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!

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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.

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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.

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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 (includes Encyclopedia of African History, Nigeria’s Diverse Peoples–A Reference Sourcebook)

Gale Reference Online (includes Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily LifeNew Encyclopedia of Africa

Oxford Reference Online

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

CQ Researcher

Opposing Viewpoints

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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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Children’s Lit & Curriculum

TO GET TO THE COCC LIBRARY WEBPAGE:

http://www.cocc.edu/Library/


ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIAS:

Online encyclopedias can provide wonderful background information on your author!

Start at the COCC Library webpage. Look for the Encyclopedias and more link  Here’s some direct links to some of our more comprehensive resources:

Gale Literary Sources

Credo Reference Online

Gale Reference Online

Explore some other options for locating background information at COCC’s collection of online encyclopedias at
http://www.cocc.edu/Library/reference/


USE JOURNAL ARTICLE  DATABASES FOR ARTICLES:

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!

Get to the COCC Library Databases webpage.

 DATABASES  THAT MAY BE USEFUL FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE:

Gale  Literary Sources

Academic Search Premier

MasterFile Premier

Educators Reference Complete

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)

The New York Times

Newspaper Source

The Oregonian

 


TO SEARCH A JOURNAL ARTICLE DATABASE:

Journal Article Database Search Hints

  • start with keyword searching when available

  • use ” ” for phrases
    example: “children’s litera*”

     

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

     

  • use boolean commands
    example: child* AND litera*

    example: (art* OR music*) AND child*

     

  • searches can be specific

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

  • other articles  may be ordered via inter-library loan.

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

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/
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!

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Here’s Barber Library’s open hours: https://www.cocc.edu/library/hours/

You can also talk with librarians 24/7 via our chat service located on the
Barber Library web page:

NewAsk_a_Librarian

Or e-mail us at: refdesk@cocc.edu.

Or call us at: (541)383-7567.

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WR 121 (Dorothy Leman)

INTRODUCTION/PURPOSE/OUTCOMES:
Learn/review how to use online encyclopedia resources for ‘pre-research’, defining and focusing a topic, determining key search terms for a topic, and gaining background information.  Identify and send at least one online encyclopedia article to your own email.

Learn how to get to and access key article databases for your topic.  Learn how to perform basic keyword searching within article databases (including using the title limit function and truncation).  Identify and send at least one article to your own email.

Bonus: Learn how to access and appropriately cite images.


TO GET TO THE COCC LIBRARY WEBPAGE:

http://www.cocc.edu/Library/


ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIAS:

Online encyclopedias can provide wonderful background information for your topic, making your article searches more successful.  Start at the COCC Library webpage. Look for the Encyclopedias and more link  Here’s some direct links to some of our more comprehensive resources:

Credo Reference Online
(look for Credo’s “Mindmap” option that can help to focus your topic!)

Gale Reference Online

Explore some other options for locating background information at COCC’s collection of online encyclopedias at
http://www.cocc.edu/Library/reference/


USE JOURNAL ARTICLE  DATABASES FOR ARTICLES:

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!

Get to the COCC Library Databases webpage.

GENERAL DATABASES  

Academic Search Premier

MasterFile Premier


TO SEARCH A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE/JOURNAL ARTICLE DATABASE:

Journal Article Database Search Hints

  • start with keyword searching when available

  • use ” ” for phrases
    example: “parks and recreat*”

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

  • use boolean commands
    example: recycl* AND communit*

    example: (art* OR music*) AND communit*

  • searches can be specific

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

  • other articles  may be ordered via inter-library loan.

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!


IMAGES

Images can help add interest and visual information to your topic.  Start at the Library homepage.

Look for the Multimedia link.  Scroll down and look for Image Quest.

Search for images on your topic.


CITATION FORMAT

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/
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!

ref

Here’s Barber Library’s open hours: https://www.cocc.edu/library/hours/

You can also talk with librarians 24/7 via our chat service located on the
Barber Library web page:

NewAsk_a_Librarian

Or e-mail us at: refdesk@cocc.edu.

