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Searching phs s catalog databases the internet

Basic Research:-Try using the encyclopedias for beginning research on a topic for background information-When using subject encyclopedias and books/reference materials that include a lot of general information look for the table of contents or the index, in the back or front of the book to help locate your specific topic or keyword


Searching phs s catalog databases the internet

Keywords-if you can’t find it using a specific word or phrase, think of what other KEY word it might fall in to

http://libcat.cityofportsmouth.com/

For example, if you are searching for a person or event and cannot find it, try searching the keyword that is the UMBRELLA for the person or event you are trying to find. Cannot find Bill Gates in our database? Try inventions or computers and we are sure to have books on that topic with Bill Gates in it.


Searching the internet ways to utilize a search engine

Searching the internet-ways to utilize a search engine phrase, think of what other KEY word it might fall in to

What is a Boolean Search/Operator?

AND example: Portland and Oregon

OR example: liberal or democrat (like synonyms)

NOT example: Oregon not travel

New York Times Google Search-

NYT uses the Google search engine to search their own site, not outside the NYT site www.nytimes.com

The Google search allows more results, boolean searching, book searches, scholar (journal articles), patents, images, blog searches etc. And the results pages are collected by popularity

--100s of factors such as the ones mentioned above are included in the Google searching


Primary secondary tertiary sources

Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Sources phrase, think of what other KEY word it might fall in to

Primary Sources-Information/documents created during the time period the event occurred or the person livedExamples: legal documents, speeches, diaries, interviews, etc.


Secondary sources
Secondary Sources phrase, think of what other KEY word it might fall in to

  • Secondary sources are accounts written after the fact. They are evaluations or interpretations of primary sources. Examples include magazine articles, newspapers, journal articles, etc.


Tertiary sources
Tertiary Sources phrase, think of what other KEY word it might fall in to

  • Tertiary sources are information that is collected from primary and secondary sources in the format of almanacs, bibliographies, chronologies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, fact books, guidebooks, manuals, etc.


Business examples of primary secondary tertiary sources
Business Examples of Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Sources phrase, think of what other KEY word it might fall in to

  • Google Example


Databases http portsmouthhighschoollibrary wikispaces com

Databases phrase, think of what other KEY word it might fall in tohttp://portsmouthhighschoollibrary.wikispaces.com/

*Ebscohost most other databases have Primary Sources and many public and academic libraries have these sources or access to them as well

We have access to 17 databases! Plus eBooks! 


Works cited

Works Cited: phrase, think of what other KEY word it might fall in to

www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/SearchEngines.html

http://www.lib.umd.edu/guides/primary-sources.html#tertiary

University Libraries of University of Maryland