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    • SC2101 Methods of Social Research Tutorial Presented by Hayati Abdul Information Services NUS Libraries [email_address] Searching Sociological Abstracts
    • Objective s
      • To help you:
      • Search Sociological Abstracts effectively
      • Search LINC, the Library catalogue
      • Access resources and services via the Library portal
    • Outline
      • Getting started
      • Build your search
      • Understand and use your results
      • Citation styles
      • Hands-on session
        • Sociological Abstracts
        • LINC
    • What is Sociological Abstracts?
      • It is a primary resource for accessing the latest research in Sociology and related disciplines
      • It provides abstracts of
        • journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers & book reviews
      • Producer: CSA Illumina , Bethesda Maryland
      • Dates of coverage: 1952-present
      • Sociological Abstracts can be accessed from CSA Illumina homepage by
        • selecting Sociological Abstracts , then click on Continue to search
    • Getting started from Library portal
      • Several ways to access Sociological Abstracts from Library portal:
      • 1. Set your Preferences
      • 2. Under E-Resources , select Databases > Browse Databases by Subject > Sociology & Social Work > Sociological Abstracts
      • 3. Under Search for Database/E-Journal/E-Book Title, enter Sociological Abstracts & click Search
    • Build your search
      • What information are you looking for?
        • Identify general concepts
      • Ask yourself these questions:
        • What general terms relate to your search?
        • eg. Blogging and identity
          • (Bloggers or blogs or blogging) AND identity
        • Are you looking for
          • specific authors’ works?
          • specific journals?
    • Refine or broaden your search: Boolean Operators
      • Use AND to combine terms
      • Use OR to broaden search
        • find synonyms, alternate
        • spellings
      • Use NOT to narrow search
        • casino gambling NOT internet gambling
      OR aged elderly casino gambling internet gambling blogging identity AND
    • Refine or broaden search: Wildcard symbols
      • Asterisk * is used for
        • Truncation to retr ieve all terms with only part of the word specified
          • global* retrieves global, globally, globalisation, globalization
        • Multi-character wildcard for finding alternative spellings
            • behavi*r retrieves behaviour or behavior
    • Let’s search the following topic: blog* and identity Blogging and identity blogs or blogging or bloggers identity
    • Quick Search: Single Terms Enter terms in search box Click Search Tips for help
    • View Results Sort options View record Results listed by publication types Look for searched terms
    • View Record Save, print, email Read abstract journal title year vol & issue no pages month Mark record Look for searched terms
    • Save, Print, Email & QuickBib Select ASA citation style Click to create bib Email Print Save Select format Use marked records or specify records Add comments Choose MS Word
    • Bibliography created from QuickBib Check references for accuracy Save, print, email
    • Check LINC for full-text Click for e-version Limit to journals collection Search journal title
    • Access E-version of article
    • Check LINC for journal print copy For hard copies, either Specify volume or year. or click View additional copies Search journal title Limit to journals collection
    • Let’s search the following topic (phrases): life stage transitions and young adults Life stage transitions in young adults life stage transitions young adults
    • Quick Search: Combining Phrases Enter phrases in search box Can limit by date range Click Search Tips for help
    • View Search Results Sort by relevance Mark records Results listed by publication types View record
    • View Record Read abstract journal title year vol. & issue no pages month Look for searched terms
    • Save, Print, Email & QuickBib Select ASA citation style Create bib Email Print Save Select format Add comments Use marked records or specify records Choose MS Word
    • Create a Bibliography using QuickBib Save, print, email Check references for accuracy
    • Check LINC for full-text Click for e-version Print copies Search journal title
    • Access E-journal article
    • Let’s search the following topic: rap and music and youth and behavior Influence of rap music on behaviour of youths rap youths behavior music
    • Advanced Search: Anywhere Enter search terms Select Anywhere
    • View Results Sort by relevance Mark records
    • View Record Look for searched terms
    • Let’s search the following topic: males and (body image or masculinity) and magazines Representation of the male body in popular magazines males body image or masculinity magazines
    • Advanced Search: Keywords field Select keywords from list of searchable fields Enter search terms
    • View Results Save, print, email Searched terms occur in title, abstract & descriptors simultaneously
    • View Record Save, print, email Searched terms occur in title, abstract & descriptors simultaneously
    • Check LINC for full-text Click for e-version Check hard copy Search journal title
    • Check LINC for full-text
    • Search the following topic: social and casino* and gambl* Social implications of casino gambling social casino * gambl *
    • Search the following topic: single and males and marriage and (perceptions or attitudes) Single men’s perceptions towards marriage single males perceptions or attitudes marriage
    • Quick Recap…
    • Quick Search Mode
      • Features
      • Enter word or words or terms in search box
        • e.g. blogging and identity
      • Searched words are not case sensitive
        • No need to use capital letters
      • Quick search defaults to Anywhere search including references if available
      • Can search for multiple words or phrases
        • e.g. life stage transitions retrieves exact phrase
      • Can limit by date range or specific databases
      • Click on Search Tips for help on building search
    • View Search Results
      • Results are listed in a single combined list
        • By published works, by publication types
          • Journals
          • Peer-Reviewed Journals
          • Conferences
          • Books
        • Click on in front of Multiple Databases for results from different databases
        • Sort results by
          • Most recent first
          • Relevance rank
        • Click on descriptors for more articles on subject
      +
    • Save, Print, Email Records & Create a Bibliography
      • Search input is repeated below search results
      • Marked records are added to ‘ Update Marked List’
      • Select record format
      • Select output options
        • Save, Print, Email marked records or specific records
      • Create a bibliography using QuickBib facility
        • Under Choose document format
          • Choose MS word
        • Under Bibliographic style
          • Choose ASA from drop-list
    • Advanced Search Mode
      • Features
      • Allows for multi-searching
        • At search strategy area you can
          • Add/delete rows
          • Use drop-down menu to
            • perform field-specific searches (e.g. title, keywords )
            • construct Boolean queries (AND, OR, NOT)
          • Limit searches by
            • publication type and date
            • specifying the presentation of results
    • Advanced Search mode
      • Features
      • Can search by specific fields (e.g. keywords )
        • Using the pull-down menus,
          • choose the keyword option to search the title , abstract , and descriptor s simultaneously
      • Save, print, email records
      • Create a bibliography using QuickBib facility
    • Citation Manuals & Writing
      • Citation manuals
        • American Sociological Association. ASA style guide. (HM73 Ame)
        • Quick style guide for students writing Sociology papers
        • A guide to writing Sociology papers. (HM73 Gui)
        • Citation Styles in LION (Library Instruction Online)
      • Research & Writing
        • The sociology student writer's manual. (HM585 Soci 2004)
        • Studying society : the essentials. (HM571 Eva 2006 )
    • Getting Help
      • Library Instruction Online
        • Online help on how to
          • cite references
          • search databases
      • Student Advisory Service
        • Help with:
          • your research topic
          • using databases
        • Information Desk 5 th Floor
        • Email: [email_address]
        • [email_address]