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  • Spelman Fall07

    1. 1. Chambers Library http://www.ac-nancy-metz.fr/enseign/anglais/Henry/fastfood2.jpg English Composition Tonya L Holt Reference & Instruction Librarian
    2. 2. Library Resources <ul><li>(Find Articles) Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for articles in periodicals (journals, magazines and newspapers) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>(Find Books) UCO Catalog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for materials located in our library (books, DVD’s, government publications, etc.) </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Databases <ul><li>Search for articles in periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>Paid subscriptions not available on the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible on and off campus </li></ul>
    4. 4. Remote Access Login Screen : Appears when you click on a database off campus Jane Student’s UCOnnect ID is jstudent Jane’s birth date is June 17 th , 1987. Her default PIN is 061787 . Asterisks (*) will appear when you type your PIN
    5. 5. Academic Search Premier Find Articles (Databases) > Academic Search Premier <ul><li>Largest databases covering many disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Contains articles from journals, newspapers and magazines </li></ul><ul><li>One of many EBSCOhost Databases </li></ul>
    6. 6. Effective Searching <ul><li>Topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does fast food cause obesity in children? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Think of keywords to describe your topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obesity or overweight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Combine keywords for best results </li></ul>
    7. 7. Boolean Operators <ul><li>Use and to narrow your search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast food and obesity and children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast food and overweight and children </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use or to combine synonyms to broaden your search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Obesity or overweight </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Combine strategies and nest terms in parentheses for specific results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast food and ( obesity or overweight ) and children </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Truncation <ul><li>Truncate keywords with an asterisk * for alternate endings </li></ul>Obes * -e -ity Child * -ren -hood -’s
    9. 9. Pro/Con Databases Find Articles (Databases) > Current Events > <ul><li>CQ Researcher (Congressional Quarterly) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unbiased coverage of political and social issues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Opposing Viewpoints </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Offers different opinions on social issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also available in books </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Catalogs <ul><li>Catalog does not search for articles </li></ul><ul><li>UCO Library Catalog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for materials located in our library (books, government documents, DVD’s, CD’s etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WorldCat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for materials in 54,000 libraries worldwide </li></ul></ul>

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