ENG 101

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ENG 101

  1. 1. ENG 101Finding Sources<br />Danielle Carlock<br />d.carlock@sccmail.maricopa.edu<br />(480) 425-6765<br />
  2. 2. TODAY’S OBJECTIVE<br />By the end of today’s session you will be able to:<br /><ul><li>Find sources for your paper</li></li></ul><li>WHERE TO SEARCH?<br />
  3. 3. USING LIBRARY DATABASES<br />A specialized search engine accessed through the library webpage<br />Contains newspaper, magazine, and journal articles<br />Most of this content not available openly through a web search (i.e. googling)<br />
  4. 4. SUGGESTED DATABASES<br />Academic Search Premier<br />Academic One File<br />Opposing Viewpoints<br />CQ Researcher<br />
  5. 5. PLAY TIME!<br /> Spend ten minutes “playing” with the database<br />Do a search on your topic<br />See what comes up, see how the database works<br />Jot down any questions you have; after the ten minutes we will discuss<br />
  6. 6. DATABASE SEARCHING TIP #1<br />Take time to construct a search strategy.<br />
  7. 7. Search Strategies (cont’d)<br />The words you type into the database should be “essential concepts” related to your topic:<br />Usually verbs or nouns<br />They describe your topic<br /> Example Topic : Is global warming causing extreme weather across the globe?<br />What are the ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS in this topic?????? <br />
  8. 8. DATABASE SEARCHING TIP #2<br />Talk to the database the way it’s used to<br />
  9. 9. AND <br /><ul><li>A command you give to the database
  10. 10. It is put between the essential concepts in the search
  11. 11. Ex: global warming AND extreme weather
  12. 12. It tells the database to find articles which include both of these terms</li></li></ul><li>DATABASE SEARCHING TIP #3<br /><ul><li> The English language is rich; build synonyms into your search</li></li></ul><li>OR<br />A command you give to the database<br />It is put between synonyms <br />EX: global warming OR climate change<br />It tells the database to look for articles in which either of the words appear<br />
  13. 13. DATABASE SEARCHING TIP #4<br />Create a comprehensive search statement that includes AND and OR.<br />
  14. 14. DATABASE SEARCHING TIP #5<br />Use the full text limit (doesn’t apply to Opposing Viewpoints and CQ Researcher)<br />
  15. 15. DATABASE SEARCHING TIP #6<br />If you get too many hits, limit your search to just the words in the title.<br />
  16. 16. DATABASE SEARCHING TIP #7<br />Explore and use the many database features available to you<br />Email, save or print articles <br />How to cite <br />
  17. 17. DATABASE SEARCHING TIP #8<br />When you run into trouble or have questions use us!<br />In person @ the reference desk<br />Call us<br />Use 24/7 chat<br />Text us <br />Contact me directly<br />

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