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  • Does anyone have a paper topic chosen? We can use that for our example.If not, we will use “corporeal punishment”/”family violence” and “bullying”.Please note the web site may change soon.


  • 1. ENG1250
  • 2. Online Databases  “Imagine a library filled with hundreds and thousands of magazines or journals, often dating back twenty or more years. Add to that hundreds of reference books, monographs, and primary source documents. With a single search term or phrase in the database Find field, the researcher can search the entire collection in a second or two. The results (articles) will appear on the researcher’s computer screen to be printed, emailed, saved, etc. “ “Licensed from reputable publishers, these materials offer a reliable alternative to the sometimes questionable results from general search engines.” (“Digital information literacy ruberic,” 2012)
  • 3. McMillen Library Webpage Does anyone have apaper topic chosen? Select “Online Databases” to find our online resources
  • 4. Library Resources Looking for Books? SearchAccent Online Catalog
  • 5. Library Resources Ebsco host
  • 6. Ebsco Host  Materials available  Magazines  Journals  Newspapers  Ebooks Search Features  Basic, Advanced, Visual, History  Thesaurus (Subject Descriptors) Limiters  Full-Text  Peer-reviewed  Language  Date of publication, and many others
  • 7. Database Features  Boolean Search: AND, NOT, OR Limiters (Narrow your results) Thesaurus Truncation, * Use of quotation marks Choose search field Save relevant materials in Folder
  • 8. Boolean Search ANDORNOT
  • 9. Limiters  Narrow Search Results  Date of publication  Publication name  Language  Full-text  Peer-reviewed
  • 10. Thesaurus  Advantages  Easy to use  Describe the “aboutness” of a resource  High relevance and precision  Retrieve relevant sources regardless of spelling Disadvantages  The “Browse” search bar can be confusing  You have to use the authorized terms in the list  Natural language may not be in the index  Sometimes current phrases or topics have not yet been added to the thesaurus
  • 11. Other Databases  Credo Inspire Mergent Online ProQuest Ebrary Culturegrams SIRS DSM-IV-TR
  • 12. Style Guide and Citations  Purdue OWL Indiana Tech LibGuide:  Citing Sources and Using Style Guides
  • 13. Questions? 