Tips for awesome database searching

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Tips for awesome database searching

  1. 1. And, Or, NotUsing QuotationsTop Five “Others”
  2. 2. Intro to Boolean Searching
  3. 3. Sample search query. Field Grassland Biology
  4. 4. Sample search query. Field Grassland Biology
  5. 5. Sample search query. Field Grassland Biology
  6. 6. ADD QUOTATIONS!What if I wantto find an exactphrase?
  7. 7. I am researching football positions. Try “football positions”.I am researching drug use amongst teenagers. Try “drug use” AND teenagers.
  8. 8. I am researching media coverage on Trayvon Martin. Try “Trayvon Martin” AND media. I am researching“George Washington”. Try “George Washington”.
  9. 9. Five more tips for finding information1. Use cntrl-F to find words on thepage. (on mac, command-F)2. CHECK YOUR SPELLING!!!!3. Use the filters to limit your search(see the filtering tutorial for help).4. Make sure you’re in the rightdatabase.5. Always record the DOCUMENT URL(not the website at the top of thebrowser….)
  10. 10. All images used with permission from Microsoft.

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