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Eslr310 (Ford)

Eslr310 (Ford)



Finding information in ProQuest Research Library and the Web

Finding information in ProQuest Research Library and the Web



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  • Good morning and welcome to the library. I’m pleased to be able to talk to you this morning about the various ways you can find information on your paper topic, which I understand is climate change. I’m going to walk you through two databases that we have here at Sacramento City College, and also give you some strategies that hopefully will help you use other databases—many of them work similarly. We dont’ have a lot of time, so we’ll just get started.

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  • Finding research materials in library databases and on the web ESLR310 (Ford), Spring 2008 Jeff Karlsen, LRC Librarian
  • SCC Home Page: Gateway to Books and Articles http://scc.losrios.edu/~library
  • Choosing a Database
  • Keywords: building blocks for searching
    • Words or phrases related to your topic
    • Examples:
    • Otzi
    • Iceman
    • “ Frozen Fritz”
    • (When it’s a phrase, put it in quotation marks)
  • ProQuest Research Library: Advanced Search Screen Start on advanced search screen connectors Important! Get full articles, not just citations Looking for current information? keyword 1 choose “document text” to search whole article keyword 2
  • ProQuest Research Library: Results screen what kind of sources do you need? build on your current search
  • World Wide Web: Evaluating Websites
    • Who is responsible for it?
    • When was it last updated?
    • Does it contain a lot of ads?
    • What sorts of other sites does it link to?
    • Does it show obvious bias?
    • Does it cite references for the information it contains?
  • Subject Directories: Find more reliable information
    • The Librarians’ Internet Index
    • http://lii.org/
    INFOMINE http:// infomine.ucr.edu /
  • Questions? Need more help?
    • E-mail me: [email_address]
    • Call the reference desk: 558-2461
    • Use the “Ask a librarian” button on the library’s home page: http://scc.losrios.edu/~library