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TexShare Databases Program   Using TexShare Databases for  Basic Reference Lesson 1:  The Search Process
Introduction <ul><li>MasterFILE Premier </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Search Complete </li></ul><ul><li>Business Source Compl...
Reasons for using the  TexShare Databases   <ul><li>Access to high quality, accurate information  </li></ul><ul><li>Free <...
Reasons for using the  TexShare Databases <ul><li>Portable information  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Print  </li></ul></u...
Lesson 1: The Search Process  <ul><li>Steps of the search process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct a reference interview   </...
1.  Conducting the Reference Interview <ul><li>Information need  </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose or desired outcome  </li></ul><...
1. Interview continued…. <ul><li>Remember! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate with the patron in a receptive and polite man...
2. Formulating a Search Strategy <ul><li>Keyword </li></ul><ul><li>Phrase </li></ul><ul><li>Subject term </li></ul>
Try it! <ul><li>Homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative energy sources </li></ul><ul><li>Health care reform </li></ul>
3. Accessing the Databases <ul><li>http://www.libraryoftexas.org/   </li></ul>
4. Identify the appropriate databases <ul><li>General Information and Periodicals   </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Sea...
4. Databases, continued….. <ul><li>Homework   and Education   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary Search  (EBSCO Searchasaurus a...
4. More databases….. <ul><li>History and Genealogy   </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Texas Reference Center  (EBSCO) </li></ul><...
4. Still more databases….. <ul><li>Health and Medical </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health Source: Consumer Edition  (EBSCO Co...
4. Even more databases….. <ul><li>Business Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Business Source Complete  (EBSCO) </li></ul...
4. Yet more databases….. <ul><li>Books and Literature </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>20 th  Century Poetry Collections </li></u...
Try it!   <ul><li>Go to a Public Library website; find a list of databases including the TexShare resources. </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Click on the  Complete List of Databases  link </li></ul>
<ul><li>Now click on  All EBSCO Databases </li></ul>
5. Perform the Search <ul><li>Basic Searches   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contain one or more keywords or phrases.  </li></ul><...
5. Searching <ul><li>Advanced Searches  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search using keywords or phrases.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
5. Continued searching <ul><li>Limiters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publication date range ...
5. Searching continued … NOT… … OR… … AND… Boolean Operators
5. Other searches <ul><li>Subject Term Search </li></ul><ul><li>Go to EBSCO host ’s  Academic Search Complete .  </li></ul...
 
Try it! Discussion questions What were some of the controlled vocabulary words and phrases? Did any of the words or phrase...
Interpreting the Results <ul><li>Limit or expand results? </li></ul><ul><li>Product:  result list of articles  </li></ul><...
Citation <ul><li>Detailed citation contains: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Article abstract </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source name...
Narrowing, refining, revising Narrow subject using Source types or Subject
Narrowing, refining, revising <ul><li>Search the Subject Thesaurus </li></ul><ul><li>Add limiters </li></ul><ul><li>Use Ad...
Brainstorm and Suggest <ul><li>Too many results </li></ul><ul><li>Too few results </li></ul><ul><li>Irrelevant results </l...
Viewing the Final Results <ul><li>View results list - Patron decides which resources are acceptable. </li></ul><ul><li>Cli...
Viewing the Final Results <ul><li>Print </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Save </li></ul><ul><li>Cite </li></ul><u...
Discussion <ul><li>Electronic databases vs print resources </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic databases vs. free internet search...
Lesson Summary <ul><li>Components of reference interview; why it is a vital step </li></ul><ul><li>When to use databases r...
 
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TexShare Databases Basic Reference Lesson 1

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Lesson 1 presentation to go along with the TexShare Basic Reference Training in a Box. This goes along with the participant manual available here:
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/texshare/

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TexShare Databases Basic Reference Lesson 1

