Today we will cover….Citation Management (refworks)Basic Search StrategyNarrowing and Expanding SearchesOne search/selecting the right databaseFinding additional help
Before we start doing research RefworksFirst get a Refworks AccountSign up for the account at refworks.comSet up a folder and we are ready to save articles Remember- even if the article is full text- put it in your refworks file so you can have the citation
Basic Search Strategy Narrows a search Both terms appear in same recordAND Terms have different meanings example: Blacks AND depression Broadens a search Either term may appear in recordOR Terms have similar meanings example: (mental health OR psychology)
Narrowing and expanding Can look for multiple endings of a word or pluralsasterisk hisp* hispanics, hispanic, hispanic americans Allows you to specify how close you want your terms to appear in the recordProximity social w1 identity = social identity = “social identity”
Self disclosure and health information Single parents and depressionSocial environment and stigma and disease
5 ways to start your search effectively1. Pick the correct database2. Match your terminology to the database3. Search more than one database4. Keep track of your citations in refworks5. Contact me for help BEFORE you get frustrated!
2 Ways to Search Not every search is alike!The new interface of thelibrary allows you to findinformation in anexpansive search. One Search Searches for books, articlesThe databases by topic and reports across manyallow you to find articles databasesin a specific disciplineand use more advanceterminology Databases by Topic Select Medical or Sociology and search databases individually