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How to Search for Scholarly Articles

How to Search for Scholarly Articles






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    • 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
      • Make
      • Model
      • Year
    • 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
      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
      Date of publication
      Publication titles – particular periodicals
      Publication subjects – periodicals in certain genre
      Lexile Score
    • Boolean Search Operators
    • AND
      AND narrows your search.
      Locates items containing 
      Both and   in the same item information
    • OR
      • ORbroadensyour search.
      • Locates items containing either one or both keywords. 
      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
      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
      Boolean search operators
    • Are you ready?
    • Still feeling lost?
    • No worries
    • We are here to help you!
      Visit the library
      Library Hours
      Phone (602) 285-7473
      Fax (602) 285-7368
      Email emiot32021@maricopa.edu
    • Let’s try some searches.
      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.