What Grossmont Library  can do for  You ! Roxane BenVau Librarian
Your 5 Must-Knows Search Basics: Easy strategies to dramatically improve your searches Library Catalog: Find books, e-book...
Your 5 Must-Knows Search Basics: Easy strategies to dramatically improve your searches Library Catalog: Find books, e-book...
Best Sources of Information <ul><li>Library Resources vs. World Wide Web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Authoritative sources vs. m...
Grossmont Library—What You See is  NOT  What You Get  You Get. . .  MORE Books, Media and Journals located in Grossmont Li...
Your 5 Must-Knows Search Basics: Easy strategies to dramatically improve your searches Library Catalog: Find books, e-book...
Database Searching  is a Lot Like Fishing <ul><li>Search in the right pool (of information)   </li></ul><ul><li>Pick the d...
Choosing Your Search Terms, 1,2,3 <ul><li>Type in a single keyword or phrase if a simple search will get you what you want...
The secret to finding information efficiently is in the way you combine keywords when searching.  From Bellevue University...
Why Use “AND”? <ul><li>Databases (even Google) rely on AND to give you the ability to tell the database:  “Find ALL my sea...
More Search Tips:  Truncation and Exact Phrase <ul><li>Truncation  is the cutting short of search term(s) in order to retr...
Your 5 Must-Knows Search Basics: Easy strategies to dramatically improve your searches Library Catalog: Find books, e-book...
Finding Books: Our Library Catalog <ul><li>Remember to use “AND” between keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Good Search Strategy: ...
Practice time—Search the Catalog <ul><li>Go to:  http://www.grossmont.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>Go to: Library </li></ul><ul>...
Your 5 Must-Knows Search Basics: Easy strategies to dramatically improve your searches Library Catalog: Find books, e-book...
Find Articles in the Databases <ul><li>Available 24/7—the Library never sleeps! </li></ul><ul><li>Many Full-Text articles—...
Is it hard to find Scholarly  (Peer-Reviewed) Articles? <ul><li>It’s as easy as a click of the mouse! </li></ul><ul><li>… ...
Database searching <ul><li>Type in a single keyword or phrase if a simple search will get you what you want </li></ul><ul>...
Database searching: Step-by-Step http://www.grossmont.edu/library/default.asp
Practice time: Search Databases <ul><li>http://www.grossmont.edu/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use these terms or come up with yo...
Your 5 Must-Knows Search Basics: Easy strategies to dramatically improve your searches Library Catalog: Find books, e-book...
Plagiarism    Don’t Let This Happen to You! Give credit where credit is due— Cite your sources You must cite your source w...
Parts of a Citation:  A citation should contain all the necessary information to identify your source and lead others to i...
Your new mantra:  Back It Up! <ul><li>Don’t take the chance of losing your work.  Back It Up, Back It Up, Back It Up </li>...
Can I search for articles at home? <ul><li>Absolutely!  Once you log in, it’s just like you’re sitting in the library on c...
Making your life a little easier <ul><li>Take a Delicious URL label—paste it to your notebook </li></ul><ul><li>   http://...
Need Help?  Ask a Librarian! <ul><li>In person… </li></ul><ul><li>at the Reference Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Online… </li></u...
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  • My name and position You’ll need an index card (by your computer) Write across the top: “Something I learned today” on the front and “If I were teaching this class, I would…” on the back— you’ll be handing those to me at the end of the session. My goal in the next hour is to get you comfortable with using the Library’s Resources. You’ll have time to practice searching. Some of you may even find the articles you need. There’s one rule in here—that there’s no such thing as a dumb question. Feel free to ask during my talk and during your practice times.
