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COMM 1110

  1. 1. Mullen: Fall 2010
  2. 2. Communication 1110  LibGuides  Searching Tips  Suggested ResourcesCommunication 1110 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
  3. 3. LibGuidesKnow what we knowhttp://clayton.libguides.com/COMM 1110http://clayton.libguides.com/comm1110
  4. 4. Searching TipsMethods to narrow your search and limit yourresults
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Searching Tips Words to AND to your search  “pro and con”  “opposing view”  “ethical aspects”  debate  controvers*  finds controversy, controversies, controversial
  8. 8. 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)
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Article Access Level
  11. 11. Suggested Resources
  12. 12. Academic Search Complete Covers a variety of subjects High percentage of article access level Ability to simultaneously search subject specific databases
  13. 13. Advanced Search Search Strategy: (“drunk driving” OR DUI) AND (debate OR controvers*) AND (law or statue)
  14. 14. Detailed Record
  15. 15. 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  Managing Wildfires (11/2/12)  Mexico’s Future (10/26/12)  Understanding Mormonism (10/19/12)  Social Media & Politics (10/12/12)
  16. 16. • 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
  17. 17. Questions?

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