How to Search for Scholarly Articles


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How to Search for Scholarly Articles

  1. 1. How to Search for Articles<br />For Culinary Arts Students<br />
  2. 2. A little about myself …<br />Emi Kawasaki <br />Phoenix College Librarian<br />Originally from Japan<br />Living in Arizona since 1994<br />ESL instructor, tour guide, Japanese/English interpreter, and international student advisor<br />International travel<br />Local ethnic restaurants<br />MMO – massively multiplayer online social game<br />
  3. 3. What we cover<br />Library database<br />Difference between magazines and journals<br />How to search the library database for articles<br />How to refine your search results<br />
  4. 4. What is a library database?<br />Is an online resource that contains information.<br />Accessible from PC Library website<br />Is searchable.<br />By keywords, subject, author, magazine title, date, etc.<br />Provides citation information.<br />Author, title of article, publisher, date of publication, etc.<br />
  5. 5. A library database is like …<br /><ul><li>To get the right part, you must know
  6. 6. Make
  7. 7. Model
  8. 8. Year</li></li></ul><li>Good search<br />Make your search successful by<br />Identifying what you want and need. <br />Rear brake light bulb<br />Choosing the suitable database.<br />Identifying keywords inordertoretrievethe right information.<br />Toyota, Corolla CE, 2001<br />Refining search results.<br />Selecting quality information suitable for your research.<br />$3.99 $5.99 $11.99<br />
  9. 9. Magazines and Journals<br />Magazines and Scholarly Journals by University of Arkansas Libraries<br />
  10. 10. Preparation<br />Before using the database<br />Choose a food. – Shiitake mushroom<br />Get to know a little more about the food.<br />
  11. 11. Identify what kind of information you want.<br />General information <br />Mushroom, native to Japan and China; used in Asian cuisines; 40 calories per serving.<br />Specific information <br />Lentinan (anti-cancer agent)<br />Write down the words you see repeatedly and/or find interesting.<br />Lentinan, amino acid, immune system, heart disease,<br />lower cholesterol …<br />Think of synonyms.<br />Chinese black mushroom, golden oak mushroom, lentinusedodes<br />
  12. 12. Choose a Database<br />PC Library > Databases by Subject > General or Health<br />General OneFile<br />Largest general interest periodical resource.<br />More magazine articles<br /> Academic OneFile<br />The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles<br />More academic journal articles<br />
  13. 13. Basic Search<br />Academic OneFile<br />Enter your main keyword. – the food your choice<br />Change to Subject and Entire Document.<br />Limit your results in academic journals to <br />Full-text <br />Peer-reviewed<br />Documents with images<br />Skim through search results.<br />Mark the ones you might use. <br />User registration recommended<br />
  14. 14. Advanced Search<br />Limit your search in advance.<br />Locations of info<br />Boolean Search Operators<br />Documents<br />Date of publication<br />Publication titles – particular periodicals<br />Publication subjects – periodicals in certain genre<br />Lexile Score<br />
  15. 15. Boolean Search Operators<br />AND<br />OR<br />NOT<br />
  16. 16. AND<br />AND narrows your search.<br />Locates items containing <br /> Both and   in the same item information<br />
  17. 17. OR<br /><ul><li>ORbroadensyour search.
  18. 18. Locates items containing either one or both keywords.  </li></ul>  only <br />only<br />Both and <br />
  19. 19. NOT<br />NOT narrows your search<br />Locates items containing only the first keyword and not the second keyword.<br />And excludes items containing<br />
  20. 20. Boolean <br />AND narrows a search.<br />OR broadens a search.<br />NOT narrows a search by excluding certain search terms.<br />Use Boolean Search Operators wisely to reduce your search results.<br />A few good results are better than a few hundred irrelevant results.<br />
  21. 21. Additional Resource<br />NoodleBib<br />Citation generator<br />Handout – available online<br />Database User Registration<br />Personal online folder – save your search results<br />
  22. 22. Review<br />Library database<br />Difference between magazines and journals<br />How to search the library database for articles<br />Basic search<br />Advanced search<br />How to refine your search results<br />Limiters<br />Boolean search operators<br />
  23. 23. Are you ready?<br />
  24. 24. Still feeling lost?<br />
  25. 25. No worries<br />
  26. 26. We are here to help you!<br />Visit the library<br />Library Hours<br />Phone (602) 285-7473<br />Fax (602) 285-7368<br />Email<br />
  27. 27. Let’s try some searches.<br /><br />Click Library.<br />Articles on the left.<br />
  28. 28. Thank you!<br />This concludes my presentation.<br />
  29. 29. Databases<br />What is a database?<br />How to choose a database?<br />How do I search?<br />Basic search<br />Advanced search<br />Quality over Quantity <br />Less is better.<br />Boolean Search Operations<br />
  30. 30. Your goals<br />Know what you look <br />
  31. 31. Research Steps<br />Identify your topic.<br />Find general information about your topic.<br />Write down keywords.<br />Use the library databases to find articles.<br />Refine your search results.<br />Cite your articles.<br />