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ENG 102 Finding Articles

  1. 1. ENG 102Session 2:Finding Articles<br />
  2. 2. TODAY’S OBJECTIVES<br /><ul><li>By the end of today’s session you will be able to:
  3. 3. Find magazine, newspaper, and journal articles on your topic</li></li></ul><li>HOW TO DO KEYWORD SEARCHES<br />When using any type of search engine, do not type whole sentences, questions, etc. into search boxes. <br />INSTEAD: <br />DETERMINE WHAT YOUR ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS ARE<br />
  4. 4. DETERMINING ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS<br />Essential concepts <br />Usually verbs or nouns<br />They describe your topic<br />Topic : How can social networking sites help people find jobs?<br />What are the ESEENTIAL CONCEPTSin this topic?????? <br />
  5. 5. AND <br /><ul><li>A command you give to the database
  6. 6. It is put between the essential concepts in the search
  7. 7. Ex: social networking AND jobs
  8. 8. It tells the database to only find articles which include each of these terms</li></li></ul><li>EXERCISE 1<br />Pretend you must find 6 articles on finding jobs using social networking sites.<br />You look for articles by typing “social networking and jobs“ into the database.<br />There are dozens of articles in the database on this topic just in the last 6 months. How many of them would you retrieve by the search you did?<br />Look through the articles and create two piles. (1) those that would be retrieved (2) those that would not.<br />
  9. 9. EXERCISE 1<br />How many articles would you retrieve?<br />Which ones?<br />Which ones would not be retrieved? Why wouldn’t they be retrieved?<br />
  10. 10. What’s the Point?<br />What is the point of doing this exercise?<br />
  11. 11. BOTTOM LINE<br />There are many words in the English language to describe the same/similar concept<br />We limited ourselves too much by not incorporating synonyms into the search<br />
  12. 12. BRAINSTORMING SYNONYMS<br />Synonyms/related terms for social networking:<br />Synonyms/related terms for job:<br />
  13. 13. OR<br />Another command you give to the database<br />It is put between synonyms <br />EX: job OR employment<br />It tells the database to look for articles in which either of the words appear<br />
  14. 14. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER<br />Formula for search statement:<br />(all synonyms for key concept 1 with OR in between each) AND (all synonyms for key concept 2 with OR in between each) <br />
  15. 15. OUR SEARCH STATEMENT<br />
  16. 16. EXERCISE 2<br />Look at the article abstracts and determine how many we would retrieve now with our new search statement.<br />How many? <br />
  17. 17. Using article databases<br />When you want to find newspaper, magazine, or journal articles on a topic use an article database<br />These are specialized search engines available <br /> thru the SCC library website <br />These search engines are not available freely<br /> thru the web (i.e. by googling)<br />Databases vs. Googling<br />
  18. 18. Suggested databases<br />Academic Search Premier<br />Academic One File<br />National Newspapers<br />Opposing Viewpoints<br />
  19. 19. Off Campus Login<br />
  20. 20. FINDING NEWSPAPER ARTICLES<br />Use a newspaper specific database <br />National Newspapers<br />OR <br />Use Academic Search Premier or Opposing Viewpoints w/ the newspaper limit.<br />
  21. 21. FINDING MAGAZINE ARTICLES<br />Use Academic Search Premier or Opposing Viewpoints with the magazine limit.<br />
  22. 22. FINDING SCHOLARY JOURNAL ARTICLES<br />Use Academic Search Premier with the “scholarly (peer reviewed) journals limit<br />Use Academic One File with the “limit to peer reviewed publications” <br />Use Opposing Viewpoints with the “academic journals” limit<br />