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a listing of all books, periodicals, and other resources owned by the Library
Call Number
the number assigned to each book or periodical to classify it and to help you find it.
Periodical Database
: a research aid that catalogues articles from a large number of journals or magazines.
a summary of a magazine or journal article written by someone other then the original author
Reference Work
a work that synthesizes a large amount of related information for easy access by researchers
General Encyclopedia
a comprehensive reference work that provides information about all branches of human knowledge
Special Encyclopedia
: a comprehensive reference work devoted to a specific subject such as religion, art, law, science, music, etc.
Year Book
a reference work published annually that contains information about the previous year
Biographical Aid
A reference work that provides information about people.
Atlas: a book of maps
geographical dictionary (has more information: hospitals, roads, airports, museums etc.)
Search Aid
program used to find information on the internet
Search Engine
aid the checks web pages for searchers request
Metasearch Engine
uses several search engines to find information requested
Virtual Library
search aid that combines internet with traditional library methods.
Invisible Web
the multitude of web databases, and other resources that are not indexed by search engines.
URL (Uniform Resource Location)
the string of letters or numbers that identifies the websites address
Book Mark
(favorites)a feature in a web browser that stores links to web sites so they can easily be revisited
Sponsoring Organization
an organization the is responsible for the content of a document in the absence of an identified author
Research Interview
an interview conducted to gather information for a speech
Preliminary Bibliography
a list compiled early in the research process of works that look like they may contain useful information
Why is it important to draw on your own knowledge and experience when gathering information for your speeches?
you can find supporting details for you speeches, brings speech alive, helps to connect to the audience
What are five important resources for finding what you need in the library?
1. Catalogue
2. Librarian
3. periodical database
4. newspapers
5. reference works
What are the difference among search engines, and virtual libraries?
virtual libraries are smaller then search engines, but the information has been checked and is more accurate and reliable. Search engines don’t have anyone who checks the info your using
What are three major criteria for evaluating the soundness of research materials that you find on the web?
Authorship,Is the author clearly identified. Sponcership, is the person who sponcered the document impartial, can they be trusted? Recency, when was the information written or when was it last updated?
What are the three stages of interviewing?
What to do before, during, and after the interview
What should you do as an interviewer in each stage to help ensure a successful interview?
Before: define purpose of the interview, decide who to interview, prepare your questions. During: Be on time, repeat purpose of interview to interviewee, kepp interview on track, listen carefully, don’t overstay welcome. After: Review notes as soon as possible, decide what is most important, transcribe notes
Why is it important to start your speech research early?
You may change your mind about your topics, you may not be able to find enough information about your topic, gives you plenty of time to think about what you find
What is a preliminary Bibliography?
Notes taken during research, so you have accurate info about where you found things, and what might be important
Why is it helpful to you in researching a speech?
Easier to go back and find information and to organize speech later
What five things should you do to take research notes efficiently?
1. Take plenty of notes, don’t write just a few words make sure you will understand what you meant later.
2. Record notes in a constant format- this helps to keep thing organized so you understand
3. Make separate entry for each note, this will also keep you organized and it will be easier to read later
4. Distinguish among direct quotations, paraphrases, and your own words- be sure to use quotation marks and/or to say who you are paraphrasing so you don’t have to go back and so you don’t plagiarize
5. Use index cards if you write notes by hand- helps to be able to organize the information and move things around if you need to without writing it all over again.