Week 6 thursday

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Week 6 thursday

  1. 1. Database Tips n Tricks
  2. 2. Super Secret Searching Tips1.BooleanAND, OR, NOT. More on these in aminute.2.Phrase searches 3. Capital lettersPut quotation marks around something and don’t mattersearch it as a phrase! like…. “Gun control” 4. Use the built inEver try to search for song lyrics on google?This trick helps! filters!5. The * Trick more on this in a minute too.
  3. 3. BooleanThese are logic terms, namedafter a mathematician, that alsohelp us search!ANDAND limits your search, sinceresults must have ALL your searchterms.OROR expands your search, NOTsince results can include ANY ofyour search terms. NOT limits your search by eliminating all results containing certain words.
  4. 4. BooleanThese are logic terms, namedafter a mathematician, that alsohelp us search!ANDAND limits your search, sinceresults must have ALL your searchterms.OROR expands your search, NOTsince results can include ANY ofyour search terms. NOT limits your search by eliminating all results containing certain words.
  5. 5. Built in Boolean!
  6. 6. The * trickSearch multiple words at the same time:Librar* = library, librarian, libraries, librariansGarden* = garden, gardens, gardening, gardenerBull* = bull, bulls, bullying, bullies, bully
  7. 7. POWER searchingSearch ALL Ebscoor ALL Galedatabases at once Single Database Power searching (multiple Databases) Google
  8. 8. Today’s ConCepTs:Databases …Searching tips …Searching tricks …Boolean – And, Or, Not
  9. 9. Your Turn!
  10. 10. One Minute Write up:How do you feel aboutdatabases?Do you use the class website?Questions or concerns?

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