Locating Sources<br />Danielle Carlock<br />480 425 6765<br />d.carlock@sccmail.maricopa.edu<br />
LOCATING SOURCES FOR YOUR SPEECH <br />Method depends on type of source seeking (book, article, website, etc)<br />Today w...
WHERE….<br />Not effective to use Google for article searches. Why?<br />Where instead? <br />
LIBRARY DATABASES<br />Specialized search engines<br />Available to students via library website<br />Contain access to ar...
SUGGESTED DATABASES<br />Academic Search Premier<br />Academic One File<br />CQ Researcher<br />Opposing Viewpoints<br />P...
What is a keyword search?<br />A type of search that looks for matching documents that contain the words specified by the ...
HOW TO SEARCH FOR ARTICLES<br />Going to take you through a step by step process to effectively and efficiently find artic...
STEP 1:  WRITE YOUR GOAL STATEMENT<br />See pg 289-290 in text<br />Goal statement example:  To combat the extreme weather...
STEP 2: IDENTIFY THE KEY WORDS IN YOUR GOAL STATEMENT<br /> The key words in your goal statement are usually verbs and nou...
STEP 3: IDENTIFY SYNONYMS FOR EACH OF YOUR KEY WORDS<br />The English language is very rich. There are many words to descr...
STEP 4: CREATE A SEARCH STRING<br />Now that you have keywords and synonyms, we will combine them in such as way that the ...
AND <br /><ul><li>A command you give to the database
It is put between the key words in the search
Ex: climate change AND extreme weather
It tells the database to find articles which include BOTH of these terms</li></li></ul><li>OR<br />Another command you giv...
PRACTICE<br />Put together a search string for the topic<br />
FULL SEARCH STRING<br />(“global warming” OR “climate change”) AND (“extreme weather” OR megastorms)<br />
STEP 5:  CHOOSE AN APPROPIATE DATABASE<br />Choose one or two databases appropriate to our topic, climate change.<br />
Step 6: USE LIMITS AS APPROPRIATE<br />Limits are ways you can tell the database to reduce the number of results based on ...
Step 7: CONDUCT THE SEARCH<br />Type your search string into the search box and apply your limits<br />
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  1. 1. Locating Sources<br />Danielle Carlock<br />480 425 6765<br />d.carlock@sccmail.maricopa.edu<br />
  2. 2. LOCATING SOURCES FOR YOUR SPEECH <br />Method depends on type of source seeking (book, article, website, etc)<br />Today we are going to focus on finding magazine, newspaper, and scholarly journal articles<br />There are really two things to consider: where and how….<br />
  3. 3. WHERE….<br />Not effective to use Google for article searches. Why?<br />Where instead? <br />
  4. 4. LIBRARY DATABASES<br />Specialized search engines<br />Available to students via library website<br />Contain access to articles<br />No charge<br />
  5. 5. SUGGESTED DATABASES<br />Academic Search Premier<br />Academic One File<br />CQ Researcher<br />Opposing Viewpoints<br />Possibly a subject specific database related to your topic<br />ALL AVAILABLE THRU THE LIBRARY WEBSITE<br />
  6. 6. What is a keyword search?<br />A type of search that looks for matching documents that contain the words specified by the user.<br />By doing this you hope to get back results about your topic<br />The database cannot think for you/anticipate what you want<br />Example: you want articles about global warming. You type in global warming. You won’t get articles that you use the term climate change instead.<br />
  7. 7. HOW TO SEARCH FOR ARTICLES<br />Going to take you through a step by step process to effectively and efficiently find articles<br />The “Search Strategy” worksheet will be used<br />
  8. 8. STEP 1: WRITE YOUR GOAL STATEMENT<br />See pg 289-290 in text<br />Goal statement example: To combat the extreme weather created by global warming, the U.S. federal government must implement stronger industrial regulations.<br />
  9. 9. STEP 2: IDENTIFY THE KEY WORDS IN YOUR GOAL STATEMENT<br /> The key words in your goal statement are usually verbs and nouns.<br />Keyword 1:<br />Keyword 2:<br />
  10. 10. STEP 3: IDENTIFY SYNONYMS FOR EACH OF YOUR KEY WORDS<br />The English language is very rich. There are many words to describe the same concept.<br />Synonyms for keyword 1:<br />Synonyms for keyword 2:<br />
  11. 11. STEP 4: CREATE A SEARCH STRING<br />Now that you have keywords and synonyms, we will combine them in such as way that the database understands what you want it to do with them.<br />In other words we are going to talk to the database using the language and commands in understands<br />
  12. 12. AND <br /><ul><li>A command you give to the database
  13. 13. It is put between the key words in the search
  14. 14. Ex: climate change AND extreme weather
  15. 15. It tells the database to find articles which include BOTH of these terms</li></li></ul><li>OR<br />Another command you give to the database<br />It is put between groups of synonyms <br />EX: extreme weather ORmegastorms<br />It tells the database to look for articles in which either of the words appear<br />
  16. 16. PRACTICE<br />Put together a search string for the topic<br />
  17. 17. FULL SEARCH STRING<br />(“global warming” OR “climate change”) AND (“extreme weather” OR megastorms)<br />
  18. 18. STEP 5: CHOOSE AN APPROPIATE DATABASE<br />Choose one or two databases appropriate to our topic, climate change.<br />
  19. 19. Step 6: USE LIMITS AS APPROPRIATE<br />Limits are ways you can tell the database to reduce the number of results based on certain criteria:<br />Full text<br />Language<br />Year range<br />Publication type<br />
  20. 20. Step 7: CONDUCT THE SEARCH<br />Type your search string into the search box and apply your limits<br />
  21. 21. Step 8: RECORD CITATIONS<br />Find articles that appear promising. Print out citations: <br />author(s), article title, name of magazine, journal, or newpaper, year, volume, issue, page numbers.<br />Use database features to email articles to yourself, save them or print them. <br />
  22. 22. HANDS ON PRACTICE<br />In groups, use the worksheet to conduct a search on a speech topic.<br />I will come around and assign which database to use.<br />Take 20 minutes to do this. At end of time, a volunteer group(s) will show us what they did/found.<br />
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