# 1 Online Searching, 4 th ed. Chapter 9 Statistical Insight Search Example 2: Experimenting with Huge Results Sets pp. 192 Librarian’s Guide to Cultivating.

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1 Online Searching, 4 th ed. Chapter 9 Statistical Insight Search Example 2: Experimenting with Huge Results Sets pp. 192 Librarian’s Guide to Cultivating Database Skills for Research and Instruction

2 The system helpfully suggests the Subject term “earnings” – use that And remember to set the date dropdown

3 LOTS to work with! (mwha-ha-ha) Squint – notice the amazing “Date covered” span. LOTS to work with! (mwha-ha-ha) Squint – notice the amazing “Date covered” span.

4 Facets and more facets! Have fun experimenting with different combinations.

5 Some suggestions: How many results are left after applying these facets? Anything interesting? Look carefully at the results from applying only the “by city” facet… what if you only wanted cities in the US? What would/could you do? (Note: if you change the Date covered slider again, be sure to set the Date published slider back to the whole date range. It’s kind of dumb that it doesn’t reset itself, but it doesn’t.) What ARE those really historical numbers about, anyway? Let’s see just the results from way-back-when. Simply move the slider and “Apply.” What do you get?

6 At the other end of the time spectrum – they have numbers for 2050?? Wha? Move the sliders and see what those results are. Tip: another way to get such results would be to facet by Subject: Projections and forecasts. One last suggestion – to find ‘earnings’ for different occupations in the US, one way to go might be like this: Remember to sort by date to see the most recent first!

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