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This presentation was originally created by Abby Bedford of Grand Valley State University. Used and modified with permission.

This presentation was originally created by Abby Bedford of Grand Valley State University. Used and modified with permission.

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    How to be a Super Searcher UWG How to be a Super Searcher UWG Presentation Transcript

    • HOWTO BEA SUPERSEARCHER
    • THES IX STEPMETHOD
    • N E :O DEFINE YOUR TOPIC
    • O :T W PULLKEYWORDS FROM YOURTOPIC QUESTION
    • AND
    • BRAINSTORM SYNONYMSFOR THOSE WORDS
    • E E :T H R SEARCH IN RESEARCH DATABASES
    • IK E : LACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE PSYCINFO LEXISNEXIS
    • FIND THEM IN THERESEARCH GUIDES OR IN GALILEO
    • U R :F O USE BOOLEANOPERATORS
    • A OR B
    • A AND B
    • A NOT B
    • IV E :F USE SUBJECTHEADINGS
    • SUBJECT HEADINGS ARE A SET LIST OF KEYWORDS THAT DESCRIBE A TOPIC WITHIN A DATABASE.
    • IT’S LIKE TAGGING.ONLY BETTER.
    • LO OK FO R:THESAURUS SUBJECTS
    • S IX : USE FOOTNOTE CHASING &CITED REFERENCE SEARCHING
    • FOOTNOTECHASING I S:
    • FINDING ARTICLES BY LOOKING ATTHE REFERENCES OFRELEVANT ARTICLES
    • CITED RE FERENCE SEARC HING IS:
    • FINDING WHO HAS CITED RELEVANT ARTICLES
    • GOOGLE SCHOLARWILEY ONLINE LIBRARY LOOK FOR "CITED BY" LINK UNDER THE ARTICLE TITLE & AUTHOR INFO
    • ASK YOUR LIBRARIAN! westga.edu/libraryOR CHECK YOUR SUBJECTS RESEARCH GUIDE libguides.westga.edu
    • Slide One. Fonzies Cousin - http://www.flickr.com/photos/89927155@N00/4587806696/sizes/o/in/set-72157594405581085/ This presentation has been modified from the GVSU presentation posted by Abby Bedford at http://www.slideshare.net/bedforda/how-to-be-a-supersearcher-general