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  • Success Central Hawkins Fall07

    1. 1. Chambers Library Success Central Tonya 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 <ul><li>Largest database covering most disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>One of many EBSCOhost databases </li></ul><ul><li>Contains newspapers, magazines and journals </li></ul><ul><li>Find articles (Databases) > Academic Search Premier </li></ul>
    6. 6. Effective Searching <ul><li>Have a topic in mind </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How does the culture of Chinese international students differ from my culture? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Think of keywords to describe your topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Culture – ethnicity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International students – foreign students </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>Chinese and culture and international students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese and culture and foreign students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use or with synonyms or similar ideas to broaden your search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International students or foreign students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Combine strategies and nest terms in parentheses for specific results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese and culture and ( international students or foreign students ) </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Truncation <ul><li>Truncate keywords with an asterisk * for alternate endings </li></ul>Cultur * -e -es -al
    9. 9. UCO Library Catalog <ul><li>Does NOT search for articles </li></ul><ul><li>Searches for materials located in this library (books, government documents, periodicals, DVD’s, CD’s, etc.) </li></ul>

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