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  1. Virtual Libraryand DatabasesLIBS100 23 Feb 2005 L. Galloway

  2. LIBS 100 Word of the Day2/23/05 To shorten by cutting off or as if by cutting off Truncate

  3. Virtual Library • Provides a portal to many web resources, databases and career information • Mouse over gray bar in center of screen to see what options are available • Username: syracuse Password: student

  4. Off-campus access • Go to vl.bryantstratton.edu • Same login and password

  5. B&S Databases • The Library provides access to many online magazine and journal databases • Access is available to registered students from any computer with an Internet connection

  6. Databases • A database is any organized collection of data that can be retrieved using established search procedures. • Example: telephone books (databases of names, addresses and phone numbers) organized alphabetically

  7. Databases • Collection of data • Electronic: run on computers • Have a structure • Great variety • Designed for multiple use • College pays $$$$ for student access to databases

  8. Databases Research Databases, then EBSCOhost Databases Select EBSCOhost Web Defaults to Academic Search Premier, but can select other databases

  9. Databases Can select these databases to search (partial list) • Health Source – Consumer Edition AND Nursing/Academic Edition • Military and Government Collection • Vocational and Career Collection • Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia • Newspaper Source (25 Newspapers)

  10. Searching Databases • Keyword Search – you enter words that may be found anywhere in text. • Subject Search – headings determined and articles placed in categories based on main topics in articles Review

  11. Keyword Search

  12. Keyword Search

  13. Subject Headings

  14. You Can Use Articles to Find Subject Headings…

  15. Then Use the Subject Heading to Find More Articles

  16. Search Tips Truncation • Use * at end of word (Ex: Faith* retrieves faith, faithful, faiths) • ? Question mark replaces individual characters within a word (Ex: wom?n retrieves woman, women, womyn, etc.)

  17. Search Tips Logical (Boolean) operators AND, OR, NOT Review

  18. Search Tips • “Quotations” • Use to search for a phrase (Ex: “affordable housing” ) • Nesting ( ) • Use parentheses to group search terms and logical operators in any order • Ex: (race or color) and discrimination • Ex: (race and discrimination) not “affirmative action”

  19. Where can you find the article? • Is it full-text in the database? • HTML - formatted for web • PDF - portable document format, sometimes digital facsimile of journal/magazine article. • HTML often opens up faster We will find articles in our in-class activity

  20. References Rothenberger, Michelle. “Search Engines.” 6 Feb 2005 <http://www.carpeindexum.com/libs100/srcheng/srchdir.ppt>. Staff. “Resources, INFS100.” Minneapolis Community and Technical College. 6 Feb 2005 <http://www.mctc.mnscu.edu/library/courses/infs1000/infs1000pt2.htm#Resources>.

  21. Assignment 3Grading • Points Assigned: • Topic -1pt • Web Page #1 • Search string – 3 pts • Citations – 4 pts • Analysis – 3 pts • Web Page #2 • Search Engine Used – 2 pts • Search string – 3 pts • Citations – 4 pts • Analysis – 3 pts • Web page printouts 2 pts This assignment was due 2/14/05. Late turn-ins accepted as is. You can correct for additional partial credit. Accepted on or before 2/28/05.

  22. Due 2/28/05 • Assignment 4 • Using B&S Virtual Library • Must evaluate 2 resources found here • I choose first resource • You choose second resource • Reading: Rodrigues 151-163 and 174-176

  23. Mid-Term Mid-Term assessement due Wednesday, February 23 FIRM This is due whether or not YOU are in class!! • To get full credit, must be in my mailbox by 2:30pm on Wednesday • Can email this as attachment also, by midnight on Wednesday Review

  24. Keyword 1 AND Keyword 2 AND Keyword 3 Censorship Words Music OR OR OR Censor* Lyrics Musician or Music* OR OR OR Restriction Lyric* Artist OR OR OR Restrict* song Song or Singer In-Class ActivityI want to find information about censorship of songs.