How to Search for Scholarly ArticlesPresentation Transcript
How to Search for Articles For Culinary Arts Students
A little about myself … Emi Kawasaki Phoenix College Librarian Originally from Japan Living in Arizona since 1994 ESL instructor, tour guide, Japanese/English interpreter, and international student advisor International travel Local ethnic restaurants MMO – massively multiplayer online social game
What we cover Library database Difference between magazines and journals How to search the library database for articles How to refine your search results
What is a library database? Is an online resource that contains information. Accessible from PC Library website Is searchable. By keywords, subject, author, magazine title, date, etc. Provides citation information. Author, title of article, publisher, date of publication, etc.
A library database is like …
To get the right part, you must know
Good search Make your search successful by Identifying what you want and need. Rear brake light bulb Choosing the suitable database. Identifying keywords inordertoretrievethe right information. Toyota, Corolla CE, 2001 Refining search results. Selecting quality information suitable for your research. $3.99 $5.99 $11.99
Magazines and Journals Magazines and Scholarly Journals by University of Arkansas Libraries
Preparation Before using the database Choose a food. – Shiitake mushroom Get to know a little more about the food.
Identify what kind of information you want. General information Mushroom, native to Japan and China; used in Asian cuisines; 40 calories per serving. Specific information Lentinan (anti-cancer agent) Write down the words you see repeatedly and/or find interesting. Lentinan, amino acid, immune system, heart disease, lower cholesterol … Think of synonyms. Chinese black mushroom, golden oak mushroom, lentinusedodes
Choose a Database PC Library > Databases by Subject > General or Health General OneFile Largest general interest periodical resource. More magazine articles Academic OneFile The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles More academic journal articles
Basic Search Academic OneFile Enter your main keyword. – the food your choice Change to Subject and Entire Document. Limit your results in academic journals to Full-text Peer-reviewed Documents with images Skim through search results. Mark the ones you might use. User registration recommended
Advanced Search Limit your search in advance. Locations of info Boolean Search Operators Documents Date of publication Publication titles – particular periodicals Publication subjects – periodicals in certain genre Lexile Score
Boolean Search Operators AND OR NOT
AND AND narrows your search. Locates items containing Both and in the same item information
Locates items containing either one or both keywords.
only only Both and
NOT NOT narrows your search Locates items containing only the first keyword and not the second keyword. And excludes items containing
Boolean AND narrows a search. OR broadens a search. NOT narrows a search by excluding certain search terms. Use Boolean Search Operators wisely to reduce your search results. A few good results are better than a few hundred irrelevant results.
Additional Resource NoodleBib Citation generator Handout – available online Database User Registration Personal online folder – save your search results
Review Library database Difference between magazines and journals How to search the library database for articles Basic search Advanced search How to refine your search results Limiters Boolean search operators
Are you ready?
Still feeling lost?
We are here to help you! Visit the library Library Hours Phone (602) 285-7473 Fax (602) 285-7368 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s try some searches. www.pc.maricopa.edu Click Library. Articles on the left.
Thank you! This concludes my presentation.
Databases What is a database? How to choose a database? How do I search? Basic search Advanced search Quality over Quantity Less is better. Boolean Search Operations
Your goals Know what you look
Research Steps Identify your topic. Find general information about your topic. Write down keywords. Use the library databases to find articles. Refine your search results. Cite your articles.