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Transcript - SOCW 6301 Library Lab - June 4 2018

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>>AMANDA SOLOMON:  Hi, everybody, I don't know if you heard my initial spiel. I am going to go back so everybody can hear me. My name is Amanda Solomon and I am the Social Work and Human Services Librarian. This webinar is going to be about finding peer-reviewed articles in the library using library resources. Also, using Google Scholar as a resource to find peer-reviewed articles. And there aren't a lot of attendees today, so I think this might run a little bit short, but let's make it very informal. If you have a question, just type it in to the question box. I am happy to answer any and all of your questions today.

 

Let's get started. I am going to turn off my video and am going to come back to you a little bit later. But right now I am just going to share my PowerPoint, and let's get started with the webinar.

 

So, today we're going to talk about peer-reviewed articles. So we are going to talk about, what do you mean when you say "peer-reviewed?" You might also hear the term "refereed article" or even a "scholarly article."

 

We are going to look at the anatomy of a research article. Then, the social work research homepage is a guide I created just for the social work students to go to have one-stop shopping for research assistance. And we will look at that. Then we are going to look at a couple sample searches, so by the end of this webinar, you should be very well-versed in peer-reviewed articles and how to use the library and Google Scholar to find those.

 

If you haven't already, make sure you go to the library's website and bookmark it on your laptops so you can get to it quickly. Because it really is the gateway to so much of our resources that you are going to need throughout this class and your program. So, getting familiar with the library's website is a smart thing to do.

 

So let's go back to peer-reviewed articles. A lot of times in your program, your instructors are going to say, "I want only peer-reviewed articles for sources for this assignment." A lot of students in the very beginning are completely perplexed by peer-reviewed and what it means.

 

It's actually quite simple. Peer-reviewed is just a scholarly form of review for journal articles.

 

For instance, after an article is sent through an academic journal, the editor sends it to several other peer reviewers and those peer reviewers are typically fellow scholars or fellow experts within that field.

 

So if you going to publish an article in a social work journal, experts in the field of social work or in the field have a specialty, let's suppose, maybe in child welfare, they would be reviewing the article for publication.

 

Now, these peer reviewers are experts in this field, they will examine the journal articles on things like the methodology used, the literature review that they conducted, and the conclusions or the results of their research. And, they also will note whether there is an existence of bias or other flaws. The peer-reviewers may accept the article for publication, which is always fabulous, or they will require the author to edit and rewrite or go back and forth. And this process can take a very long time. The peer review process can take six months to two years, it just depends. It's very long, a really hard process. [LAUGHS] But anyway, they can also just reject article flat out. So that is the peer review process.

 

I want to note that it starts at a journal level. So, if a journal has a peer-reviewed process, then an article in the journal is going to be peer-reviewed. That will make a little more sense a little more later.

 

You can search for peer-reviewed articles using the library databases. Many of our databases have a little checkmark box that you can checkmark to get results that are only peer-reviewed and that is so easy, it makes it super helpful and takes it off your shoulders, because the database is going to do everything for you.

 

But before we do that, I am going to share this picture with you. What we are looking at here -- sorry for this yucky picture, I couldn't figure out how to get it in the PowerPoint and make it beautiful. So this is just in my picture file. This is the anatomy of a scientific paper. You can also consider this the anatomy of a peer-reviewed article, of an empirical research study. They are all about the same as far as the components.

 

Typically when you are looking at articles, you may get hints, little keys that this might be a peer-reviewed article if you see these following components, like the abstract.

 

So what is this about? It's going to be the summary of the article. You are going to have an introduction, what they did, how they laid out their research. What kind of research they conducted, was it qualitative, quantitative?

 

Then you are going to have your results, and often you will see things like tables, data sets, graphics, diagrams. If you see a lot of these things, you kind of get the idea that you are looking at a research, empirical study. You are looking at a peer-reviewed article, typically.

 

There will be some discussion, analysis, methods and lastly, the references -- which is very important for our students to start looking at references, because you can go and find those articles. So if you are having trouble finding peer-reviewed articles on your topic, this is a way to get more peer-reviewed articles if you can go down to their references and who they cited and then find those. So, this is kind of what the bones of a peer-reviewed article will look like.

