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  • 1. ENG 101Finding Sources
    Danielle Carlock
    d.carlock@sccmail.maricopa.edu
    (480) 425-6765
  • 2. TODAY’S OBJECTIVE
    By the end of today’s session you will be able to:
    • Find sources for your paper
  • WHERE TO SEARCH?
  • 3. USING LIBRARY DATABASES
    A specialized search engine accessed through the library webpage
    Contains newspaper, magazine, and journal articles
    Most of this content not available openly through a web search (i.e. googling)
  • 4. SUGGESTED DATABASES
    Academic Search Premier
    Academic One File
    Opposing Viewpoints
    CQ Researcher
  • 5. PLAY TIME!
    Spend ten minutes “playing” with the database
    Do a search on your topic
    See what comes up, see how the database works
    Jot down any questions you have; after the ten minutes we will discuss
  • 6. DATABASE SEARCHING TIP #1
    Take time to construct a search strategy.
  • 7. Search Strategies (cont’d)
    The words you type into the database should be “essential concepts” related to your topic:
    Usually verbs or nouns
    They describe your topic
    Example Topic : Is global warming causing extreme weather across the globe?
    What are the ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS in this topic??????
  • 8. DATABASE SEARCHING TIP #2
    Talk to the database the way it’s used to
  • 9. AND
    • A command you give to the database
    • 10. It is put between the essential concepts in the search
    • 11. Ex: global warming AND extreme weather
    • 12. It tells the database to find articles which include both of these terms
  • DATABASE SEARCHING TIP #3
    • The English language is rich; build synonyms into your search
  • OR
    A command you give to the database
    It is put between synonyms
    EX: global warming OR climate change
    It tells the database to look for articles in which either of the words appear
  • 13. DATABASE SEARCHING TIP #4
    Create a comprehensive search statement that includes AND and OR.
  • 14. DATABASE SEARCHING TIP #5
    Use the full text limit (doesn’t apply to Opposing Viewpoints and CQ Researcher)
  • 15. DATABASE SEARCHING TIP #6
    If you get too many hits, limit your search to just the words in the title.
  • 16. DATABASE SEARCHING TIP #7
    Explore and use the many database features available to you
    Email, save or print articles
    How to cite
  • 17. DATABASE SEARCHING TIP #8
    When you run into trouble or have questions use us!
    In person @ the reference desk
    Call us
    Use 24/7 chat
    Text us
    Contact me directly

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