Navigating the research Databases<br />UNIV 106<br />
What are the 4 steps in the Research Process?<br />1. Pick a topic<br />2.<br />3.<br />4.<br />5.<br />6. Write the paper...
What are the 4 steps in the Research Process?<br />Pick a topic<br />Where to search (databases)<br />How to search (keywo...
Pros & Cons of Research Databases<br />
Where to Start Searching<br /><ul><li>Academic Search CompleteMulti-subject database that covers a both scholarly and popu...
ProQuest Research LibraryMulti-subject database that covers a both scholarly and popular journals</li></li></ul><li>Subjec...
Getting the Article…<br />Step 1:  Is the article available full-text in the database? No. Then follow these steps.<br />S...
HKANDR<br />R<br />HK<br />Basic Search Concepts: Connecting Your Search Terms<br />Hurricane Katrina AND rebuilding<br />...
Let’s try searching…<br />Start at library homepage http://library.gmu.edu<br />Click on Research Databases<br />Choose th...
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UNIV 106: Searching Databases

  1. 1. Navigating the research Databases<br />UNIV 106<br />
  2. 2. What are the 4 steps in the Research Process?<br />1. Pick a topic<br />2.<br />3.<br />4.<br />5.<br />6. Write the paper<br />
  3. 3. What are the 4 steps in the Research Process?<br />Pick a topic<br />Where to search (databases)<br />How to search (keywords)<br />How to get it (find the article)<br />Is what I’ve got any good<br />Write the paper<br />
  4. 4. Pros & Cons of Research Databases<br />
  5. 5. Where to Start Searching<br /><ul><li>Academic Search CompleteMulti-subject database that covers a both scholarly and popular journals
  6. 6. ProQuest Research LibraryMulti-subject database that covers a both scholarly and popular journals</li></li></ul><li>Subject Databases<br />Search topic more in-depth<br />Specialized journals not in general databases<br />Not as many “off-topic” results<br />Unique search options<br />Not sure where to start?<br />Research Databases by Subject<br />InfoGuides—Find Articles/Core Databases<br />
  7. 7. Getting the Article…<br />Step 1: Is the article available full-text in the database? No. Then follow these steps.<br />Step 2: Mason Link <br />Step 3: Go to the E-Journal Finder if no Mason Link<br />Step 4: Mason Library Catalog<br />Step 5:WRLC Consortium Loan Service<br />Step 6:Interlibrary Loan (ILL)<br />
  8. 8. HKANDR<br />R<br />HK<br />Basic Search Concepts: Connecting Your Search Terms<br />Hurricane Katrina AND rebuilding<br />*Do Not Use:an, for, in, of, the, with<br />*Other search options<br />
  9. 9. Let’s try searching…<br />Start at library homepage http://library.gmu.edu<br />Click on Research Databases<br />Choose the category Basic Topics<br />Choose Academic Search Complete from list<br />Follow along with the librarian’s search example<br />

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