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IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
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IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
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IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
IS411 Research Training 2011
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  • Featured Research, Spotlights, Transformation, Processes, Technology, Domain Applications, Sourcing, and Hype Cycles
  • Search
  • 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
    • 6.  
    • 7.  
    • 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.  
    • 22.  
    • 23.  
    • 24.  
    • 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.  
    • 34.  
    • 35.  
    • 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.  
    • 42.  

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