Primary vs Secondary Sources
Records are comprised of fields
Criterias for evaluating published material
Evaluating Unpublished sourc
Not suitable for a research Topic
Developing a Research Topic
Facts vs Opinions
Preliminary Thesis Statement
Developing Preliminary Thesi
Sample Entry Subject LCSH
UF: Used For Page 5 BT: Broader Term NT: Narrower Term - Subdivision
4 Categories of Subdivisions
Search Authorities as alternative to LCSH
Locate a valid subject search heading
Using LCSH with Research
Taking Notes from material
How to Quote
Making Notes From Sources
Identifying key concepts
Synonyms and main c
Example of abstracting source:
Types of Databases
Where to find databases
Databases and their suppliers
Planning the approach
Planning the search strategy
Records and Fields
Field of Journal vs Report
Internet vs Web
Problems of accessing information on the Web p.5
Sheer size ,no bibliographical control, Queries under-specified, Lack of
understanding of search engines , automation of search tools, innacessible from
Search type and
INST250 Exercise 2
The Literature Search: Database Searching
This exercise is a continuation of Step Three on the Research Process Flowchart - Conducting the
Literature Search. It is recommended that you search two databases accessible via Concordia to lo
Writing Annotations Ask Questions
Author: What are their qualifications such as occupation, education or experience, is the author
qualified to write on this topic?
Purpose: Why is the author doing this research or writing this item.
Audience: What is the
INST250/2 EC 2015
Exercise 1Starting the Research Process
This exercise will have you perform Step 1, Step 2, components of Step 3, and begin the work of Step 4 as
outlined on the Flowchart of the Research Process. These steps will be documented on these
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INST250: Final Assignment (24 marks)
Drawing from the course content and the work that was completed for the three exercises, complete the
following four sections of this assignment. Work must be completed within this document and sav
- to use Boolean operators, phrase searching, truncation and limiting fields.
- to cite a reference APA-style and write a bibliography entry for each type of material?
INST250/4 EC (Winter 2016)
INST250 - Exercise 2- The Literature Search contd
This exercise is a continuation of Step Three on the Research Process Flowchart - Conducting the Literature
Search. It is recommended that you search two datab
Lesson 9: Searching the Web
The internet does not have any ISBN numbers, no standardized headings , no
File Transfer Protocol: ftp:/
Hypertext Protocol: http:/
Dates and websites become very important in bi
Lesson 10: Putting the Information to Work
In-text References and Citations
Definition: the process of acknowledging sources used for a research paper.
o Notes are integrated into paper
o Must blend into the research paper
You must include a reference to
Lesson 8: Searching the Databases
List the articles written within a specific field in specified periodicals published over
a specific period.
Designed to point out sources of information on a particular topic within a field.
Lesson 7: Subject Searching
Subject Search: Know the terminology and subject headings listed in CLUES , under
the subject field.
Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) Topical and Geographic
Standard list of subject headings used in most North Ame
Lesson 6: Keyword Searching
Step 3: Conduct Literature Search
CLUES (retrospective): bibliographies, books, CU dissertations, non-print
Identifying Key Concepts or Keywords
In order to design a search strategy that will be used in a variety of retrieval t
Chapter 4: Types of Materials
Primary vs. Secondary Sources
Primary sources are the original words of the writer
o Examples: novels, paintings, autobiographies
Secondary sources are writings about the primary sources
o Examples: critical reviews, newspape
Lesson 5: Conducting the Literature Search
When skimming through an article or book, it is important to answer these questions:
What's it about?
Main themes/subtopics? what aspects does it focus on?
Useful - yes or no?
Things to follow up on. does it lead
Lesson 3: Finding a Topic for My Inquiry
A good research topic must meet 4 demands:
o It must examine one narrowed issue, not a broad topic
o It must address a knowledgeable reader and carry that reader to another level of
o It must have a serio
Lesson 2: Information Literacy
Objectives of this course:
1. Develop a solid understanding of the research-or inquiry process
2. Learn how to identify and articulate a complex question that will drive your inquiry
3. Learn about the variety of information
In fact, the Conference Board of Canada, in their March 2000 document
entitledEmployability skills 2000+ separates skills into three categories Fundamental
Skills, Personal Management Skills, and Teamwork Skills.
Although all of the skills indica
What distinguishes a conference paper from a journal article?
What does it mean that a source is peer reviewed, why is it important?
Is the use of Google and/or Google Scholar sufficient to conduct research? CLASS 6
What should I be reading to