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IS411 Research Training 2011 Presentation Transcript

  • 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
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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
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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
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  • 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
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