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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


Boolean AND

WORLD CUP AND BRAZIL

WORLD

CUP

BRAZIL

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


Boolean OR

JAZZ OR SWING

JAZZ

SWING

“Any of these” “Some of the words”

“May contain”


Boolean NOT

JAGUAR NOT (CAR OR AUTOMOBILE)

JAGUAR

AND

(CAR OR

AUTOMOBILE)

JAGUAR

CAR OR

AUTOMOBILE

“None of these” “Exclude”

“Must not contain”


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


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 and Joseph Chmuraconsult with usearly and often!

Michael Hunter

Reference Librarian

[email protected] 781-3552


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