Or call us at: (541)383-7567.

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WR 95

TO GET TO THE COCC LIBRARY WEBPAGE:

http://www.cocc.edu/Library/


ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIAS:

Online encyclopedias can provide wonderful background information for your topic, making your book and articles more successful.  Start at the COCC Library webpage. Look for the Encyclopedias and more link  Here’s some direct links to some of our more comprehensive resources:

Credo Reference Online
(look for Credo’s “Mindmap” option that let’s focus your topic!)

Gale Reference Online

Explore some other options for locating background information at COCC’s collection of online encyclopedias at
http://www.cocc.edu/Library/reference/


USE JOURNAL ARTICLE  DATABASES FOR ARTICLES:

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!

Get to the COCC Library Databases webpage.

GENERAL DATABASES  

Academic Search Premier

MasterFile Premier

Oregon Newspapers


TO SEARCH A JOURNAL ARTICLE DATABASE:

Journal Article Database Search Hints

  • start with keyword searching when available

  • use ” ” for phrases
    example: “parks and recreat*”

     

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

     

  • use boolean commands
    example: recycl* AND communit*

    example: (art* OR music*) AND communit*

     

  • searches can be specific

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

  • other articles  may be ordered via inter-library loan.

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

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/
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!

ref

Here’s Barber Library’s open hours: https://www.cocc.edu/library/hours/

You can also talk with librarians 24/7 via our chat service located on the
Barber Library web page:

NewAsk_a_Librarian

Or e-mail us at: refdesk@cocc.edu.

Or call us at: (541)383-7567.

 

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Study Strategies

Learning Outcome For This Session:
Be able to find, read and summarize an academic, peer-reviewed journal article related to study strategies.


Information Literacy–What Is It?  

 

 


Tools For Information Literacy:

The Campus Library Webpage at http://www.cocc.edu/Library provides the tools you need to locate books, background information and articles.


Databases For Locating Journal Articles On “Study Strategies”:

The most important tool you need to achieve this session outcome is article databases.

Look for the Articles and More link to access journal article databases.

articlesandmore

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 Search Premier
Academic One File

Educators Reference Complete
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
Professional Development Collection

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


Search Techniques For  Journal Article Databases:

  • 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:  “study strategies” 
  • use * to locate endings to words (truncation)
  • use boolean commands: study AND strateg* 
  • full text articles may be e-mailed, downloaded or printed from the screen

How to Read Academic Research Articles:

◊ Read the abstract, introduction and discussion/conclusions first.

◊ Based on that first quick read, try to answer these questions:

  •   What is the article about?
  •   What point  are the authors trying to make?

◊ Now, read the entire article.  Underline the three or four most important points.

◊ What question did the researcher seek to answer?

◊ Who participated in the study?

◊ What was the answer to the research question?


Citations:

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


Getting Help:

https://www.cocc.edu/library/ask/

Ask a Librarian

Email a Librarian EMAIL us at refdesk@cocc.edu

Call a Librarian CALL us at 541-383-7567

Reference Desk Stop by the Information Desk during the Library’s open hours


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African American Literature Research

 

BEFORE YOU START:

For your research projects on African American history and cultural production in the Pacific Northwestern United States, the library recommends a variety of print and electronic resources.  Not all of these are specific to the Pacific Northwest, so you will need to narrow your focus as you read and research.

It may seem that there is just not enough information available on African Americans in the Pacific Northwest–but that’s where you as a student researcher can make an impact!  These resources will be built over time.  The information you locate and piece together now will help researchers in the future.


LOCATING BOOKS USING OUR ONLINE CATALOG:

Try doing a subject heading search for  African Americans West  (U.S.) .  Students may have to use the table of contents or the index to get to sections that are specific to their area(s).


