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  • 1. ENG 101
    Danielle Carlock
    d.carlock@sccmail.maricopa.edu
    480 425 6765
  • 2. TODAY’S OBJECTIVES
    Review/Learn about the services available to you at the library
    Be able to find at least two articles on your topic using article databases
    Be able to find books using the library catalog
  • 3. Announcing theScottsdale Community College LibraryResearch Award
    Prizes for the best research paper/project by a current SCC student:
    1st place $300
    2nd place $200
    3rd place $100
    Submissions can be from courses taken during Summer 09, Fall 09, and Spring 10. Submission forms will be available starting October 21st. Submissions are due by 4:00 p.m. on April 26, 2010. More information including information about past winners is available at: http://library.scottsdalecc.edu/researchaward
  • 4. Get ready to Click
    Some slides will give you a chance to answer a question with your ResponseCard (“clicker”)
    Use only buttons 1/A through 0/J
    Press a button once; the display on your clicker will show your choice
    You can press a different button to change your answer as long as “polling: open” is displayed
  • 5. Which of the following services does the library NOT provide?
    Printing & copying
    Wireless internet
    Research assistance
    Tutoring
    Laptop checkouts
    Group study rooms
  • 6. Which of the following does the library NOT provide access to?
    All textbooks
    Electronic books
    Online journal articles
    Movies
  • 7. If you need research help from a librarian you can
    Call the library
    Use chat
    Come to the reference desk
    Any of the above
  • 8. In a college library, how are books arranged on the shelf?
    Alphabetically by author name
    Alphabetically by title
    By subject
    By size
  • 9. Which tool is used to find books a library owns?
    Google
    Periodical database
    Catalog
    None of the above
  • 10. Using article databases
    When you want to find newspaper, magazine, or journal articles on a topic use an article
    database
    These are specialized search engines available
    thru the SCC library website
    These search engines are not available freely
    thru the web (i.e. by googling)
  • 11. Suggested databases
    Academic Search Premier
    Academic One File
    National Newspapers
  • 12. Off Campus Login
  • 13. HOW TO DO KEYWORD SEARCHES
    When using any type of search engine, do not type whole sentences, questions, etc. into search boxes.
    INSTEAD:
    DETERMINE WHAT YOUR ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS ARE
  • 14. DETERMINING ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS
    Essential concepts
    Usually verbs or nouns
    They describe your topic
    Topic : How can social networking sites help people find jobs?
    What are the ESEENTIAL CONCEPTSin this topic??????
  • 15. AND
    • A command you give to the database
    • 16. It is put between the essential concepts in the search
    • 17. Ex: social networking AND jobs
    • 18. It tells the database to only find articles which include each of these terms
  • EXERCISE 1
    Pretend you must find 6 articles on finding jobs using social networking sites.
    You look for articles by typing “social networking and jobs“ into the database.
    There are dozens of articles in the database on this topic just in the last 6 months. How many of them would you retrieve by the search you did?
    Look through the articles and create two piles. (1) those that would be retrieved (2) those that would not.
  • 19. EXERCISE 1
    How many articles would you retrieve?
    Which ones?
    Which ones would not be retrieved? Why wouldn’t they be retrieved?
  • 20. What’s the Point?
    What is the point of doing this exercise?
  • 21. BOTTOM LINE
    There are many words in the English language to describe the same/similar concept
    We limited ourselves too much by not incorporating synonyms into the search
  • 22. BRAINSTORMING SYNONYMS
    Synonyms/related terms for social networking:
    Synonyms/related terms for job:
  • 23. OR
    Another command you give to the database
    It is put between synonyms
    EX: job OR employment
    It tells the database to look for articles in which either of the words appear
  • 24. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
    Formula for search statement:
    (all synonyms for key concept 1 with OR in between each) AND (all synonyms for key concept 2 with OR in between each)
  • 25. OUR SEARCH STATEMENT
  • 26. EXERCISE 2
    Look at the article abstracts and determine how many we would retrieve now with our new search statement.
    How many?
  • 27. STILL ONE MORE PROBLEM…
    Have you ever done a search using what you thought were the best keywords and still had a problem?
    What was the problem?
  • 28. EXERCISE 3
    Read over the article abstracts and create two piles:
    (1) articles that are relevant to our topic
    (2) articles that are not relevant to our topic
  • 29. EXERCISE 3
    Which articles were relevant to our topic?
    Why did the irrelevant articles come up?
    What can be done about this?
    Restrict search terms to article title only
    Use subject headings
  • 30. SUMMARY
    Determine your essential concepts
    Brainstorm synonyms for each essential concept
    Create a search statement using AND and OR
    Conduct the search!
    If too many irrelevant hits, restrict to titles or use subject headings
  • 31. Using one of the library databases, conduct a search on your topic. Find two relevant articles and email them to yourself
  • 32. LIBRARY CATALOG
    Used to find books, movies, and periodicals (magazines, newspapers and journals)
    CANNOT BE USED TO FIND INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES FROM SCRATCH ON A TOPIC