Lesson 3 Online Database Powerpoint

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Lesson 3 Online Database Powerpoint

  1. 1. How Use an Online Database The stuff you need to know about searching…..
  2. 2. Simple vs. Advanced Did you know when you are searching an online database or an Internet search engine, you have a major searching interface choice? Why go beyond the simple search screen? It’s about POWER
  3. 3. Simple Screen in a Database
  4. 4. Advanced Screen in a Database
  5. 5. Simple Screen Click here for more precision and power!
  6. 6. Advanced Screen
  7. 7. Also, within your database, you will often have to make another choice!
  8. 8. Another Decision: <ul><li>Subject/Topic </li></ul>Keyword Full Text
  9. 9. What is the difference? <ul><li>Subject / topic </li></ul><ul><li>Keyword </li></ul><ul><li>Full text </li></ul><ul><li>When might you use each? </li></ul>
  10. 10. An Important Choice
  11. 11. Another Choice
  12. 12. Use the language and structure of the database to gather relevant material. Subject headings or descriptors
  13. 13. In some databases this choice is critical!
  14. 14. Most search engines also offer subject / topic clusters You can open these categories!
  15. 15. Just a few more tricks…..
  16. 16. http://elibrary.bigchalk.com/libweb/curriculum/do/search Search / filter by media type (Also phrase searching Searching by media type and using phrases
  17. 17. Don’t forget the tabs across the top of the page!
  18. 18. Sorting results
  19. 19. Find command helpful for lots of text, or search results
  20. 20. And finally, as you search, consider . . . <ul><li>What types of sources does your instructor want you to cite: </li></ul><ul><li>Primary sources? </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarly sources? </li></ul><ul><li>Popular sources? </li></ul><ul><li>Trade journals? </li></ul>
  21. 21. Scholarly words <ul><li>Refereed </li></ul><ul><li>Peer reviewed </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarly </li></ul>
  22. 22. Filter for scholarly and for full text
  23. 24. Librarians can really help!! <ul><li>Any Questions? </li></ul>

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