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Published on February 3, 2009

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Grossmont College Library instruction for Bio 142

What Grossmont Library can do for You ! Roxane BenVau Librarian

 

Your 5 Must-Knows Search Basics: Easy strategies to dramatically improve your searches Library Catalog: Find books, e-books, videos, textbooks Using Information Ethically Sources of information: Library or WorldWideWeb Databases: Find articles, including peer-reviewed articles

Your 5 Must-Knows Search Basics: Easy strategies to dramatically improve your searches Library Catalog: Find books, e-books, videos, textbooks Need help? Ask a Librarian! Sources of information: Library or WorldWideWeb Databases: Find articles, including peer-reviewed articles

Best Sources of Information Library Resources vs. World Wide Web Authoritative sources vs. maybe/maybe not RYT Hospital snopes Easy to limit search to peer-reviewed vs. no easy way Full-text articles are free vs. Pricey full-text articles

Library Resources vs. World Wide Web

Authoritative sources vs. maybe/maybe not

RYT Hospital snopes

Easy to limit search to peer-reviewed vs. no easy way

Full-text articles are free vs. Pricey full-text articles

Grossmont Library—What You See is NOT What You Get You Get. . . MORE Books, Media and Journals located in Grossmont Library Get books & articles from Cuyamaca , SDSU & other libraries Read 1,000’s of full-text articles via Databases—anytime, anywhere Read 22,000 e-Books online—anytime, anywhere Reserves: Textbooks, media, articles Online Reference books let you do research from home

Your 5 Must-Knows Search Basics: Easy strategies to dramatically improve your searches Library Catalog: Find books, e-books, videos, textbooks Using Information Ethically Sources of information: Library or WorldWideWeb Databases: Find articles, including peer-reviewed articles

Database Searching is a Lot Like Fishing Search in the right pool (of information) Pick the database(s) that contains the type of information you’re looking for (Book? Article in medical journal? Business article?) Use the right bait (search words): Think like the author: What words would the author/indexer use in the article? Use those words in a search. Think of synonyms, too.

Search in the right pool (of information)

Pick the database(s) that contains the type of information you’re looking for (Book? Article in medical journal? Business article?)

Use the right bait (search words):

Think like the author: What words would the author/indexer use in the article? Use those words in a search. Think of synonyms, too.

Choosing Your Search Terms, 1,2,3 Type in a single keyword or phrase if a simple search will get you what you want: human physiology endocrine Library Catalog: Keep terms broad Databases: You can use broad or specific terms 3. To get narrower, more precise results, use: Main concept…AND…main concept endocrine AND function human physiology AND encyclopedia Why use “AND”?? Here’s why… http://opac.gcccd.edu/uhtbin/webcat http://www.grosmont.edu/library

Type in a single keyword or phrase if a simple search will get you what you want:

human physiology

endocrine

Library Catalog: Keep terms broad

Databases: You can use broad or specific terms

3. To get narrower, more precise results, use:

Main concept…AND…main concept

endocrine AND function

human physiology AND encyclopedia

Why use “AND”?? Here’s why…

The secret to finding information efficiently is in the way you combine keywords when searching.  From Bellevue University’s Library Tutorial

Why Use “AND”? Databases (even Google) rely on AND to give you the ability to tell the database: “Find ALL my search terms” If you can search Google, you can search our catalog and databases Search like you do in Google , except: put “AND” between your main concepts Use the Boolean to dramatically improve your searches AND

Databases (even Google) rely on AND to give you the ability to tell the database: “Find ALL my search terms”

If you can search Google, you can search our catalog and databases

Search like you do in Google , except: put “AND” between your main concepts

Use the Boolean to dramatically improve your searches

More Search Tips: Truncation and Exact Phrase Truncation is the cutting short of search term(s) in order to retrieve all items sharing a common root. For example, the truncation "librar*" would retrieve libraries, library, librarian, librarians, library science, etc. Our Databases use * Our Library Catalog uses $ Exact Phrase -- “ ” Finds items that have those particular words all together, and in the exact order you typed them

Truncation is the cutting short of search term(s) in order to retrieve all items sharing a common root. For example, the truncation "librar*" would retrieve libraries, library, librarian, librarians, library science, etc.

Our Databases use *

Our Library Catalog uses $

Exact Phrase -- “ ”

Finds items that have those particular words all together, and in the exact order you typed them

Your 5 Must-Knows Search Basics: Easy strategies to dramatically improve your searches Library Catalog: Find books, e-books, videos, textbooks Using Information ethically Sources of information: Library or WorldWideWeb Databases: Find articles, including peer-reviewed articles

Finding Books: Our Library Catalog Remember to use “AND” between keywords Good Search Strategy: Do Keyword search Look for relevant item Click on Subject Headings To locate the book: Write down “Grossmont Call Number” + Location http://opac.gcccd.edu/uhtbin/webcat

Remember to use “AND” between keywords

Good Search Strategy: Do Keyword search

Look for relevant item

Click on Subject Headings

To locate the book: Write down “Grossmont Call Number”

+

Location

Practice time—Search the Catalog Go to: http://www.grossmont.edu/ Go to: Library 1 st row and ½ 2 nd row: Click on “Our Library Catalog” ½ 2 nd row and 3 rd row: Click on “Other Library Catalogs—SDSU” --Notice “Interlibrary Loan Form” Search for books of interest. Possible search terms: thyroid AND function endocrine AND function human physiology AND encyclopedia Use email feature to send yourself list of titles (“Keep” or “Save to List”)

