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    LIS 7880: Library Instruction LIS 7880: Library Instruction Presentation Transcript

    • BASIC KEYWORD SEARCH
    • Ask a Librarian!Barbara Shipman, LibrarianE-mail: ay2937@wayne.eduPhone: 313-577-1234IM AOL: waynelibrarianReference Desk: 313-577-8852
    • Objectives Identify keyword terms. Perform a keyword search. Perform a Boolean search. Incorporate truncation and wildcard techniques.
    • How to access Academic OneFile database:1. Library Homepage http://www.lib.wayne.edu/index.php2. Find Articles3. Databases A to Z4. Title begins with5. Click the letter “A”6. Select Academic OneFile7. EZ Proxy Login8. Enter your Access ID and Password
    •  Academic OneFile database contains more than 11,000 academic journals It covers topics from Science, Technology, and Medicine to the humanities. The majority are peer-reviewed and in full text, available in HTML and PDF formats.Source taken from www.gale.com/onefile
    • What are Keywords? Keywords are words or phrases that identify major concepts within the topic. Keyword search allows use of your own terms. Keyword search refines the search process.
    • Keyword Searching1. Select Advance Search2. Select Keyword index3. Enter Keyword terms or phrases4. Click Search
    • Phrase Search Results generated through a “phrase” search are more specific than a simple search. Quotations around keywords will find the exact phrase.Example: “global warming”
    • Boolean Search Employ the words AND, OR and NOT within a search statement to increase precision or relevance in a database search. AND narrows your search OR broadens your search NOT narrows your search The search engine is not case sensitive
    • Boolean Searching1. Select Advance Search2. Select Keyword index3. Enter Keyword term(s)4. Select AND/OR/NOT operators5. Enter Keyword term(s)6. Click Search
    • Truncation Truncation is used to shorten a keyword to its root- level. Truncated keywords find all suffixes or ending of a word.Example: recy* histor* retrieves: history, histories, historic, historical, historian, etc.
    • Wildcards Wildcards let you substitute symbols for one or more letters. A question mark (?) stands for exactly one character and is especially useful when you’re uncertain of a spelling.Example: p?e?monia A question mark is also useful for finding certain words with variant spellingsExamples: defen?e retrieves both defence and defense.
    • Wildcards An exclamation point (!) stands for one or no characters and is especially useful when you want to match the singular and plural of a word but not other forms.Example: product! matches product and products but not productive or productivity.
    • Truncation and Wildcard search1. Select Advance Search2. Enter Keyword term(s)3. Add truncation or wildcard symbols4. Click Search
    • Wrap up!What you’ve learned: Identified keyword terms. Performed a keyword search. Performed a Boolean search. Incorporated truncation and wildcard techniques.
    • Thank You! Remember to Ask a Librarian!Barbara Shipman, LibrarianE-mail: ay2937@wayne.eduPhone: 313-577-1234IM AOL: waynelibrarianReference Desk: 313-577-8852