desk or library website ("Research Help" section)
Ask a Librarian:
Kelley Wadson (N244) - kwadson@bowvalleycollege.ca
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