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Intro to the Library

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Amy Pajewski

on 5 September 2012

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Transcript of Intro to the Library

Brainstorm Keywords Database Searching Research Search Strategies Website Evaluation Library Catalog Evaluating Websites Searching (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr Database Searching (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr Topic Write a sentence Pull out important words Think of other key terms outside of the sentence Talk to people about it! Use a thesaurus or database features AND


NOT Looking for words to appear together?

Try writing your phrase in quotes, i.e., "the zebra who lost his stripes" Want to search various forms of a word?

Try using Truncation/Wildcard symbols:

Example: psych* Example: wom?n
Psychiatric woman
Psychological women
Psychotic Always check narrowing options to guide your search! Now you try! If you get stuck, let me know, I'm here to help! Try this! In the Catalog...
Search for your own topic.
Select one of the items in your search results.
Can you find: What campus(es) own the item? Status of the item?
What would you do if you wanted that item? http://lib2.hacc.edu/ How can I tell if this is a good source? Look for... Currency
Purpose If you noticed, this spells CRAAP, it's an easy way to tell if the website is a good source of information Now you try! Again, if your group gets stuck, ask me for help! Remember to... Narrow your search with keywords Look for narrowing tools Try using AND, OR, NOT and the other tricks
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