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GERO 101 Spring 2014

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GERO 101 Spring 2014

  1. 1. L A K S A M E E P U T N A M L P U T N A M @ T O W S O N . E D U R E S E A R C H & I N S T R U C T I O N L I B R A R I A N GERO 101: The Research Process Slides: http://bit.ly/sp2014geroslides
  2. 2. How can I help you?  Laksamee Putnam  lputnam@towson.edu  Cook Library Reference:  410.704.2462.  IM/email  Phone: 410.704.3746.  Twitter: @CookLibraryofTU  Albert S. Cook facebook profile!  Slides: http://bit.ly/sp2014geroslides
  3. 3. A quick plug…  National Library of Medicine – Yellow Paper exhibit 3rd Floor  During a time when women were challenging traditional ideas about gender that excluded them from political and intellectual life, artist and writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who was discouraged from pursuing a career to preserve her health, rejected these ideas in a terrifying short story titled "The Yellow Wall- Paper."
  4. 4. Agenda  Scholarly vs Popular  How to formulate a search  Finding Books/Articles  APA Citations  Hands on database practice
  5. 5. Scholarly vs Popular  Scholarly  Example 1  Example 2  Popular  Example 1  Example 2
  6. 6. Scholarly vs Popular  Scholarly  Written by an expert for other experts  Support your argument with high quality information  Popular  Entertaining but lack depth  Grab people’s interests but should not be your only resource
  7. 7. Scholarly vs Popular  DuckDuckGo (2012). There are no “regular results” on Google anymore.  http://vimeo.com/duckduckgo/bubble
  8. 8. Formulating a Keyword Search 1. Choose a Topic In your groups decide on a topic, write it on the whiteboard!
  9. 9. Formulating a Keyword Search 1. Choose a Topic  End of life care of elderly
  10. 10. Formulating a Keyword Search 2. Narrow/Broaden your search Consider your group topic, break it up Create a few possible subtopics
  11. 11. Formulating a Keyword Search 2. Narrow/Broaden your search  Elderly depression in end of life care
  12. 12. Formulating a Keyword Search 3. Identify the key concepts Take one of your subtopics and write keywords describing it
  13. 13. Formulating a Keyword Search 3. Identify the key concepts  Elder  Depression  End of life care
  14. 14. Formulating a Keyword Search 4. Consider synonyms/alternative spellings for terms How else can you describe your topic, write down synonyms
  15. 15. Formulating a Keyword Search 4. Consider synonyms/alternative spellings for terms  Elder  Elder*  Senior  Aged  Older person  Older adult  Depression  hopelessness  End of life care  Palliative care  Terminal care
  16. 16. Formulating a Keyword Search 5. Formulate your search utilizing various combinations of your words  String them together using AND/OR/NOT  Truncate *  Any “phrases”?
  17. 17. Formulating a Keyword Search 6. Evaluate what you find  Check for CRAP Currency Reliability Authority Purpose/Point of View  Examples  Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus  Autism and Vaccines
  18. 18. 3 ways to find Books  http://cooklibrary.towson.edu  Towson Books  USMAI Books  Interlibrary Loan
  19. 19. Finding Articles  Go to the Gerontology Subject Gateway  Numerous databases to choose from  Search more than one  Use your keywords and refine your search
  20. 20. Plagiarism  Using someone’s ideas or expression of those ideas (words, pictures, music, etc)  Without giving proper credit
  21. 21. It’s out there, why not reuse it?  Acknowledge where you found the information  Support your argument  Allows others to find additional informationWatson, M. (2013, March 4) Copyright – the right to copy? Lariushin’s monographs of plant families. Botanic Stories. Retrieved from http://stories.rbge.org.uk/archives/1321
  22. 22. APA Style  Help Guide  APA book is available in the library  OWL or Diane Hacker Science Student. [Photographer]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest.http://quest.eb.com/images/115_2674314
  23. 23. APA style  Journal Article:  Author last name, first initial(s). (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume(issue), pages. doi:xxxxxx  Book:  Author last name, first initial(s). (Year). Book title. Publication information: place (city and state abbreviation), publisher’s name.
  24. 24. Let’s start searching!  Research your topic with your group!  Begin by filling out this online spreadsheet  http://bit.ly/sp2014gerows  After you are done please go here to send me feedback on this session  http://bit.ly/VLiBPh
  25. 25. Questions?  Feel free to contact me:  Laksamee Putnam  lputnam@towson.edu  410.704.3746.  Twitter: @LibrarianLaks  Or any reference librarian:  Visit Cook Library Reference Desk  410.704.2462.  IM – tucookchat

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