 

So back to the library, how do you find peer-reviewed, scholarly articles using the library's website? Well, it's as simple as going straight to the website and then clicking on Subject Resources. Right under that Select a Subject, you are going to see different subjects and I want you guys to click on Social Work.

 

Now, I created this guide as kind of a one-stop shopping place for you to come and see my picture - ha ha - look at some of our databases, start getting familiar with social work journals, kinds of social work tests and instruments. I have videos, databases you can look at, books, then research help, and so on. So this is a page you're going to want to bookmark, as well. It allows social work students to be able to get help quickly. So just come into this guide -- which is always kind of getting reviewed and revamped and hopefully made user-friendly for you -- so that you have this bookmarked and ready to go whenever you have to find those peer-reviewed articles.

 

Now, you can use this search box up here to do some searches. You can see I have done some searches in the past that are still saved here. This searches many, many journals and many of these journals will be peer-reviewed. So this is a good starter. But I want to be a little more specific with you and take you into a social work database, because the quicker you learn to use those social work databases, you are really going to have a leg up on your fellow colleagues and students and you are going to have more advanced research skills if you just go ahead and start using these databases instead of the main searches.

 

So let's go into the social work databases. This is a list of databases that are hand-picked for the social work students. PsychINFO is a social work database. Even though it is psychology, it covers a lot that has to do with social work. And social work, your topic or your research interest may be interdisciplinary. So you may be studying something that has to do with education, like social work in schools or maybe even veterans. So in that case, you would look at maybe a military database.

 

I have had a lot of social work students studying the criminal justice system, and maybe they are looking at female inmates. In that case, they would want to go to a criminal justice database and do a lot of searching. But you can always start your social work research in my personal favorite, SociINDEX with full text. SociINDEX is the most comprehensive social work database. It is perfect on getting you started finding peer-reviewed articles in the field of social work. And it is super easy to use. So let's click on SociINDEX, get that one.

 

So this is what should happen. First of all, you have to login with your Walden ID and password. But thankfully, it took me right here. So it is giving me the research boxes to put in your topic. Then you can see down here, you have some search options.

 

Right away, just to make your life easy, you can click the peer-reviewed scholarly journals box. Right here under full text. Peer-reviewed scholarly journals. Once I click this box in this database, all of my results should be peer-reviewed. That way you don't have to think about it, you are just going to get results you can already use. That's perfect. We can do that, but I am not going to do that right this second. I am going to leave it unchecked for now.

 

Let's think about a topic. When you do put in your research topics or keywords, I want to tell you guys to keep it very broad at first. Be very simple. Be very broad.

 

For example, one of my research interests are veterans. So I am going to put that in my first box.

 

And I'm going to look at posttraumatic stress disorder, so what I will do is [indiscernible]. So this is PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder. I am telling the database, there may be an article that refers to the full word "posttraumatic stress disorder" or there may be an article that refers to only PTSD. I want all of those. Either one of those terms.

 

That is called Boolean searching, using the AND or OR connectors. All it is is connecting and, or. In this case I want either one, PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder. That is what I mean by keeping it very simple and broad. You can always narrow down later, always, always, always. But in the beginning of your search process, let's just start broad. And click search. I want to show you some examples of what you can do once we get some initial search results.

 

I see I have a lot of results, over 1300. So that is a little bit much that I want to go through. So what I'm going to do, now that I have my list of results, you want to focus on the left-hand side of the page which is all kind of shaded in blue. This is where we are going to start narrowing down like crazy to get more relevant results. First of all, I'm going to check my peer-reviewed box. I'm getting still just a little bit over 1300, but now I know that my articles are coming from those really nice scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. This first one is coming from The Journal of Family Psychology. As you search these wells, do pay attention to things like the journal title. Pay attention to journals in your field and maybe someday, you will publish a peer-reviewed article in that journal.

 

Back to my limits, the other thing I am going to do, I still have 1300 results. I don't want 1300 results. I am going to change my publication date. I don't want results from 1982, I want more current literature. I am going to change this to 2013 and update my search.

