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Transcript - Introduction to Industrial Organizational Library Research - June 20 2018

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>>    MEGHAN TESTERMAN:   Hello and welcome today's webinar on introduction to industrial organizational psychology library research.  I'm happy that you could join us today.  We're going to have a casual webinar today to walk you through some of the libraries resources for industrial and organizational psychology.  My name is Meghan Testerman I'm the psychology and counseling library and it Walden and I'm joined by Audrey Butlett-Swenson.

 

>>     AUDREY BUTLETT-SWENSON:  Thank you for introducing me and welcome.  I will be showing you guys a little bit of that business and management resources later on.

 

>>     MEGHAN TESTERMAN:  Thank you, Audrey.  When it comes to organizational and industrial psychology, you're going to need to use resources come from both the field of psychology and the field of business and management we want to do this webinar to walk you through where you can find those resources in the library and how to access everything.  So today we are going to be recording.  And then let's go ahead and start the recording and get into the presentation.

 

Today we are going to be covering -- were going to be walking you through the resources for both psychology and for business and management so you can cover the entire discipline of industrial and organizational psychology and then as we go along we are going to show you some sample searches in two of our more popular databases for industrial and organizational psychology.  We will so use psychic info and ABI/Inform. We will talk about where you can go for more library research at the end of the webinar.  You can get a copy of the slides in the handout section of GoTo Webinar.

 

We do also have captioning available for today's presentation.  I will put a link in the chat box that will take you to a browser where you can find the caption.  If you're watching this as a recording, we also have transcripts available for all of our webinars.  If you would like a transcript send us a note at ask a librarian and tells what webinar you are interested in and we will send that to you.

 

Let's start today by going to the library homepage and I'm going to show you where you can find psychology resources for your coursework or projects. webpage redesign at the beginning of the year so things are a little shifted our web page for psychology resources you want to go to the subject resources box, then the select subject dropped out menu and then select psychology.  This takes you to the psychology research homepage. this is one stop shopping for all the resource the library has related to the field of psychology.  For example, the first thing you will see on this page is this gold search box.  If you are not sure where to go to find information, let's say you need to find an article for a discussion post.  This might be a great place for you to start.  So, this search box is going to search all of the psychology databases and related databases to psychology.

 

Should be able to get a good number of results from this search.  If you want to try to search specific databases I recommend you scroll down here too, psychology databases.  When you pop open this what we call accordion, you will see a drop-down box below.  If you click on it you will see we have a specific menu of databases for industrial and organizational psychology.

 

When we click that we see we have a nice list of psychology databases, social science databases but also business and management databases.  This might be a great place when you are doing your research for your discipline.  Sometimes when you have a topic, depending on the topic you might get more results in the psychology databases or more in the business databases, but it is definitely best to try both.  I will show you a couple of for the resources on the page and then take you into one of these databases and show you how to do an effective search.  Below Europe, some other resources we have available art journals you can have a look at journals by discipline, so we have business and management, psychology we have social sciences.

 

If you are a doctoral student and if for your dissertation you are looking for a survey or questionnaire to use, you can have a look at one of our test and measures databases.

 

We also databases that have only videos, so we've a couple of databases that show counseling techniques and action, and a database of psychological experiments.  So if you want to see an experiment in action, this is where you can go to find that. Evoked section for books and encyclopedias and this is where the DSM-V lives.

 

The lower resources section, we have research helper these are the guides that help you walk through all the different aspects of library research you might need for psychology, for example we have some psychology research basics to help you get started.  We have information on how to write a literature review if you are working on a dissertation.  We have information on how to find test and measures, find information theory and theorists and information on statistics and data.

 

We also have links on upcoming webinars on residency and materials.  It may be a good idea for you to bookmark this page. this will be a great timesaver for you to have everything collected in one place. Especially the industrial and organizational psychology databases.

 

Let's go into one of these databases and see what we can do with it.  I'm going to take you into psych- info.  Psych- info is one of our social science databases.  And it is our largest psychology databases. There are over 3 million databases and it is a great broad database to start any kind of research on social sciences or psychology.  Let's say you need to find articles on employee motivation.

 

What we could do is come to Psych- info and simply type in "employee motivation" into our search box.  We could select a couple of limiters to help us refine our search.  So if this is for an assignment, I would want to check the full text box to make sure that all of the articles that come back are going to be in full text, which means you could read them and use them immediately for your work.  I'm also into check the peer review's scholarly journals box because I want to make sure for my assignment all the articles I look at have gone through peer-reviewed process and have been published in a peer-reviewed journal so I can make sure they are -- that high quality, that high standard of scholarly research.

