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    1. 1. How to Research for IS411 Global Software Project Management Wei Xia, Research Librarian 2011
    2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Learn how to apply search strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Find relevant articles, books and related information </li></ul><ul><li>Discover SMU PYXIS </li></ul>
    3. 3. Search Strategy <ul><li>Analyze and synthesize the information </li></ul><ul><li>Write report(s) including citations and reference </li></ul>
    4. 4. Case Study: <ul><li>Research on this Topic: Collaboration tools in the government sector e.g., How they work and what are the potentials? </li></ul>
    5. 5. Step-by-step process
    6. 8. Search Strategy Rethink your subject topic again if you fail to get useful information
    7. 9. Boolean Operators <ul><li>AND Use with term(s) with different concept / meaning Significance: More precise and refine results </li></ul>
    8. 10. Boolean Operators <ul><li>AND Example: “collaboration tools” AND government </li></ul>A B C
    9. 11. Boolean Operators <ul><li>OR Use with term(s) with the same concept Significance: Useful when you obtain little result hits Combine terms with OR will increase your result hits </li></ul>
    10. 12. Boolean Operators <ul><li>OR Example: state OR government </li></ul>A B C
    11. 13. Tools to relate terms <ul><li>Parentheses ( ) to group terms for processing first </li></ul><ul><li>(collaboration tools OR groupware) and government </li></ul>
    12. 14. Truncation <ul><li>Truncation (*) gets all variations of word endings Example: collaborat* will fetch collaboration, collaborative </li></ul>
    13. 15. SMU PYXIS –
    14. 16. SMU PYXIS
    15. 17. Searching for Books <ul><li>collaborative software </li></ul>
    16. 18. Searching for Books Refine your search Tagging Explore related searches
    17. 20. Searching for e-Journals <ul><li>Click on e-Journals tab </li></ul>
    18. 25. Searching articles across multiple databases <ul><li>ACM Digital Library </li></ul><ul><li>IEEE Computer Society Digital Library </li></ul><ul><li>SpringerLink </li></ul><ul><li>Science Direct </li></ul><ul><li>Safari Tech Books Online </li></ul><ul><li>Other multidisciplinary databases </li></ul>
    19. 26. Searching for articles <ul><li>Click on Articles tab </li></ul><ul><li>Click Search for articles from other databases. </li></ul>
    20. 27. <ul><li>Enter your username and password </li></ul>
    21. 28. Select the desired databases
    22. 29. Search for articles <ul><li>Enter search term(s) / phrase(s) e.g., “collaboration tool*” and government </li></ul>
    23. 31. Locating Database title <ul><li>Gartner </li></ul>
    24. 32. Locating Database title <ul><li>Enter Database title e.g., Gartner </li></ul>
    25. 37. Enter search terms in the search box on the top of pages.
    26. 39. Articles/Database/e-Journal <ul><li>Articles Search </li></ul><ul><li>Databases/e-Journals Search </li></ul><ul><li>Helpful when you are not sure what information resources (e.g.,databases) are relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Simple and quick search across multiple databases </li></ul><ul><li>Browse and pick out relevant records and check for full text </li></ul><ul><li>Know the names of particular database(s) or e-Journal(s) that you want to use </li></ul><ul><li>Want to do some further research in databases/e-Journals in your subject area that are not covered in article search </li></ul>
    27. 40. Other resources: websites <ul><li>Points to note: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Authority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accuracy and Credibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objectivity </li></ul></ul>