 

Now, I have a very manageable 349 results. And this is so much better than 1300. Plus my results are all peer-reviewed and they are all pretty current literature. So that is great.

 

So what we are going to do here is look at how this is laid out. You will see your titles, see your author, your journal, and some subject headings.

 

This is another thing I want you to draw your eye to, is subject headings. So there is post-traumatic stress disorder, aggression, veterans, psychology and veterans.

 

The reason I go through this list of subjects is because I like to see other ideas for more keyword searches. I may not have thought to put in "mental health of veterans" or "mental health and veterans." All of these things give me a lot more ideas for different searches in the future. So that is another thing you need to train your eye as a kind of advanced researcher, looking at these advanced subjects.

 

The other thing is, it can really influence your research. So if you're looking at a particular topic and think this sounds super interesting, I am just going to look at aggression or I just going to look at intimate partner violence. It will give you ideas that will tweak your research questions and it is actually pretty interesting to do.

 

So that is one thing I do want to get a list of results. I limit, by peer-reviewed, the publication date. And I just start browsing the subject headings.

 

The other thing you are going to want to look for is how to get your full text. Sometimes like in this very first listing, you can see your HTML or PDF pops right up. Perfect. So just click and on that PDF, you can read it, you can download it, you can save it, you can email to yourself. There's lots of things you can do, depending on how you keep your literature organized -- that is another thing I want to stress, finding whatever it is for you that works keeping it organized. Some articles will just have your PDF. Then, some articles you will see -- I am going to scroll really fast, forgive me, to the second page here, because I have an example to show you.

 

Sometimes you might see something like this, too. I don't have any results, any PDF, so I am getting really worried because I want this article, I want to read it, but I don't see the PDF. What you need to look for when this happens is the Find @ Walden button. This Find @ Walden I think of as a breadcrumb.  It is going to try to take you to another database that has the article. For some reason, this database doesn't, but it's like we are going to try to find this for you. So when you do not see the PDF but you do see the Find @ Walden button, don't panic. You can probably still get your article. It's probably going to work, it should. So just go ahead and click on the Find @ Walden button when you see it. I am going to go ahead and demonstrate this now.

 

And this case, it came out perfectly. It is basically saying yeah, we couldn't find it there, but it looks like it is in this database. So you have to click again. And in this case, thank goodness, it worked perfectly. So here we have my entire PDF that I can download or read and save. It's giving me the abstract and references here that I can browse on the left-hand side. In that case it worked perfectly.

 

The reason I wanted to show you that is because I wanted to make sure that when you do run into an issue of seeing the Find @ Walden button, that you don't just think oh, I can't get that. I don't know where to find it, I don't have the PDF.... It is just kind of linking you, breadcrumbing you out so you can find it. So that is the Find @ Walden button.

 

Let's go into this article just to show you what a detailed result is.

 

I was just looking at the question, sorry, it looks like a few people couldn't hear me. I am hoping that my audio is still good. It looks like on my side the audio is still good. Couple people can't hear. Oh, good, thank you so much David and Amanda, "I can hear you perfect." Thanks for writing and letting me know that.

 

This is a detailed results page and when you click on the title of an article you are interested in, this is a great way to become familiar with okay, this source is Advances in Social Work, that is a great peer-reviewed journal, 2017, current, great. We have subject terms, so for instance, this article is mostly about veterans, PTSD and substance abuse.

 

And then, the author also supplies other keywords. Like I said, reading these keyword subject terms allows you to get familiar with other keywords that you want to try. You can never use the same keywords, [sounds like] and being a thorough researcher is doing [indiscernible] other databases.

 

I want to move that ... on the right-hand side of your results, you have options to print the article, you can email it to yourself  as a means of organization. You can save it to a computer or, I think that's funny, it's like a little floppy disk, which I don't know, some of you probably don't even know what that is, but that's funny. You can save it to a computer, save it to a flash drive, whatever.

 

One thing that is kind of interesting is the Cite button. In your assignments, you should also be asked, and you should be familiar with citing your APA, peer-reviewed articles. So if you click on that, you can go to the APA and what you will do is copy and paste this so you have a nice reference.

