Improving searches II: Try a Different ResourcePresentation Transcript
A UST Libraries Information Literacy Tutorial
Finding different resourcesAre you sure you’re looking in the best resource for yourtopic?Have you tried basic resources in your area, and want tocheck other places too?In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to get a comprehensivesense of what the library offers in your subject area.
Finding different resourcesOutline:1. Different databases2. UST OneSearch3. Reference resources4. Google Scholar
1. Different databasesIn most subjects, the library has more than one resourcefor articles and other information.To learn what these are, you can: Search for a research guide in your topic Use the Databases by Subject listBoth of these resources are linked from the StudentServices page at:http://campusguides.stthom.edu/studentservices
2. UST OneSearchNo matter what you’re researching, chances are goodyou’ll find resources for it in UST OneSearch on thelibrary homepage.Try out different keywords and facets (the links on theleft side of the results page). Be sure to Sign In withyour CeltID and password for better results.For an even broader search, check the “SearchWorldwide” box. This will include many items thatrequire Interlibrary Loan to access.
3. Reference resourcesIn many cases, academic encyclopedias, companions andother reference resources can direct you to books andarticles on specific topics.The library has online reference resources in manysubject areas through the databases Credo Reference,Sage Knowledge, STAT!Ref, and other resources.Access them through the databases list, or try thelibrary catalog for specific titles.UST OneSearch also includes reference entries in itsresults. To see them, click the Reference Entries facetunder Resource Type.
4. Google ScholarGoogle Scholar, at http://scholar.google.com, searches alarge number of scholarly research articles in allsubject areas. It uses your keywords to find relevantarticles and link you to online full text sources.Google Scholar results usually have “Cited by” and“Related articles” links. These can be very useful forfinding more articles for your topic.You can set up Google Scholar to link to UST full textresources and to send citation info to your RefWorksaccount. Learn how athttp://campusguides.stthom.edu/googlescholar