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Keywords, Synonyms, and 360 Link Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Sarah Schmidt Reference and Government Information Librarian Keywords, Synonyms, & Interlibrary Loan
  • 2. @ the library: get access to the info you need that isn’t freely available online Library resources are free and only for ASU community members, including students!
  • 3. U-Search searches the full text of SOME of the electronic information at the library
  • 4. Let’s say these are ALL the databases the library owns
  • 5. What’s a database? • A little electronic library with books, articles, videos, reports, etc – based on a subject like history, math, science, art, music, and so on.
  • 6. U-Search Searches HALF the databases the library owns… AND
  • 7. RamCat, the library’s catalog. RamCat searches the records of every item the library has access to
  • 8. Your turn! Let’s work on #1
  • 9. Advanced Searches: 1. Formulate a research question 2. Tinker with the question in the database How? Play around with: • Your words • Information type • Subjects tagged on to articles
  • 10. Formulate a research question Think about: • What you want to learn from the project • Your current thesis statement
  • 11. Formulate a research question -Why is it bad for athletes to use steroids in the first place? -How widespread an issue is this, anyway? -Should Major League Baseball have better drug testing procedures? -Should the federal government step in? -What other solutions are there?
  • 12. How to get more targeted results Tip #1: Use Synonyms
  • 13. How to get more targeted results Tip #2: Take out the seaweed
  • 14. How to get more targeted results Tip #3: Limit by information type
  • 15. How to get more targeted results Tip #4: Limit by subject
  • 16. Subjects • Are between 1-4 words that describe the main topics associated with a book, article, etc. • Are an excellent tool for finding more books, articles, etc. on a topic • You can find subjects…
  • 17. On an item record
  • 18. On your list of results
  • 19. Your turn! Let’s work on #2, 3, & 4
  • 20. 360 Link Tells you which other databases have the full- text of an article
  • 21. Let’s say these are ALL the databases the library owns
  • 22. U-Search searches HALF the databases the library owns
  • 23. 360 Link will link you to MORE of the databases the library owns
  • 24. If there’s time at the end…
  • 25. You could get this page…
  • 26. Or you could get this page…
  • 27. Things to keep in mind Electronic items are sometimes faster and easier to get than hard copies of items Some libraries only ILL items for short periods of time – so start your research ASAP! Make sure you request items we don’t own
  • 28. Your turn! Complete the worksheet