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The Great Conversation: Library Research Day

Library Research Day

With your group, find your groups box and research question below. Click on the links to view three different sources that have been found relating to the research question. Evaluate the sources by using the "Credibility Continuum" introduced to you in HWY 401 on the Roadmap to Research. Think about the following when deciding where your source might fall on the continuum:

  1. The format - what is it? Where did it come from? Who/What produced it?
  2. The intended audience/purpose. 
  3. The author - who wrote it and why?
GROUP 1 GROUP 2 GROUP 3
RESEARCH QUESTION: How has social media impacted communication in the workplace?  RESEARCH QUESTION: How does cell phone use in class impact college students' academic performance? RESEARCH QUESTION: Does having pets on college campuses help improve the mental or emotional health of college students?
SOURCE 1 -
http://proxy2.noblenet.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip&db=psyh&AN=2018-43816-003&site=ehost-live&scope=site
SOURCE 1 -
http://proxy2.noblenet.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip&db=pdh&AN=2015-45218-001&site=ehost-live&scope=site
SOURCE 1 - 
http://proxy2.noblenet.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip&db=asn&AN=
66752309&site=ehost-live&scope=site
SOURCE 2 -
https://www.forbes.com/sites/unify/2013/12/10/how-technology-has-changed-workplace-communication/#45408fd6670b
SOURCE 2 - 
https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/
2016/04/do-smartphones-have-a-place-in-the-classroom/480231/
SOURCE 2 - 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillcastellano/2015
/07/06/pet-therapy-is-a-nearly-cost-free-anxiety-reducer-on-college-campuses/#
2063fe4c7c59
SOURCE 3 -
https://www.jobcluster.com/career-advice/the-7-negative-effects-of-social-media-in-the-workplace-66
SOURCE 3 - 
https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/can-anything-done-students-multitasking/utm_campaign=Faculty%20Focus&
utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm
_content=60282592&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8QR08pt-OXFtyzd3DGPAHhSQGrqHcNTTROwWHNYMBaz
l9vuC1vzqQFrasr-gF_JsR890kN7a2ANCBqtUIlZNB91d3
​_gw&_hsmi=60282592
SOURCE 3 -
https://www.starrez.com/emotional-support-animals/

 

USEFUL TOOLS TO HELP YOU EVALUATE

The Credibility Continuum by Eric Shannon is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

1. IDENTIFY KEYWORDS
Using your group's research question, identify 2-3 keywords you can use to start searching for books or articles on this topic. Write them on your sheet. Look at your keywords and identify any potential synonyms for the words you could build into your search. Write them on your sheet.

2. WRITE YOUR KEYWORDS AS A SEARCH STRING
Write your keywords as a search string. (Ex. city farm* OR urban agriculture OR city garden* AND "food security"). Don't forget to use Boolean search operators and other search tips such as quotation marks and truncation (*) as needed. 

3. START SEARCHING
Once you've identified potential search terms, try searching in to different library resources: the NOBLE Catalog and a Library Database (I recommend Academic Search Ultimate). Your goal is to find one book and one scholarly article. 

Find a Book
Go to the library homepage and open the NOBLE Catalog. Using the keywords you identified, run a search in the NOBLE Catalog 
and find at least one book that might help your research for this question. Record the following information about the book: 

Title:
Call Number: 
Location:

Note: if the book you found is an ebook, write "ebook" for Call Number and leave the location blank.

Find a Scholarly Article
Go back to the library homepage and open the "Academic Search Complete" database from the "View all databases" link on the Database tab. Using your keywords, enter each term and their synonyms into their own search box. Don't forget to check the "Scholarly Peer-Reviewed" checkbox!  Find at least one scholarly article that might help your research for this question. Record the following information about the article:

Article Title:
Author(s):
Source (Journal Title):