Information Skills for College. Eng 112 Workshop II Beyond Googling : Specialized Search Engines Melanie Sellar Education Services and Reference Librarian. Session I: Internet information sources Which are free sources Session II: Scholarly information sources
Information Skills for College
Eng 112 Workshop II
Beyond Googling: Specialized Search Engines
Education Services and Reference Librarian
Understand and read URLs
Use some advanced search strategies in Google
Begin asking questions about what you read (*today)
Try a specialized, human built search engine (*today)
Read URLs: they provide some context and meaning!
.com (a company, usually based in U.S.)
.edu(colleges and universities in U.S.)
.org (non-profits and charities, typically)
.int(international organizations, United Nations)
.eu(individuals or organizations in the European Union
Wikipedia “quantum physics”
Specialized Search Engines
Not in Google, Bing, etc
Information that costs money
use a specialized search engine
What’s in them?
A Century of Climate and Ecosystem Change in Western Montana
Change Facts and Statisticshttp://climatechange.ws/facts/
After comparing the two, would you use either source in your paper? Why (or why not) and how?
Searching for Articles
Marymount Library > Find Articles
Newspaper, magazine, and journal articles
Available through the library:
Academic Search Premier
Proquest Research Library
1-2 Minute Quiz/Survey:
Ask your information coaches – Marymount librarians!
Walk-in Help: all the hours we are openE-mail: [email protected]: 310-303-7260IM: mcpvlibrary (AIM, Yahoo!, MSN)