How to be a Super Searcher UWG

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This presentation was originally created by Abby Bedford of Grand Valley State University. Used and modified with permission.

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How to be a Super Searcher UWG

  1. 1. HOWTO BEA SUPERSEARCHER
  2. 2. THES IX STEPMETHOD
  3. 3. N E :O DEFINE YOUR TOPIC
  4. 4. O :T W PULLKEYWORDS FROM YOURTOPIC QUESTION
  5. 5. AND
  6. 6. BRAINSTORM SYNONYMSFOR THOSE WORDS
  7. 7. E E :T H R SEARCH IN RESEARCH DATABASES
  8. 8. IK E : LACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE PSYCINFO LEXISNEXIS
  9. 9. FIND THEM IN THERESEARCH GUIDES OR IN GALILEO
  10. 10. U R :F O USE BOOLEANOPERATORS
  11. 11. A OR B
  12. 12. A AND B
  13. 13. A NOT B
  14. 14. IV E :F USE SUBJECTHEADINGS
  15. 15. SUBJECT HEADINGS ARE A SET LIST OF KEYWORDS THAT DESCRIBE A TOPIC WITHIN A DATABASE.
  16. 16. IT’S LIKE TAGGING.ONLY BETTER.
  17. 17. LO OK FO R:THESAURUS SUBJECTS
  18. 18. S IX : USE FOOTNOTE CHASING &CITED REFERENCE SEARCHING
  19. 19. FOOTNOTECHASING I S:
  20. 20. FINDING ARTICLES BY LOOKING ATTHE REFERENCES OFRELEVANT ARTICLES
  21. 21. CITED RE FERENCE SEARC HING IS:
  22. 22. FINDING WHO HAS CITED RELEVANT ARTICLES
  23. 23. GOOGLE SCHOLARWILEY ONLINE LIBRARY LOOK FOR "CITED BY" LINK UNDER THE ARTICLE TITLE & AUTHOR INFO
  24. 24. ASK YOUR LIBRARIAN! westga.edu/libraryOR CHECK YOUR SUBJECTS RESEARCH GUIDE libguides.westga.edu
  25. 25. Slide One. Fonzies Cousin - http://www.flickr.com/photos/89927155@N00/4587806696/sizes/o/in/set-72157594405581085/ This presentation has been modified from the GVSU presentation posted by Abby Bedford at http://www.slideshare.net/bedforda/how-to-be-a-supersearcher-general

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