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Introduction to
Library Research
Penny Huffman, Librarian
Originally developed by Dan Hickey, IST Librarian
Bettmann Archive
 Bill Gates bought this archive,
the most prestigious collection
of historic photos in the
United States...
Library Services
Research help
In person: walk-in, appointment, telephone
Online: E-mail, IM/chat
Website
The CAT and...
Information Literacy
Recognize the extent of an information
need
Locate relevant information
Evaluate the information
...
What resources have
you used in high school
to do research?
What are the libraries’
Spring hours?
Where can I find a book
to help me learn or
understand Python?
Where can I find a full text,
scholarly article about social
networking?
Database Comparison
v.
Evaluate the two based on the following criteria:
Authority/scholarliness
Currency
Scope
Usabil...
Copyright & Citing Sources
Plagiarism
“The action or practice of taking someone
else's work, idea, etc., and passing it ...
Calvin College
Summary
Resources should be selected based on
how they best meet user’s needs
Libraries are one important component of
f...
Questions?
Penny Huffman
jph22@psu.edu
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  1. 1. Introduction to Library Research Penny Huffman, Librarian Originally developed by Dan Hickey, IST Librarian
  2. 2. Bettmann Archive  Bill Gates bought this archive, the most prestigious collection of historic photos in the United States, so he could bury it.  In 2001, he hired 19 trucks to move it from Manhattan to a limestone cave 220 feet underground in Butler County, Pennsylvania. Weinberger
  3. 3. Library Services Research help In person: walk-in, appointment, telephone Online: E-mail, IM/chat Website The CAT and LionSearch-our inventory of holdings, including e-books 500+ databases Borrowing materials Up to 200 books, DVDs, CDs, maps, etc., for the semester Libraries can get materials for you from other libraries worldwide
  4. 4. Information Literacy Recognize the extent of an information need Locate relevant information Evaluate the information Effectively and ethically use information ALA
  5. 5. What resources have you used in high school to do research?
  6. 6. What are the libraries’ Spring hours?
  7. 7. Where can I find a book to help me learn or understand Python?
  8. 8. Where can I find a full text, scholarly article about social networking?
  9. 9. Database Comparison v. Evaluate the two based on the following criteria: Authority/scholarliness Currency Scope Usability Value-added features In what situations would you choose one over the other? Google, ProQuest
  10. 10. Copyright & Citing Sources Plagiarism “The action or practice of taking someone else's work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one's own.” Resources: Citation style guides: APA, MLA, Chicago, etc. EndNote, and Zotero KnightCite Oxford English Dictionary
  11. 11. Calvin College
  12. 12. Summary Resources should be selected based on how they best meet user’s needs Libraries are one important component of filling an information need Fluency with library resources gives you a competitive advantage in your schoolwork and, later, in your job
  13. 13. Questions? Penny Huffman jph22@psu.edu

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