ENCYCLOPEDIAS FOR BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Access these by using the links below or going to our online reference page at: http://www.cocc.edu/library/reference/.

For print items, use the call numbers listed to locate the item in the COCC Library.

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History – 2nd ed
Online Access (Gale).

Encyclopedia of African-American Writing  2013
Online Access (Credo)

Encyclopedia of African American Artists 2009
Online access (ABC-CLIO books)

Finkleman, Paul Encyclopedia of African American history, 1896 to the present : from the age of segregation to the twenty-first century
Barber Library Reference (E185 .E5453 2009 )

Trial Resource (available until 4/24):
History Research Center: African American History
Online access for limited time period.  (InfoBase)


LOCATING JOURNAL ARTICLES USING DATABASES:

Secondary Journal Articles

Artemis Literature Resource Center
Academic One File
Academic Search Premier
JSTOR

Project Muse
US History in Context

Primary Source Articles

The Advocate (Portland)
The New York Times – Historical
Oregon Newspapers – Historical (Full-Text)

Oregon Newspapers – Historical (Index Only)
Seattle Times Historical Archive
(use this to locate citation information–then ask Cat about locating articles).
Washington Newspapers via America’s News
(includes Seattle Times and Seattle Post Intelligencer back to mid 1980’s)
Washington Online Historic Papers

Google News Archives


WEBSITES:

Historylink.org
The Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History
http://www.historylink.org/. Do a search for African American.

The Oregon Encyclopedia
A project of the Oregon Historical Society, http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/. Again, search  by typing in African American (use the menu to the left to search both the Oregon Encyclopedia and Oregon History Project; may also specify “Themes” such as Arts and Literature)

BlackPast.org, Remembered and Reclaimed:
An Online Reference Center for African American History
http://www.blackpast.org/.  Developed by Dr. Quintard Taylor and Associates.

Describing itself as the “Google for African American History”, this prize winning site features a 3000+ entry online encyclopedia, the complete text of nearly 300 speeches by African Americans and other people of African ancestry from 1789 to 2012, more than 140 full text primary documents, and nine major timelines.

African American History in the American West
“This site, created by Professor Quintard Taylor at Washington State University, is a gateway to the vast and growing array of information on the lives and histories of the millions of African Americans who have and continue to make the West their home.”
http://public.wsu.edu/~amerstu/mw/afam.html

Northwest African American Museum
May also want to contact (call or email) the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle http://naamnw.org/.

National Museum of African American History and Culture
https://nmaahc.si.edu/


 

 

 

 

 

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Writing 121–Finding Articles

BARBER LIBRARY WEBPAGE

You are going to want to get to know the Barber 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.


USING JOURNAL ARTICLE DATABASES

Start at the Barber Library webpage at:http://www.cocc.edu/Library/.

Look for the Find Articles option to access journal article databases.

articlesandmore

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
Newspaper Source

Take a look at the Resources by Subject 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!

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!

ref

Here’s Barber Library’s open hours: https://www.cocc.edu/library/hours/

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

Or e-mail us at: refdesk@cocc.edu.

Or call us at: (541)383-7567.



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Nursing 107, Part Two

Information Literacy Session for Communication Assignment

Goals for this library session: hone skills in using article databases in order to locate a current article on communication in nursing.


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
CINAHL
Health Reference Center Academic
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition.
MEDLINE
MEDLINEplus
Nursing and Allied Health Collection
Nursing Resource Center


 TO SEARCH A JOURNAL ARTICLE DATABASE:

Journal Article Database Search Hints

  • start with keyword searching when available

  • use ” ” for phrases
    example: “autism spectrum disorder”

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

  • use boolean commands
    example: deaf* AND communicat*
    example: “autism spectrum disorder” AND communicat*

  • 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!

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OR

Send me an email:  cfinney@cocc.edu


Also, don’t forget that you can also revisit the blog post for our first Nursing 107 Research Session!  https://researchhappy.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/nursing-107/

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