Go to: http://www.grossmont.edu/

Go to: Library

1 st row and ½ 2 nd row: Click on “Our Library Catalog”

½ 2 nd row and 3 rd row: Click on “Other Library Catalogs—SDSU” --Notice “Interlibrary Loan Form”

Search for books of interest. Possible search terms:

thyroid AND function

endocrine AND function

human physiology AND encyclopedia

Use email feature to send yourself list of titles (“Keep” or “Save to List”)

Your 5 Must-Knows Search Basics: Easy strategies to dramatically improve your searches Library Catalog: Find books, e-books, videos, textbooks Using Information Ethically Best sources of information: Library Resources vs. Free Web Databases: Find articles, including peer-reviewed articles

Find Articles in the Databases Available 24/7—the Library never sleeps! Many Full-Text articles—print, email or save it Academic Search Premier alone provides access to 4500 full-text journals!

Available 24/7—the Library never sleeps!

Many Full-Text articles—print, email or save it

Academic Search Premier alone provides access to 4500 full-text journals!

Is it hard to find Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) Articles? It’s as easy as a click of the mouse! … as long as you use either Academic Search Premier or Gale Academic OneFile and check “peer-reviewed” http://www.grossmont.edu/library/default.asp

It’s as easy as a click of the mouse!

… as long as you use either Academic Search Premier or Gale Academic OneFile and check “peer-reviewed”

http://www.grossmont.edu/library/default.asp

Database searching Type in a single keyword or phrase if a simple search will get you what you want hyperthyroid* hypothyroid* PTU euthyroid To get more specific, use: Main concept…AND…main concept rat AND thyroid AND physiology Think of synonyms and use those in new searches rat and hypothyroid Use * to truncate if needed (Is hypothyroid or hypothyroidism? Use hypothyroid*)

Type in a single keyword or phrase if a simple search will get you what you want

hyperthyroid*

hypothyroid*

PTU

euthyroid

To get more specific, use:

Main concept…AND…main concept rat AND thyroid AND physiology

Think of synonyms and use those in new searches

rat and hypothyroid

Use * to truncate if needed (Is hypothyroid or hypothyroidism? Use

hypothyroid*)

Database searching: Step-by-Step http://www.grossmont.edu/library/default.asp

Practice time: Search Databases http://www.grossmont.edu/ Use these terms or come up with your own: hypothyroid* testes Euthyroid PTU rat thyroid Physiology endocrine function Make sure you check Remember to use AND, * if needed Email articles to yourself

http://www.grossmont.edu/

Use these terms or come up with your own:

hypothyroid* testes

Euthyroid PTU

rat thyroid

Physiology endocrine function

Make sure you check

Remember to use AND, * if needed

Email articles to yourself

Your 5 Must-Knows Search Basics: Easy strategies to dramatically improve your searches Library Catalog: Find books, e-books, videos, textbooks Using Information Ethically Sources of information: Library or WorldWideWeb Databases: Find articles, including peer-reviewed articles

Plagiarism Don’t Let This Happen to You! Give credit where credit is due— Cite your sources You must cite your source when you… ~quote someone ~paraphrase ~whenever you use someone else’s ideas Copyright (n.d.), Coverly, D.

Parts of a Citation: A citation should contain all the necessary information to identify your source and lead others to it.  From Bellevue University’s Library Tutorial

Your new mantra: Back It Up! Don’t take the chance of losing your work. Back It Up, Back It Up, Back It Up Save your work to a Flash Drive or email it to yourself, when working on a library computer When using a document that you’ve emailed to yourself: Don’t just open it and start working: Save it to the Desktop! Changes to documents in Temporary Folders are Not Saved even if you click Save!!

Don’t take the chance of losing your work. Back It Up, Back It Up, Back It Up

Save your work to a Flash Drive or email it to yourself, when working on a library computer

When using a document that you’ve emailed to yourself:

Don’t just open it and start working: Save it to the Desktop!

Changes to documents in Temporary Folders are Not Saved even if you click Save!!

Can I search for articles at home? Absolutely! Once you log in, it’s just like you’re sitting in the library on campus You just need to know how to log in username= firstname.lastname (don’t forget the dot!) password= 6 digit birthday (MMDDYY) http://www.grossmont.edu/library/

Absolutely! Once you log in, it’s just like you’re sitting in the library on campus

You just need to know how to log in

username= firstname.lastname (don’t forget the dot!)

password= 6 digit birthday (MMDDYY)

Making your life a little easier Take a Delicious URL label—paste it to your notebook http://www.delicious.com/grossmontmedia/caldwell Please click button on your computer Please answer: “Something I learned today” “ If I were teaching this class, I would…”

Take a Delicious URL label—paste it to your notebook

http://www.delicious.com/grossmontmedia/caldwell

Please click button on your computer

Please answer: “Something I learned today”

“ If I were teaching this class, I would…”

Need Help? Ask a Librarian! In person… at the Reference Desk Online… “ Ask a Librarian” online form or 24/7 By phone… (619) 644-7361

In person…

at the Reference Desk

Online…

“ Ask a Librarian” online form or

24/7

By phone…

(619) 644-7361

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