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ENG 101

  1. 1. ENG 101<br />Danielle Carlock<br />d.carlock@sccmail.maricopa.edu<br />480 425 6765<br />
  2. 2. TODAY’S OBJECTIVES<br />Review/Learn about the services available to you at the library<br />Be able to find at least two articles on your topic using article databases<br />Be able to find books using the library catalog<br />
  3. 3. Announcing theScottsdale Community College LibraryResearch Award<br />Prizes for the best research paper/project by a current SCC student:<br />1st place $300<br />2nd place $200<br />3rd place $100<br />Submissions can be from courses taken during Summer 09, Fall 09, and Spring 10. Submission forms will be available starting October 21st. Submissions are due by 4:00 p.m. on April 26, 2010. More information including information about past winners is available at: http://library.scottsdalecc.edu/researchaward<br />
  4. 4. Get ready to Click<br />Some slides will give you a chance to answer a question with your ResponseCard (“clicker”)<br />Use only buttons 1/A through 0/J<br />Press a button once; the display on your clicker will show your choice<br />You can press a different button to change your answer as long as “polling: open” is displayed<br />
  5. 5. Which of the following services does the library NOT provide?<br />Printing & copying<br />Wireless internet<br />Research assistance<br />Tutoring<br />Laptop checkouts<br />Group study rooms<br />
  6. 6. Which of the following does the library NOT provide access to? <br />All textbooks<br />Electronic books<br />Online journal articles<br />Movies<br />
  7. 7. If you need research help from a librarian you can<br />Call the library<br />Use chat<br />Come to the reference desk<br />Any of the above <br />
  8. 8. In a college library, how are books arranged on the shelf?<br />Alphabetically by author name<br />Alphabetically by title<br />By subject<br />By size<br />
  9. 9. Which tool is used to find books a library owns?<br />Google<br />Periodical database<br />Catalog<br />None of the above<br />
  10. 10. Using article databases<br />When you want to find newspaper, magazine, or journal articles on a topic use an article <br /> database<br />These are specialized search engines available <br /> thru the SCC library website<br />These search engines are not available freely<br /> thru the web (i.e. by googling)<br />
  11. 11. Suggested databases<br />Academic Search Premier<br />Academic One File<br />National Newspapers<br />
  12. 12. Off Campus Login<br />
  13. 13. HOW TO DO KEYWORD SEARCHES<br />When using any type of search engine, do not type whole sentences, questions, etc. into search boxes. <br />INSTEAD: <br />DETERMINE WHAT YOUR ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS ARE<br />
  14. 14. DETERMINING ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS<br />Essential concepts <br />Usually verbs or nouns<br />They describe your topic<br />Topic : How can social networking sites help people find jobs?<br />What are the ESEENTIAL CONCEPTSin this topic?????? <br />
  15. 15. AND <br /><ul><li>A command you give to the database
  16. 16. It is put between the essential concepts in the search
  17. 17. Ex: social networking AND jobs
  18. 18. It tells the database to only find articles which include each of these terms</li></li></ul><li>EXERCISE 1<br />Pretend you must find 6 articles on finding jobs using social networking sites.<br />You look for articles by typing “social networking and jobs“ into the database.<br />There are dozens of articles in the database on this topic just in the last 6 months. How many of them would you retrieve by the search you did?<br />Look through the articles and create two piles. (1) those that would be retrieved (2) those that would not.<br />
  19. 19. EXERCISE 1<br />How many articles would you retrieve?<br />Which ones?<br />Which ones would not be retrieved? Why wouldn’t they be retrieved?<br />
  20. 20. What’s the Point?<br />What is the point of doing this exercise?<br />
  21. 21. BOTTOM LINE<br />There are many words in the English language to describe the same/similar concept<br />We limited ourselves too much by not incorporating synonyms into the search<br />
  22. 22. BRAINSTORMING SYNONYMS<br />Synonyms/related terms for social networking:<br />Synonyms/related terms for job:<br />
  23. 23. OR<br />Another command you give to the database<br />It is put between synonyms <br />EX: job OR employment<br />It tells the database to look for articles in which either of the words appear<br />
  24. 24. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER<br />Formula for search statement:<br />(all synonyms for key concept 1 with OR in between each) AND (all synonyms for key concept 2 with OR in between each) <br />
  25. 25. OUR SEARCH STATEMENT<br />
  26. 26. EXERCISE 2<br />Look at the article abstracts and determine how many we would retrieve now with our new search statement.<br />How many? <br />
  27. 27. STILL ONE MORE PROBLEM…<br />Have you ever done a search using what you thought were the best keywords and still had a problem?<br />What was the problem?<br />
  28. 28. EXERCISE 3<br />Read over the article abstracts and create two piles: <br />(1) articles that are relevant to our topic<br />(2) articles that are not relevant to our topic<br />
  29. 29. EXERCISE 3<br />Which articles were relevant to our topic?<br />Why did the irrelevant articles come up? <br />What can be done about this?<br />Restrict search terms to article title only<br />Use subject headings<br />
  30. 30. SUMMARY<br />Determine your essential concepts<br />Brainstorm synonyms for each essential concept<br />Create a search statement using AND and OR<br />Conduct the search!<br />If too many irrelevant hits, restrict to titles or use subject headings<br />
  31. 31. Using one of the library databases, conduct a search on your topic. Find two relevant articles and email them to yourself<br />
  32. 32. LIBRARY CATALOG<br />Used to find books, movies, and periodicals (magazines, newspapers and journals)<br />CANNOT BE USED TO FIND INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES FROM SCRATCH ON A TOPIC<br />