Search Techniques & Using Databases. Jane Long MLIS, University of Oklahoma MA, Wright State University Reference Services Librarian Al Harris Library firstname.lastname@example.org. How do I get started? 1. Keywords 2. Boolean Operators. Search Techniques. Keywords Flexible Terms
MLIS, University of Oklahoma
MA, Wright State University
Reference Services Librarian
Al Harris Library
Keyword phrase: conservation
Synonyms: preserve, maintain, keep up, list, save, improvement, betterment, advancement, “water conservation,” “oil conservation,” “soil conservation,” conservancy…
are available in print
What is the difference?
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
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 CUMULATIVEDifference Between Scholarly and Popular Periodicals
Take a look in the databases!
BBut…how do I search?
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:
A directory used to identify the location of journals, magazines and newspapers accessible through the library regardless of format
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. 20 Jan. 2010.
Kinnon, Joy Bennett. “Why Children Are Killing Children.” Ebony Jan. 2000: 126+. Academic Search Complete. Web. 20 Jan. 2010.
Neiwert, David. How Internment Destroyed a Japanese American Community. New York: Palgrave, 2005. Ebrary. 23 Feb. 2010.