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How-to-use Tutorial for Proquest, Global Issues in Context, Opposing Viewpoints, The Boolean Machine, Google Scholar & Sweet Search

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  1. 1. ProQuest Don’t hesitate to use “search tips” or Help! Lots of good information there!
  2. 2. ProQuest Advanced Search Searches for related content – copy a section from a document to find “similar” Use subject area searches as well to narrow & streamline results Narrow sources by type
  3. 3. Health Sciences and Nursing Subject Search: Plastic AND Surgery Check related search terms to narrow results Narrow results further
  4. 4. Opposing Viewpoints
  5. 5. Search by Issue or Geographic Region Subject specific searches Video & podcasts
  6. 6. Quick Links Quick links for tools
  7. 7. Search by Country or continent Search by Subject Videos & Podcasts Current Events
  8. 8. Search Query's • How do you start a search? • Jot down search terms before going to the computer. • Select the major concepts to be searched. • Use the database suggestions to find other or related search terms.
  9. 9. The Boolean Machine by Rockwell Schrock • AND • OR • NOT Try This Yourself
  10. 10. Here’s how it works AND OR NOT When using AND, you only receive pages including both of your search terms, though not necessarily next to one another. When using OR, you receive pages containing either one or both of your search terms. The NOT operator is used to find pages including only the first term and excluding the second term. • Boolean Machine courtesy of Rockwell Schrock http://kathyschrock.net/rbs3k/boolean/
  11. 11. Add ons – google do compare t

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