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Library Research

Created for use in a Franklin & Marshal employment interview (May 2010). Topics included are: scholarly versus popular publications, library resources, article databases and annotated bibliographis (all very basic). Contains magazine images of ladies in

Sarah Morey

on 20 April 2011

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Transcript of Library Research

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/08/ Scholarly scholars or researchers
in the field extensive
attention grabbing Scholarly
Popular Scholarly list of sources used in your research Popular rarely cited
often obscure Popular very little
very selective Scholarly cited in footnotes
and/or bibliography list of sources related to your topic photos & illustrations commercial publisher
for profit Popular Advertising Popular Scholarly professional
organization graphs & charts Scholarly bibliography Popular entertain, grab attention or sell something Scholarly Purpose Library Research slick/glossy
attractive location: after citation Scholarly Publisher inform or report to
the scholarly world purpose: describe and evaluate Language Popular serious
stark simple and easy-to-read

usually short and shallow length: about 150 words Authors Format Scholarly Sources lots of jargon and
discipline specific language

often long and in depth annotation Popular Popular staff or free-lance writers Graphics APA Style http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/08/ http://library.fandm.edu/libraryhome.html Where to start? One stop
shopping Books Librarian
created Class Guides library catalog Search "databases" periodicals journals Articles advanced search options start a search kinds of materials included Article
Databases PAIS International
Web of Science
Lexis-Nexis Academic
AGRICOLA Explore! topics covered e-mail or
print results
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