Writing 65 Research

Evaluate your library session:  follow-up evaluation!

First–it’s a great idea to get to know key service points within the actual library!

Library Reserve and Circulation Desk
Faculty place readings and  course materials  (sometimes including text books) on RESERVE at the library so that students can check them out for short periods of time.  The Library Reserve/Circulation desk is also where you can check out library materials, including laptops, keys to group study rooms, books and more!

_______________________________________

Library Information Desk and 24/7 Librarian Assistance
Need help finding some information?  Are you new to databases and want to find an article?  Do you need help printing a document?  The LIBRARY INFORMATION DESK on the main floor of the library is the place to go when you have a question!

You can also talk with librarians 24/7 via our chat service located on the
Library webpage.

_______________________________________

Campus Library Webpage

Next–you are going to want to get to know the Campus Library Webpage at http://www.cocc.edu/Library so that you can find books, background information and articles!

Why use a library webpage for accessing information when you can just use Google, you ask?

WELL!  Think of the library as your map to the world of information.  You can wander around the free web (Google, etc) and stumble across factual, accurate information just like you can wander around Europe and stumble upon the Eifel tower (eventually!).  There’s a lot of great stuff that can be found by wandering, but if you want efficient, effective access to information, library search tools help you get there fast.

Furthermore, have you ever felt like you needed a credit card available to access the good stuff on the web?  Doesn’t that feel a little stressful?

Libraries buy the good stuff for you.  That’s what we’re all about–giving you access to good, valuable, scholarly information.  The thing is, you have to know how to use library search tools in order to find the good stuff.  It’s not harder than Google–it’s just a little more spread out–you use different library search tools to locate different kinds of information, such as books, articles, and facts.

_______________________________________

To Get Some Background–Use Online Encyclopedia Collections:

First, get to the Barber Library Webpage at:  http://www.cocc.edu/Library/.

Look for the encyclopedias and more icon to access online encyclopedia collections. These resources to explore possible topics or to find out more about one particular topic.

Each online encyclopedia in your results list offers sections /articles (but these are encyclopedia articles, not journal articles) on your topic.

Note that all of these resources allow you to download or e-mail sections/articles to yourself AND most have a citation function that lets you choose a particular citation format (such as APA, MLA, etc.)

Here’s some of our general collections of online encyclopedias:

Credo Reference Online

Gale Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online

If you have a social issues topic you might also want to explore:

CQ Researcher

Opposing Viewpoints

_______________________________________

To Get Some Articles, Use Journal Article Databases:

Remember to start at the Campus Library webpage at: http://www.cocc.edu/Library/.

Look for the Articles and More icon to access journal article databases.  Journal article databases let you search on your topic to locate academic, scholarly articles.  The library purchases these databases for you to search–this is different from searching on Google or other “free web” search engines!

Here’s a few databases (from our list of over 100) that might be especially helpful:

Academic One File
Academic Search Premier
General OneFile
JSTOR
MasterFile Premier

Take a look at the Resources by Subject icon as well–it will list all databases and online encyclopedias for specific subject areas!

TO SEARCH A JOURNAL ARTICLE DATABASE:

Database Search Hints

  • start with keyword searching when available
  • use ” ” for phrases
  • use * to locate endings to words (truncation)
  • use boolean commands (nicotine or smok*) and pregnan*
  • searches can be specific
  • full text articles may be e-mailed, downloaded or printed from the screen–we now have a service that looks for the full text of articles ACROSS multiple databases!

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WR 214–Business Writing

Campus Library Webpage:

You are going to want to get to know the Campus Library Webpage at http://www.cocc.edu/Library so that you can find books, background information and articles!

Why use a library webpage for accessing information when you can just use Google, you ask?

WELL!  Think of the library as your map to the world of information.  You can wander around the free web (Google, etc) and stumble across factual, accurate information just like you can wander around Europe and stumble upon the Eifel tower (eventually!).  There’s a lot of great stuff that can be found by wandering, but if you want efficient, effective access to information, library search tools help you get there fast.

Furthermore, have you ever felt like you needed a credit card available to access the good stuff on the web?  Doesn’t that feel a little stressful?

Libraries buy the good stuff for you.  That’s what we’re all about–giving you access to good, valuable, scholarly information.  The thing is, you have to know how to use library search tools in order to find the good stuff.  It’s not harder than Google–it’s just a little more spread out–you use different library search tools to locate different kinds of information, such as books, articles, and facts.


