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    • When the Questions are Squishy: Soft Serve Searching HTAi - IRG Workshop, Singapore June 21, 2009 Elaine Alligood, MLS Informationista VATAP USA
      • Healthy Office Building Design:
      • Sustainable Materials - Bamboo
      • Promoting Healthy Lifestyle via Design
      • Furnishings that do not Emit Volatile Organic Compounds
      • Air Quality, Layout, Lighting, Windows
      • Floor Plans Encouraging Activity - Stair Climbing
      Today’s Soft Serve Treat
    • PARTY - The Soft Process
      • P lan: terms, phrases, synonyms
      • A djust: search terms based on results
      • R ecord: sites searched
      • T ake notes - document your process
      • Y et again – recombine phrase & word orders & search again
    • Plan
      • Search terms & Phrases
        • Sustainable building / design
        • Healthy office buildings
        • Green building / construction
        • Green interior design
        • Sustainable / green furniture
        • Sustainable construction
      • More will emerge
    • Get the PARTY Started: Search Engines
      • Turbo10 : search more than 800 deep web search engines at a time
      • IncyWincy : canvasses the deep web
      • SurfWax : taps into the deep web & search tools for feeds, news, blogs, etc
      • Clusty : searches across a number of engines
      • E-Print : finds science & engineering databases in one search engine
      • TechXtra : searches resources in engineering, math, & computing
      • Science Research Portal : searches the deep web for scientific topics
    • Deep Web Databases
      • Intute : searchable database links to thousands of scholarly resources
      • Free Lunch : economic data for free
      • MedBioWorld : offers access to journals, special databases, & tools
      • EUROPA Press Releases Rapid Database : press releases from the European Union
      • Directory of Open Access Journals : resources in over 3100 journals
      • Complete Planet : directory connects to more than 70,000 databases & search engines
    • Record Sites
      • Create folder: Green Building
      • Create Project Table
      • Print Useful Content
      • Copy & Paste Content
        • EndNote, Ref Man, RefWorks
        • MS Word etc
    • Elements for Project Table
      • Project Subject / Question / Research Required:
      • PLAN: Search Phrases & Key Words & Synonyms
      • ADJUST: Additional Search Phrases Found While Searching or to Search YET AGAIN
      • RECORD: Sites Yielding Useful Content And Save Content by Site Save Content in Word, EndNote, RefMan, RefWorks, etc.
      • TAKE Notes: What’s been done, needs to be done, problems to solve
      • YET AGAIN: Search Additional Sites or Search with New Terms & Phrases