Susan Bloom, MLIS

FST 101 Library Session
• JET library quick virtual tour
• Scholarly Searching 101
• Accessing books and articles
• LibGuides

• Finding trustwort...
QUICK VIRTUAL TOUR
Items
professors
have
reserved
for
students

Borrow items for free
from other libraries

Research guides

FAQ

HELP!

Disc...
Scholarly
Searching 101
Search terms
“A word or combination of words
entered into the search input field
(or search box) to find information
on a ...
Which terms to use
How much does an

(weight or weigh)

African elephant

and “African

weigh?
Is Pluto a planet?

elephan...
Choosing Keywords
Speak like a caveman

Think it, don’t search it words:
Effect / Affect
Impact
Change
Influence
Advance /...
Selecting the Right Number
of Keywords (Video Link)
Limiters
Limiters are extra controls you can place on
your search parameters to zero in on the
specific information you ar...
Quotations
When quotations are placed around a group of words, the system
will only search for instances where those words...
Quick Tips
Make sure everything is spelled correctly
Start out broad and add terms or limiters one at a time

Do not use p...
DISCOVERY
Discovery – Also known as “Search All” is a system
that allows you to search for everything the library

offers (books, ar...
Practical Demonstration
LIBGUIDES (AKA
RESEARCH GUIDES)
 LibGuides are collections of useful information
on a particular topic. They are usually created by
a librarian and make ...
FINDING TRUSTWORTHY
WEBSITES
• Common website extensions
•

.com – Commercial

•

.biz – Small business

•

.net – Network

•

.edu – Education

•

.or...
• Currency
• Relevance
• Authority
• Accuracy
• Purpose

Oh CRAAP!
The Opte project. (n.d.). Map of the internet [Map]. In...
• Do you need current information or historical
data?
• When was the piece published?
• Have their been any revisions?
• W...
• Does the information speak to your topic?
• Who is the intended audience?
• Is the scope sufficient?

“Scope - extent or...
• Who is the author?
• Have they written on this topic previously?
• Do they hold a degree in the topic?
• Are they a part...
• Is the information supported by another source?
• Do the conclusions the author develops seem
plausible?
• Has the artic...
• Why do you think the author wrote this piece?
• What is the goal of the publisher?
• Is the source biased?
“Biased - an ...
• Instant Message Online
• Text (516) 714-4486
• Call (516) 323-3911
• Email molloylibrarian@gmail.com
• Visit
• Facebook ...
How many search terms should you
normally use in a search?
How will adding quotations to a search
term effect your search?...
• Please go to
http://molloy.libguides.com/
• Scroll to the bottom of the page
• Click on the link on the left hand side
t...
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    1. 1. Susan Bloom, MLIS FST 101 Library Session
    2. 2. • JET library quick virtual tour • Scholarly Searching 101 • Accessing books and articles • LibGuides • Finding trustworthy websites • Help! Lesson Objectives
    3. 3. QUICK VIRTUAL TOUR
    4. 4. Items professors have reserved for students Borrow items for free from other libraries Research guides FAQ HELP! Discovery (search everything)
    5. 5. Scholarly Searching 101
    6. 6. Search terms “A word or combination of words entered into the search input field (or search box) to find information on a particular subject or topic. Also known as a query term” Queensland Government. (2011, April 19). Search term. In CUE Standard Definitions. Retrieved from www.qld.gov.au/web/cue/definitions/
    7. 7. Which terms to use How much does an (weight or weigh) African elephant and “African weigh? Is Pluto a planet? elephant” Pluto and planet
    8. 8. Choosing Keywords Speak like a caveman Think it, don’t search it words: Effect / Affect Impact Change Influence Advance / Improve Help / Aid Cause Pro / Con Benefit
    9. 9. Selecting the Right Number of Keywords (Video Link)
    10. 10. Limiters Limiters are extra controls you can place on your search parameters to zero in on the specific information you are looking for. Be careful! You can place too many limits on a search and end up with no results.
    11. 11. Quotations When quotations are placed around a group of words, the system will only search for instances where those words appear in the same word order. Example: If a student enters King of the Hill into a search bar, the system will look for the words king, of, the and hill anywhere in any article, regardless of whether it is next to the other words. If the student enters “King of the Hill” the database will only retrieve instances of the phrase appearing as a whole. WillDillDaBoss. (2012, September 22). A very overlooked character [Digital image]. Retrieved February 26, 2013, from http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-All-Stars-Battle/A-very-overlooked-character/td-p/38337517
    12. 12. Quick Tips Make sure everything is spelled correctly Start out broad and add terms or limiters one at a time Do not use punctuation Do not use abbreviations
    13. 13. DISCOVERY
    14. 14. Discovery – Also known as “Search All” is a system that allows you to search for everything the library offers (books, articles, images, films, maps, etc.) all in one place. While it looks like Google, it behaves differently! Discovery (Search All)
    15. 15. Practical Demonstration
    16. 16. LIBGUIDES (AKA RESEARCH GUIDES)
    17. 17.  LibGuides are collections of useful information on a particular topic. They are usually created by a librarian and make researching easier. • They may contain: • A list of suggested search terms • A bibliography • Suggested databases to use LibGuides • Journals and websites to peruse • Notable authors • Definitions • Any other pertinent information
    18. 18. FINDING TRUSTWORTHY WEBSITES
    19. 19. • Common website extensions • .com – Commercial • .biz – Small business • .net – Network • .edu – Education • .org – Organization (charity) • .gov – Government • Country codes • Examples: .eu; .cn • www.google.com Website Extensions Fresh venture. (2009, May 19). Domain extensions [Digital image]. Retrieved from http://www.fresheventure.com/images/DomainExtensions.gif
    20. 20. • Currency • Relevance • Authority • Accuracy • Purpose Oh CRAAP! The Opte project. (n.d.). Map of the internet [Map]. In The Opte Project. Retrieved October 6, 2011, from http://opte.org/maps/
    21. 21. • Do you need current information or historical data? • When was the piece published? • Have their been any revisions? • When was the latest edition published? Currency
    22. 22. • Does the information speak to your topic? • Who is the intended audience? • Is the scope sufficient? “Scope - extent or range of view, outlook, application, operation, effectiveness, etc.” Random House, Inc. (n.d.). Scope [Def. 1]. In Dictionary.com. Retrieved from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/scope Relevance
    23. 23. • Who is the author? • Have they written on this topic previously? • Do they hold a degree in the topic? • Are they a part of any professional organization? • Do they provide contact information? • Who is the publishing company? • Have they published pieces on similar topics before? Authority
    24. 24. • Is the information supported by another source? • Do the conclusions the author develops seem plausible? • Has the article been cited in any other published works? • Is it from a peer-reviewed source? • Are their spelling and/or grammar mistakes? Accuracy
    25. 25. • Why do you think the author wrote this piece? • What is the goal of the publisher? • Is the source biased? “Biased - an inclination of temperament or outlook; especially : a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment” Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Bias [Def. 3b]. In Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Retrieved from http://www.merriamwebster.com/dictionary/bias Purpose
    26. 26. • Instant Message Online • Text (516) 714-4486 • Call (516) 323-3911 • Email molloylibrarian@gmail.com • Visit • Facebook & Twitter • Private appointments Need help?
    27. 27. How many search terms should you normally use in a search? How will adding quotations to a search term effect your search? What are limiters? Examples? What is a LibGuide? Review
    28. 28. • Please go to http://molloy.libguides.com/ • Scroll to the bottom of the page • Click on the link on the left hand side titled “Librarian Class Instruction Survey” • My name is Susie Bloom Library Instruction Survey
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