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Introduction to library research strategies and resources to locate publications, including journal articles, for Prof. Crew's Education 118 students
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Introduction to resources and research strategies to

locate journal articles and other publications in social

sciences, sciences, and humanities, for Prof. Lubach's and

Prof. R. Crew's Education 118 students, Winter 2012.


Introduction to Research Strategies and Resources


Education 118:  Research Strategies & Resources for Prof. Lubach’s and Prof. Crew's Students

Prepared by Sally Willson Weimer  893.3207

Goal  Assess how to research at the university

    Select sparky idea,  identify disciplinary approaches,  articulate outcome measures.

Adventures in scholarly communication, discovery & delivery of resources, quantitative resources & data sets,

knowledge management, interviewing and reporting in the university,  publishing your research

A. Begin in Library web

B.  Education 118 Lubach & Crew Guide  

C.  Subject & Course Guides

D. Create your Advanced Keyword Search Strategy: Brainstorm keywords; 

    Create Keyword Search Statement for your topic 

    use Boolean operator:  AND  for intersection of  two sets

    Sample Research Strategy in Academic Search Complete Data Base

   Advanced Search  Keywords (select a field optional):  (freedom* and speech*)   AND

                         (college* or universit*)  AND   students

    Use asterisk * as truncation (wild card);  Limit to dates  Jan 2002 to Feb.  2012;  English language;

    Refine (left column) :   Academic  journals;  Subjects   (social issues);  sort by

     Relevance (top right);  Use UCeLinks to locate publications

E. UCSB Library Catalog

      Access books,  journal holdings, government publications, many other  resources

F. Article Indexes & Data Bases

    Academic Search Complete                                ScienceDirect Elsevier

    Social Sciences Data Bases via CSA                    Business Source Premier

    Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science)  PsycInfo 

    Sociological Abstracts via CSA                             LexisNexis Academic

    UC-eLinks Access to Library Resources   

        Electronic Journals                 

G.  Melvyl  UC Catalog

H. Reference Sources
     Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed.  Main Reference Desk Z 253 .U69 2010 c. 3

     Cognitive interviewing:  a tool for improving questionnaire design. H 61.28 .W55 2005

     Design, evaluation, and analysis of questionnaires for survey research. HN 29 .S29 2007

     Envisioning the survey interview of the future.  HM 538 .E68 2008

     Interviewing experts.  BF  637 .I5 .I57  2009

    Qualitative communication research methods, 3rd ed.  P  91.3 .L56 2011

    The Research interview.  BF 637 .I5 .G55 2000

    Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods.

               Main Reference H 62. L456 2004 vols. 1-3

     Social Sciences Research: Research ,Writing, & Presentation Strategies for Students.

             Main Reference H 62 .S736 2008

    Telling stories: the use of personal narratives in the social sciences and history.

             H 61.29 .M39 2008

     Writing Research Papers in Social Sciences. Main Reference PE 1479 .S62 .L47 2006

 I .Access and Assistance

  1. Library Tours  

  2. Library Locations : Call numbers, floor plans   

      About Call Numbers

  3. For LOG IN Off Campus Access  to Library’s electronic resources 

        use  Proxy Server, begin in Library web

       Students use UCSBnetID & password (Umail & password);

       LogIN  -upper right of Home Page

      For assistance,   

  4. Wireless in Library        

  5. Laptop checkout – UCSB students, faculty & staff only;  Borrow from Davidson Library’s  Circulation

         & Reserves Desk, first floor south  Laptop checkout  


  6.  Double sided printing in Library (for fee):  Information:

  7.  Library Construction Activities  


   8. EndNote Web: Bibliographic citation management system

          (no charge to students), begin with

            Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science) Data Base

  9.  For assistance, ask  Librarian at Reference Desk, First floor south,  regular session hours: Mon.-Thurs.

          9 am-8 pm,  Fri.  9  am- 5 pm,  Sat.   1-5 pm; Sun.  1-8  pm.,  phone  893-3133, or me.

 10. Ask a Librarian   

       Education118lubach2012 Prof. R. Crew 15 Feb 2012 


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