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    :Investigating & EvaluatingInvestigating & Evaluating

    Research in Instructional TechnologyResearch in Instructional Technology

    Claire Holmes, MLScholmes@towson.edu

    Research & InstructionLibrarian, Cook Library

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    Review gene ral sea rch st rat egies

    Find ARTICLES using dat abaseindexes

    Document organization tools

    Todays Agenda:Todays Agenda:

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    Interpreting theAssignment

    Reading Background Information

    Using Online Databases& Indexes

    Gathering Sources

    Drafting Paper or Presentation

    Identifying & Listing Vocab

    Citing Sources

    Refining a Topic

    Evaluating Sources

    The Research ProcessThe Research Process

    The Research ProcessThe Research Process

    Selecting a Topic

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    REVIEW: Boolean search connectors

    education AND technologyCombining >1 topic instruct OR teach

    Combining synonymous terms

    Search TipsSearch Tips

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    technology

    WhatWhat ANDAND doesdoes

    education AND technology

    education

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    teach

    WhatWhat OROR doesdoes

    instruct OR teach

    instruct

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    educat* finds

    educat

    educat educat

    educat

    e

    ion

    ing

    or

    etc!

    Dont forget: TruncationDont forget: Truncationhelpshelps

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    Finding Scholarly ArticlesFinding Scholarly Articles

    search Databasesor

    Subject Gateways

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    Check Cook Library Subject Gateways fordatabase suggestions

    Search multiple EBSCO databasessimultaneously

    Search different facets of a topic in differentdatabases

    Multidisciplinary TopicsMultidisciplinary Topics

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    Database search sampleDatabase search sample

    : [ ]Hint Divide your topic into its components and use or to combine synonymous terms

    [ ]Use research or study as keywords to identify primary r) .nd in the article citations to modify your own keyword choices

    .Add other EBSCO databases to your search if needed

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    Tracking a citation 3Tracking a citation 3steps.steps.

    . Type in the journal title

    1. Journal List

    . ,Noting the date ranges of journal subscription options choose a database that covers t

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    CitingSource

    s

    APA, MLA,

    etc.

    Library Style GuidesLibrary Style Guides

    Print & electronic citation samplesIn-text citation guides

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    Author/s last name & first initialYear of publication

    Title of book Publication information

    Place (including state name)

    Publishers name

    Elements of an APA CitationElements of an APA Citation(Book Source)(Book Source)

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    Melvin, S. P. (2005). Cyberlaw and e-commerce

    regulation: An entrepreneurial approach.

    Mason, OH: Thomson.

    Citing Books in APA StyleCiting Books in APA Style

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    Author/s last name & first initial Date of original sourceTitle of document

    Title and publication information DOI (if applicable) Internet address/URL (if applicable) Date retrieved from the web (if applicable)

    Elements of an APA CitationElements of an APA Citation

    (Electronic Source)(Electronic Source)

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    What is a DOI?

    DOI is an abbreviation for Digital Object

    Identifier

    A DOI is a permanent publisher-assignednumber that allows ongoing access to a

    document

    Elements of an APA CitationElements of an APA Citation(Electronic Source)(Electronic Source)

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    Citations must include a DOI or the URL ofthe original source.

    Database names are no longer included inretrieval statements.

    Retrieval dates are no longer required

    except when the content is in a changingdigital format, such as blogs or wikis.

    IMPORTANT Changes:IMPORTANT Changes:

    APA (6APA (6thth edition) RETRIEVALedition) RETRIEVALSTATEMENTSSTATEMENTS

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    LaRocque, M. (2008). Assessing perceptions

    of the environment in elementary classrooms:

    The link with achievement. Educational

    Psychology in Practice, 24(4), 289-305.

    doi:10.1080/02667360802488732.

    Sample: Article Citation w/Sample: Article Citation w/DOIDOI

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    Foster, W. & Miller, M. (2007, July).

    Development of the literacy achievement

    gap: A longitudinal study of kindergarten

    through third grade. Language, Speech, &

    Hearing Services in Schools. 38(3), 173-181.

    Retrieved from http://lshss.asha.org/

    Sample: Article Citation w/oSample: Article Citation w/oDOIDOI

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    Basic Format

    Author last name, 1st initial. (year, month,

    day) of original source. Title of document.

    Retrieved from http://xxxyyy.zzz

    Citing Web Sources in APACiting Web Sources in APAStyleStyle

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    CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology.

    (2007). Universal Design for Learning

    (UDL) Guidelines - Version 1.0. Retrieved from

    http://www.cast.org/publications/UDLguide

    lines/UDL_Guidelines_v1.0-Organizer.pdf

    Sample Internet SourceSample Internet SourceCitation:Citation:

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    EBSCO options Create an EBSCO account

    EBSCOs Alert/Save/Share feature

    EBSCOs email client (attach .pdf)

    APA Citation help

    MS WORD 2007 References feature

    ILLiad (Cook Librarys Interlibrary Loansystem)

    Document Retrieval & OrganizationDocument Retrieval & OrganizationToolsTools

    http://towson.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/logon.htmlhttp://towson.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/logon.html
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    EBSCOs Account OptionsEBSCOs Account Options

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    Feel free to contact either EducationLibrarian:Claire Holmes Ada Woods

    410.704.3795 410.704.5326cholmes@towson.edu

    awoods@towson.edu pages.towson.edu/cholmes

    Or any reference librarian:Cook Library Reference Desk: 410.704.2462

    (M-R: 8am-10pm, F: 8-8, Sat: 10am-8, Sun:noon-2am)

    IM: (tucookchat)TEXT: 66746

    Questions?Questions?