Comm 1110 (Lewis) Fall 2013- Nagel

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  • 1. Communication 1110    LibGuides Searching Tips Suggested Resources Communication 1110 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
  • 2. LibGuides Know what we know http://clayton.libguides.com/ COMM 1110 http://clayton.libguides.com/comm1110 Erin Nagel http://clayton.libguides.com/ErinNagel
  • 3. Browse by subject category
  • 4. Searching Tips Methods to narrow your search and limit your results
  • 5. Search terms Concept 1 Concept 2 Main idea Related idea OR Synonym OR Synonym Concept 3 Subtopic OR AND Synonym OR Synonym • Use “ “ or ( ) to keep words together & in order • Connect different concepts with AND • Connect similar concepts with OR OR AND Synonym OR Synonym
  • 6. Boolean Operators  AND = narrow  AND is automatically used by Google and other search engines to combine terms OR = expand  NOT = exclude Sometimes a program will use a + or – to substitute for AND or NOT
  • 7. Searching Tips  Words to AND to your search  “pro and con”  “opposing view”  “ethical aspects”  debate  controvers*  finds controversy, controversies, controversial
  • 8. Search Strategy Concept 1 Concept 2 Concept 3 “drunk driving” debate law OR OR OR DUI AND controvers* OR statue OR “intoxicated driving” AND “opposing view” “drunk driving” AND debate AND law (“drunk driving” OR DUI) AND (debate OR controvers*) AND law (“drunk driving” OR DUI OR “intoxicated driving”) AND controvers* AND (law OR statue)
  • 9. Suggested Resources       Academic Search Complete CQ Researcher plus Archive LexisNexis Issues & Controversies World News digest ProCon.org
  • 10. Academic Search Complete    Covers a variety of subjects High percentage of article access level Ability to simultaneously search subject specific databases
  • 11. CQ Researcher plus Archive    Domestic or global topics Each weekly publication focuses on a single topic pulled from today’s headlines. Recent Topics  Religious Repression  Big Data and Privacy  Domestic Drones  Regulating Pharmaceuticals  Worker Safety  Border Security
  • 12. LexisNexis Academic   National and International news Hot Topics Links  saved  searches of today’s timely topics Categories to limit results:  Sources by category  Publication  Subject  Geography Name
  • 13. LexisNexis results for “Obamacare”
  • 14. Issues & Controversies Issues facing the world today  In-depth articles  Newspaper editorials and editorial cartoons  Tips for evaluating sources and delivering a speech 
  • 15. Issues & Controversies
  • 16. World News Digest Domestic and international news  Searchable daily news feed  All major political, social, and economic events  Archival records since November 1940 
  • 17. ProCon.org Nonprofit website  Resources on controversial and important issues  Nonpartisan, presents research on both sides of an issue  NOTE: Not a library database. Always evaluate for bias! 
  • 18. What next? Evaluate your sources http://clayton.libguides.com/research/evaluate Avoid plagiarism http://clayton.libguides.com/research/plagiarism Cite your sources http://clayton.libguides.com/research/cite