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Google: concordia library sociology subject guide
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|TIP||WHAT IT DOES||EXAMPLE|
|Combines concepts. Limits how many results your search produces
||Allows for synonyms or alternative terms. Increases the number or results your search produces.
||violence OR brutality
||Near the end of a word, retrieves all words that start with the letters entered. Increases the number of results a search produces||Canad*
(retrieves Canada, Canadian)
|“ ”||For two words or more, search for an exact phrase only, rather than each keyword separately. Limits how many results your search produces||“systemic racism”
(retrieves systemic racism, but not systemic oppression related to racism)
example of a keyword search in other EBSCO databases
YouTube video, 3 mins
scholarly / peer-reviewed articles checklist
This blog entry reports on an interesting study which involved many academics, but it is NOT an academic/scholarly/ peer-reviewed article and was not published in a journal
This IS an academic/scholarly/
peer-reviewed article. Important clues: published in an peer-reviewed journal, academic language, distinct sections such as abstract and introduction, discussion/conceptualization, and a long bibliography of references.
VIDEO: peer-review in 3 minutes
Hakkinen and Akrami (2014) found that “individuals are receptive to climate change communications, regardless of ideological position” (p. 65).
Research shows that people from any ideological background are open to hearing about climate change (Hakkinen & Akrami, 2014).
see this sample paper with a reference list on p. 17
Tweet reproduced with permission from Hannah @hannajaneface
“The library is always an ideological structure. It’s not just what goes into the library that matters, but how it is organized and under which norms.”
“...The actual ‘information’ contained in libraries, and how it is organized ... somehow manages to construct a reality wherein whiteness is default, normal, civilized and everything else is Other.”
nina de jesus, Locating the library in institutional oppression, In the library with the lead pipe (Sept 24, 2014)
adapted from Michelle Lake's FPST 201 slides, September 2019
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Libraries and library workers don't necessary have all the answers, but we are definitely part of the evolving conversation.