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Search Techniques & Using Databases . Jane Long MLIS, University of Oklahoma MA, Wright State University Reference Services Librarian Al Harris Library [email protected] How do I get started?. Search Techniques: . Keywords Flexible Terms Easy Searches Less Accuracy in Searching

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Search techniques using databases

Search Techniques & Using Databases

Jane Long

MLIS, University of Oklahoma

MA, Wright State University

Reference Services Librarian

Al Harris Library

[email protected]


How do i get started

How do I get started?


Search techniques

Search Techniques:

  • Keywords

    • Flexible Terms

    • Easy Searches

    • Less Accuracy in Searching

    • Use of Phrases

    • Use Synonyms


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.


Keywords synonyms

Keywords: Synonyms

Keyword phrase: green society

Synonyms: environmentalism, sustainable living, social responsibility, clean energy, ecological modernization, environmental protection, environmental aspects, green movement, political ecology, recycling ethic, preservation…


Keyword phrases

Keyword Phrases

  • Single concept, multiple words

  • Some electronic resources require keyword phrases be enclosed with punctuation by using

    • Quotation marks

    • Parenthesis


Keyword phrase examples

Gasoline Taxes

-- Highway Trust Fund

-- Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

-- Transportation spending

-- Sport utility vehicles (SUVs)

-- Fuel efficiency

Government Bailout

Bear Stearns

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Housing bill

Savings and loan crisis

Henry Paulson

Subprime mortgages

Keyword Phrase Examples


Search techniques1

Search Techniques:

2.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!


Treatment of employees by fast food restaurants

Treatment of employees by fast food restaurants

  • First, narrow down the topic

    • Which restaurants are you talking about?

    • What kind of treatment?

      • Good or Bad

      • Focusing on:

        • Working environment & hours

        • Benefits & Pay

        • Promotion & Opportunities

    • How are employees treated by their peers? Manager(s)? Customer(s)?


How and is used

How “AND” is used

  • AND (narrows)

    • restaurantandemployee

    • restaurantandemployeeand“retirement benefits”


How or is used

How “OR” is used

  • OR (expands)

    • restaurantorcafeteria

    • salaryorincome

  • AND & OR together

    • restaurantorcafeteriaandemployee

    • salaryorincomeand “work hours”


How not is used

How “NOT” is used

  • NOT (excludes)

    • cafeterianotschool

    • incomenotinflux

  • AND, OR & NOT together

    • employeeandrestaurantorcafeterianotschool


Search strategy

Search Strategy

  • Endless possibilities…

    • employee OR worker AND cafeteria AND salary

    • employee AND restaurant AND salary OR income

    • waitress AND eatery AND income


Class exercise

Class Exercise

  • Keyword Building Exercise

    Brainstorming Ideas: student, train, work

    (You are considering today’s economy and preparation for employment as a beginning topic possibility.)

    • Your keyword choices should be

      synonyms


Today s job market

Today’s job market

salary

learner

practice

student

work

train

apprentice

livelihood

educate


Finding articles

Finding Articles

  • We find articles in periodicals. This includes magazines, scholarly journals, and newspapers

  • Many of these resources

    are available in print

  • Many are available

    through our library

    databases


Magazines vs scholarly journals

Magazines vs. Scholarly Journals

What is the difference?


Difference between scholarly and popular periodicals

Difference Between Scholarly and Popular Periodicals

POPULAR MAGAZINES

  • USUALLY SOMEWHAT SLICK AND ATTRACTIVE IN APPEARANCE

  • RARELY CITE SOURCES. INFO. IS USUALLY SECONDARY, REPORTED FROM SOURCE

  • ARTICLES SHORT, WRITTEN IN SIMPLE LANGUAGE AND FOR A MINIMAL EDUCATION LEVEL

  • USUALLY LOT OF ADVERTISING AND PICTURES

  • PAGINATION RESTARTS IN EVERY ISSUE

SCHOLARLY JOURNALS

  • HAVE A SOBER, SERIOUS LOOK

  • ALWAYS CITE THEIR SOURCES IN FOOTNOTES/ ENDNOTES AND INCLUDE BIBLIOGRAPHIES

  • ARTICLES WRITTEN BY A SCHOLAR OR RESEARCHER “HORSE’S MOUTH”

  • PEER-REVIEWED BY SCHOLARS

  • LANGUAGE OF JOURNAL ASSUMES SOME SCHOLARLY BACKGROUND ON THE PART OF READER

  • ADVERTISING IS SPECIALIZED TO THAT DISCIPLINE

  • PAGINATION IS USUALLY CUMULATIVE


I need periodical sources so i will begin by searching the databases

I need periodical sources, so I will begin by searching the databases!


Databases are

Databases are:

  • Large, regularly updated files of digitized information related to a specific subject or field.

  • They are the place where we find articles from scholarly publications, magazines, and newspapers.

  • They are the best source for your research.


Databases 101 differences between brands products

Databases 101: Differences Between Brands & Products

  • EBSCOHost

    • Academic Search Complete

    • ERIC

    • Newspaper Source

    • CINAHL

    • MEDLINE Plus

    • SPORTDiscus

  • Nike

    • Shoes for…

      • Men

      • Women

      • Children

      • Basketball

      • Baseball/Softball

      • Running

      • Soccer

      • Golf


Full text articles

Full-text articles

Full-text articles indicate the entire article can be found within the database, no physical searching is necessary. Full-text articles are accessible in the following ways:

  • HTML (displays like a web page)

  • PDF (displays like a photocopy; best for citing info)

  • Linked (hyperlinks to full-text in another location)


Periodicals list

Periodicals List

A directory used to identify the location of journals, magazines and newspapers accessible through the library regardless of format

Formats:

  • Electronic (article database)

  • Paper (soft or hard bound)

  • Microfilm (reel)

  • Microfiche (card)


Periodicals list1

Periodicals List


Periodicals list exercise

Periodicals List Exercise

  • Is the periodical a magazine or a journal?

  • Does the library have access to this periodical?

  • How do you know?


The search for articles should begin by creating an ebsco folder

Searching Techniques

Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals

Periodicals List

Databases 101

The search for articles should begin by creating an EBSCO folder.


Search techniques using databases

Setting up an EBSCO folder


Next step

Next Step


Search techniques using databases

With a folder, you are ready to save documents as you begin searching for sources.


Article databases

Article Databases


Citing database articles magazine source

Citing Database Articles – magazine source

  • Bernstein, Fred. "Architecture That Makes a Difference." Architectural Record Oct. 2008: 65-65. Academic Search Complete. Web. 24 Sept. 2009.


Citing database articles journal source

Citing Database Articles – journal source

  • Rozsa, Lajos. “A Psychochemical Weapon Considered by the Warsaw Pact: A Research Note.” Substance Use & Misuse 44.2(2009): 172-78. Academic Search Complete. Web.24 Sept. 2009.


Exercise

Exercise

  • Academic Search Complete Worksheet


Questions

Questions?

  • Contact me:

    • Jane Long

      • 774-3030

      • [email protected]

      • Faculty webpage: http://faculty.swosu.edu/jane.long/


Search techniques using databases

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