601 Session3-databases-Sp13

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LIS 601 Intro. to Reference & Information Services
Spring 2013
Dr. Diane Nahl
University of Hawaii
LIS Program

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601 Session3-databases-Sp13

  1. 1. LIS 601 Information Structure of Databases Spring 2013 Dr. Diane Nahl University of HawaiiLibrary and Information Science Program
  2. 2. Information Structure of Print Periodical Indexes and Abstracts, and Index Databases [aka Pro-Databases] {not open Web search} Levels and amount of information, and access techniques (Handouts p. 6-7) 2Nahl LIS 601 2013
  3. 3. Search Work Assignments • 2.5 points per assignment (10 assigs.= 25 points) – Incomplete assignments do not obtain full points – Follow all instructions to obtain full points – Process is most important for assessment, answers alone are incomplete, e.g., illustrate and provide evidence with annotated images: • How did you find the item and the information? • What specific steps did you take to locate it? • What specific terms did you look-up? • Which volumes of a large set did you consult? • Etc., making explicit the details of discovery 3Nahl LIS 601 2013
  4. 4. Grading Criteria for Search Work Assignments 20% Following all instructions 20% Completing all assigned queries 40% Thoroughness of illustrating and reporting search strategy process, search term selection, item selection and citation 20% Evidence of concept analysis 100% = 25 points for 10 assignments (2.5 points per assignment of 3-8 queries) 4Nahl LIS 601 2013
  5. 5. Capture Screen Images, Mark and Annotate Images Using Jing EditorNahl LIS 601 2013 5
  6. 6. Sample Image Marked and Annotated Using Jing Editor Save images as JPEG if PNG is too largeNahl LIS 601 2013 6
  7. 7. Google 1 Docs are in Drive 2Nahl LIS 601 2013 7
  8. 8. 3 Titling Your Google Docs Your Name: Your Name Your NameNahl LIS 601 2013 8
  9. 9. Insert Images into Google Docs 4
  10. 10. Share your Search Exercise 5 document with your Instructor and give Can Edit permission 6 Sharing Google DocsNahl LIS 601 2012
  11. 11. Capturing Screen Images, Marking and Annotating Google Docs Using Jing a. Obtain your free Jing account and login b. Get some search results on your screen [or open a photo or image on your computer]. c. Use Jing to capture a portion of the screen [or photo] d. Mark it using the Jing Editor functions e. Save the image to a file in PNG or JPEG format or get an image from: http://www.public-domain-image.com/ f. Go to Drive, Open a Google Document, click in the doc where you want the image to appear g. Insert Picture, select the image on the computer, insert, then size image to fit pageNahl LIS 601 2013 11
  12. 12. Online Catalog and Periodical Index Database Overview • DATABASES • RECORD STRUCTURE – Searchable Fields • COMMAND LANGUAGES 12Nahl LIS 601 2013
  13. 13. Online Catalog and Database Search Languages • CONTROLLED VOCABULARY (CV) – Indexed using a select list of terms – Assigned by a cataloger or an indexer • NATURAL LANGUAGE (NL) – Words & phrases in a document – Written by authors, reviewers, & abstractors 13Nahl LIS 601 2013
  14. 14. Exercise: Online Catalog Record Structure 1. What is the publication date of this book? 2. What LCSH terms (CV) are assigned? 3. What words in the title might be useful search terms? (NL) 4. Where is “Humanitarian assistance” located in the record? What is the name of the field? 5. Who is the author? 6. Where is the item located? 14Nahl LIS 601 2013
  15. 15. Voyager Public Record Field Structure Search HistoryNahl LIS 601 2013 15
  16. 16. Online Catalog and Database Search Modes and Search Operators • SEARCH MODES – KEYWORD (non-linear, any word order, searches multiple fields simultaneously, uses Boolean operators to combine terms) – BROWSE (linear, exact syntax and word order, alpha- numeric order, searches one field at a time, searches one term or concept at a time) • LOGICAL OPERATORS used to combine terms – Boolean Thinking (Set Arithmetic) – AND, ALL, + – OR, ANYNahl LIS 601 2013 16