  • Library Instruction for Bio 142

    1. 1. What Grossmont Library can do for You ! Roxane BenVau Librarian
    2. 3. Your 5 Must-Knows Search Basics: Easy strategies to dramatically improve your searches Library Catalog: Find books, e-books, videos, textbooks Using Information Ethically Sources of information: Library or WorldWideWeb Databases: Find articles, including peer-reviewed articles
    3. 4. Your 5 Must-Knows Search Basics: Easy strategies to dramatically improve your searches Library Catalog: Find books, e-books, videos, textbooks Need help? Ask a Librarian! Sources of information: Library or WorldWideWeb Databases: Find articles, including peer-reviewed articles
    4. 5. Best Sources of Information <ul><li>Library Resources vs. World Wide Web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Authoritative sources vs. maybe/maybe not </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RYT Hospital snopes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to limit search to peer-reviewed vs. no easy way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full-text articles are free vs. Pricey full-text articles </li></ul></ul>
    5. 6. Grossmont Library—What You See is NOT What You Get You Get. . . MORE Books, Media and Journals located in Grossmont Library Get books & articles from Cuyamaca , SDSU & other libraries Read 1,000’s of full-text articles via Databases—anytime, anywhere Read 22,000 e-Books online—anytime, anywhere Reserves: Textbooks, media, articles Online Reference books let you do research from home
    6. 7. Your 5 Must-Knows Search Basics: Easy strategies to dramatically improve your searches Library Catalog: Find books, e-books, videos, textbooks Using Information Ethically Sources of information: Library or WorldWideWeb Databases: Find articles, including peer-reviewed articles
    7. 8. Database Searching is a Lot Like Fishing <ul><li>Search in the right pool (of information) </li></ul><ul><li>Pick the database(s) that contains the type of information you’re looking for (Book? Article in medical journal? Business article?) </li></ul><ul><li>Use the right bait (search words): </li></ul><ul><li>Think like the author: What words would the author/indexer use in the article? Use those words in a search. Think of synonyms, too. </li></ul>
    8. 9. Choosing Your Search Terms, 1,2,3 <ul><li>Type in a single keyword or phrase if a simple search will get you what you want: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>human physiology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>endocrine </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Library Catalog: Keep terms broad </li></ul><ul><li>Databases: You can use broad or specific terms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3. To get narrower, more precise results, use: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Main concept…AND…main concept </li></ul><ul><li>endocrine AND function </li></ul><ul><li>human physiology AND encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><li> Why use “AND”?? Here’s why… </li></ul>http://opac.gcccd.edu/uhtbin/webcat http://www.grosmont.edu/library
    9. 10. The secret to finding information efficiently is in the way you combine keywords when searching.  From Bellevue University’s Library Tutorial
    10. 11. Why Use “AND”? <ul><li>Databases (even Google) rely on AND to give you the ability to tell the database: “Find ALL my search terms” </li></ul><ul><li>If you can search Google, you can search our catalog and databases </li></ul><ul><li>Search like you do in Google , except: put “AND” between your main concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Boolean to dramatically improve your searches </li></ul>AND
    11. 12. More Search Tips: Truncation and Exact Phrase <ul><li>Truncation is the cutting short of search term(s) in order to retrieve all items sharing a common root. For example, the truncation &quot;librar*&quot; would retrieve libraries, library, librarian, librarians, library science, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our Databases use * </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our Library Catalog uses $ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exact Phrase -- “ ” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Finds items that have those particular words all together, and in the exact order you typed them </li></ul></ul>
    12. 13. Your 5 Must-Knows Search Basics: Easy strategies to dramatically improve your searches Library Catalog: Find books, e-books, videos, textbooks Using Information ethically Sources of information: Library or WorldWideWeb Databases: Find articles, including peer-reviewed articles
    13. 14. Finding Books: Our Library Catalog <ul><li>Remember to use “AND” between keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Good Search Strategy: Do Keyword search </li></ul><ul><li>Look for relevant item </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Subject Headings </li></ul><ul><li>To locate the book: Write down “Grossmont Call Number” </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul>http://opac.gcccd.edu/uhtbin/webcat
