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10082013

  1. 1. Academic Databases October 08, 2013 DTC 356 Monday, October 7, 13
  2. 2. Search Strategy Project Instructions: http://dtc-wsuv.org/nschiller/ dtc356/2013-fall/wp-content/uploads/sites/ 32/2013/08/Search-Strategy-Project.pdf 3 parts: 1500 word database analysis 500 word search strategy user guide for undergrads Monday, October 7, 13
  3. 3. Analyzing a Database: Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge What is your database about? (What links the records?) Who is the audience? Monday, October 7, 13
  4. 4. Bad Analysis: “There are three boxes on the top of the screen.” This database is Ebscohost. *Do not just describe what you see on the page.* Monday, October 7, 13
  5. 5. Good Analysis Separate your database into Content Structure Interface Monday, October 7, 13
  6. 6. Examples from Psychology Journal Articles What problem does your database solve? Monday, October 7, 13
  7. 7. Indexing Going through every item in a set and putting it in its appropriate place. Filtering on the way in What kinds of documents are in PsychInfo? (page 55) Monday, October 7, 13
  8. 8. Field Searching Psychology works that mention, reference, or are about Sigmund Freud. Psychology works written by Sigmund Freud. Monday, October 7, 13
  9. 9. Reading a Sample Record What does knowing the fields tell you about a record? What does it tell you about a database? Monday, October 7, 13
  10. 10. Search Stragtegies General to specific Keyword to subject Free text to specialized vocabulary Specialized vocabulary to controlled vocabulary Monday, October 7, 13
  11. 11. What is a Journal? Monday, October 7, 13
  12. 12. Citations = Metadata Standard Ronallo, Jason. 2012. “HTML5 Microdata and Schema.org.” Code{4}lib Journal (16) (February 3). http://journal.code4lib.org/ articles/6400. What is the metadata standard in Chicago (Author-Date) style? Monday, October 7, 13

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