  17. 17. Voyager Basic Search FieldsNahl LIS 601 2013 17
  18. 18. Voyager Keyword Search Results New Mobile Access Search HistoryNahl LIS 601 2013 18
  19. 19. Voyager Record Web 2.0 & ContentsNahl LIS 601 2013 19
  20. 20. Voyager LCSH Controlled VocabularyNahl LIS 601 2013 20
  21. 21. Voyager Advanced Search Fields 21Nahl LIS 601 2013
  22. 22. Voyager Advanced Search Fields Advanced Search = KEYWORD SEARCH MODE 1. Subject Keyword (SKEY) 2. Publisher: Date or Name 3. Contents/Summary (KCON) 4. Author Name (NKEY) 5. Language (KLNG) 6. More… 22Nahl LIS 601 2013
  23. 23. Voyager Advanced Search ResultsNahl LIS 601 2013 23
  24. 24. Voyager Lib 2.0 Record Features 24Nahl LIS 601 2013
  25. 25. Online Database Search Operators {can also be used in open Web search} • TRUNCATION / STEMMING / WILDCARD for Variant Word Endings – librar* – ? – $ • PROXIMITY CONTROL “in quotes” rules for Phrase searching in online catalogs and professional subscription databases – This: “information literacy” – Not this: “woodblock etchings prints artists” – Phrases must be grammatical to match author phrases 25Nahl LIS 601 2013
  26. 26. ERIC Database: Information Structure and Search Language in Education and LIS • ERIC Handouts p. 8 • ERIC Database Search Language – CV: (Indexer assigned) Descriptors (DE=) – NL: (Indexer assigned) Identifiers (ID=) – NL: (Not Indexed) Keywords (KW=); Anywhere 26Nahl LIS 601 2013
  27. 27. ERIC Database Record Structure TI: Turnaround in Texas: How One District Closed Its Minority Achievement Gap. AU: Cook, Glenn SO: American School Board Journal; v190 n2 p22-25 Feb 2003 IS: 0003-0953 NU: Clearinghouse: EA540434 AB: Describes how one district closed its minority achievement gap by employing the Brazosport model, a combination of effective-schools research and Total Quality Management principles. The model includes an eight-step "plan-do-check" instructional cycle for teachers and emphasizes teacher training and tracking data. Student-achievement data, not the system, drive decisions. (WFA) LA: English PY: 2003 PT: 080 Journal Articles; 141 Reports: Descriptive DE: *Academic Achievement; *Achievement Gains; Educational Attainment; *Educational Improvement; *Educationally Disadvantaged; Elementary Secondary Education; High Risk Students; Instructional Effectiveness; *Instructional Improvement; Standards; Student Improvement; Teacher Student Relationship; Underachievement ID: *Texas SF: ERIC, Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE) AN: EJ660840 27Nahl LIS 601 2013
  28. 28. Exercise: ERIC Database Record Structure 1. If you wanted more articles like the one in the example, which Descriptors (CV) in that record would you select to add to the search? Explain. 2. How many Descriptors (CV) are assigned to this article? 3. What is the title of the journal where this article is published? 4. What is the date of publication? 5. Why is Achievement bolded in the record?Nahl LIS 601 2013 28
  29. 29. Finding the CV in a Database 1. HL Gateway 2. Click E-Resources & Databases 3. Type in search box: eric 4. Uncheck: Journals Online books 5. Click ERIC (via Ebsco) (twice) 6. Click Search Tools: 1. Thesaurus Search 2. Pull down field types menu Descriptors (DE=) 29Nahl LIS 601 2013
  30. 30. Sample Search in ERIC Comparing CV with NL Results 1. academic achievement AND educational attainment – DE field search = 1691 (CV) – Select a Field search = 4416 (KW)Nahl LIS 601 2013 30
  31. 31. Sample Search in ERIC Comparing CV with NL Results 1. academic achievement OR educational attainment – DE field search = 72,306 (CV) – Select a Field search = 79,526 (KW)Nahl LIS 601 2013 31
  32. 32. Due Next Week • Bring Turabian to class for an exercise • TEXT CHAPTER 4 • Handouts pp. 14-15 • Search Work pp. 8-12 (read SW1b) • Search Work 1a: Turn-in online in a Google Doc, Share with nahl@hawaii.edu give Can Edit permission • Do not upload PDF into Google Docs because I cannot edit and make comments 32Nahl LIS 601 2013

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