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2 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute Finding Needles In Virtual Haystacks Come on in and sit a spel – We will begin shortly. -- BanjoBanjo long version

3 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute Finding Needles In Virtual Haystacks

4 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute Before this presentation…. Could this be you trying to find information?

5 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute4 Finding what you want Locating what you want as a Capella learner on the Internet can be like trying to find a book in a library with all the catalog cards on the floor or looking for a needle in a haystack. You know it is there, but how can you find it?

6 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute5 Invisible to search engines vast expanses of the Web are completely invisible to search engines this "Invisible Web" is in all likelihood growing significantly faster than the visible Web

7 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute6 At the conclusion of the workshop, learners will: Be able to apply various search engines Send queries to a number of Internet search engines and receive the results compiled into a single page Use multiple search engines to locate [high precision] resources for comprehensives and dissertations Be able to locate information stored in databases, but hidden from most search engines

8 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute7 Boolean Search Logic – so whos Boole? Boolean logic comes from George Boole, a British mathematician, who laid out the rules in Boolean logic merged logic and algebra, laying the foundation for the digital revolution.

9 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute8 A very brief Boolean overview Search phrase: cats AND dogs means find web pages in which both terms occur Search phrase: cats OR dogs means find web pages in which either term occurs Search phrase: cats NOT dogs means find web pages in which the term cats appears but not dogs

10 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute9 Boolean Search Techniques - OR OR increases the range of your results. So a search for children OR kids would give you a lot of webpages of young people from which to choose. CAPS

11 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute10 Boolean Search Technique - AND AND uses a second word to further define the first (49ers AND Schedule, for example, should include the 49ers Schedule).

12 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute11 Boolean Search Techniques - NOT NOT excludes a subset of the group that the first word defines (school NOT public). cats NOT dogs means find web pages in which the term cats appears but not dogs Note: Even experienced reference librarians rarely use this because it can exclude valuable information.

13 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute12 "Proximity Operators – NEAR ADJ Also Boolean Operators, proximity operators such as NEAR or ADJ are used to control how closely the terms occur in the web document that is retrieved. NEAR/3 means that the terms must occur within 3 words of each other Proximity operators ensure that your terms are more closely related to another

14 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute13 NEAR/x Use this operator to search for documents where you'd like both terms to appear within a specified distance of each other, narrowing a search Dalmatians NEAR/3 feeding web documents will be returned that have the term Dalmatians occurring within 3 words of the term feeding

15 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute14 ADJ Use this operator to search for documents where you'd like both terms to appear next to each other, narrowing a search Dalmatians ADJ feeding The ADJ Boolean operator is often disguised as the option "exact phrase."

16 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute15 ~ Searches Synonym Searches You may want to search not only for a particular keyword, but also for its synonyms. Indicate a search for both by placing the tilde sign ("~") immediately in front of the keyword. ~food ~facts

17 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute16 Phrase Searches Search for complete phrases by enclosing them in quotation marks. Words enclosed in double quotes (like this) will appear together in all results exactly as you have entered them. Phrase searches are especially useful when searching for famous sayings or proper names.

18 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute17 + Common Searches If a common word is essential to getting the results you want, you can include it by putting a "+" sign in front of it. (Be sure to include a space before the "+" sign.) For example, to search for Star Wars Episode I, use: Star Wars Episode +I

19 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute18 Boolean Advanced Search Implied Boolean using the symbols + (must include) or -(exclude) from the "Basic" search interface

20 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute19 Evaluating Web Resources Subject - Can you check the accuracy of the information or data somewhere else? Authority - Does the author of the web site have the education, expertise, or experience to be a trustworthy source or commentator on this subject? Purpose - Who is the page written for? What is the intended audience supposed to do with the information? Bias – Does the page acknowledge other possible positions, interpretations, or conclusions? Currency - Is the page dated? Has it been revised or updated?

21 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute20 The Researching Librarian This site gathers links to selected web resources useful for research: freely searchable citation and full-text databases, funding information, relevant journals, statistics and statistical methods, useful research tools, current awareness sources, and conference papers and proceedings.

22 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute21 Google Scholar Advanced Search Theory into practice: The design of an online technology skills course for nontraditional nursing … Theory into practice: The design of an online technology skills course for nontraditional nursing … SP Stokes, KP Terry - View as HTML - Web Search... CINAHL CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) is a... And online classes for students in health sciences and... Doctoral dissertation, The... ejite.isu.eduView as HTMLWeb Search

23 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute22 Clustering Engines Vivisimo

24 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute23 Clustering Engines Vivisimo Results

25 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute24 Academic Reference and Research Index

26 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute25 Academic Reference and Research Index Results of Teacher Action Research

27 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute26 Scirus Scirus searches over 167 million science-specific Web pages, enabling you to quickly: Pinpoint scientific, scholarly, technical and medical data on the Web. Find the latest reports, peer- reviewed articles and journals that other search engines miss.

28 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute27 Copernic Basic Agent

29 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute28 Field Searches – Open Directory Collaborative (30)Collaborative Learning E-learning Companies (65)E-learning Companies E-learning (76)E-learning Portals Independent Research (27)Independent Research (236)Institutions Instructors Resources (58)Instructors Resources Knowledge (1,464)Knowledge Management Learning Management (107)Learning Management Systems Online Books (2)Online Books Online (317)Online Courses (48)Services (83)Tutoring Largest most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web

30 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute29 Searchable Databases Searchable databases are excellent sources for information. These databases are on the World Wide Web and each database website usually gives you, the user, instructions. After you have thoroughly exhausted the possibilities found on the web with the multiple searches available, then examine the wonderful world of searchable databases.

