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COMM 1110 - Summer 2013 - Lewis

  1. 1.  LibGuides  Searching Tips  Suggested Resources Communication 1110 Communication 1110 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
  2. 2. Know what we know http://clayton.libguides.com/ COMM 1110 http://clayton.libguides.com/comm1110 LibGuides
  3. 3. Browse by subject category
  4. 4. Methods to narrow your search and limit your results Searching Tips
  5. 5. Search terms Concept 1 AND Concept 2 AND Concept 3 Main idea Related idea Subtopic OR OR OR Synonym Synonym Synonym OR OR OR Synonym 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 = narrow  OR = expand  NOT = exclude AND is automatically used by Google and other search engines to combine terms Sometimes a program will use a + or – to substitute for 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 AND Concept 2 AND Concept 3 “drunk driving” debate law OR OR OR DUI controvers* statue OR OR “intoxicated driving” “opposing view” “drunk driving” AND debate AND law (“drunk driving” OR DUI OR “intoxicated driving”) AND controvers* AND (law OR statue) (“drunk driving” OR DUI) AND (debate OR controvers*) AND law
  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  Domestic or global topics  Each weekly publication focuses on a single topic pulled from today’s headlines.  Recent Topics  Israeli-Palestinian Conflict  Climate Change  Future of the Catholic Church  Patenting Human Genes  Assisted Suicide  Mental Health Policy
  16. 16. LexisNexis Academic  National and International news  Hot Topics Links  saved searches of today’s timely topics  Categories to limit results:  Sources by category  Publication Name  Subject  Geography
  17. 17. • 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
  18. 18. Questions?

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