Searching databases

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Searching databases

  1. 1. I wonder why it smellslike gas in here. If I lighta match, I’ll be able tosee the source.
  2. 2. Hmmm…That’s notwhat I expected. MaybeI should try aflashlight…
  3. 3. Type in search terms What am I expecting to see? What DID I see? Why DID I get that? Adjust your search
  4. 4. LatherRinseRepeat
  5. 5. Start with a broadsearch, then narrow bysubject and/or keyword
  6. 6. Keyword: Words Subject: A MAIN TOPICAppear Somewhere in IN THE DOCUMENTDocument or Record
  7. 7. Start with a broad search, thennarrow by subject or keyword Meat (keyword) (Over 2 million hits) Meat (subject) (86,618 hits) Meat (SU) AND contamination (2,377 hits) Meat (SU) and food contamination (su) (1,602hits) Narrow by MAGAZINES, News Books (74) hits and eBooks
  8. 8. SUBJECT terms in Ebsco databaseslisted under each article title
  9. 9. SUBJECT terms in EbscoHostAnd Listed in Left Column
  10. 10. Make ONE(okay, maybe two)change at a time.
  11. 11. There are lots ofways to narrow:• Subject• Scholarly (peer reviewed)Journals• Date• Books• Magazines• By Publication (e.g., Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated)

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