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  • 1. LIS 601 Information Structure of Databases Fall 2010 Lori Bell University of Hawaii Library and Information Science Program
  • 2. Online Catalog & Database Overview
    • DATABASES
    • RECORD STRUCTURE
      • Searchable Fields
    • COMMAND LANGUAGES
    Nahl LIS 601 2010
  • 3. Online Catalog & Database Search Languages
    • CONTROLLED VOCABULARY (CV)
      • Indexed using a select list of terms
      • Assigned by a cataloger or an indexer
    • NATURAL LANGUAGE (NL)
      • Words & phrases in a document
      • Written by authors, reviewers, & abstractors
    Nahl LIS 601 2010
  • 4. Exercise: Online Catalog Record Structure
    • What is the publication date of this book?
    • What LCSH terms (CV) are assigned?
    • What words in the title might be useful search terms? (NL)
    • Why is Humanitarian Assistance in red or bold in the record?
    • Who is the author?
    • Where is the item located?
    Nahl LIS 601 2010
  • 5. Voyager Public Record Field Structure Nahl LIS 601 2010
  • 6. Database Search Modes & Search Operators
    • SEARCH MODES
      • KEYWORD (non-linear, any word order, searches multiple fields simultaneously)
      • BROWSE (linear, exact syntax and word order, alpha-numeric order, searches one field at a time)
    • LOGICAL OPERATORS used to combine terms
      • Boolean Thinking (Set Arithmetic)
      • AND , ALL, +
      • OR , ANY
    Nahl LIS 601 2010
  • 7. Voyager Basic Search Fields Nahl LIS 601 2010
  • 8. Voyager Keyword Search Results Nahl LIS 601 2010
  • 9. Voyager Record Web 2.0 Features Nahl LIS 601 2010
  • 10. Voyager LCSH Controlled Vocabulary Nahl LIS 601 2010
  • 11. Voyager Advanced Search Fields Nahl LIS 601 2010
  • 12. Voyager Advanced Search Fields
    • Advanced Search = KEYWORD SEARCH MODE
    • Subject Keyword (SKEY)
    • Publisher: Date or Name
    • Contents/Summary (KCON)
    • Author Name (NKEY)
    • Language (KLNG)
    • More…
    Nahl LIS 601 2010
  • 13. Voyager Advanced Search Results Nahl LIS 601 2010
  • 14. Voyager Lib 2.0 Record Features Nahl LIS 601 2010
  • 15. Database Search Operators
    • TRUNCATION / STEMMING / WILDCARD for Variant Spellings
      • *
      • ?
      • $
    • PROXIMITY CONTROL
      • Phrase
      • “ “
    Nahl LIS 601 2010
  • 16. Periodical Index & Abstracting Databases
    • Levels & amount of information, & access techniques ( Handouts p. 6 )
    Nahl LIS 601 2010
  • 17. ERIC Database: Information Structure & Search Language
    • ERIC Handouts p. 8
    • ERIC Database Search Language
      • CV : (Indexed) Descriptors ( DE= )
      • NL : (Indexed) Identifiers ( ID= )
      • NL : (Not Indexed) Keywords ( KW= ); Anywhere
    Nahl LIS 601 2010
  • 18. Finding the CV in a Database
    • HL Gateway
    • Click E-Resources & Databases
    • Type in search box: eric
    • Unclick:  Journals   Online books
    • Click ERIC (via CSA) (twice)
    • Click Search Tools:
      • Thesaurus Search
      • Pull down field types menu Descriptors (DE=)
    Nahl LIS 601 2010
  • 19. Sample Search in ERIC Comparing CV with NL Results
    • academic achievement AND educational attainment
      • DE field search = 901 (CV)
      • KW field search = 1333 (NL/KW/Anywhere)
    • academic achievement OR educational attainment
      • DE field search = 53,356 (CV)
      • KW field search = 56,997 (NL/KW/Anywhere)
    Nahl LIS 601 2010
  • 20. ERIC Database Record Structure
    • TI: Turnaround in Texas: How One District Closed Its Minority Achievement Gap.
    • AU: Cook, Glenn
    • SO: American School Board Journal; v190 n2 p22-25 Feb 2003
    • IS: 0003-0953
    • NU: Clearinghouse: EA540434
    • AB: Describes how one district closed its minority achievement gap by employing the Brazosport model, a combination of effective-schools research and Total Quality Management principles. The model includes an eight-step "plan-do-check" instructional cycle for teachers and emphasizes teacher training and tracking data. Student- achievement data, not the system, drive decisions. (WFA)
    • LA: English
    • PY: 2003
    • PT: 080 Journal Articles; 141 Reports: Descriptive
    • DE: * Academic Achievement ; * Achievement Gains ; Educational Attainment ; * Educational Improvement ; *Educationally Disadvantaged ; Elementary Secondary Education ; High Risk Students ; Instructional Effectiveness ; *Instructional Improvement ; Standards ; Student Improvement ; Teacher Student Relationship ; Underachievement
    • ID: *Texas
    • SF: ERIC, Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE)
    • AN: EJ660840
    Nahl LIS 601 2010
  • 21. Exercise : ERIC Database Record Structure
    • If you wanted more articles like the one in the example, which Descriptors (CV) in that record would you select to add to the search? Explain.
    • How many Descriptors (CV) are assigned to this article?
    • What is the title of the journal where this article is published?
    • What is the date of publication?
    • Why is Achievement bolded in the record?
    Nahl LIS 601 2010
  • 22. Search Exercises
    • 2.5 points per exercise (10 exercises=25 points)
      • Incomplete exercises do not obtain full points
      • Follow all instructions to obtain full points
      • Process is most important , answers alone are incomplete, e.g.,
        • How did you find the item and the information?
        • What specific steps did you take to locate it?
        • What specific terms did you look-up?
        • Which volumes of a large set did you consult?
        • Etc., making the details of discovery explicit
    Nahl LIS 601 2010
  • 23. Grading Criteria for Search Exercises
    • 20% Following all instructions
    • 20% Completing all assigned queries
    • 40% Thoroughness of reporting search strategy process and search term selection
    • 20% Evidence of concept analysis
    • 100% = 25 points for 10 exercises (2.5 points per exercise of 4-8 queries)
    Nahl LIS 601 2010
  • 24. Google Docs 1 2 3
  • 25. Google Docs 4 5 Share your Search Exercise documents with your Instructor
  • 26. Due Next Week
    • Bring Turabian to class for an exercise
    • TEXT CHAPTER 4
    • Handouts pp. 14-15
    • Search Exercises pp. 7-11 ( read Ex. 1b)
    • Search Ex. 1a turn-in online in a Google Doc
    Nahl LIS 601 2010

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