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  1. Library Resource Review MPA - Local government Jamie Goodfellow September 13, 2013

  2. Welcome! • Jamie Goodfellow • Instruction • Collections • Research Help • Private or small group consultations

  3. Today’s Schedule • Library Services • Quick Research Overview • Library Website • Databases • Wrap-Up and Questions

  4. Library Services • Your library account • Borrowing • Research Help • Individual or small group consultations

  5. Using the Library’s Resources • Catalog – Find books and journals • Summon – Perform a “Google-like” Search – books, newspapers, articles, etc. • Databases – Subject specific resources • Public Administration & Political Science Program Guides – More resources

  6. Research Overview • How and where to start? • What is your research question? • What terms will you search? • Move from broad to narrow sources • Revise your question if necessary.

  7. Example Research Question: • What is the impact of teacher burnout in Ontario? • What are the key concepts? • Teacher • Burnout • Impact • Ontario

  8. What terms will you search? • Teacher AND burnout AND Impact AND Ontario • Teacher ORProfessor AND burnout OR stress AND Ontario

  9. Information Sources Stats & Data

  10. Locating Background Sources • Summon • The Library Catalog • Reference Universe • Program Guides • Background Sources • Encyclopedias • Course Textbooks • Class Notes • Wikipedia

  11. Locating Focused Sources • Focused Sources • Summon • The Library Catalog • Weldon Newspaper Guide • Newspaper Databases • Subject Specific Databases • Program Guides • Books • Newspaper Articles • Government Websites • Theoretical Articles

  12. Locating Very Focused Sources • Very Focused Sources • Subject Specific Databases • Theses/Dissertation Database • Canadian Public Policy Collection • Statistics Databases • Map & Data Center – Data Librarian • Empirical Studies • Theses/Dissertations • Policy Documents Stats & Data

  13. Research Databases • Summon • ProQuest Political Science & Public Administration • Canadian Public Policy Collection

  14. Other Databases • Economics: Econlit, ProQuest Business & Economics • Urban Planning & Development: Geobase • Human Resources: ABI Inform Global Research; Business Source Complete • Health Care: SCOPUS, CINAHL, Pubmed

  15. Citing& Writing • No specific citation style – just be consistent! • Citing & Writing guides online

  16. Questions?