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  • Featured Research, Spotlights, Transformation, Processes, Technology, Domain Applications, Sourcing, and Hype Cycles
  • Search
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    • 1. How to Research for IS411 Global Software Project Management Wei Xia, Research Librarian 2011
    • 2. Objectives
      • Learn how to apply search strategy
      • Find relevant articles, books and related information
      • Discover SMU PYXIS
    • 3. Search Strategy
      • Analyze and synthesize the information
      • Write report(s) including citations and reference
    • 4. Case Study:
      • Research on this Topic: Collaboration tools in the government sector e.g., How they work and what are the potentials?
    • 5. Step-by-step process
    • 6.  
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    • 8. Search Strategy Rethink your subject topic again if you fail to get useful information
    • 9. Boolean Operators
      • AND Use with term(s) with different concept / meaning Significance: More precise and refine results
    • 10. Boolean Operators
      • AND Example: “collaboration tools” AND government
      A B C
    • 11. Boolean Operators
      • OR Use with term(s) with the same concept Significance: Useful when you obtain little result hits Combine terms with OR will increase your result hits
    • 12. Boolean Operators
      • OR Example: state OR government
      A B C
    • 13. Tools to relate terms
      • Parentheses ( ) to group terms for processing first
      • (collaboration tools OR groupware) and government
    • 14. Truncation
      • Truncation (*) gets all variations of word endings Example: collaborat* will fetch collaboration, collaborative
    • 15. SMU PYXIS – library.smu.edu.sg
    • 16. SMU PYXIS
    • 17. Searching for Books
      • collaborative software
    • 18. Searching for Books Refine your search Tagging Explore related searches
    • 19.  
    • 20. Searching for e-Journals
      • Click on e-Journals tab
    • 21.  
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    • 25. Searching articles across multiple databases
      • ACM Digital Library
      • IEEE Computer Society Digital Library
      • SpringerLink
      • Science Direct
      • Safari Tech Books Online
      • Other multidisciplinary databases
    • 26. Searching for articles
      • Click on Articles tab
      • Click Search for articles from other databases.
    • 27.
      • Enter your username and password
    • 28. Select the desired databases
    • 29. Search for articles
      • Enter search term(s) / phrase(s) e.g., “collaboration tool*” and government
    • 30.  
    • 31. Locating Database title
      • Gartner
    • 32. Locating Database title
      • Enter Database title e.g., Gartner
    • 33.  
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    • 36.  
    • 37. Enter search terms in the search box on the top of pages.
    • 38.  
    • 39. Articles/Database/e-Journal
      • Articles Search
      • Databases/e-Journals Search
      • Helpful when you are not sure what information resources (e.g.,databases) are relevant
      • Simple and quick search across multiple databases
      • Browse and pick out relevant records and check for full text
      • Know the names of particular database(s) or e-Journal(s) that you want to use
      • Want to do some further research in databases/e-Journals in your subject area that are not covered in article search
    • 40. Other resources: websites
      • Points to note:
        • Authority
        • Currency
        • Accuracy and Credibility
        • Objectivity
    • 41.  
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