Elit Sposito Sum07

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Elit Sposito Sum07

  1. 1. Chambers Library Edmond Language Institute Tonya Holt Reference & Instruction Librarian
  2. 2. Databases <ul><li>UCO Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for articles in periodicals (journals, magazines and newspapers) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UCO pays for databases </li></ul><ul><li>Find good information not available on the internet </li></ul>
  3. 3. Academic Search Premier <ul><li>One of many databases paid for by UCO </li></ul><ul><li>How to get there </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://library.ucok.edu/ > Find Articles (Databases) > Academic Search Premier </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Effective Searching <ul><li>Sample Topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the death penalty ethical? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Possible Keywords </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Death penalty – capital punishment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethics - morals </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Boolean Operators <ul><li>Use and to narrow your search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Death penalty and ethics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capital punishment and morals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use or for synonyms or similar words </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Death penalty or capital punishment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethics or morals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Combine strategies using parentheses ( ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>( death penalty or capital punishment ) and ( ethics or morals ) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Alternate Endings <ul><li>Use and asterisk * for alternate endings </li></ul>Ethic* -s -ical Moral* -s -ity
  7. 7. UCO Library Catalog <ul><li>Does NOT search for articles </li></ul><ul><li>Searches for materials located in this library (books, government documents, DVD’s, CD’s, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>How to get there </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://library.ucok.edu/ > Find Books (Catalogs) > UCO Library Catalog </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Catalog Keyword Searching <ul><li>Use quotations “ ” only for words that go together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Capital Punishment ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Death Penalty ” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use question mark ? in place of asterisk * </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethic ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moral ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(“ death penalty ” or “ capital punishment ”) and ( ethics or morals ) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Where are the books? <ul><li>Books are on the shelf </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not Checked Out </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Books are NOT on the shelf </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lost—System Applied </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sent to the bindery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No item data available </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Books MAYBE on the shelf </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple Item Status (more than one copy) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check each copy </li></ul></ul></ul>

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