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  • Do the brainstorming as a class exerciseActivity: Ask students which of the words on the board could be truncated or turned into a phrase. Replace those words with the new cards. Use the blank cards as required.
  • Do the brainstorming as a class exercise
  • adolescen* teenage* teens youth"mental health" well-being psycholog*exercise active fitness
  • adolescen* teenage* teens youth"mental health" well-being psycholog*exercise active fitness
  • The librarians are rostered for the Information Desk to help you with questions related to finding books etc via the library catalogue They also can help you with the more challenging task of learning how to find scholarly publications that are stored in the online databases. You’ll find that the librarians can help you in a wide variety of ways.
  • Sail through databases

    1. 1. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Sail through databases 2014
    2. 2. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Goals of this session • Journals and Databases Learn about • Too many results? Too few results? • Spelling challenges? Search – tips & tricks • Informit – Australian database • Factiva – newspaper database • Scopus – citation database Explore some databases
    3. 3. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Features of journals Published regularly The latest research May have a narrow focus Articles by different authors Formal, abstract language Peer reviewed by experts
    4. 4. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D What’s this got to do with databases? Databases are collections of • journals • newspaper articles • conference papers Databases are searchable • like the internet
    5. 5. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Search strategy keywords search tools search strategy
    6. 6. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Our topic Literature Review: Teenage mental health can be improved by exercise What are the keywords?
    7. 7. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Brainstorm keywords teenage adolescents young adults teens youth juvenile mental health mental illness psychology intellectual emotional well-being anxiety self-esteem exercise sports active workout fitness movement athletics
    8. 8. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Search tools Search tools tell the search engine how to combine your keywords, to find relevant search results
    9. 9. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D AND OR NOT AND – all keywords joined by AND will appear in results OR – any keywords joined by OR may appear in results NOT – excludes a word from the results Use OR between alternative words Use AND between the different keywords teenager AND mental AND health AND exercise teenager OR adolescent OR youth
    10. 10. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D More search tools Truncation: psycholog* = psychology, psychological Wildcards: vigo?r = vigor or vigour Phrase searching: “young adults” more specific than young adults Brackets – lets you group search combinations Subject field search – target your searches
    11. 11. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D How it works together
    12. 12. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Keywords + Search tools teenage* OR adolescen* OR “young adults” OR teens OR youth OR juvenile “mental health” OR “mental illness” OR psycholog* OR intellectual OR “emotional well-being” OR anxiety OR anxious OR self-esteem exercise OR sports OR activity OR workout OR fitness OR movement OR athletics AND AND
    13. 13. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Your search might look like this (“young adults” OR teenage* OR youth OR adolescen*) AND (psycholog* OR “mental health” OR well-being) AND (exercise OR active OR sports) NOT (obesity OR ADHD OR disability)
    14. 14. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Most databases have an… Advanced Search You can combine search tools with your keywords Check each database to learn about its tools Look for search tips or search hints or help
    15. 15. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Find Databases – Library website Find databases by subject or name Subject guides recommend databases
    16. 16. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Three ways to find a database Complete A-Z List Find all databases for a particular subject area Select a letter (Database name)
    17. 17. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D The complete list of databases Subject area More information and tutorials Database name is the link
    18. 18. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Informit – Australian databases A+ Education AANRO (agriculture) AGIS for Law APA-FT for current affairs AUSPORT Engineering Collection Health Collection Humanities & Social Sciences Collection Indigenous Collection Literature & Cultural Collection
    19. 19. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D The complete list of databases Select Informit
    20. 20. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Informit – Simple Search
    21. 21. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Informit – Help
    22. 22. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Informit – Search Hints
    23. 23. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Informit – Advanced Search
    24. 24. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Informit – Select a field Search for your keywords in selected fields
    25. 25. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Informit – AND Phrase OR All terms = AND Exact phrase = “ ” Any term = OR
    26. 26. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Informit – AND OR NOT Use multiple rows to refine your search
    27. 27. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Informit – Advanced Search Add more rows Refine by date
    28. 28. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Create your search in Informit DO NOT select Full Text Records Only
    29. 29. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Summary of your search
    30. 30. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Select Full Text (PDF, external, link) Link to full text
    31. 31. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Expand your search Increased results Change to Any field It will search for your keywords in all fields
    32. 32. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D What if you want to find… Newspaper articles
    33. 33. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Find newspaper articles
    34. 34. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Factiva - Newspapers Only 3 concurrent users Search for newspaper articles, news wires, and market information You will need your search strategy
    35. 35. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Factiva Search Options AND OR NOT “Phrase” Use AND OR NOT truncation* “phrase searching” (and brackets to group parts of the search)
    36. 36. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Factiva Search Form - A Enter main keywords and search for last 2 years… OR
    37. 37. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Factiva Search Form - B Use the features of the form and search tools to create a better search
    38. 38. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Factiva Free Text Search (teen* or adolescen* or “young adult*” or youth) and (exercise or sports or active or fitness) and (“mental health” or psycholog* or well-being)
    39. 39. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Limit by Source Type: Newspapers
    40. 40. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Limit by Region: Australia
    41. 41. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Factiva Free Text Search
    42. 42. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Factiva Results screen See the next 100 headlines Modify your search
    43. 43. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Read the article Back to search results
    44. 44. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Please logout when you are finished
    45. 45. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Scopus – citation database High-level research, especially for health sciences Finds articles that are available in other databases See if other authors have referred to that article Find other articles and books written by an author
    46. 46. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Go to S for Scopus
    47. 47. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Scopus Document Search - options Limit by year range Add more words to your search
    48. 48. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Field searching
    49. 49. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Document Type searching
    50. 50. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Your search in Scopus
    51. 51. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Read the Abstract first! Hover mouse to reveal this link
    52. 52. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Select Link to Full Text Articles may be in different databases
    53. 53. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D You can’t access this article
    54. 54. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Be flexible with your search strategy teenage* OR adolescen* OR “young adults” OR teens OR youth OR juvenile “mental health” OR “healthy mind” OR psycholog* OR intellectual OR “emotional well-being” OR perceptions exercise OR sports OR activity OR workout OR fitness OR movement OR athletics AND AND
    55. 55. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Authority Who are the authors? With whom are they affiliated? Accuracy Is it reliable and error-free? Is it well- referenced? Objectivity Is there an implicit or explicit bias? Is the information fact, opinion, spoof, or satirical? Currency Is the information current? Coverage Is it relevant to your assignment? What is the intended audience? Evaluate information
    56. 56. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Online database tutorials Select More details for tutorials
    57. 57. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Need more help? Subject Guides and How to Guides
    58. 58. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Databases listed on the Journals & Databases tab of your subject guide
    59. 59. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Find help for building your search
    60. 60. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Find help for searching Databases
    61. 61. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D What we have learned about Using AND OR NOT Using * ? “phrase search” Building a search Australian databases Citation databases Newspaper databases
    62. 62. © University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. CRICOS Provider No. 01595D Librarians – here to help you At the Information Desk Phone 54302803 infodesk@usc.edu.au How to Guides Attend a class

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