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Searching databases
Searching databases
Searching databases
Searching databases
Searching databases
Searching databases
Searching databases
Searching databases
Searching databases
Searching databases
Searching databases
Searching databases
Searching databases
Searching databases
Searching databases
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Searching databases
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  • 1. I wonder why it smellslike gas in here. If I lighta match, I’ll be able tosee the source.
  • 2. Hmmm…That’s notwhat I expected. MaybeI should try aflashlight…
  • 3. Type in search terms What am I expecting to see? What DID I see? Why DID I get that? Adjust your search
  • 4. LatherRinseRepeat
  • 5. Start with a broadsearch, then narrow bysubject and/or keyword
  • 6. Keyword: Words Subject: A MAIN TOPICAppear Somewhere in IN THE DOCUMENTDocument or Record
  • 7. Start with a broad search, thennarrow by subject or keyword Mattel (keyword) (12,478 hits) Mattel inc. (subject) (1,939 hits) Mattel (SU) AND (70 hits) China
  • 8. SUBJECT terms in EbscoHostListed under each article title
  • 9. SUBJECT terms in EbscoHostAnd Listed in Left Column
  • 10. Make ONE(okay, maybe two)change at a time.
  • 11. There are lots ofways to narrow:• Subject• Scholarly (peer reviewed)Journals• Date• Books• Magazines• By Publication (e.g., Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated)
  • 12. Publications that may be likely to runnegative articles about big business:Alive: Canadas Natural Health & Wellness Mother Earth NewsMagazine Natural HealthAnimals Agenda New InternationalistAtlantic Monthly New RepublicCanadian Dimension New ScientistChristian Science Monitor New StatesmanCurrent Science New Vegetarian & Natural HealthEarth Island Journal NewsweekEcologist Nutrition Action Health LetterEnds (Environmental Data Services) PediatricsEnvironmental Nutrition ShapeExceptional Parent SierraGreenpeace Update TimeHarpers Magazine Time International (Canada Edition)Journal of American Culture Tufts University Health & Nutrition LetterJama: Journal of The American Medical Vegetarian TimesAssociation World WatchLancetMens Health
  • 13. Places to Find Basic Company Info (besidescompany’s own website):
  • 14. Places to Find Basic Company Info (besidescompany’s own website):
  • 15. Places to Find Basic Company Info (besides company’s own website):Search: [company name + company profile]Or [company name + swot analysis]SWOT= Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities,Threats
  • 16. Custom search engine: Vaughan’s Alternative Press Searches ONLY Alternative Press siteshttp://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=003858673 786651350075%3A6ihed2ykopo

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