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  • 1. Google your way to success
  • 2. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D What Google has on offer Books Journal articles Maps Videos Images ….and much more But this session focusses on journal articles and books
  • 3. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D For quality JOURNAL ARTICLES For books, maps, videos, government documents, images
  • 4. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Google Scholar • Acts like an index to quality journal articles • Use Advanced search • Find your Full-text at USC Library **when you set up the Library Links • Negatives? • You may get too many results • You don’t always have access to the article • Articles might be too complex • Focus on academic journal articles and reports
  • 5. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D **Set up your Library Links Step 1.
  • 6. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Set up your Library Links Step 2.
  • 7. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Set up your Library Links Step 3.
  • 8. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Now Google Scholar can provide links to articles USC has paid for
  • 9. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Advanced search in Google Scholar Why? It makes searching a whole lot easier!
  • 10. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Why does it make searching easier? • Box for phrases like climate change • Box for alternative terms eg impacts effects • Box for terms you don’t want • Limit to particular dates of publication
  • 11. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D
  • 12. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D
  • 13. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D So when would I use ordinary Google?
  • 14. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D
  • 15. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D It’s OK to use Google when • you’re trying to get a handle on a topic • Wikipedia, and the references at the end of a Wikipedia entry can help • You need to know how to do something eg how to indent in Word ; how add excel column • You need a government document, company website, council information • You need to calculate, translate, define
  • 16. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D When you can’t find a document in the usual places • You have a citation • You can’t find it in the Journal Titles list • It is not on Course Reserve • It is not in Discover • Search Google for the “article title” and “journal title” (and possibly also the author’s family name)
  • 17. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D It’s OK to use Google when You need to find FACTS not analysis BUT you need to be confident of where the facts come from
  • 18. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Google Books • Thousands of books online, free • Full text, portions of the book, referenced only – you choose • Quality varies from high quality academic publications to children’s books – you make the judgement • Always worth trying if you are looking for a specific title and it is on loan, or USC does not own it
  • 19. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D
  • 20. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Recap.. • Ordinary Google for books, government and company documents, maps, videos • Google Scholar for journal articles • Set up Library Links and use the Full-text at USC Library link • Google Books – Look for preview
  • 21. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Good luck! © All images from Microsoft Clip art with the exception of Miami Dolphins courtesy blogs.sun-sentinel.com