To Get Some Articles, Use Journal Article Databases:

Remember to start at the Campus Library webpage at:http://www.cocc.edu/Library/.

Look for the Articles and More icon to access journal article databases.  Journal article databases let you search on your topic to locate academic, scholarly articles.  The library purchases these databases for you to search–this is different from searching on Google or other “free web” search engines!

Here’s a few databases (from our list of over 100) that are a good place to start:

Academic One File
Academic Search Premier
Business Source Premier
MasterFile Premier
Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection

Take a look at the Resources by Subject pages for business, as well:  http://www.cocc.edu/library/business/.
This will lead you to additional article databases, video and audio and websites, as well as a huge number of online encyclopedias in the area business!


Effective Database Searching:

  • choose to limit your results to full text
  • explore pull down menus that let you choose to limit your search to article titles
  • start with keyword searching when available
  • use ” ” for phrases
  • use * to locate endings to words (truncation)
  • use boolean commands (nicotine or smok*) and pregnan*
  • full text articles may be e-mailed, downloaded or printed from the screen–we now have a service that looks for the full text of articles ACROSS multiple databases!

Citation Format:

http://www.cocc.edu/library/citations/


Getting Help:

Need help?  Ask a Librarian!  Just go to http://www.cocc.edu/library/ask-a-librarian/ to contact us via e-mail, phone, chat, or stop by the information desk (main floor of Barber Library) during our open hours!


 

In Conclusion:

So, once again, why not just use Google to find your information? BECAUSE the library search tools we offer get you to the information you need fast and effectively.  Library search tools such as  library catalogs, databases and online encyclopedias give you FREE, FAST and FACTUAL information so that you can complete your writing research assignments!

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Nursing 106

GOALS:  

Learn how to locate a wellness resource.

Learn how to locate an ethics resource.


 WHY USE LIBRARY BASED RESOURCES:

First, you are going to want to get to know the Campus Library Webpage at http://www.cocc.edu/Library so that you can find books, background information and articles on wellness, and on ethics.

Why use a library webpage for accessing information when you can just use Google, you ask?

WELL!  Think of the library as your map to the world of information.  You can wander around the free web (Google, etc) and stumble across factual, accurate information just like you can wander around Europe and stumble upon the Eifel tower (eventually!).  There’s a lot of great stuff that can be found by wandering, but if you want efficient, effective access to information, library search tools help you get there fast.

Furthermore, have you ever felt like you needed a credit card available to access the good stuff on the web?  Doesn’t that feel a little stressful?

Libraries buy the good stuff for you.  That’s what we’re all about–giving you access to good, valuable, scholarly information.  The thing is, you have to know how to use library search tools in order to find the good stuff.  It’s not harder than Google–it’s just a little more spread out–you use different library search tools to locate different kinds of information, such as books, articles, and facts.


USING ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIAS:

Sometimes you just can’t search a journal article database successfully until you know at least some of the basic background (and language) for your topic.  To locate background information, try the online encyclopedia collections  listed below.  You can use these links or get to all of these from the COCC Library webpage. Look for the Encyclopedias and more link (you’ll see the globe icon) and then click on Encyclopedias.  Here’s some direct links to some of our more comprehensive resources:

Credo Reference Online

Gale Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online

Some specific online encyclopedias that are useful for topics in Wellness are:

Encyclopedia of the Mind
Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
Gale Encyclopedia of Diets
The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health
Green Health: An A to Z Guide
Health and Medicine

Some specific online encyclopedias that are useful for topics in Ethics are:

Encyclopedia of Bioethics
Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics
The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues


TO GET SOME BOOKS, USE ONLINE CATALOGS:

Start with the link for Barber Library Catalog.

Choose a keyword search.  Type in the keywords …try: nursing and ethics.

If you want to try truncation (using a wildcard chacter) do this: nurs* and ethic*


TO GET SOME ARTICLES, USE ARTICLE DATABASES:

Remember to start at the Campus Library webpage at: http://www.cocc.edu/Library/.

Look for the Articles and More icon to access journal article databases.  Journal article databases let you search on your topic to locate academic, scholarly articles.  The library purchases these databases for you to search–this is different from searching on Google or other “free web” search engines!

Take a look at the Resources by Subject icon as well–it will list all databases and online encyclopedias for specific subject areas–including Health Sciences.

Some database highlights from the Resources by Subject page for Health Sciences –these will help you locate articles on wellness and ethics topics.

