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  • ANSC 1701Library Resources Megan Kocher Fall, 2012
  • Agenda• Primary vs Secondary Sources• Library Resources o Course Page• Database Searching o Search Strategies o Choosing a Database o Sample Search• Work Time
  • Primary or Secondary?table: James Cook University Library (Australia)http://www-public.jcu.edu.au/libcomp/JCUPRD_030412
  • Library Course Pagewww.lib.umn.edu --> Course Resources
  • Hints for Searching• Break down your Topic into Keywords o Concepts, Synonyms, Relationships• Truncation (*) o agricult* = agriculture, agricultural• Quotes around phrases "United States"• Boolean Searching o AND, OR, NOT• It will take several tries to get the right sources - keep refining your search.
  • source: Library of Congress http://catalog.loc.gov/help/boolean.htm
  • Find Databaseso CoursePage --> List of Databases for Primary or Secondary Sources:  www.lib.umn.edu/course/ANSC/1701o Articles & Databases Tab  www.lib.umn.edu -->Databases by Subject
  • Cite your sources• Keep detailed records: o name of Journal or website, title, author, date created, etc.• If you need help contact: o Libraries o Center for Writing
  • Image Credits• Offerings of a Chariot and Horse, Tomb of Userhat fromhttp://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/100015547#fullscreen.