  1. 1. TexShare Databases Program   Using TexShare Databases for Basic Reference Lesson 1: The Search Process
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>MasterFILE Premier </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Search Complete </li></ul><ul><li>Business Source Complete </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper Source </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer Health Complete </li></ul>How to use the most common TexShare databases for basic reference in the public libraries :
  3. 3. Reasons for using the TexShare Databases <ul><li>Access to high quality, accurate information </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Able to conduct focused searches using limiters and expanders </li></ul><ul><li>Has both historical and up-to-date information </li></ul><ul><li>No shelf space required </li></ul><ul><li>Search many sources at once </li></ul>
  4. 4. Reasons for using the TexShare Databases <ul><li>Portable information </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Print </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Save </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Copy/paste material </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriate citations </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Lesson 1: The Search Process <ul><li>Steps of the search process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct a reference interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formulate a search strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access the databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify appropriate databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perform the search </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 1. Conducting the Reference Interview <ul><li>Information need </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose or desired outcome </li></ul><ul><li>Type and amount of information needed </li></ul><ul><li>Types of sources needed </li></ul><ul><li>The patron’s knowledge of the subject </li></ul><ul><li>Previous searching efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Project deadline </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher demands for types of materials, if any </li></ul><ul><li>Final product – report, essay, debate, poster, etc. </li></ul>Determine
  7. 7. 1. Interview continued…. <ul><li>Remember! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate with the patron in a receptive and polite manner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid using jargon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure the query you enter into the database is free of spelling or other errors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain the search strategy and sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help to narrow or broaden the search as needed </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. 2. Formulating a Search Strategy <ul><li>Keyword </li></ul><ul><li>Phrase </li></ul><ul><li>Subject term </li></ul>
  9. 9. Try it! <ul><li>Homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative energy sources </li></ul><ul><li>Health care reform </li></ul>
  10. 10. 3. Accessing the Databases <ul><li>http://www.libraryoftexas.org/ </li></ul>
  11. 11. 4. Identify the appropriate databases <ul><li>General Information and Periodicals </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper Source (EBSCO) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection (EBSCO) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Religion and Philosophy Collection (EBSCO) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. 4. Databases, continued….. <ul><li>Homework and Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary Search (EBSCO Searchasaurus and Kids Search) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle Search (EBSCO Kids Search, Student Research Center) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MAS Ultra (EBSCO Student Research Center) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ERIC - E ducation R esource I nformation C enter (EBSCO) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development Collection (EBSCO) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. 4. More databases….. <ul><li>History and Genealogy </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Texas Reference Center (EBSCO) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>World History Collection (EBSCO) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Military and Government Collection (EBSCO) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Handbook of Texas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HeritageQuest Online </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Texas Digital Sanborn Maps </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. 4. Still more databases….. <ul><li>Health and Medical </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCO Consumer Health Complete) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO Consumer Health Complete) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Natural and Alternative Treatments (EBSCO Consumer Health Complete) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health and Wellness Resource Center </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health Reference Center Academic </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. 4. Even more databases….. <ul><li>Business Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Business Source Complete (EBSCO) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper Source (EBSCO) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regional Business News (EBSCO) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. 4. Yet more databases….. <ul><li>Books and Literature </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>20 th Century Poetry Collections </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contemporary Authors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contemporary Literary Criticism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dictionary of Literary Biography </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Literature Resource Center with Scribner and Twayne’s </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WorldCat </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Try it! <ul><li>Go to a Public Library website; find a list of databases including the TexShare resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the TexShare icon to see a list of available resources. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Click on the Complete List of Databases link </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Now click on All EBSCO Databases </li></ul>
  20. 20. 5. Perform the Search <ul><li>Basic Searches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contain one or more keywords or phrases. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use quotation marks to keep words within a phrase together when searching. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. 5. Searching <ul><li>Advanced Searches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search using keywords or phrases. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May be narrowed by using limiters, Boolean operators , and field codes . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Limiters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrow down the number of results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Makes the list of results more useful . </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. 5. Continued searching <ul><li>Limiters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publication date range </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publication type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia images </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. 5. Searching continued … NOT… … OR… … AND… Boolean Operators
  24. 24. 5. Other searches <ul><li>Subject Term Search </li></ul><ul><li>Go to EBSCO host ’s Academic Search Complete . </li></ul><ul><li>Select Subject Terms at the top of the screen. </li></ul>
  25. 26. Try it! Discussion questions What were some of the controlled vocabulary words and phrases? Did any of the words or phrases seem as though they would help to narrow the results?
  26. 27. Interpreting the Results <ul><li>Limit or expand results? </li></ul><ul><li>Product: result list of articles </li></ul><ul><li>View the detailed citation/summary. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use abstract </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Go to full text </li></ul></ul></ul>
  27. 28. Citation <ul><li>Detailed citation contains: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Article abstract </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Article </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Book </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dissertation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use it! </li></ul></ul>
  28. 29. Narrowing, refining, revising Narrow subject using Source types or Subject
  29. 30. Narrowing, refining, revising <ul><li>Search the Subject Thesaurus </li></ul><ul><li>Add limiters </li></ul><ul><li>Use Advanced Search option </li></ul>
  30. 31. Brainstorm and Suggest <ul><li>Too many results </li></ul><ul><li>Too few results </li></ul><ul><li>Irrelevant results </li></ul><ul><li>Additional techniques? </li></ul>
  31. 32. Viewing the Final Results <ul><li>View results list - Patron decides which resources are acceptable. </li></ul><ul><li>Click title in result list and view citation/summary </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Click “full text” link for the article. Displays in HTML or PDF </li></ul>
  32. 33. Viewing the Final Results <ul><li>Print </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Save </li></ul><ul><li>Cite </li></ul><ul><li>Export </li></ul><ul><li>EBSCO folder </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create a folder by signing in </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Save material up to 18 months </li></ul></ul></ul>a. b. c. d. e. f.
  33. 34. Discussion <ul><li>Electronic databases vs print resources </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic databases vs. free internet search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Types of full-text formats? </li></ul>
  34. 35. Lesson Summary <ul><li>Components of reference interview; why it is a vital step </li></ul><ul><li>When to use databases rather than Web search engines or print sources </li></ul><ul><li>How to access all TexShare databases </li></ul><ul><li>How to formulate a search strategy; types of searches; database limiting features; basic & advanced search techniques. </li></ul><ul><li>How to create & use a personal EBSCO folder. </li></ul>

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