 

Now, with that said, you can't just throw this into your assignment or your discussion board post and call it a day. There are some issues sometimes with the citations. I see things like all caps, I see commas out of order. So before you turn it in to your instructor, do a once over and make sure it all looks good. Usually the components are all right, the author, the title, usually all of those are in the right place. We will see some grammatical errors that you need to correct. Make sure you look at that.

 

So, let's go back, I just want to go over really quickly one more time what we did before we move on to finding peer-reviewed articles in Google Scholar.

 

Just to recap for you guys, we are going to close the question box for a minute so I can see my screen.

 

From the library's website, we went into the social work research guide. From there, we clicked on social work databases to get in to all those really great peer-reviewed databases that you are going to need to get familiar with.

 

Again, all of these are really great to begin. Academic Search is interdisciplinary, but keep in mind, you will get newspapers and magazines and other sources. For peer-reviewed, you want to make sure that you are using SociINDEX and clicking the peer-reviewed box.

 

From there we clicked on SociINDEX, we did a pretty basic search for veterans and PTSD, we looked at limiting on the left-hand side to peer-reviewed. Very important. If you forget to check mark this, you're going to make your life a little bit difficult because you are going to have to go back and verify peer-reviewed.

 

We updated our dates, because you don't want that really old, outdated information. A lot of students won't do this right away and they will read through the results really fast and they will find this great article and then look at the date, and it is from 1992. And they are like, "That's outdated, I can't use that." So save yourself the heartache of finding a really great, outdated article and do this right away. And do it, as soon as I get my first results, I go over here, I do full text, peer-reviewed, and change my dates. Now I've got a really good search to use and nothing that is outdated or non-peer-reviewed.

 

Then we look at the article example with the Find @ Walden which leads you to the page looks like this and then you have to find the article from there. And that is as easy and simple as it can be to find peer-reviewed articles from the social work research guide.

 

Now, you don't have to limit yourself to the library resources. We have great databases, we spend a lot of money on these databases for you guys to have access to. You will not have access to all of them as an alumni, so it's really great that you do have access to these databases. Like I said, you can scroll down this whole page. We have education databases that social work students find very useful. We have legal databases. In fact, I have an upcoming webinar on social welfare policy analysis, which combines a lot of legal research with social work. And as social workers, you will get involved in social welfare policy as a proponent of social change. So sometimes getting familiar with these legal databases, we have databases that deal with particular populations. This one is for the LGBT. We have a couple others for other populations like the disabled. We have databases that just deal with the senior citizens. So whatever your research interest is, we probably have a database for you.

 

Now with that said, you don't always have to use the library databases. I also recommend that my students get familiar with Google Scholar. But only if you use Google Scholar in conjunction with the databases. Don't use just Google Scholar and that's it and call it a day. You've got to use both, especially when you get to your dissertation and you are doing or literature review, it's so important to exhaust that literature.

 

But let's go into Google Scholar really quick for those of you who haven't seen it. So I have it bookmarked on my computer because I use it every day. For those of you that don't know, and maybe some of you are already familiar with it, but for those of you who don't know, Google Scholar is Google for scholars. It indexes peer-reviewed articles, conference proceedings and reports and a lot of different things.

 

Here is the thing about Google Scholar. My only caveat is, not everything is peer-reviewed. So keep in mind that if you do use Google Scholar to find peer-reviewed articles, you are going to have to verify it's peer-reviewed and I will show you how to do that. But it doesn't have that really useful, user-friendly peer-reviewed checkmark box. It just doesn't.

 

So I'm going to go ahead and do a very easy search, veterans with PTSD. Actually I'm going to change that ... I don't know if that changed anything.

 

What happens here, the reason I like Google Scholar is sometimes the HTML and the PDFs are provided to you by another source which is great. Sometimes it will say Find @ Walden. You will get that Find @ Walden button. I don't see an example here. You will have to link Walden Library to Google Scholar. If you have a question about that, ask me in the question box, some of you may have already done that. One thing I like about Google Scholar is you can go ahead and start limiting on the left-hand side. So I am going to limit each result to 2014 and above.

