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COMM 1110

  1. 1. Mullen: Fall 2010
  2. 2. Communication 1110  LibGuides  Searching Tips  Suggested Resources  Informative  PersuasiveCommunication 1110 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
  3. 3. LibGuidesKnow what we know
  4. 4. Searching TipsMethods to narrow your search and limit yourresults
  5. 5. What to do before you search… Brainstorm ideas for a topic  Talk with friends  Browse indexes, table of contents Define your topic  Understand your assignment Helpful Hint  Narrow vs. broad Brainstorm Identify main topic Define  Identify related concepts/ideas/subtopics Identify  List synonyms for each category Develop Develop your research strategy  Connect concepts & synonyms
  6. 6. Search terms Concept 1 Concept 2 Concept 3Main idea Related idea Subtopic OR OR OR AND ANDSynonym Synonym Synonym OR OR ORSynonym Synonym Synonym • Use “ “ or ( ) to keep words together & in order • Connect different concepts with AND • Connect similar concepts with OR
  7. 7. Boolean Operators AND is automatically AND = narrow used by Google and other search engines to combine terms OR = expand Sometimes a program will use a + or – to substitute for NOT = exclude AND or NOT
  8. 8. Searching Tips Words to AND to your search  “pro and con”  “opposing view”  “ethical aspects”  debate  controvers*  finds controversy, controversies, controversial
  9. 9. Search Strategy Concept 1 Concept 2 Concept 3 “drunk driving” debate law OR OR OR DUI AND controvers* AND statue OR OR “intoxicated “opposing view” driving”“drunk driving” AND debate AND law(“drunk driving” OR DUI) AND (debate OR controvers*) AND law(“drunk driving” OR DUI OR “intoxicated driving”) ANDcontrovers* AND (law OR statue)
  10. 10. Limit Your Results Use the categories provided by the searching tool to reduce a large results list to a relevant list to meet a specific identified information need
  11. 11. Informative SpeechFocus on sources providing background andoverview information for topics, places, people,events, ideas
  12. 12. CSU Catalog – Title level access
  13. 13. Reading the Record Call Number RC5563.4 E53 2009 Electronic Book (Addiction) Streaming Video (Politics of addiction) Location Reference Collection. Library Use Only. Circulating Collection. 28- day loan period. eBooks on EBSCOhost Films on Demand
  14. 14. eBooks on EBSCOhost
  15. 15. Films on Demand
  16. 16. Gale Virtual Reference Library
  17. 17. Academic Search Complete Covers a variety of subjects High percentage of article access level Ability to simultaneously search subject specific databases
  18. 18. Article Access Level
  19. 19. Advanced Search Search Strategy: (“drunk driving” OR DUI) AND (debate OR controvers*) AND (law or statue)
  20. 20. Detailed Record
  21. 21. Persuasive SpeechFocus on resources providing a position orpostitions on a significant, contemporary issue
  22. 22. CQ Researcher plus Archive Call Number:  2012 print newsletters are REF H35. C672 shelved in Ready Reference  1991 – 2011 are shelved in the Reference Collection  Recent Topics  Euro Crisis (10/5/12)  Supreme Court Controversies (9/28/12)  Assessing the New Health Care Law (9/21/12)  Solitary Confinement (9/14/12)
  23. 23. • Issues Affirmative Action Animal Testing Bank Tax Cash for Grades Drones Electoral College Global Currency Job Creation Obesity Smoking Television Violence Workplace Privacy Issues & Controversies
  24. 24. Contemporary World Issues  Introductory essay  Chronology of key events, movements, legislation  Biographies of important individuals  Annotated guide to print and nonprint resources  Extensive statistical resources in tabular and graph form
  25. 25. Point/Counterpoint  Each book offers all statutes, legal opinions, and studies needed to structure a cohesive argument on a given topic  Issues are presented from multiple views  Sidebars cite laws and opinions to aid in critical analysis
  26. 26. Current Controversies  Each chapter asks a pertinent question about the topic, and the viewpoints that follow are grouped into “yes” and “no” categories.  Authors are experts in their respective fields and represent conservative, liberal, and centrist views.  Bibliography of books and articles
  27. 27. Questions?