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