Lesson 7: Using Books for Research, Part I

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Lesson 7: Using Books for Research, Part I

  1. 1. Using Books for Research I Week 7
  2. 2. This week we will learn how to: Find a BOOK • Use the ONLINE CATALOG • FIND the book on the shelf • ACCESS an eBook
  3. 3. Turn on the News Newspapers Magazines Scholarly Journals Event Happens Books BOOKS
  4. 4. 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!!!
  5. 5. HOW do I find a book? Start with Gumberg Library’s Online Catalog, which is called…. DuCAT!
  6. 6. Library Homepage http://www.duq.edu/library # 1 # 2 Access DuCat BASIC SEARCH ADVANCED SEARCH
  7. 7. Basic Search You may search for BOOKS by: Keyword Author Title Subject
  8. 8. Guided Search Combine search term types and/or add limits
  9. 9. My Course Topic... GENERAL TOPIC: Diversity in higher education
  10. 10. Keywords and Alternate Terms Diversity • Multiculturalism • Minorities • Race • Gender • Ethnic background • Religion Higher Education • College • Colleges • University • Universities
  11. 11. If I do a search for... DIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION 91 titles
  12. 12. If I do a search in DuCat for... DIVERSITY MULTICULTURALISM titles2, 547
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Truncation • Way to search for variations on a search term using the base • DuCat uses $ • College$ – college – colleges • Universit$ – university – universities • Multicultural$ – multicultural – multiculturalism
  15. 15. Nested Search w/ Truncation (divers$ OR multicultural$) AND higher education How many results do you get?

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