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Historical Background On Lis1001, Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Historical Background On Lis1001, Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies, Jim Alderman

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Information about the library’s skills course, LIS1001: Beginning Library & Information Systems Strategies.


The Web Vs. Library Resources: A Research Rationale, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

The Web Vs. Library Resources: A Research Rationale, Jim Alderman

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Help understanding the type of information provided online and the type of information provided by a library.


Primary, Secondary, And Tertiary Sources, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Primary, Secondary, And Tertiary Sources, Jim Alderman

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Help identifying source materials for academic research.


Search Strategies: Internet Vs. Library Databases, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Search Strategies: Internet Vs. Library Databases, Jim Alderman

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Help understanding and constructing internet and library searches for more successful academic research.


What Is A Reference Collection?, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

What Is A Reference Collection?, Jim Alderman

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Help understanding a library's reference collection.


Peer Review, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Peer Review, Jim Alderman

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Help understanding peer review for successful academic research.


A Brief Library & Internet Glossary, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

A Brief Library & Internet Glossary, Jim Alderman

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Useful terms for a research project.


The Library's Catalog: From Cards To Databases, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

The Library's Catalog: From Cards To Databases, Jim Alderman

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Overview of the library's catalog and how to search it.


Information: What Is It? How Is It Organized?, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Information: What Is It? How Is It Organized?, Jim Alderman

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Overview of information in regards to academic research.


Government Documents, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Government Documents, Jim Alderman

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Information about government documents as potential research sources.


Evaluating Books & Other Lengthy Sources, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Evaluating Books & Other Lengthy Sources, Jim Alderman

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Help identifying characteristics/qualities to examine when evaluating books and longer sources for inclusion in an academic paper


Discovery Tool, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Discovery Tool, Jim Alderman

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Information on library discovery tools.


Developing A Research Vocabulary, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Developing A Research Vocabulary, Jim Alderman

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Help finding terminology that will aid in the discovery of relevant research materials.


Creating An Annotated Bibliography, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Creating An Annotated Bibliography, Jim Alderman

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Help understanding the annotated bibliography and how to create one.


Choosing A Research Topic, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Choosing A Research Topic, Jim Alderman

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One of the most difficult things about doing research is finding a good topic. Finding an area of interest is usually no problem, but discovering a specific topic within that area can be challenging or even frustrating. The following discussion should help you to select an appropriate research topic.


Boolean Logic/Boolean Searching, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Boolean Logic/Boolean Searching, Jim Alderman

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Help using Boolean operators for a successful online or database search.


Books: Their Role In Research, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Books: Their Role In Research, Jim Alderman

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Help evaluating books as resources in an academic research project.


Parts Of The Book, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Parts Of The Book, Jim Alderman

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Information to help recognize the different parts of a research or academic book.


Bibliographic Styles: A Brief Guide, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Bibliographic Styles: A Brief Guide, Jim Alderman

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Documentation of sources is a critical part of preparing a research project. A responsible researcher will provide his or her readers with a list of all sources referenced in the project and will provide in‐text documentation of all ideas that are not original. Following are some general guidelines for what types of information to record as you use sources in a project.


Article Types: Choosing What Is Best, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Article Types: Choosing What Is Best, Jim Alderman

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Help recognizing different types of articles and choosing what type of article is best for different academic research projects.


Analyzing Trade Magazine/Journal Articles, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Analyzing Trade Magazine/Journal Articles, Jim Alderman

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Help identifying trade publication articles and when to use them in academic research.


Analyzing Newspaper Articles, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Analyzing Newspaper Articles, Jim Alderman

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Help to decide when to use newspaper articles in academic research, where to find them and information needed to cite them.


Analyzing Magazine Articles, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Analyzing Magazine Articles, Jim Alderman

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Learn how to recognize magazine articles and choose when to use them in academic research.


Analyzing Journal Articles, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Analyzing Journal Articles, Jim Alderman

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Scholarly or academic journals are essential resources for doing academic research. While popular magazines like Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News & World Report are excellent sources of information on nearly any topic, they are written with the average reader in mind and do not include the depth of coverage that an academic researcher would need. For in‐depth examination of a topic, academic, scholarly publications should be the researcher's first choice.


What Is Research?, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

What Is Research?, Jim Alderman

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Overview of research and the role libraries play in it.


Conducting A Literature Review, Jim Alderman Jan 2014

Conducting A Literature Review, Jim Alderman

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The literature review is an integral part of any research project and is undertaken as a means of surveying what research has been conducted previously on a particular topic. There are many reasons for conducting a literature review, but one of the primary reasons is to establish a base line of what is already known on a topic before exploring the topic any further. The review typically involves a search of any previously published or presented materials that might have relevance to a prospective new study.