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Transcript - Library Research for CMT Faculty - Oct 23 2018

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>> AUDREY BUTLETT-SWENSON:  Good afternoon everybody, hopefully everybody can hear me okay. My name is Audrey Butlett-Swenson and I am the Liaison Librarian to the College of Technology and Management.


So today, we're going to go over some of the resources that are available to students in the library and resources that are available to faculty. Hopefully everybody can see my screen okay. If there are any questions along the way, feel free to put them in the question box and I will address it as we go along. If they are in very specific I might address it at the end or I might email you directly after the webinar has ended.


If you are attending or even if you haven't been able to attend, a copy of this webinar will be sent to you after about 24 hours to your email address, whatever you used to register. So if you would like to re-review this at another time, you're more than welcome to do that.


Today we are going to start by going through some of the resources on the library website, some things you might want to refer your students to, or maybe some clarification about what we have in our collections.


To start, I do want to point out that your students can contact us through Ask a Librarian. And this is important because they have a few different ways to reach out to us. They can either email us, and they can email us directly too at Or they can do the email form. The chat option, the days and times available, they can call us, although that's a voicemail and then we respond to students via email.


And then, if you're part of the doctoral program or if you teach for a doctoral program, doctoral students can make appointments with the librarians for research assistance. So if you feel like your student's having a hard time evaluating resources or trying to find articles on their topic or maybe they're just not clear about what databases to use and you think they need a little more help, I would refer them here.


And if they don't see a date or time that works here, they can always reach out to me specifically if they are within CMT. I work with all the CMT students, so I work with DBA, DIT and PhD management. So all they would have to do is come in here and select the college & find a date and time on our appointment page.


And we do have a little bit of clarification down here what the library does not help with. In this case, writing, APA, Grammarly, that will be a writing support question. Then your basic kind of tech help which would be student support. So we try to provide as many options as possible, at least, help wise.


There's also a get help section, which is similar. They have the option to go look at our technical help page which is kind of more of a quick, if the library is not open, the library does respond via the email, when to do troubleshooting on your own for library materials, or if it really needs to go to student support. So we have that page as well.


I want to clarify what this main search bar is, I think students get confused with it every once in a while, so if there's any questions about it, you can always refer them to the library. But for now, I just want to explain what this is. So this main search bar searches our federated search database called Thoreau. It's just going to help them find content in our databases, regardless of what database it is. I would say it does like a 60 to 70% job of reviewing all of our databases completely. It's going to miss out on a few just because of vendor squabbles, they don't like to play friendly.


The other option they have here is search everything, and this is what makes our search interface on our website just a little bit different than maybe Writing Center or the CRQ, what have you, with our Quick Answers option. The answers are the same, but the display will be a little bit different. So if they needed help with peer review or if you wanted to help a student find something, or maybe it's off hours and you need to be able to send them something, you can do this for anything that's not in the library, too.


If it's a Writing Center question, Quick Answers for those topics would fall in the middle. Library help and website content will be on the left-hand side, and our Thoreau multidatabase search, so any results that our database regarding that topic, will pop up on the right-hand side. So that's why that looks a little bit different than what you might see on the other websites.


The next step I want to point out is our subject home pages. These might look a little bit different than they did about six months ago, maybe you have seen if you taught at residency. If not, basically what they are, they're just a main guide where students in specific programs to have a place to start. So it's not like, it doesn't cover every single topic. But it does get them the avenue of databases to start with, other databases that might be of interest and how to look up journals by topic. There's more at the bottom here. But of course, these databases are open to faculty research needs, as well.


I think they should be open as far as username, passwords, the same things you're going to use to log into of 2365 [sounds like]. If you have any trouble getting into the databases, reach out to Frontline, because they actually control the password login information. So they will be able to assist you with that. If you don't remember that piece later on, just email the library and we will provide you with who to reach out to.


The other services I have linked here are, I would say, more common questions we see in our queue, as far as appointment questions we get from doctoral students. And they're not going to be in-depth instruction content. Mostly, the they are things and information to go out to. And our guide does provide that comprehensive help that they are going to need. So, you can always refer back to this page, because kind of all in one spot.


The rest of our content is kind of one broken apart by resources. So, if you would like to see everything we have as far as our collections, we have all of our databases linked here in databases A-Z. It says 178 databases found. So what that means is, we have a lot of subscription databases, but we also have a lot of open resource links here signified by this unlocked lock logo. So, AARP is obviously not one of our subscription databases but it is link here for your convenience.


