Lesson 7: Using Books for Research, Part I
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    Lesson 7: Using Books for Research, Part I Lesson 7: Using Books for Research, Part I Presentation Transcript

    • Using Books for Research I Week 7
    • This week we will learn how to: Find a BOOK • Use the ONLINE CATALOG • FIND the book on the shelf • ACCESS an eBook
    • Turn on the News Newspapers Magazines Scholarly Journals Event Happens Books BOOKS
    • WHY do I want to find a book? #4 - Background info #3 - Facts and statistics #2 -In-depth info on a person or topic #1 -Not everything is on the INTERNET!!!
    • HOW do I find a book? Start with Gumberg Library’s Online Catalog, which is called…. DuCAT!
    • Library Homepage http://www.duq.edu/library # 1 # 2 Access DuCat BASIC SEARCH ADVANCED SEARCH
    • Basic Search You may search for BOOKS by: Keyword Author Title Subject
    • Guided Search Combine search term types and/or add limits
    • My Course Topic... GENERAL TOPIC: Diversity in higher education
    • Keywords and Alternate Terms Diversity • Multiculturalism • Minorities • Race • Gender • Ethnic background • Religion Higher Education • College • Colleges • University • Universities
    • If I do a search for... DIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION 91 titles
    • If I do a search in DuCat for... DIVERSITY MULTICULTURALISM titles2, 547
    • If I do a DuCat search for... (DIVERSITY OR MULTICULTURALISM) AND HIGHER EDUCATION I would get… 107 titles NESTED SEARCH: Combining OR and AND searches
    • Truncation • Way to search for variations on a search term using the base • DuCat uses $ • College$ – college – colleges • Universit$ – university – universities • Multicultural$ – multicultural – multiculturalism
    • Nested Search w/ Truncation (divers$ OR multicultural$) AND higher education How many results do you get?