 

You can also, the other kind of bonus about Google Scholar is it has the Cited By, so you can see who has cited these articles and then you can go find those articles. So this article has been cited 12 times. Then you can click on that and then you have all these other articles that kind of deal with that.

 

Wow, that is a strange article.

 

Anyway, that's another good feature of Google Scholar is you have this "cited by." You also had that little cite function where we get the APA. So again,  that is helpful in your research.

 

The reason I like to use Google Scholar in conjunction with the library databases is because I just like to see everything that is out there on my topic. Sometimes Google Scholar has articles I don't find in the databases and vice versa. So it's a well-rounded search, good advanced research skills.

 

I am going to check the questions box briefly. How do I link? Perfect, thanks for asking. We link over there, it's quite easy.

 

You will have to do this before you use Google Scholar. If you are going to use Google Scholar for your Walden research, make sure you do this right away. So you will go into the three little lines at the top left of Google Scholar and then you go into Settings. And then, on the left-hand side, you're going to click Library Links. If anybody forgets this, there is a Quick Answers on the library website. Library links. Then we are going to put in Walden University Library and hit Search. So it found Walden, so I am going to checkmark that. And hit Save.

 

Now, let's try our search again. See how the Find @ Walden button popped up, now? So now, if you see the Find @ Walden, it is pretty much a given that we do have that article and we are going to take you there to the library. Otherwise, some of these articles in Google Scholar, if you click on the title, you may be asked to buy the article. Do not ever, ever buy, purchase an article. As a student, we may not have the article, we may not have it because it's very current, we can't afford that Journal, whatever reason we don't have the article, we will borrow it from another library for you. So you should never have to pay. You can email me, you can talk to me, you can ask a Reference Librarian and we can get started on borrowing that. And usually you will get an electronic copy, a digital copy in your email. It's not a big deal. I think there is a 30 article limit, but I have seen very few students reach that limit because we have most of the articles that they need.

 

So just keep in mind when you are using Google Scholar, link it to the library. Does anybody need a repeat of that? We just went into the three little lines, Settings, then here on the left-hand side. Library links.

 

Now you may be asking yourself, what is this Open World Cat? You can leave that checked, World Cat stands for world catalog. If you can't find the article and you don't want to wait to get a digital copy or something like that, it will search libraries in your area. Let's say if you are in Birmingham, Alabama, it will search for the article and the libraries that are near your ZIP Code or where you maybe can go and borrow it. A lot of university libraries allow community borrowing, even if you don't attend that university. So having that World Cat there is not going to hurt anything.

 

I am going to read a question, "How do I get to Google Scholar from my Gmail account?" I am not sure. I usually just type in Google Scholar and then I bookmarked it. That is how I use it. I am not sure exactly. "I have a Gmail account, but I strictly just use it for email." I'm sorry, I don't know the answer to that. Play around with that, you may be able to see it in your Google account that you have.

 

Anyway, that is Google Scholar.

 

Now, lastly... Great, she said she got that figured out, it is through her apps. Perfect. You can use it from the Walden Library. I have another question, "Can I use Google Scholar through the Walden Library?" Yeah, I think we have it linked. Let me open the library's webpage. Yeah, under More Resources we have a link to Google Scholar right here. In that case, if you used it through this link, you wouldn't have to kind of link it. You wouldn't have to do the library links. But this is kind of hidden on the website, so just go ahead and do your own Google Scholar and link it to Walden Library and bookmark it, it will be a lot easier for you.

 

Once you find an article in Google Scholar, you may think well, I don't even know if this is peer-reviewed or not. So let's look at this one.

 

Why did my screen get weird? Okay, there it goes.

 

So, say I'm very interested in this particular Google Scholar article, but I don't know anything about this Journal of Traumatic Stress. I don't know if it is peer-reviewed, I have never heard of it, I am not familiar with it. So how do I know this is peer-reviewed before I turn it in to my instructor?

