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  • Engwr300 Hansen

    1. 1. Finding research materials in LOIS and library databases ENGWR 300 (Hansen), Fall 2008 Jeff Karlsen, LRC Librarian
    2. 2. Doing research in LOIS and text databases: Getting started <ul><li>What is your topic ? You should be able to summarize it in a single phrase </li></ul><ul><li>What are keywords ? </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas, phrases, topics </li></ul><ul><li>When you search for information, you can combine them </li></ul>
    3. 3. SCC Library Home Page: Gateway to Books and Articles http://scc.losrios.edu/~library
    4. 4. Using LOIS: beginning the search <ul><li>When searching for books on a particular topic, you have a choice of searching by keyword or by subject </li></ul><ul><li>Keyword searching </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas, words, phrases—found in title, subject, author, chapter titles </li></ul>
    5. 5. LOIS Reading a LOIS record Good subject headings; click on one to see more books on the same topic Your keywords are highlighted
    6. 6. LOIS Search by Keyword, or Subject? <ul><li>Keywords: more results, less precise </li></ul>Subjects: fewer results, more precise
    7. 7. THE ANSWER: Use Both
    8. 8. The Next Step <ul><li>Try different keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Truncate (*): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>politic* (political, politics, politicians) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>government* (government, governmental) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>corrupt* (corrupt, corrupts, corruption) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use AND and OR </li></ul>
    9. 9. Important search tips: Boolean logic AND finds only those materials that contain BOTH terms OR finds materials that use EITHER term (more results) NOT (sometimes AND NOT ) finds articles that contain one term, but not the other. politic* AND corrupt* corporat* OR business* corrupt* NOT africa*
    10. 10. Databases <ul><li>Articles from scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, some reference sources (including the Oxford English Dictionary) </li></ul><ul><li>Over 40 available @ SCC </li></ul><ul><li>Many publications simply not available on the Web </li></ul><ul><li>SCC pays $$$$ for your access to them </li></ul>
    11. 11. Choosing a Database
    12. 12. CQ Researcher: In-depth reports reasonably current information Start with simple keyword search
    13. 13. JSTOR: Advanced Search screen Leave unchecked JSTOR has lots of reviews
    14. 14. Academic Search Premier: Advanced Search screen check these if you’re not getting enough results (and)
    15. 15. Questions? Need more help? <ul><li>E-mail me: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Find handout and other info for this session at http://scc.losrios.edu/~karlsej/instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Call the reference desk: 558-2461 </li></ul>

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