Academic One File
Academic Search Premier
Alt HealthWatch   Good for wellness topics.
CINAHL
Health and Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health Module   Good for wellness topics.
Health Reference Center Academic
Health Source Consumer Edition   Good for wellness topics.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition   Good for ethics topics.
MasterFile Premier   Good for wellness topics.
MEDLINE
MEDLINEplus
Nursing and Allied Health Collection   Good for ethics topics.
Nursing Resource Center    Good for ethics topics.


 TO SEARCH A JOURNAL ARTICLE DATABASE:

Journal Article Database Search Hints

  • start with keyword searching when available

  • use ” ” for phrases
    example: “mindfulness meditation”

  • use * to locate endings to words (truncation).
    example: exercis*

  • use boolean commands
    example: diet* and health*
    example: health* and (diet* or nutrit*)

  • searches can be specific

  • full text articles may be e-mailed, downloaded or printed from the screen.

  • other articles may be located from the COCC Library e-journals link or may be ordered via inter-library loan.


APA FORMAT:

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/05/


MORE HELP:

Oh, and don’t forget!   You can always stop by or call the Barber Library Information Deskref….or use our 24/7 chat service!  Go to http://www.cocc.edu/library/custom-pages/ask-a-librarian/ –we can help you via chat, phone, in person, and e-mail!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CULINARY AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS

First–it’s a great idea to get to know key service points within the actual library!

Library Reserve and Circulation Desk
Faculty place readings and  course materials  (sometimes including text books) on RESERVE at the library so that students can check them out for short periods of time.  The Library Reserve/Circulation desk is also where you can check out library materials, including laptops, keys to group study rooms, books and more!

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Library Information Desk and 24/7 Librarian Assistance
Need help finding some information?  Are you new to databases and want to find an article?  Do you need help printing a document?  The LIBRARY INFORMATION DESK on the main floor of the library is the place to go when you have a question!

You can also talk with librarians 24/7 via our chat service located on the
Library webpage.

__________________________________________________________________________________________

Campus Library Webpage

Next–you are going to want to get to know the Campus Library Webpage at http://www.cocc.edu/Library/ so that you can find books, background information and articles!

Why use a library webpage for accessing information when you can just use Google, you ask?

WELL!  Think of the library as your map to the world of information.  You can wander around the free web (Google, etc) and stumble across factual, accurate information just like you can wander around Europe and stumble upon the Eifel tower (eventually!).  There’s a lot of great stuff that can be found by wandering, but if you want efficient, effective access to information, library search tools help you get there fast.

Furthermore, have you ever felt like you needed a credit card available to access the good stuff on the web?  Doesn’t that feel a little stressful?

Libraries buy the good stuff for you.  That’s what we’re all about–giving you access to good, valuable, scholarly information.  The thing is, you have to know how to use library search tools in order to find the good stuff.  It’s not harder than Google–it’s just a little more spread out–you use different library search tools to locate different kinds of information, such as books, articles, and facts.


To Get Some Background–Use Online Encyclopedia Collections:

First, get to the Barber Library Webpage at:  http://www.cocc.edu/Library/.

Look for the encyclopedias and more icon to access online encyclopedia collections. These resources to explore possible topics or to find out more about one particular topic.

Here’s a few particular culinary-related online encyclopedias:

The Business of Food: Encyclopedia of the Food and Drink Industries
Credo Reference
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
Encyclopedia of Organic, Sustainable,& and Local Food
Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia
Food in Context
Green Food: An A to Z Guide
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World

Each online encyclopedia in your results list offers sections /articles (but these are encyclopedia articles, not journal articles) on your topic.

Note that all of these resources allow you to download or e-mail sections/articles to yourself AND most have a citation function that lets you choose a particular citation format (such as APA, MLA, etc.)

Here’s some of our general collections of online encyclopedias if you are exploring topics outside the culinary world:

Credo Reference Online

Gale Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online

If you have a social issues topic you might also want to explore:

CQ Researcher

Opposing Viewpoints


To Get Some Articles, Use Journal Article Databases:

Remember to start at the Campus Library webpage at: http://www.cocc.edu/Library/.

Look for the Articles and More icon to access journal article databases.  Journal article databases let you search on your topic to locate academic, scholarly articles.  The library purchases these databases for you to search–this is different from searching on Google or other “free web” search engines!

Here’s a few databases (from our list of over 100) that might be especially helpful for culinary topics:

Academic One File
Academic Search Premier
Culinary Arts Collection
General OneFile
MasterFile Premier
Popular Magazines
Publications.USA.gov

Take a look at the Resources by Subject icon as well–it will list all databases and online encyclopedias for specific subject areas!