 

Well, there is a database that makes it very easy for you to do it. First of all, what I am going to do is, I wonder if I can...so go back to the library's website. You may have heard of this database, it is called Ulrichs. Starts with a U. We go back to Databases, we would go to U, pick Ulrichs, and it is also under More Resources here on the homepage. Here is Ulrichs, and it also says "Verify Peer Review." So it's kind of easy.

 

So you will click on that....wait, no, don't do that. That took me somewhere weird and I don't like it. Let's go back to my initial thought, databases. Sorry, guys, I think that changed.

 

Click on the U for Ulrichs. It is the first result -- Ulrichs Periodical Directory. Click on that and now, you have this very basic search box. And what we are going to do, I don't know why it saves these super weird searches, what was the name of that journal? The Journal of Traumatic Stress. I need to check and see if this journal is peer-reviewed. Journal of Traumatic Stress. Simply type it in, hit search, and you get a list of results. What you are looking for is that little black and white thing. That is a referees jacket, that is what is supposed to be, a referees jacket. Keep in mind, peer-reviewed is the same thing as saying refereed. If you see the refereed symbol next to Journal of Traumatic Stress … published here in the United States by John Wiley, you can see a lot more information about it, then you can rest assured that this is a peer-reviewed journal. So there you go, you can use the article that you found on Google Scholar. Perfect. That's as easy as it is.

 

Now if you don't remember that, the other things you can do is sometimes you can Google the journal, Google of Traumatic Stress and look at the publisher and look, sometimes, at the How to Submit an Article. It might say there is a peer-reviewed process, it might say there is a double-blind peer-reviewed process. You don't know who the author is, you don't know who the reviewers are, that is called double-blind to prevent bias. But sometimes just Google the title and get some information. But Ulrichs is the real [indiscernible] to use. I trust Ulrichs more than anything when I am trying to verify peer-reviewed. So maybe bookmarking this Ulrichs and knowing how to find that little referee there.

 

I have had students type in the journal article title. Never do that. You are only searching by journal because remember, if the journal is peer-reviewed, the article is peer-reviewed. So make sure you type in the journal.

 

Let's see ... I am going to recap briefly. If you have a question, go ahead and do that. Because I am pretty much done when showing what I wanted to show you. I wanted to show you Google Scholar and then Ulrichs: How to Verify and we looked at the social work research page. I feel like at this point, hopefully you guys are getting a pretty good introduction to how to use some of the library resources to find those peer-reviewed articles. And like I said, go in here and play around. Start looking at other databases. What is under More Resources? Get familiar with dissertations. All of these things are going to be helpful. Also, look out for some of my coming webinars. I think next week or the week after, I have an Introduction to Social Work Research. That may be great for you guys to attend, if you want to, because it will get into a few more specifics.

 

The other thing, and I will leave you with that, and we will actually get out a little bit early today, I hope nobody gets mad at me for that, is if you are stuck -- and it happens, and plus we went over a lot today and you may not remember everything we talked about -- if you get stuck, go to the library's website to Get Help. It is in the top right-hand corner.

 

There are a lot of ways to get help at the Walden Library. Believe me, I have worked in a few different libraries. My colleagues here at Walden love helping students. It's our favorite part of our job is working with our students one on one, whether that is through reference or actual research appointments.

 

But one way to get quick help is Quick Answers. You can actually type in, if you forget everything I told you today, you can type in your quick answer and you will get to a guide to get more information about it.

 

It's a wonderful way to get something quick, so let's say I don't remember what Ulrichs is. You can get to an article that tells you, I mean, a guide that tells you. Quick Answers, I actually use it constantly when I'm at the library's website because I am always trying to remember something or tell my student best answer so I will copy and paste something that already Quick Answers. So get familiar with that.

 

The other thing is Ask a Librarian. This is sort of like your online reference desk. I used to be a real reference desk with like a real desk. This is a virtual reference. But it's really great. It's a great service. What you can do is you can email us and you will get a response within 24 hours -- and usually it's way quicker than, but we just give ourselves 24 hours to answer. You can ask anything on email and we will make sure that we try to get you the help that you need.

