Popular vs. Scholarly<br />http://uncg.libguides.com/content.php?pid=132704&sid=1137926<br />
Evaluating your Sources<br />http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/pub/flat-world-knowledge-handbook-/352746#web-352746<br />
Define your Keywords<br />You can enter an entire question in the Google search box and often get some relevant results… but that is not true for the library resources<br />When using the catalog and other databases: <br />1. Pull out the keywords from your thesis statement or question<br /><ul><li>Q: Does the use of cell phones cause cancer?
Keywords: “cell phones” and “cancer”</li></ul>2. Create a list of synonyms<br /><ul><li>Cell phones>cellular phones>mobile phones>wireless phones
Cancer>health (broader) AND [types of cancer] (narrower)</li></ul>3. Identify who might be writing about this topic <br /> In which disciplines would scholars be researching this topic? <br /> Important to think about when trying to find subject-specific databases.<br />
What are Boolean Operators?<br />AND - Narrow search and retrieve records containing all of the words “cellular telephones” AND cancer<br />OR - Broaden search and retrieve records containing any of the words it separates <br />((cellular OR mobile OR wireless) AND (phones OR devices)) AND cancer<br />NOT - Narrow search and retrieve records that do not contain the term following it<br />cancer AND (“cell phones” NOT iPhones)<br />