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Library Research Template

Used for teaching library research to undergraduates.
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David Sulz

on 7 November 2013

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Transcript of Library Research Template

Research
Paper/Essay/Report
Searching
Research in the Library
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Objective
analyze character
explore themes
defend/refute
compare/contrast
Completed Paper/Essay/Report
Most Excellent
How does Google work?
What is Google?
The Truth?
Not everything
nor best for your
topic
Google is great
For quick facts
for current information
For Finding a Starting point
GOOGLE WILL NOT
give you full access to everything it retrieves
always retrieve things of relevance
guarantee your
source will be there tomorrow
Purpose
Accuracy
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Evaluating Information
Currency
Relevance
The CRAAP Test
LIBRARY?
Reference
encyclopedia, dictionary, textbook, handbook, guide, companion

Books, Academic articles
stats, reports, legislation, maps, newspapers

Primary / Ephemera / archival
diaries, photos, pamphlets, interviews, data
Eli Pariser
AND
OR
NOT
CATS
DOGS
CAT* OR Kitten*
CELLS
PRISONS
Books
Periodicals
initial
Q
topic
search gather
read
extract
refine Q
refine search
1) Known
a) Neuman, William. (2006). Social research methods: qualitative and quantitative approaches. Boston: Pearson

B) Little, J.I. 2004. "Family Life and Sociability in Upper and Lower Canada, 1780-1870: A View from Diaries and Family Correspondence. By Françoise Noël." Journal of Interdisciplinary History 35, no. 1: 168-169.
2)Topic
e.g. Gnostic Ceremonies
gnosis
OR
gnostic*
OR ...
ritual
OR
rite
OR ...
???
geographic
time period
topic
Pearl Growing
Building Blocks
"Phrase"
Truncat
Proximity
"western esotericism” vs ‘western esotericism’ vs {western esotericism}
* $
? #
demon* -> demon, demons, demonic BUT also demonetize, demonstrate
near(N4), adj(adj/3), within(w6)
e.g Worship NEAR demon* witch* adj3 culture
Authority
+
+
it's a business!
AND
AND
BOOLEAN logic
x print form only
x deep web
x subscription
x password protected
http://www.library.ualberta.ca/
http://library.ualberta.ca
WEEKS
(not days)!!
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