Presentation on theme: "CUS115 Methodologies in Cultural Research "Using the Library Databases Lingnan University Library Feb 2013 Terence Cheung – Reference Librarian Tel: 2616."— Presentation transcript:
CUS115 Methodologies in Cultural Research "Using the Library Databases Lingnan University Library Feb 2013 Terence Cheung – Reference Librarian Tel: 2616 8572 Email: email@example.com
What library service do you use? What sources do you use for your research? Any problems?
Todays Contents Basic Research Concept Basic Research Techniques Library Resources - 1-Search - Consolidated database – ProQuest, EBSCO - News database – Factiva, WiseSearch - Local TV programmes - Theses & Dissertations - Google Scholar Q&As
Make the things right at the beginning. Good investment of time. http://tomfishburne.com/2012/11/creative-brief-2.html
Learning Outcomes Basic concept of doing research Fundamental research skills Knowledge of resources available in the University Library Ability to locate appropriate resources in doing research
What do you do before you do a research? WhatWhyWhereWhenWhichWho Dont need all the answers at the beginning!!!
Research Techniques Boolean Operators AND –both terms will appear in the result. e.g. film AND fashion OR –at least either one of the terms will appear in the result. e.g. film OR movie NOT–only find items that do not contain the search term. e.g. film NOT comedy
Research Techniques Parenthesis ( ) Use parenthesis ( ) to group words together and set the order of the search when using Boolean Operators. e.g. use fashion AND (film OR movie) will find items with fashion and film or items with fashion and movie in the result.
Research Techniques Phase Search Use quotation mark for the exact phase. e.g. use national identity will find the exact phrase national identity in the result instead of items contains national and identity separately.
Research Techniques Wildcards ? Use question mark for one letter truncation. e.g. use wom?n will find women or woman in the result. * Use asterisk for several letters truncation. e.g. use behavior* will find behavior, behavioral, behaviorist, behaviorism, or behaviorally in the result.
Guide for research and using databases Guides@LU
Narrow down your search by different criteria Click this icon to save the article to the list.
Research Techniques How to narrow down your search Use more search terms Limit the time frame Limit to scholarly publications Select appropriate content types Select appropriate subject Select appropriate sources
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