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1 Search Techniques & Searching for Books Jason Dupree Assistant Professor MLIS, University of Oklahoma BFA, Art Studio, Phillips University Head of Public Services Al Harris Library

2 Review What is my main goal for this class? Name the four criteria for evaluating information. What did the phrase chew your information refer to?

3 Part 1 Information Literacy

4 Information Literacy It is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. Is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner.

5 Information Literacy

6 Two Items to Assist You Assignment ePlanner P.A.W. –Time Management Tool Visual Brainstorming Bubbl.us –Organize Your Topic/Visualize Your Argument Research Tool

7 Time w/ Your Topic Use: –Google –Ipl2 –Infomine –ProCon.org –SpeakOut.com

8 Part 2 Searching Techniques

9 Define what you want to know I am looking for literature and data that focus on incarceration as a deterrent for crime. Use this statement to choose keywords and key phrases

10 Define key words and phrases incarceration deterrent crime

11 Identifying Keywords Identify the significant terms and concepts that describe your topic from your thesis statement or research question. These terms will become the key for searching catalogs, indexes, and databases for information about your subject.

12 Keywords Flexible terms Easy searches Less accurate searches

13 Keyword Phrases Single concept, multiple words Some electronic resources require keyword phrases be enclosed with punctuation –Quotation marks – SWOSU Catalog –Parenthesis

14 Class Exercise Keyword Building Exercise Topic:

15 Boolean AND = Narrow OR = Expand NOT = Exclude

16 Boolean Operators Connect keywords only Must be placed between keywords AND –Narrows your search OR –Expands your search with synonymous terms NOT –Excludes words from your search –If used too much, it can work against you!

17 Class Activity Shuffle Up and Deal –cards –face card –card and black –card and deuce –card and spade or diamond –face card and red not king –club not face card or ace

18 Part 3 Finding Books

19 Dewey All of human knowledge is broken into Ten Major Categories

20 SWOSU Catalog

21 Open WorldCat

22 E-Books: Ebrary & Ebooks on Ebscohost 24/7 Full Text Searching* Highlight Markup Note Taking Embed links into text Online Bookshelf Multiplicity of Use

23 Library Services Interlibrary Loan –Online form (plan ahead) –Library borrows the item on your behalf OK-Share Card –Go to Circulation Desk & get a card –Present this card to any Oklahoma University/College –Check out books as if you were their student

24 End of Second Presentation Thank You for listening


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