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Singapore09

  1. 1. When the Questions are Squishy: Soft Serve Searching HTAi - IRG Workshop, Singapore June 21, 2009 Elaine Alligood, MLS Informationista VATAP USA
  2. 2. <ul><li>Healthy Office Building Design: </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Materials - Bamboo </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting Healthy Lifestyle via Design </li></ul><ul><li>Furnishings that do not Emit Volatile Organic Compounds </li></ul><ul><li>Air Quality, Layout, Lighting, Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Floor Plans Encouraging Activity - Stair Climbing </li></ul>Today’s Soft Serve Treat
  3. 3. PARTY - The Soft Process <ul><li>P lan: terms, phrases, synonyms </li></ul><ul><li>A djust: search terms based on results </li></ul><ul><li>R ecord: sites searched </li></ul><ul><li>T ake notes - document your process </li></ul><ul><li>Y et again – recombine phrase & word orders & search again </li></ul>
  4. 4. Plan <ul><li>Search terms & Phrases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable building / design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthy office buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green building / construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green interior design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable / green furniture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable construction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More will emerge </li></ul>
  5. 5. Get the PARTY Started: Search Engines <ul><li>Turbo10 : search more than 800 deep web search engines at a time </li></ul><ul><li>IncyWincy : canvasses the deep web </li></ul><ul><li>SurfWax : taps into the deep web & search tools for feeds, news, blogs, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Clusty : searches across a number of engines </li></ul><ul><li>E-Print : finds science & engineering databases in one search engine </li></ul><ul><li>TechXtra : searches resources in engineering, math, & computing </li></ul><ul><li>Science Research Portal : searches the deep web for scientific topics </li></ul>
  6. 6. Deep Web Databases <ul><li>Intute : searchable database links to thousands of scholarly resources </li></ul><ul><li>Free Lunch : economic data for free </li></ul><ul><li>MedBioWorld : offers access to journals, special databases, & tools </li></ul><ul><li>EUROPA Press Releases Rapid Database : press releases from the European Union </li></ul><ul><li>Directory of Open Access Journals : resources in over 3100 journals </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Planet : directory connects to more than 70,000 databases & search engines </li></ul>
  7. 7. Record Sites <ul><li>Create folder: Green Building </li></ul><ul><li>Create Project Table </li></ul><ul><li>Print Useful Content </li></ul><ul><li>Copy & Paste Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EndNote, Ref Man, RefWorks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS Word etc </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Elements for Project Table <ul><li>Project Subject / Question / Research Required: </li></ul><ul><li>PLAN: Search Phrases & Key Words & Synonyms </li></ul><ul><li>ADJUST: Additional Search Phrases Found While Searching or to Search YET AGAIN </li></ul><ul><li>RECORD: Sites Yielding Useful Content And Save Content by Site Save Content in Word, EndNote, RefMan, RefWorks, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>TAKE Notes: What’s been done, needs to be done, problems to solve </li></ul><ul><li>YET AGAIN: Search Additional Sites or Search with New Terms & Phrases </li></ul>

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