 

The other thing you can do is chat, that would be actually chatting with a librarian. If you click on Chat we have specific hours that we are available. So if we are available, go ahead and chat us if you have a quick question. Now, we don't really want you to chat us about something super detailed because it is supposed to be just a quick little question/answer. But don't hesitate to chat and if you need something.

 

You are allowed to call the library. Unfortunately, you won't get a real person. You will get a voicemail which will then be answered via email. But that is another option if you feel you can get your point across with a voicemail, instead.

 

Then we have some research appointments for our doctoral students. And there is other assistance here. A lot of students need help with their writing and writing support has that. Then there is student support for technical stuff. So that whole page, and then going to the Ask a Librarian over here, is really your best bets to getting that quick help when you're just stuck on a discussion post or an assignment, that is the best way to get the help that you need.

 

So, I am going to ask... Thank you so much. Jaclyn says, "This has been super helpful." Thank you, thank you so much, Jaclyn. I really appreciate that feedback because sometimes I am talking into a void, I am talking into my own computer screen, can't see your faces or expressions and it is very, very strange. But I do appreciate the compliment, thank you very much.

 

I did forget to show you one thing, on that Get Help page up here, we do have recorded webinars. You are the best. The social work students are always the best, seriously, always the most kind.

 

They have recorded webinars so you can look at some of the old social work recorded webinars if you are feeling very brave and you want to just go all out with advanced, these are some recorded sessions. Keep in mind I have two coming up in the next few weeks. I have introduction and advanced. The library's Facebook page gives you updates on our webinars and stuff like that. But yeah, I do agree they should offer this when people first start. So many students just aren't aware of the library resources.

 

I want to put my camera on just to say goodbye face-to-face. So, hi everybody. Yeah, a lot of students just don't realize all the help and assistance that they have here and all the resources. So hopefully, you have met me today, you've got an introduction to peer review, you feel a little more comfortable on where to go, the library's website, the social work guide, and how to get help. That's really what I wanted to get across on this webinar and I do appreciate some of the positive feedback you have given me. I hope everybody learned something.

 

Is there any more questions? Yay, please, attend my webinars! I am actually still new, I am still getting used to the webinar process, still learning a lot about it. So thank you for your patience, I think maybe I didn't, I messed up my introduction, I didn't record my introduction when I started the webinar for about 10 minutes. So thanks for hanging in there. If there are any questions, anything someone wants me to go over? There is plenty of time left, 15 minutes, I don't mind answering specific questions. I will just give it a couple minutes and if there aren't any more questions, we will ...

 

Okay, I have a question from Sylvia ... I don't know why that's popping up, get out of here ... Sylvia, "How did you get to the saved webinars?"

 

From the library's website ... hopefully you can still see my screen, I think you can ... yeah. From here, go to Get Help then go to Recorded Webinars and you will get a list of all of our webinars in the past.

 

Now if you are a beginner researcher and you are just new to Walden or you are just learning the library resources, I do recommend the library skills webinars. These are updated quite frequently. And there's just a lot in here, how to use the library, finding reliable stats, blah blah blah.

 

Okay, for those of you that are still with me, I have another question, "In peer-reviewed journals, there is a citation option to see how to cite APA? Is this generally inaccurate?  I saw a few that appeared correct." Ernesha, I believe, is asking about that thing where ... this camera thing is in my way ... where you can click the APA citation and copy and paste it. Like I said, this is a handy little thing to have, where you can copy and paste. But, you will need to look at it for errors. Most of the components are in the right place, the author, the title, although that is usually correct and accurate. But sometimes I see things like all caps or grammatical errors,  or capitalization that is really weird or a comma out of place. So it's a great way to keep track and to have all your citation copy and pasted, but you will need to look at it closely before you turn it in. Thanks for that question. It's always good to look back at that and give it a once over before you turn it in to your instructor.

 

With that said, it doesn't look like there's any more questions and I do appreciate you guys attending this. I hope it was helpful for you and good luck with your research and I will probably be seeing you again soon with some of my upcoming webinars and talking to you on Ask a Librarian. So enjoy the rest of your day.

 

Bye, you guys, thank you so much. Bye.

 

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