Library Research A Guide for Senior Thesis I. What is a Literature Review? “A review of the literature is a classification and evaluation of what accredited.

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<ul><li><p>Library ResearchA Guide for Senior Thesis I</p></li><li><p>What is a Literature Review? A review of the literature is a classification and evaluation of what accredited scholars and researchers have written on a topic, organized according to a guiding concept such as your research objective, thesis or the problem/issue you wish to address.</p><p>Books? Articles? Websites?</p></li><li><p>Your GoalYour objective is not to rack up points by listing as many articles as possible. Instead, you want to demonstrate your intellectual ability to recognize relevant information, synthesize and evaluate it according to the guiding concept you have determined.</p><p>Your reader not only wants to know what literature exists, but also your informed evaluation of the literature.</p></li><li><p>The ProcessKnow what a literature review is! Examples of Senior Theses are on reserve in the library.Choose and develop a topic!Research, summarize, synthesize and evaluate!Write! An annotated bibliography is most helpful!</p><p>Do not discard your USB or any articles you have gathered!</p></li><li><p>Timeline to Success First Class Columbus Thanksgiving Last Class Class Class Class Class Class Class Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 </p><p> Choose Research Write First Draft Revise Turn In! Topic</p></li><li><p>Library HoursMondayThursday 7:30 a.m.---midnightFriday 7:30 a.m.8 p.m.Saturday 11:00 a.m.5 p.m.Sunday noon---midnight</p></li><li><p>Reference Help Monday--Thursday 8 a.m.midnight Friday 8 a.m.8 p.m.Saturday 11 a.m.3 p.m.Sunday noon--midnightE-mail:</p></li><li><p>What Are Peer-Reviewed Articles?Where Can You Find Them?EBSCO (EconLit new!)InfoTrac (Academic OneFile)Lexis/NexisEmerald (Business Management)Proquest--Criminal Justice PeriodicalsACM (Association for Computing Machinery)Wilson Webs Education Full TextJournal of Intercollegiate SportsGoogle Scholar? Internet Web Sites?Boston Public Library Electronic Resources</p></li><li><p>New Databases from the Boston Public LibraryYou must sign-up for a BPL e-card.</p><p>www.bpl.orgMy library accountGet a BPL e-card</p><p>JSTOR, MLA, PsycInfo and many others!</p></li><li><p>What Is Boolean Searching?____________ and _________________________ or __________________________ not ______________</p><p> Movies Music Sports Athletics Advertising </p><p>AND OR NOT print</p></li><li><p>For MLA, APA &amp; Chicago Style GuidesGo to:</p><p>Select: Guides and TutorialsSelect: Bibliographic Formats </p><p>Visit the Writing Center!</p></li><li><p>How to Find BooksGo to:</p><p>Select:NOBLE Book CatalogSelect:Keyword </p><p>Remember Boolean searching ___ and ___</p></li><li><p>What is the Virtual Catalog?You may also request books from the Massachusetts Virtual Catalog!</p><p>Go to:</p><p>Select:NOBLE Book CatalogSelect:Virtual Catalog</p></li><li><p>How long may I borrow books?You may renew Endicott books without limit UNLESS there is a hold.Endicott does not limit the number of books you borrow.Books from other libraries within NOBLE have different loan rules. We must abide by the loaning librarys rules. You may usually renew these books once.</p></li><li><p>Virtual Catalog and BeyondBooks borrowed from the Massachusetts Virtual Catalog cannot be renewed. They must be shipped and returned within 56 days.</p><p>Books borrowed from our NOBLE Interlibrary Loan Center (from across the world) cannot be renewed.</p></li><li><p>Managing Your AccountGo to:</p><p>Select:NOBLE Book CatalogSelect:Login to My Account</p><p>You will need your library barcode (bottom of your Gull Card) and a PIN (ask at the library).</p></li><li><p>RememberIf you register your library barcode and get a PIN Number (Personal Identification Number), you will be able to order your library books from other libraries in our network and renew your books. You may also check on your account at any time!</p><p>You may now also request books from the Massachusetts Virtual Catalog!</p><p> Make sure your current address, telephone number, e-mail address and library barcode are registered with the library!</p></li><li><p>How To Use EBSCOGo to: Databases</p><p>If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your library barcode number (bottom of your Gull Card) and your last name.</p><p>To limit your search to peer-reviewed, click on scholarly (peer-reviewed) at every location.</p></li><li><p>Sample Searchescustomer behaviorcustomer behavior and brands</p><p>so=Journal of Market Research so=name of journalau=Driesener au=name of authorti=Comparing methods of brand image ti=title of article</p></li><li><p>Business and Industry Analysis</p><p>Go to:EBSCOBusiness Source PremierEnhanced Business Searching Interface</p><p>--Company profiles (Datamonitor)--Country reports--Industry profiles--Market research reports</p></li><li><p>Enhanced Business Searching</p></li><li><p>How to Use InfoTracGo to: DatabasesInfoTrac (Academic OneFile)Proceed</p><p>If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your library barcode (bottom of your Gull Card) and your last name.</p><p>Do an Advanced Search. Click Peer-Reviewed Publications.</p><p>You may search by: Publication TitleEx: Cornell Hotel &amp; Restaurant Administration Quarterly</p></li><li><p>How to Use the Emerald Database (Business Management)Go to:</p><p>SelectLibrary DatabasesSelect:Emerald</p><p>If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your library barcode (bottom of your Gull Card) and your last name.</p></li><li><p>Emerald</p></li><li><p>Lexis/Nexis AcademicNews New York Times back to 1980, WireServices, Transcripts, BlogsBusiness Company Profiles, SEC FilingsLegal State and Federal Cases, Tax Laws</p></li><li><p>Lexis/Nexis Academic</p></li><li><p>Proquest (Criminal Justice)Criminal Justice Periodical Database indexes over 100 journals, newsletters and law reporters.</p><p>Make sure you click scholarly.</p></li><li><p>Criminal Justice Periodicals</p></li><li><p>ACMAssociation for Computing Machinery</p><p>Magazines and JournalsNewslettersFull-Text Conference Proceedings</p></li><li><p>Building Green SuiteGreen Spec Product ListingsArticles about Green BuildingsPeer-to-Peer Comments200 Project Case Studies</p></li><li><p>Journal of Intercollegiate SportTheoretical and practical research on sport in higher education</p></li><li><p>WilsonWeb Education Full TextInternational in ScopeSeveral Hundred JournalsNearly Half Full-Text</p></li><li><p>Find the Journal? Find the Article?Go to: Journal Titles</p><p>**This strategy may help you find half of your sources!</p></li><li><p>Journal Titles</p></li><li><p>Tips for SuccessVisit the library often.Organize your information and keep track of the articles you requested.Save copies of your articles.Constantly save your work on e-mail, cd-rom.Go to the Writing Center often.Plan ahead. Get enough sleep. Eat properly.Start Earlier.</p></li><li><p>Good Luck!Looking forward to seeing you walk across the stage at Commencement next May!</p></li></ul>


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