To Search A Journal Article Database:

  • choose to limit your results to full text
  • explore pull down menus that let you choose to limit your search to article titles
  • start with keyword searching when available

  • use ” ” for phrases

  • use * to locate endings to words (truncation)

  • use boolean commands (nicotine or smok*) and pregnan*

  • full text articles may be e-mailed, downloaded or printed from the screen–we now have a service that looks for the full text of articles ACROSS multiple databases!


So, once again, why not just use Google to find your information? BECAUSE the library search tools we offer get you to the information you need fast and effectively.  Library search tools such as  library catalogs, databases and online encyclopedias give you FREE, FAST and FACTUAL information so that you can complete your college research assignments…and that is going to build academic success!


Don’t Forget–We’re Here for You!

http://www.cocc.edu/library/custom-pages/ask-a-librarian/

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Writing 95

Assignment Review:  Locate at least one outside source for each of your upcoming paper topics: Living Together, and Resources.

Campus Library Webpage:

You are going to want to get to know the Campus Library Webpage at http://www.cocc.edu/Library so that you can find books, background information and articles!

Why use a library webpage for accessing information when you can just use Google, you ask?

WELL!  Think of the library as your map to the world of information.  You can wander around the free web (Google, etc) and stumble across factual, accurate information just like you can wander around Europe and stumble upon the Eifel tower (eventually!).  There’s a lot of great stuff that can be found by wandering, but if you want efficient, effective access to information, library search tools help you get there fast.

Furthermore, have you ever felt like you needed a credit card available to access the good stuff on the web?  Doesn’t that feel a little stressful?

Libraries buy the good stuff for you.  That’s what we’re all about–giving you access to good, valuable, scholarly information.  The thing is, you have to know how to use library search tools in order to find the good stuff.  It’s not harder than Google–it’s just a little more spread out–you use different library search tools to locate different kinds of information, such as books, articles, and facts.


Online Encyclopedia Collections To Get Some Background, Develop a Concept, or Choose a Topic:

First, get to the Barber Library Webpage at:  http://www.cocc.edu/Library/.

Look for the encyclopedias and more icon to access online encyclopedia collections. These resources to explore possible topics or to find out more about one particular topic.

Each online encyclopedia in your results list offers sections /articles (but these are encyclopedia articles, not journal articles) on your topic.

Note that all of these resources allow you to download or e-mail sections/articles to yourself AND most have a citation function that lets you choose a particular citation format (such as APA, MLA, etc.)

Here’s some of our general collections of online encyclopedias:

Credo Reference Online

Gale Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online

If you have a social issues topic you might also want to explore:

CQ Researcher

Opposing Viewpoints


To Get Some Articles, Use Journal Article Databases:

Remember to start at the Campus Library webpage at:http://www.cocc.edu/Library/.

Look for the Articles and More icon to access journal article databases.  Journal article databases let you search on your topic to locate academic, scholarly articles.  The library purchases these databases for you to search–this is different from searching on Google or other “free web” search engines!

Here’s a few databases (from our list of over 100) that are a good place to start:

Academic One File
Academic Search Premier
General OneFile
MasterFile Premier

Take a look at the Resources by Subject icon as well–it will list all databases and online encyclopedias for specific subject areas!


Effective Database Searching:

  • choose to limit your results to full text
  • explore pull down menus that let you choose to limit your search to article titles
  • start with keyword searching when available
  • use ” ” for phrases
  • use * to locate endings to words (truncation)
  • use boolean commands (nicotine or smok*) and pregnan*
  • full text articles may be e-mailed, downloaded or printed from the screen–we now have a service that looks for the full text of articles ACROSS multiple databases!

So, once again, why not just use Google to find your information? BECAUSE the library search tools we offer get you to the information you need fast and effectively.  Library search tools such as  library catalogs, databases and online encyclopedias give you FREE, FAST and FACTUAL information so that you can complete your writing research assignments!


Citation Format:

http://www.cocc.edu/library/citations/


Help is Always Available!

Need help finding some information?  Are you new to databases and want to find an article?  Do you need help printing a document?  The LIBRARY INFORMATION DESK on the main floor of the library is the place to go when you have a question!  Here’s Barber Library’s open hours.

You can also talk with librarians 24/7 via our chat service located on the
Library webpage.

Or e-mail us at:  refdesk@cocc.edu.

Or call us at:  (541)383-7567.

