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English 131 bibliographic instruction

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English 131 bibliographic instruction

  1. 1. Basic Searching in UDM’s library cataloghttp://research.udmercy.edu/ : from here you can access the library catalog, article databases,resesearch help and more. Use the catalog to find books, journals, newspapers, DVDs and other materials located in the library On the left column under Library Catalogs “click” UDM Library Catalog 1. Performing a Basic Search  Keyword Search – uses words or phrases that identify major concepts within the topic. 1. Change search field from Title to Keyword 2. Type in the search box, Global Warming How many results were found? __________
  2. 2. 2. Performing a Phrase Search  Phrase Search – Quotations around keywords will find exact phrase. 1. Redo the search and enclose quotes around the keyword “global warming”How many results were found? _____3. Performing a Boolean Search  Boolean Search – employ the words AND, OR and NOT within a search statement to broaden or narrow a search. 1. Redo the search and type “global warming” and “climate change” (remember to enclose phrases in quotes)How many results are found? _____
  3. 3. 4. Using Truncation  Truncation technique – use an asterisk (*) to search for multiple endings of a word. 1. Redo the search and type “global warming” and “climate change*” How many results are found? _____ 5. Bibliographic Record in the Library Catalog 1. Click on the title, Avoiding dangerous climate change.1. 2. 4.3. 5. 6. 1. What is the title of the book? 2. Who is the Author or Editor? 3. Who is the Publisher? 4. What is the Publication Date? 5. What are the Subject Headings? 6. What is the call number? 7. Where is the book located?
  4. 4. 6. Using Power Search  Power Search Screen – allows you to use multiple search terms and limit to an “exact phrase”, words “within 3 words” of each other, or “anywhere” in a record within different fields. 1. Click on Power 2. Type the keyword phrase “global warming” (Remember to enclose phrases in quotes) 3. In the Format box select DVD.How many results are found? _____

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