Presentation on theme: "Finding the information you need Education Literature Searching."— Presentation transcript:
Finding the information you need Education Literature Searching
Where to search Durham Library Catalogue Journal databases Newspaper archives Other Internet resources
Conducting a search Purpose of search? Decide on your keywords Do your search Display and review your results Modify search if necessary Mark and save or email relevant records
Choosing keywords Decide which words describe your topic Synonyms eg. organisation OR structure Alternative spellings (and wildcards) Different endings (truncation) Eg. educ*
Effective searching Joining words: AND, OR & NOT Child development NOT Piaget Child development AND Piaget Child development OR Piaget
Modifying your results Broader and narrower terms Combining your terms Eg. (dyslexia OR dyspraxia) AND primary Limit your search by: Date of publication Type of material (eg. book, journal, report) Language
What to do with your results Display Mark relevant records Save your results By email Print Save to file
Internet resources Search engines Google is the fast food of the information world (David Tebbut in Information World Review, Issue 1999, February 2004, p13) Subject gateways Accessible via Library home page Subject information | Education| Internet gateways OR Databases | Other Online resources | Search engines & gateways
Book References Arnold, C. (2001). Child development and learning, 2-5 years: Georgias story. London: Paul Chapman. Siegler, R. (2002). The rebirth of childrens learning. In Desforges, C and Fox, R (ed.) Teaching and learning: the essential readings (pp. 63-83).Oxford: Blackwell.
Journal References White, J. (2004). Should religious education be a compulsory school subject? British Journal of Religious Education, 26(2) 151-164. Bright, M. (1985). The poetry of art, Journal of the history of Ideas, 46 (2): 259-277. Retrieved 30 September 2011 from JSTOR http://uk.jstor.org/.
Where to get help In person (at Queens Campus Library and libraries in Durham) Online enquiry services http://www.dur.ac.uk/library/using/enquiries/ http://www.dur.ac.uk/library/using/enquiries/ Library staff Christine Purcell firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Richard Holmes firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com