You will see a lot of those options here. The ones that are going to be subscription databases are a little easier to see by the mortar pestle. Some of these, like the business plan handbook is going to be Journal articles, which is a totally different kind of resources which is why this is not to it. This is here to tell you if the database has peer-reviewed material, non-peer-reviewed material or either one of these. In this case this is orange. Business Source Complete is filed under College of Business and Technology. More often than not, students are going to spend some time in that database. And if you are conducting research, you will, too. So the orange means that this particular database has some peer-reviewed content, unlike the green one, which means peer-reviewed only. So if you're curious about what kind of content each one of these databases has, go check out that logo and it will let you know. So, those are our databases.


If you would like to review our journals, you're more than welcome to do that through our journals page. If you're looking for a specific title, you can do that here. If you're looking for newspapers and magazines, you can search the tab here. We do have a short video here if you want somebody to walk you through the whole process. And if you'd like to browse by topic or learn more about finding journals by topic, we have links there. I will go ahead and open this one, though.


So everything is indexed by these overarching topics. So if you want to go through our general collections by title based on a particular topic, you're more than welcome to do that. In our Business and Management, there's about 6225 results, and you can scroll through here to find something that might be of interest to you.


If you want to limit it to peer-reviewed articles you certainly can, that limits your results quite a bit. So it's up to you how you want to review our general collections. If you have questions about that, you can reach out to me directly, I'm happy to work with you on that. We also have some information about setting up journal alerts and search alerts.


All right, we do have e-book collections, I'm not going to dig into that too much. If you have questions again, you can always reach out to the library. I'm more than happy to answer any questions you might have about that.


One other thing I point out, and I bring this up for, maybe to new faculty. But a lot of the readings in the classroom, they're going to note that they come from the library databases. We've already pre-linked them in our course guides. So if you're teaching, we use DBA as an option here, one of these courses, if you click on the course code or course title it will have all the readings pre-linked here for students and for yourself.


There is actually also assignment assistance in here, if your assignment for your course has research specific needs. So, there might be some here for the Writing Center if there's like, annotated bibliography assignment, or something that requires more APA assistance. So these assignment guides on the left-hand side will either be Writing Center or the library.


The next page I am going to take you to is our library skills page. You will see recorded webinars, upcoming webinars, those are student facing, if you want to refer your students to any of those, you're more than welcome to.


The next place am going to take you to is the library skills guide. So we've broken support, Writing Center is going to be specific to research assistance. So looking at Google Scholar, looking for full text articles or evaluating resources, they're able to come in here and review the content. So they wanted to learn more about tests and measures, which databases to use, which tests are out there, they can review this content whenever they would like. If they need technical assistance, that's here, as well. If they want to do this by topic, so they obligate under education or business and management in this case, they can come in the Guides, that will provide content that's a little more specific to that program.


So I'm going to show you one more thing in the library that I think is going to be useful for you if you're doing research. So we're not going to have everything in full text available to you, that's just the nature of the beast. As much as we like to have access to everything, that's just not how it goes. So if you are unable to find full text of an article, you can always reach out to the library and ask -- but I trust that you're able to find or see if we have full text. If we don't have it, you're going to go to our Document Delivery Service, and we are able to get the PDF for you. Most articles, chapters of books. We just can't get whole books because of the copyright issues that come along with that. From here you will sign into DDS, provide us with your information, and we're able to get the article back to you.


If you run into any issues, just email the library, and it might require an extra step since you're faculty. But we would be happy to help you with any of that. So just keep that in mind. The other thing I have open here is the Center for Faculty Excellence. So this probably looks very, very familiar. But I wanted to point out that there is actually a library faculty page, or a library research faculty page, through the CFE website. So if you go to site index and then to faculty library, the main headers of this section of the website are listed here. So I'm going to open up a few of them, one is the College Of Management And Technology, since that's specific to our college. The actual main page, and I think I wanted to open this third one for research and publication.


So I've gone through and made a comprehensive list of content that might be useful for you as part of the College of Management and Technology. I do offer research assistance, but this page is mainly what's going on with the publication business, like how do I publish, what's going on with Journal rankings. More information about Journal rankings. Different databases that may be having calls for paper and information about identifying and avoiding predatory journals.


