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Fall 2009 Student Handout: Introduction to Searching

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Shows a sample, annotated Subject Guide and some search tips. Handout for Empire State College @Home: Introduction to Searching Online Workshop.

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Fall 2009 Student Handout: Introduction to Searching

  1. 1. Research @ the Library Resources by Subject (Subject Guides) Search Tips  Create list of key words FIRST: www.esc.edu/findkeywords  Double quotes for exact phrases: "drug abuse" or "mad cow disease"  AND to narrow search: teenagers AND "drug abuse"  OR to broaden search: teenagers OR adolescents  Parentheses to group synonyms: "drug abuse" and (teenagers or adolescents)  Look for "Scholarly" or "Peer-Review" limit option on results page  "Subjects" list on left side of results pages to narrow search  "Add to Folder" or "Mark" option next to article on results page to save item to folder.  EBSCO: click yellow icon for pre-formatted citations (APA, etc.) Other Resources to Explore  Library Workshops: learn more: tinyurl.com/eschomeworkshops  RefWorks & Diigo: organize your sources: www.esc.edu/refworks & www.diigo.com  Library Blog & Twitter Accounts: get more search tips: esclibrary.blogspot.com & twitter.com/esclibrary Center for Learning and Technology 9/2/09 Empire State College -1– State University of New York

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