 

I'm ready to collect, search.  And I can have a first look at what might results are.  We have 1666 results for employee motivation.  This a keyword search for we brainstormed the term that we think is a good concept that we are looking for.  Employee motivation.  Atop that in in the text box, I sent set my limiters and searched.  What is going to happen as we go through the results, the first couple pages are probably going to be articles that do talk about different elements that go into making an employee motivated or unmotivated.

 

Will find that the first results will probably be fairly relevant.  But as we get further into these results, we are going to see that the database is also bringing back articles that have mentioned "employee" and "motivation" somewhere in the article but that is not what the article is actually about.   So we need to find a way to tell the database that we only want it to bring back articles that are classified as being about employee motivation.

 

Do that, because we are in Psych Info, we can use a controlled vocabulary.  What is a controlled vocabulary exactly great these are words which are assigned to an item in the database in order to describe the main concept of that item.  In this case we are looking for articles, so the articles are the item and we are looking for employee motivation and we want employee motivation to be the main concept of that item.

 

You will hear this cold subject headings, subject terms, index terms, MeSH terms, every database that uses a controlled vocabulary has a vocabulary it uses.  For example, in Psych Info, it uses subject headings.  ERIC, one of our education databases uses something called an ERIC descriptor.  MEDLINE which is a biomedical database, it uses medical subject headings that are abbreviated as "MeSH".

 

Every database that has a controlled vocabulary has some way that enables us to look up that correct vocabulary term.   At Psych Info it is the thesaurus.  You will sometimes see a thesaurus or index, either way is a way to look up your concept to see with the correct term is.

 

Let's try that for employee motivation but let's see what Psych Info refers to call this concept.  I will click on the thesaurus.  And in the box I will type in employee motivation.  And I will click relevancy and that will give me a cluster of terms related to employee motivation.  Here we see employee motivation at the top of the list which is telling us that employee motivation is the correct subject term to use in this database Psych Info. but we have other options.

 

You can refine your terminology and see what might be the best fit for you. I will stick with employee motivation and do a new search with this as my subject term.  I go back to a new search, I am going to do employee motivation again, I'm going to set might limiters to fulltext and peer reviewed.

 

Is a very important second step to the spirit we have identified the correct terminology, but now this is the part where we are really communicating to the database [lost audio] ...1666, now we have just under 13 articles.  So those are 3 or 400 articles that have been removed from these results but we don't have to wade through them because you're not going to be relevant to our topic to

 

That is a really brief introduction to how you can find psychology resources on the psychology research homepage.  And how you can do a really effective search Psych Info.  I'm going to turn it over to Audrey and let her show you the business and management resources and walk you through a search in ABI/Inform.

 

>>     AUDREY BUTLETT-SWENSON:  I didn't see any questions, but I want to give people time to write any questions but feel free to put them in their if I happen to go too fast. You can lean leave your question to the end also.

 

Instead of going to the psychology research page, I'm going to the business and management research on.  Our layout for the research homes are similar.   Many of the same accordions will be there, very similar content, the only difference is that we have organized them for each program.

 

In Psych Info we ran a search on employee motivation so we will do that here.   And we will do the same thing where we make sure we click on peer review and we are going to click, search.

 

We have about 77,000 results.  So there are a few different ways we can narrow this down.  Meg walks you through how to find the controlled vocabulary, the subject terms.  So I'm going to click on one of these articles.  And we will use this first one as an example.

 

And then we are going to go to the abstract and details.  Usually the database is going to have this option where they are going to have the metadata or/and or abstract content about that article available. The databases indexes these articles on these terms.  Employee motivation is not popping up but they have motivation and then employee management relations or organizational behavior.

 

These are things you might want to keep in mind while you are searching for if you want to make your search more specific.  I will head back to our initial search page.

 

All of these databases have a thesaurus function.  You can open up the thesaurus and we will type in, employee motivation.  And click, find.

 

You will notice we are getting further away from that particular topic.  But maybe we could do organizational behavior.  Since we saw that is a subject term.

 

We can do it from here or we can also put in motivation.  You can spend some time in the thesaurus looking for more specific content -- and let's go back one more time -- will do the organizational behavior.  This will give you some subsequent subject terms that you did not think of.  Just like it did in psych info.

