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Gpt 408 slide show

  1. 1. GPT 408<br />GlobalTerrorism<br />
  2. 2. OBJECTIVES<br />Review of selected resources organized <br />Navigate databases and web pages<br /> Construct a search strategy <br />Evaluate information sources in databases and websites<br />
  3. 3. Priddy Library Web Page<br />http://www.lib.umd.edu/shadygrove/<br />Catalog: books, journals, videos<br />Subject guides: LibGuides<br />Research Port: databases, journal articles, e-journals<br />
  4. 4. Global Terrorism LibGuide<br />Books: Recent books and Reference books<br />Research Port Databases (peer review journals/documents<br />Websites: University Sources and Federal Agencies<br />Organizations: National and International<br />Searching Tips and Techniques<br />Citation Style: MLA<br />
  5. 5. Searching Strategies<br />Identify key concepts from your topic <br />Keywords: counter terrorism, terrorist networks, jihad, security, dissident, sleeper cells, suicide bomber<br /> names: Al Queda, Al Jezeera, Quran, Taliban<br />Abbreviations: CIA, FBI <br />
  6. 6. Find synonyms and related words for each term<br />Different words can be used to describe the same thing: Muslim, Islam<br />Identify descriptive terms used: mass destruction, separatist, warlord<br />Know the technology term: proliferation, conventional arms transfers<br />Use the thesaurus or subject list provided in the database<br />
  7. 7. Use advanced searching techniques<br />Quotations “ “ to search for multiple terms as a complete phrase “sleeper cells” <br />Truncation * to include all variant endings: terror*, jihad* (jihad, jihadi or jihadist)<br />
  8. 8. Advanced Searching Techniques (2)<br />Boolean Operators: AND, OR, NOT<br />AND Combine search terms for a narrow result: <br />“sleeper cells” AND “United States”<br />OR Combine synonyms for a wider search: <br />“terrorist cells” OR “terrorist networks”<br />NOT Excludes terms from the search result:<br />terrorists NOT jihadists<br />
  9. 9. Advanced Searching Techniques (3) <br />Parentheses<br />Sets the order of search. <br />Terms in parentheses are searched first:<br /> “terrorist network” AND (organization OR structure)<br />If more than one set is used the one on the left is searched first<br />
  10. 10. Searching on the Internet<br />Search in Google or Google Scholar but evaluate the site before using information.<br />Information is written by anyone<br />It is not authoritative or peer reviewed by experts in the field<br />Is not organized and is difficult to find. Popular items come up first<br />Are flexible with search terms and recognize phrases or natural language<br />

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