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1 CUS115 Methodologies in Cultural Research "Using the Library Databases Lingnan University Library Feb 2013 Terence Cheung – Reference Librarian Tel:

2 What library service do you use? What sources do you use for your research? Any problems?

3 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

4 Make the things right at the beginning. Good investment of time.

5 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

6 What do you do before you do a research? WhatWhyWhereWhenWhichWho Dont need all the answers at the beginning!!!

7 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

8 fashion AND film OR movie What will you find?

9 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.

10 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.

11 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.

12 Guide for research and using databases

13 Guide for Cultural Studies

14 We have over 260 databases. Good and Bad!!!

15 Databases by types, subjects, A-Z

16 User Guide Use the databases user guide

17 Input the search terms 1-Search

18 Narrow down your search by different criteria Click this icon to save the article to the list.

19 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

20 1-Search Advanced Search Advanced Search

21 Search by title, author, publication, etc.

22 Click this icon to add the search to RSS feed Set up RSS feed

23 Click to subscribe this RSS feed Set up RSS feed

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25 Click to see the RSS feed subscribed by you. Open RSS feed in Internet Explorer

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27 ProQuest

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29 Select the database you want to search ProQuest

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31 Advanced Search ProQuest Advanced Search

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33 Create alert or RSS feed, but have to login/register first. Creating alert or RSS feed

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35 EBSCOhost

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37 Advanced Search EBSCOhost Advanced Search

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39 Create alert or RSS feed, but have to login/register first. Creating alert or RSS feed

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41 Factiva

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44 WiseSearch

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47 Other useful databases JSTOR Wiley Online Library Cambridge Journal Online Project MUSE Art & Humanities Citation Index Social Science Citation Index More…

48 Local TV Programmes

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50 Dissertations

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52 Click Settings Google Scholar

53 Search Lingnan University & WorldCat Google Scholar Click Library links

54 Google Scholar

55 links will appear next to those items which are held by Lingnan University. Google Scholar

56 The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it. Samuel Johnson ( ) British author.

57 Library Workshops

58 Need Help? Ask A Librarian Integrated Helpdesk Tel: Chat Reference Service 2pm-5pm, Mon-Fri Research Consultation Service

59 Thank you for your time and the most important, your patience.


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