But I want to provide the option for research assistance. So I've helped, let's see, I've helped faculty develop more articles for their classroom if they are updating a class. And then for their own research. Some faculty have reached out to me so I can help them build a bibliography, look through results and some citations for them to review. So if that's up your alley, you're always welcome to reach out to me. The link's right here, just provide your email address and I'm happy to help you with that.


The next section, instruments in the library, I've kind of have this broken apart by things that might be of interest. And this falls under business and management, I asked, and then a little bit about locating journals, kind of what we did previously in the library.


A couple things about journals, I put all this information in the CMS library to have all the data in one spot. Some of these, I created, basically, RSS feeds for you to review, and they should update with the newest content related to the search terms I've put in here. And they do have to do, most of them have to do with business education or business distance education.


Then, I also have IT/IS similar content down here. Maybe just some resources that might be of interest including Harvard Business Review or the MIT Technology Review.


There's also a few business and management organizations. If there are any you would like me to add to this list, please do reach out to me, I'm happy to create a comprehensive list for faculty to review. But it really is just a starting point.


So that is the faculty CMT page that I have created. If there's anything you would like to see added to this particular page or changed or updated, my email address is right on the front of that main page and you can reach out to me directly.


So here's the page of the faculty library. You can still get to the content through research and publication. Let's go ahead and click on that. That's actually the same as that page, so I'm going to move on to this other section here.


So we have ScholarWorks, if you're unfamiliar with it, I'm going to go ahead and open this link. This gives you a little more information about ScholarWorks and what it can do or what it does. So it's open repository for Walden, it has dissertations, Doc studies, then publications from our journal and content from faculty. So if you have questions about providing something that is published through ScholarWorks, you can reach out to, you can go to their website and review their content.


I'm going to head back to this other page. So here's this link here for contributing to the repository if you're interested to it gives a little more information. And then, how to submit. So there's step-by-step information right there.


Then what was the other section wanted ... here we go. The library guide to academic publishing. This is pretty comprehensive. What we've done, this is actually student facing on the library website, but a lot of this is of interest, especially if you're trying to publish in a journal, going through the process of identifying publishers, what journals should I use, how do I look for them. Again, kind of running back to, making sure you're avoiding predatory journals. If you ever want assistance to that, the library or me specifically will be happy to help you. Considerations for submission.


Journal metrics, I think we are working on hopefully getting another database that provides a little bit more metrics for how many articles a journal publishes or how popular it is or how reliable it is. But we do have some information here about trying to be objective and looking through that material.


So then also, looking at Journal rankings, so what kind of metrics are out there, Google Scholar is one of them. There are a few out there that might be of interest and this guide provides you with more content that topic.


Let's head on back to the academic guides page. ScholarWorks is there. Then promoting and tracking, go ahead and open that up. Just a few more options that are out there as far as promoting and tracking content. Creating an author ID, an ORCID, or any of these other sites, for any of the research [indiscernible] you are doing. I believe some of this comes through with IRB. Yeah, Center for Research Quality is what I meant. Some this is available through CRQ,  but some of it is available via the [indiscernible] so it's available in more than one spot. I'm just going to see if I have any questions coming in so I haven't grazed over them. Excellent.


Since I don't see any other questions coming in, I will head back to -- hopefully I didn't lose my place here -- the library homepage. And just remember, if you're not sure, if you don't know, if you can't remember my email address further down the road, you can always email the reference queue here and we will redirect you, probably to me, which is fine. But if I'm out of the office or something, someone else might be able to help you with what you are looking for.


So we have a lot of different resources in the library and we are more than happy to work with you on any research needs you have or any questions you have about our resources, or even if you want to refer a student to some of our assistance. Some of the options that we do as far as student assistance, so I've been in classrooms where I visit for a week and provide content for students in the discussion section and answer questions. I've done library labs that were specific to maybe an assignment or something this instructor needed, to more specific assistance for students. I've created course guides and I've created instruction for our website that faculty could share, provided links to something more specific that those students need. I have also done advising where faculty will create an open environment where there are a few students on the line and they can ask me whatever they like to ask, and it's just an open environment for them to ask questions that they need help with.


Hopefully some of this was new. If you have any questions about this content, do feel free to reach out to me directly. My email is attached to this webinar. Otherwise you will see it, again, on the CFE page here under the Library College Of Management And Technology page.


Thank you so much for attending today, I look forward to working with you in the future, and hope you have a great afternoon.




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