31 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute30 Invisible Web or Deep Web The Invisible Web or Deep Web is a vast reservoir of Internet content that is 500 times larger than the known "surface" World Wide Web. The Deep Web contains billions of high- quality documents in about 350,000 specialty databases all hidden from view from standard search engines!

32 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute31 Keep in mind Information that is likely to be stored in a database is a part of the Deep Web A good subject directory will link to database sites on the Web Web sites of searchable databases can also be retrieved via search engines Many search engine sites and commercial portals feature searchable databases as part of their package of services

33 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute32 Connect to the Library

34 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute33 Databases and Resources – Articles & More

35 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute34 Databases and Resources – Articles & More

36 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute35 Library Databases Full text articles, article citations, reports, company information, newspapers, and more.

37 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute36 Find Full Text Articles and Article Citations ABI/INFORM Global 1,300 journalsABI/INFORM Global Academic Search Premier Indexes over 4,300 journalsAcademic Search Premier Business Source Premier 2,300 full text journalsBusiness Source Premier ERIC Database over 1,000,000 citations with abstractsERIC Database Hoover's Online database includes 12 million companiesHoover's Online Journal Locator A-Z title list of journalsJournal Locator LexisNexis full-text information from over 5,600 sources, selected to meet academic research needs.LexisNexis MasterFILE Premier full text for 2,055 periodicals; full text for more than 350 reference booksMasterFILE Premier Corporate Information research reports on companies and industriesCorporate Information Public Register's Annual Report Service Annual Reports of over 3,600 public companiesPublic Register's Annual Report Service

38 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute37 Full Text Articles

39 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute38 Education: A SAGE Full-Text Collection

40 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute39 Find Full Text Articles and Article Citations PsycARTICLES 25,000 searchable full text articles from 38 journals published by the APA and 4 from allied organizationsPsycARTICLES Psychology Journals Full text of journal articles from over 300 journals in psychology, organizational behavior, counseling, communications and related fieldsPsychology Journals PsycINFO comprehensive monthly compilation of non-evaluative summaries of the world's literature in psychology, human services, and educationPsycINFO Sage Psychology Collection full text of 30 journalsSage Psychology Collection

41 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute40 Find Full Text Articles and Article Citations ABI/INFORM Global Management International Review ( current); Human Organization ( current)ABI/INFORM Global Sage Criminology Collection Sage Sociology Collection Data Sources Childstats.gov federal and state statistics and reportsChildstats.gov National Data Sets Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA)Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA)

42 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute41 Data Sources National Telecommunications & Information AdministrationNational Telecommunications & Information Administration Gartner Web Resources Penn Computing-- Computer Information Security UC Davis Computer Security Lab Free On-line Dictionary of Computing TechWeb Technology Encyclopedia

43 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute42 Infomine Infomine Multiple Database Search Infomine might be called an "academic" search engine, focusing on scholarly resource collections, electronic journals and books, online library card catalogs, and directories of researchers.

44 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute43 Complete Planet CompletePlanet CompletePlanet presently contains 103,000 search sites organized into more than 4,000 subject headings. This Deep Web Directory is a good starting point for accessing the rich resources of the "hidden" Web. Discover over 70,000+ searchable databases and specialty search engines.

45 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute44 OAIster

46 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute45 OAIster Search Screen

47 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute46 Search for Instructional AND Design

48 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute47 Repositories of Primary Sources

49 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute48 Directory of Open Access Journals

50 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute49 Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods EJBRM is published by Academic Conferences International Limited Curtis Farm, Kidmore End, Nr Reading RG4 9AY, England

51 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute50 Library of Congress Library of Congress This is the ultimate searchable database !

52 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute51 Finding Online Dissertations Capella University pays $11,000/yr for ProQuest database ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - Full Text

53 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute52 ProQuest Digital Dissertations Proquest Digital Dissertations Search by keywords, author, dissertation number or use detailed search on main search page. Output lists titles which are hyperlinked to a full record. For a fee, these can be downloaded in pdf format.

54 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute53 Proquest Search

55 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute54 Full Text Dissertations in WorldCAT: Tutorial From: Capella Library Learn how to find full text dissertations in WorldCAT. WorldCAT contains many of the Full Text dissertations that are found in the ETD Digital Library. You may find the search screen easier to use in WorldCAT than the ETD Library.

56 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute55 Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)

57 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute56 Business Dissertations

58 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute Blog Search Engines Daypop

59 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute58 The Quotations Page The Quotations Page Links to Quotes of the Day, Quotes of the Week, and Searchable Quotations.The Quotations Page Established 1994, the Quotations Page has over 20,000 quotations online from over 2400 authors. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi

60 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute59 World Intellectual Property Organization World Intellectual Property OrganizationWorld Intellectual Property Organization : WIPO PCT database. Login as guest or create a free account.

61 © 2005 Capella University - Confidential - Do not distribute60 Closing Disclaimer "If you can't find what you're looking for using the search techniques we discussed, then call your Capella University librarian!" --Dr. Mills

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