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Dental Infection Control

Evaluate your library session:  follow-up evaluation!


 

Campus Library Webpage

You are going to want to get to know the Campus Library Webpage at http://www.cocc.edu/Library so that you can find books, background information and articles!

Why use a library webpage for accessing information when you can just use Google, you ask?

WELL!  Think of the library as your map to the world of information.  You can wander around the free web (Google, etc) and stumble across factual, accurate information just like you can wander around Europe and stumble upon the Eifel tower (eventually!).  There’s a lot of great stuff that can be found by wandering, but if you want efficient, effective access to information, library search tools help you get there fast.

Furthermore, have you ever felt like you needed a credit card available to access the good stuff on the web?  Doesn’t that feel a little stressful?

Libraries buy the good stuff for you.  That’s what we’re all about–giving you access to good, valuable, scholarly information.  The thing is, you have to know how to use library search tools in order to find the good stuff.  It’s not harder than Google–it’s just a little more spread out–you use different library search tools to locate different kinds of information, such as books, articles, and facts.


To Get Some Background–Use Online Encyclopedia Collections:

First, get to the Barber Library Webpage at:  http://www.cocc.edu/Library/.

Look for the Encyclopedias and More icon or the Resources by Subject icon to access online encyclopedia collections. These resources allow you to explore possible topics or to find out more about one particular topic.

Each online encyclopedia in your results list offers sections /articles (but these are encyclopedia articles, not journal articles) on your topic.

Note that all of these resources allow you to download or e-mail sections/articles to yourself AND most have a citation function that lets you choose a particular citation format (such as APA, MLA, etc.)

NOTE:  You will find many, many online encyclopedias providing information on health topics at our Health Sciences Resources page at:  http://www.cocc.edu/library/health/.


To Get Some Articles, Use Journal Article Databases:

Remember to start at the Campus Library webpage at: http://www.cocc.edu/Library/.

Look for the Articles and More icon to access journal article databases.  Journal article databases let you search on your topic to locate academic, scholarly articles.  The library purchases these databases for you to search–this is different from searching on Google or other “free web” search engines!

Here’s a few databases (from our list of over 100) that might be especially helpful:

Again, our Health Sciences Resources page will lead you directly to resources–including article databases–for your topic.  Some article databases particularly appropriate for this class are:

Associates Programs Source Plus
Health Reference Center Academic
Health Source Consumer Edition
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

TO SEARCH A JOURNAL ARTICLE DATABASE:

Database Search Hints

  • start with keyword searching when available.  Keywords are the most important words for a topic.
  • use ” ” for phrases
  • use * to locate endings to words (truncation)
  • use boolean commands (nicotine or smok*) and dental
  • searches can be specific
  • full text articles may be e-mailed, downloaded or printed from the screen–we now have a service that looks for the full text of articles ACROSS multiple databases!

Need more help?  You can  talk with librarians 24/7 via our chat service located on the

Library webpage.

 


Citation Format

Find information about how to create citations for a resource list or bibliography: http://www.cocc.edu/library/citations/.

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BA 223

ASSIGNMENT REVIEW:
Describe your product or service then outline the demographic profile of your customers, the geographic reach of your product or service, and the lifestyle (or psychographics) for your customer.

 


DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE RESOURCES:

“Demographics” includes the gender, age, education level, or physical location of your target audience members.

U.S. Census Bureau
A great and free resource for finding out basic demographic elements about the population.

State and County Quick Facts
QuickFacts includes census based statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with more than 5,000 people.

Fedstats
Provides access to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
A comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

Social Explorer
Social Explorer provides access to modern and historical census data and demographic information and allows users to create custom maps and tables with the data.

Small Business Development Center National Clearing House
Many, many links to demographic data, business statistics and industry research.


GEOGRAPHIC PROFILE RESOURCES:

These resources help answer the question–where do you want your customers to come come from or live?

Sperling’s Best Places
Visit Bend Central Oregon Maps
Central Oregon Area Maps
Bend Weekly Maps
Oregon Explorer


PSYCHOGRAPHIC PROFILE RESOURCES:

ESRI Tapestry

Pew Social Trends
Studies behaviors and attitudes of Americans in key realms of their lives, including family, community, health, finance, work and leisure.

Claritas – MyBestSegments
Provides a segmentation system defining every neighborhood in the U.S. by zip code in terms of 66 distinct lifestyle types. Some useful free data; in-depth data requires purchase.

