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COMP I Search Strategies Interview Techniques. Frederic Murray Assistant Professor MLIS, University of British Columbia BA, Political Science, University of Iowa Instructional Services Librarian Al Harris Library [email protected] Catalogs, Databases, & Search Engines.

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comp i search strategies interview techniques

COMP ISearch StrategiesInterview Techniques

Frederic Murray

Assistant Professor

MLIS, University of British Columbia

BA, Political Science, University of Iowa

Instructional Services Librarian

Al Harris Library

[email protected]

catalogs databases search engines
Catalogs, Databases, & Search Engines
  • A comprehensive list of the books, periodicals, maps, and other materials in a given collection.
  • A large, regularly updated file of digitized information related to a specific subject or field.
  • Computer software designed to help the user locate information available at sites on the World Wide Web by selecting categories from a hierarchical directory of subjects (example: Yahoo!) or by entering appropriate keywords or phrases (Google).
search techniques
Search Techniques
  • Keyword
  • Basic Boolean
identifying keywords
Identifying Keywords
  • Identify the significant terms and concepts that describe your topic from your thesis statement or research question.
  • These terms will become the key for searching catalogs, databases and search engines for information about your subject.
research question
Research Question

What degree should I pursue to live well in San Francisco?

research question1
Research Question

What careershould I pursue to live well in San Francisco?

AND = Narrow

OR = Expand

  • NOT = Exclude
boolean operators
Boolean Operators
  • Connect keywords only
  • Must be placedbetween keywords
  • AND
    • Narrows your search
  • OR
    • Expands your search with synonymous terms
  • NOT
    • Excludes words from your search
    • If used too much, it can work against you!
class exercise
Class Exercise
  • Keyword Building Exercise

Topic: Cyber Security Careers in California

cyber security careers
Cyber Security Careers










  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
  • Business Source Complete (Career)

Databases are Subject Specific

class exercise1
Class Exercise
  • Using Business Source Complete locate three articles on Cybersecurity Careers
  • Archive them in your online Folder
outline 5 steps
Outline: 5 Steps
  • Setting up the interview
  • Preparing for the interview
  • Coming up with Questions
  • Meeting with your interviewee
  • Following up on your interview
setting up the interview
Setting up the Interview
  • Contact the potential interviewee in advance & set time & place
  • Identify the topic that you will be discussing during the interview
    • Family History/Hometown/Career
preparing for the interview
Preparing for the Interview
  • Prepare a list of questions in advance
  • Find background information about the interviewee
  • Prioritize your questions and ask the most important questions first
  • Decide your goals for the interview
coming up with questions
Coming Up with Questions
  • Ask yourself: “What do I need to know?”
  • Write a list of things you want to find out
  • Write a list of questions that will help your interviewee discuss this information
how to ask good questions
How to ask good questions
  • Ask leading questions rather than asking yes or no questions
    • Is Uncle John crazy ? (yes or no question)
    • Why did Uncle John live alone in that shack for so many years when he owned three houses? (leading question)
  • The response to a leading question will give you more detail to support your research
developing good questions
Developing Good Questions
  • Do as much research as possible in advance on the person and/or topic you are working on
  • Sources might include
    • Online Catalog (Ebooks)
    • Databases
    • World Wide Web
  • Prepare your questions in advance in writing and bring them to the interview.
meeting the interviewee
Meeting the Interviewee
  • Always bring a stiff-backed notebook (and Pencils)
  • If you wish to tape-record your interview, always ask before doing so!
  • Keep notes on the interview, but make sure that you are still talking to the interviewee, not just scribbling
recording apps
Recording Apps


library equipment resources
Library Equipment Resources
  • Circulating Multimedia Equipment & Useful Software
  • PMD620 is a rugged yet lightweight digital recorder (2)
    • Tabletop Microphone Included
  • Checkout for one day only
meeting the interviewee1
Meeting the Interviewee
  • Bring your prepared list of questions to the interview
  • Try to stick to the topic at hand, but be flexible if your interviewee brings up unexpected but valuable information
following up the interview
Following up the Interview
  • Always be sure to thank your interviewee, orally and in writing
  • Write your results soon after the interview while they are fresh in your mind
  • Let your interviewee review your findings in order to confirm that you have represented him/her accurately
conducting an interview1
Conducting an Interview
  • Conducting a successful interview involves attention to each of the following steps:
    • Making contact to setup the interview
    • Preparing for the interview
    • Meeting the interviewee
    • Following up on the interview
class exercise2
Class Exercise
  • Team up groups of 2-3
  • Imagine you are interviewing someone from a county you have never visited.
  • Locate information on that country using:

CIA World FactBook

  • Develop Three Leading Questions
    • Try them out on each other
designing a good ppt
Designing a Good PPT
  • 5 minute speech use 5-8 slides maximum (1 minute per slide)
  • Less is More ( only use 3-4 elements per slide)
  • Rely on visuals not text
the world of knowledge
The World of Knowledge
  • Evolving History of Writing
  • Evolving History of Libraries
  • Evolving History of Education