REC 320

Organization, Administration & Facility Planning

Library Research Instruction

Tim Miller tim.miller@humboldt.edu

Recreation Administration

Research Guide

Where do I find it?

Humboldt Homepage

http://humboldt.edu

Search Strategy

  • Topic
    • Develop/refine
    • Part of the search process
  • Keywords
    • Begin your search
    • Based on your topic
      • What do you already 'know'?
      • Related issues
      • Synonyms
  • Assignment requirements
    • What do you need from the articles?
    • What keywords will help you get this?

Exercise

Talk with your group members and write down a list of keywords you would use to search with. (2 mins)

Search Strategy

  • Developing/Refining your topic
    • what kind of exercise equipment?
      • weather resistant
      • accessibility
  • These can be keywords in your search!

Example- City of Arcata

Exercise Stations

Search Strategy

  • Developing/Refining your topic
    • what do you need from the articles?
      • descriptions of the equipment
      • recommendations
      • assessments - is the intervention valid?
  • These can also be keywords in your search!

Example- City of Arcata

Exercise Stations

Search Strategy

Keywords:

  • The basic topic
    • exercise, fitness, workout
    • station, equipment, facilities
    • city/urban/public park
  • Other specifics I've chosen
    • accessibility
    • assessment

Example- City of Arcata

Exercise Stations

Search Strategy

Start out broad and narrow down

  • Use two or three terms
    • Big list of results
  • Depending on your results, narrow down
    • add more terms using AND
    • use more descriptive terms
      • city park instead of park
    • use filters & other database features
      • peer-reviewed journals
      • publication date (current articles)
      • subject headings

Keywords

city park

AND

exercise equipment

Keep it simple in the beginning!

  • Find a minimum of three (3) articles
  • One (1) should be from a peer-reviewed journal
  • Can useĀ a similar project proposal
  • Must include:
    • APA citations
    • reference list

Requirements

Remember what you are looking for:

Research is a Process

Develop your topic

Develop your keywords & subject headings

Search for articles

Examine your results

Look at your assignment

Let's start searching!

Thank You!

tim.miller@humboldt.edu

707.826.4959

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