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  • Why is it necessary to have experts review? Why not just a regular editor?Why is it necessary to publish new ideas?
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  • Mention they may want to bookmark
  • Benefits of creating an account-save articles; organize into folders; save searches
  • Not very many results. Let’s take a look at the results (some are promising). Take a look at the subject terms –Clothing industry usedAlternative spelling for “labour”Sweatshops – specific form of exploitationScreenshot of new search - magnify
  • Add more terms – how many results come up now? Let’s take a look at some of the articlesClick on a detailed record (PDF)
  • Go to folder
  • Go to folder
  • Finding other databases
  • Note citation tools; scroll down to find bibliography and citation
  • Now your turn – search the library catalog for….


  • 2. Objectives: • Create effective search statements • Learn to navigate library databases to find peer-reviewed articles • Locate full-text articles when you have a citation
  • 3. What is peer review? A. Process in which manuscripts submitted to academic journals are reviewed by subject experts prior to publication B. Process that ensures the advancement of new knowledge and ideas C. Characteristic of all articles that appear in scholarly journals D. Both A & B E. All of the above
  • 4. What is peer review? Answer: D Although much of their content is peer-reviewed, scholarly journals also contain book reviews, editorials, and other articles that do not undergo the peer-review process.
  • 5. Which of the following is a characteristic of a scholarly journal article? A. Cites sources with footnotes and/or bibliography B. Usually written by faculty members and researchers C. Reports original research or theory D. Screened by scholars prior to publication E. All of the above
  • 6. Which of the following is a characteristic of a scholarly journal article? Answer: E
  • 7. Periodical Types “Peer-reviewed” “Refereed” “Scholarly” “Academic” “Trade” “Professional” “Practitioner” “Industry” “General” “Popular”
  • 8. Which search will find FEWER results?
  • 9. Which search will find FEWER results? Answer:
  • 10. Using AND school AND prayer + + 0 0 + + +0 0 0 0 0 + + + + 0 0 0 + + + Total results = 5
  • 11. Using OR school OR prayer + + 0 0 + + +0 0 0 0 0 + + + + 0 0 0 + + + Total results = 22
  • 12. Using a wildcard (*) will: A. Find MORE results B. Find FEWER results C. Find synonyms and related terms Example: school*
  • 13. Using a wildcard (*) will: Answer: A. Find MORE results Example: school*
  • 14. Using a wildcard (*) will BROADEN your search (find MORE) school* pray* school schools schooling schoolhouse schoolchildren pray prays prayer prayers praying classroom religion However, it will not find related terms or synonyms
  • 15. Creating a Search Statement Tips • Use OR to combine synonyms or related terms • “Nest” synonyms or related terms in parentheses or a single text entry box
  • 16. Getting to the course guide (1 of 3) 1
  • 17. Getting to the course guide (2 of 3) 2
  • 18. Getting to the course guide (3 of 3) 3
  • 19. Good database to begin your search
  • 20. If you are connecting from off campus you will receive an authentication request. Your library barcode is 200 + your 7-digit student ID number 2000987456
  • 21. Click Sign In to set up an account (recommended)
  • 22. Which words represent the main concepts in this research question? Are teenagers who play video games more violent?
  • 23. Are teenagers who play video games more violent? teen* teen teens teenager teenagers video gam* video game video games video gaming violence
  • 24. See results Check Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) See sorting options
  • 25. Your turn… Find peer-reviewed articles about the exploitation of laborers in the garment industry
  • 26. Scan results for related terms that might help expand your search
  • 27. Connect related terms with OR to get MORE results
  • 28. Getting Access to Full Text Articles Click ArticleLinker to see if the full text is available in another database
  • 29. There’s a good chance it is!
  • 30. If it’s not available, submit an article request!
  • 31. Most requests only take a few days. A notification will be sent to your UHCL account when the item is available.
  • 32. Use OneSearch to search the entire library collection. This can be a good way to find databases you wouldn’t have thought to use.
  • 33. Use quotation marks around multi-word terms Capitalize Boolean operators Sample search: “clothing industry” AND (exploit* OR sweatshop*) AND (laborer* OR worker*) Use parentheses to “nest” similar terms
  • 34. Select limiters to refine your search Check out these recommended databases
  • 35. Note the citation tools
  • 36. Your turn… Find a reference work on the teaching of creationism in public schools
  • 37. TIP: Check the bibliography for suggestions for further reading Does the library have this book?
  • 38. “but is it science” ruse Ruse, Michael, ed. But Is It Science? The Philosophical Question in the Creation/Evolution Controversy. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 1996.
  • 39. Your turn… Find books on creationism in public schools published AFTER 2003
  • 40. Requesting a book from another campus
  • 41. Need more help? Ask a Librarian