    14. 15. Practice time—Search the Catalog <ul><li>Go to: http://www.grossmont.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>Go to: Library </li></ul><ul><li>1 st row and ½ 2 nd row: Click on “Our Library Catalog” </li></ul><ul><li>½ 2 nd row and 3 rd row: Click on “Other Library Catalogs—SDSU” --Notice “Interlibrary Loan Form” </li></ul><ul><li>Search for books of interest. Possible search terms: </li></ul><ul><li>thyroid AND function </li></ul><ul><li>endocrine AND function </li></ul><ul><li>human physiology AND encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><li>Use email feature to send yourself list of titles (“Keep” or “Save to List”) </li></ul>
    15. 16. Your 5 Must-Knows Search Basics: Easy strategies to dramatically improve your searches Library Catalog: Find books, e-books, videos, textbooks Using Information Ethically Best sources of information: Library Resources vs. Free Web Databases: Find articles, including peer-reviewed articles
    16. 17. Find Articles in the Databases <ul><li>Available 24/7—the Library never sleeps! </li></ul><ul><li>Many Full-Text articles—print, email or save it </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Search Premier alone provides access to 4500 full-text journals! </li></ul>
    17. 18. Is it hard to find Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) Articles? <ul><li>It’s as easy as a click of the mouse! </li></ul><ul><li>… as long as you use either Academic Search Premier or Gale Academic OneFile and check “peer-reviewed” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.grossmont.edu/library/default.asp </li></ul>
    18. 19. Database searching <ul><li>Type in a single keyword or phrase if a simple search will get you what you want </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>hyperthyroid* </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>hypothyroid* </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PTU </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>euthyroid </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>To get more specific, use: </li></ul><ul><li>Main concept…AND…main concept rat AND thyroid AND physiology </li></ul><ul><li>Think of synonyms and use those in new searches </li></ul><ul><li> rat and hypothyroid </li></ul><ul><li>Use * to truncate if needed (Is hypothyroid or hypothyroidism? Use </li></ul><ul><li>hypothyroid*) </li></ul>
    19. 20. Database searching: Step-by-Step http://www.grossmont.edu/library/default.asp
    20. 21. Practice time: Search Databases <ul><li>http://www.grossmont.edu/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use these terms or come up with your own: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hypothyroid* testes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Euthyroid PTU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>rat thyroid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physiology endocrine function </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make sure you check </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember to use AND, * if needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email articles to yourself </li></ul></ul>
    21. 22. Your 5 Must-Knows Search Basics: Easy strategies to dramatically improve your searches Library Catalog: Find books, e-books, videos, textbooks Using Information Ethically Sources of information: Library or WorldWideWeb Databases: Find articles, including peer-reviewed articles
    22. 23. Plagiarism Don’t Let This Happen to You! Give credit where credit is due— Cite your sources You must cite your source when you… ~quote someone ~paraphrase ~whenever you use someone else’s ideas Copyright (n.d.), Coverly, D.
    23. 24. Parts of a Citation: A citation should contain all the necessary information to identify your source and lead others to it.  From Bellevue University’s Library Tutorial
    24. 25. Your new mantra: Back It Up! <ul><li>Don’t take the chance of losing your work. Back It Up, Back It Up, Back It Up </li></ul><ul><li>Save your work to a Flash Drive or email it to yourself, when working on a library computer </li></ul><ul><li>When using a document that you’ve emailed to yourself: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t just open it and start working: Save it to the Desktop! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changes to documents in Temporary Folders are Not Saved even if you click Save!! </li></ul></ul>
    25. 26. Can I search for articles at home? <ul><li>Absolutely! Once you log in, it’s just like you’re sitting in the library on campus </li></ul><ul><li>You just need to know how to log in </li></ul><ul><li>username= firstname.lastname (don’t forget the dot!) </li></ul><ul><li>password= 6 digit birthday (MMDDYY) </li></ul>http://www.grossmont.edu/library/
    26. 27. Making your life a little easier <ul><li>Take a Delicious URL label—paste it to your notebook </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.delicious.com/grossmontmedia/caldwell </li></ul><ul><li>Please click button on your computer </li></ul><ul><li>Please answer: “Something I learned today” </li></ul><ul><li>“ If I were teaching this class, I would…” </li></ul>
    27. 28. Need Help? Ask a Librarian! <ul><li>In person… </li></ul><ul><li>at the Reference Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Online… </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ask a Librarian” online form or </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>By phone… </li></ul><ul><li>(619) 644-7361 </li></ul>

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