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FletcherEnglish1102 - Ott

  1. 1. Comic by Bill Watterson
  2. 2. Library Research0 What do I want to know? 0 Define an information need and develop a strategy0 How do I find it? 0 Know where to look 0 Implement search strategy0 How do I know it’s right for me? 0 Evaluate information before you use it
  3. 3. Define an Information Need0 Review your assignment 0 How many sources? What type(s)? What is the audience? What is the intended purpose0 Brainstorm ideas 0 Talk to friends; browse web; read newspaper0 Identify main topic and related concepts 0 Use a thesaurus; break down by subtopic0 Put it all together 0 Develop a search strategy
  4. 4. Identifying Keywords0 Take your topic and make it a question…0 Now in that question identify the significant terms in your question.0 These terms are the keywords you will use to search for sources.
  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 is0 AND = narrow automatically used by Google and other search engines to combine terms0 OR = expand Sometimes a program will use a +0 NOT = exclude or – to substitute for AND or NOT
  7. 7. Tips and Tricks for Better Searching0 Don’t type in your 0 Truncation (*) question: 0 comput* finds computer or computing 0 Use Boolean Operators with keywords 0 Proximity 0 Use keyword phrases 0 N= near regardless of with “” or () order 0 tax N5 reform finds tax reform as well as reform0 Wildcard (? or #) of income tax 0 ne?t finds 0 W= in the order they were neat, nest, next entered 0 tax W8 reform finds tax 0 colo#r finds color or reform but not reform of colour income tax
  8. 8. Finding Articles0 Use GALILEO to access databases0 Use your SWAN credentials to log into Galileo from off campus
  9. 9. GALILEOLink
  10. 10. 1. Type in Keywords in the boxes… Notice the operators2. Limiters a) Full text b) Scholarly c) Date
  11. 11. 0 “Quotes” – returns Exact results of the search term 0 Especially good for stop words or words that are ignored like “a, an, the”0 Operators 0 AND – results contain all search terms 0 OR – results contain either search terms0 Google Scholar 0 http://scholar.google.com/
  12. 12. Google Searching within Queries0 site: results from only a specific site 0 site:edu 0 site: harvard.edu0 filetype: results in only the filetype specified 0 filetype:ppt|pdf|doc0 intitle: results from terms only in the title 0 intitle:Clayton
  13. 13. Symbols in Google0 + disables synonym searching0 - excludes a word0 ~ requests synonym searching0 | works like an OR operator0 * wildcard terms (fills in the blank)0 # … # range of things like dates, prices, and measurements
  14. 14. Google Image Searching0 Creative Commons = Copyright free 0 search.creativecommons.org0 Search by image category0 Use the color chips to find images by color0 Drag your image into the search box0 Camera icon plus image URL or upload

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