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Research is an adventure that begins with a plan. To begin…. How do I search? Getting the right keywords/subject terms Limiting search results Where do I search? Books at HWS and beyond Scholarly journal databases. Whatever you do… Vary your terms when searching!. Animal rights

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to begin
To begin…
  • How do I search?
    • Getting the right keywords/subject terms
    • Limiting search results
  • Where do I search?
    • Books at HWS and beyond
    • Scholarly journal databases
whatever you do vary your terms when searching
Whatever you do…Vary your terms when searching!
  • Animal rights
  • Animal welfare
  • Animal experimentation
  • Animal research
  • Animal use
  • Vivisection
searching more efficiently
Searching more efficiently
  • Online Library Catalogs
  • Journal Databases and Abstracts
  • Internet Search Engines and Subject Directories
  • Corporate Data Systems
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Boolean AND

WORLD CUP AND BRAZIL

WORLD

CUP

BRAZIL

“All of these” “All the words” “Must contain”

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Boolean OR

JAZZ OR SWING

JAZZ

SWING

“Any of these” “Some of the words”

“May contain”

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Boolean NOT

JAGUAR NOT (CAR OR AUTOMOBILE)

JAGUAR

AND

(CAR OR

AUTOMOBILE)

JAGUAR

CAR OR

AUTOMOBILE

“None of these” “Exclude”

“Must not contain”

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Complex Boolean Search

(JAGUAR NOT (CAR OR AUTOMOBILE) ) AND

(CONSERVATION OR ENDANGERED OR POACHING)

(JAGUAR NOT

(CAR OR

AUTOMOBILE))

(CONSERVATION OR

ENDANGERED OR

POACHING)

Nesting

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Truncation or Wild Cards

  • Retrieves all variants of a word stem
    • fem* = female, feminine, feminist, feminists, feminism
  • Operators vary * ? :

feminine

female

feminist

feminists

feminism

scholarly research at its best
Scholarly Research at its best
  • Peer-reviewed journals (print and online)
    • Each article has been examined and approved by people with credentials in the article\'s field of study before it is published
  • Find them through subject databases and guides
who we are
Who we are . . .
  • Reference Librarians available to you 60 hours a week
    • M-Th 9 am to 5 pm & 7-10 pm
    • Fri- 9 am to 5 pm
    • Sun. 1-5 & 7-10 pm
  • Your questions are our priority!
thank you and consult with us early and often

Thank you andconsult with usearly and often!

Michael Hunter

Reference Librarian

[email protected] 781-3552

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