 

Because employee engagement is not a specific subject term in the database, you can make it an exact phrase by putting it in quotation marks and hitting, search.  Instead of having -- we will make sure we click the peer reviewed too.  And we run the search.

 

Instead of having 77,000 we are at 3800, so by putting it in quotation marks we are looking for exact phrase. This is another way you can narrow down your results.

 

I'm going to hand it back to make and she is going to provide some more content through the library homepage.

 

>>     MEGHAN TESTERMAN:  Thank you, Audrey.  So switching back over to my page, I hope that was a really good example for you to look at of employee motivation.  I showed you in psych info, which I said is one of our most popular and largest psychology database, and we got about 1600 results were as in the ProQuest, ABI/Inform, had about 77,000 results.

 

So this is an example of one of those industrial and organizational topics that you might get better results in the business and management database.

 

I will finish up today by showing where you can go to get more help with your library research. If you have any last questions, feel free to type them in the question box and we will take a look at that when we are done.   The first thing is I want to show on the library homepage is how to access our quick answers.

 

Quick answers, there are two ways to get to it you can either type search anything or you can go to get help and you will see a quick answers box here.  What is quick answers?  It is our university wide FAQ. You can type in a prompt and get a short brief concise answer to your questions about anything having to do with library research, writing center, scholarly research, you can type in questions about financial aid, you can get a lot of different information through quick answers.

 

For the libraries part of quick answers, we put a lot of energy into making a really robust quick answers where we have guides to help you with just about every single kind of library research that you are going to need to do during your time here at Walden.  So for example, we were talking about looking for peer-reviewed articles, what if you find an article on the Internet or colleague gives you an article and you do not know if it is peer-reviewed, how would you go about finding out if that article has gone through the peer review process and has been published in a peer-reviewed journal?

 

You can just ask quick answers.  Let's say verify peer review or just type in peer review, and you will see a quick answer pops up.  This is an example of a nice quick answer.  There's a little bit of information about what you are looking at, some detailed steps with screenshots to help walk you through that process.  And then we also have a nice super short one minute video is going to show you how to do that thing.

 

Quick answers is a really great resource, it can save you a lot of time, you don't have to wait for somebody to get back to you.  And honestly, it is so good that if there is something I don't know about related to library research, say it is in nursing or one of my areas, that is not my area -- this is where I go to look for help.  See you can access quick answers again through the get help button, or also do that same search on the library homepage by clicking search everything.  And you will see the quick answers pop up and you can type in that same question and you will have your quick answers over here in the middle column.

 

If you cannot find in answer through quick answers, send us a note at ask a librarian and we have a fantastic team of reference librarians here to help you.  We have a couple of options for reaching out to us.  We have an email form and we are also available a couple of hours in the day via chat.  You are also welcome to call and leave us a voicemail.  If you do that, we will get back to you via your Walden email account.  So check your email after you call us.  If your doctoral student, you have the option of making a doctoral research appointment with one of our subject librarians.  If you're in industrial and organizational psychology student you would make an appointment with me.  Let me show you how to do that.

 

This will take you over to my calendar.   I am out of apartments for the remainder of this month but if you see this message you can always make it up with one of our doctoral research librarians.  There is a link that will take you to their calendars and hopefully something will be available that month. you can always check back at the end of the month to see what new appointment spots are available. Let me show you a couple more options for getting help.

 

Under the get help button, we have a fantastic library of library skills guides and tutorials, so the library skill gaps will walk you through things such as choosing a topic or evaluating the resources.  If you need some more help finding the full text of an article or doing a search, we have these really detailed in-depth guides that will teach you a little bit about what you are trying to accomplish and guide you as to have best to go about that.

 

We have a couple of webinars under the get help page here.  We have them organized by library skill, see confined webinars on a lot of the same topics we have guides for such as evaluating resources.  We also have webinars that are available on the literature review.  So if you are a doctoral student, you can look at some of the roadmaps that we've created for how to do dissertation research.  And we also have webinars organized by topic, so if you are interested in seeing some more business and management or some more psychology webinars, such as this one, you can access Recordings here.  And the transcripts are always available upon request.

 

I hope that this is been informative for you all.  I will have a look and see if there are any questions, but I do want to thank you all for joining us today.  I hope this has clarified where you can go to find library resources and how you might start your industrial and organizational psychology research.  If you find you need any more help, please reach out to us.  We are here to help you.  And I see that we do not have any questions coming up.

 

So with that, I will wish you a very pleasant summer, and a very good rest of the term.  Thank you so much.

 

 

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