SRDS Local Market Audience Analyst
Barber Library is deciding whether to purchase this online resource.   Use only with Internet Explorer.  Your instructor or librarian will provide access logins and passwords for this resource.  Local Market Audience Analyst (LMAA) provides several tools for learning about your target markets: Market Profile Reports, Lifestyle Analysis Reports, Demographics Reports and PRIZM Reports.


NEWSPAPER/MEDIA RESOURCES

Most of these are subscription resources and require you to login with your last name and COCC student ID #.

Bend Bulletin
The Oregonian
Oregon Newspapers


BUSINESS ARTICLE DATABASES

Article databases can be a good source of information about a particular market or demographic area.  Find Barber Library’s online Business Resources at: http://www.cocc.edu/library/business/

 


 

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Psych 215 Developmental Psychology

Assignment Review:

Read one piece of primary scientific literature and one literature review, both on the same topic.  Write an APA formatted paper about the topic.


Article Definitions:

Primary Scientific Literature–
(from Univ. of Wisconsin Libraries)

Primary scientific literature has several characteristics:

1. They often have a “Materials and Methods” section and “Results” section.

2. Authors may use “We” or “I” to describe what was done.  There are often multiple articles.

3. They are usually very specific: mentioning particular places, organisms, etc.

4. Papers usually start with an introduction– an overview to set the stage for the research. A very explicit description of what was done follows: the materials or methods used and/or the exact location and sampling procedures.

Literature Review–
(from UC Berkeley Libraries)

What is a literature review?

Literature reviews (also called review articles) survey and synthesize primary research on a particular topic.

  • They are articles authored by researchers and published in scholarly journals
  • They summarize multiple primary research articles
  • They are secondary literature

Why are literature reviews a good starting point for researching a topic?

  • They provide an overview of a particular area of study
  • Their extensive reference lists may be used to locate further relevant articles
  • They may provide ideas for narrowing a too-broad topic

How can I tell if an article is a literature review?

Usually the abstract or introduction to a literature review will state the authors’ intention to survey or analyze the literature on a particular topic. Literature reviews usually have extensive bibliographies, with perhaps 50 – 200 sources cited. Literature reviews usually do NOT present data or other very specific results of research.


 

Psychology Databases:

First, let’s use some search tools that are specifically for research in psychology.

 

Click on the “Articles & More” icon on the Library website’s home page…

library-icon-articles

and then scroll down the alphabetical list until you see “Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection” and “PsycINFO.” These are two search tools that are – as their names suggest – specifically for searching academic literature in the psychology fields.   You can access these search tools off-campus by entering your last name and COCC ID#.


psychdatabases

 

 


Searching Psych Databases:

On to searching…starting with PsycINFO!

PsycINFO

PsycINFO lets you search over 3 million citations for scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations in the field of psychology. The interface will look similar to Academic Search Premier. Take a look:

PsychInfo

Some key search points for this topic:

  • Use “ “ around the phrase “heart rate”.
  • Use truncation to search both challenge and challenges.
  • Search for your keywords in the abstract (use the pull down menu on the right).
  • If your goal is to review past research, do not limit to full text.
  • You may want to limit to References Available or Peer Reviewed

Getting full text:  

When you search PsycINFO and find an article you want to read, you will most often see the “Check for full text” link rather than the “PDF Full Text” link.

checkforfulltext

 

PsycINFO primarily searches citations, not full-text content, so it’s searching much more content than we subscribe to. Click on the “Check for full text” link, and you will be given the option to request a copy of that article from Interlibrary Loan (ILL). ILL articles are delivered via email in 1-4 days, so you do need to plan ahead.

interlibraryloan

 

 


 Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

The Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection includes full-text content from almost 400 psychology journals. It does include some content from popular publications as well, so when you search in here for your articles for this assignment, go ahead and check the “Peer Reviewed” check box under “Limit To” on the left side of the screen after performing your initial search.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection is also an Ebsco database…so this search form will look familiar:

PsychInfo

Although there is more full-text available through the Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, you may still see the “Check for full text” link. You can also request articles from here through Interlibrary Loan.


Searching More Than One Ebsco Database at a Time:

Note that because both of these are Ebsco databases, you can actually search both at the same time. Look for the “choose databases” link:

choosedatabases

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Then choose the databases you wish to search within the EBSCO collection of databases:

 

 

 

 


 

More About Searching:

Want to explore more about searching? Click here to find more search hints:http://www.cocc.edu/library/help/tutorials/psy-201_215_spring2014/smart-searching-tips/

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