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1 1 Online Searching, 4 th ed. Chapter 3 Search Challenge 1: China and manned space flight pp Librarian’s Guide to Cultivating Database Skills for Research and Instruction

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4 4 Clicking “Add” puts the selected Subject in the search box. Now to look up China in the Places index.

5 5 Oooo… giant hint for question in book…

6 6 “Index created” search – ready to run! How many results do you get? “Index created” search – ready to run! How many results do you get? Advanced Search interface: terms and fields search – ready to run! How many results do you get now? Advanced Search interface: terms and fields search – ready to run! How many results do you get now?

7 7 The index lists search…. vs. the Advanced Search interface search. (slightly) fewer results (slightly) more results Hmmm. Why? What is making the difference? (the answer is unexpected… and not very welcome! See next slide)

8 8 UH OH!! It’s NOT that the Index lists search puts double quotes around the terms (which I was convinced that it was). It’s much more subtle… and bizarre. It seems to be the difference between using the SU field code (what you get from using the field dropdown) vs. the DE (descriptor) field code (auto-supplied by choosing from the Subjects index list). GE vs. ZG doesn’t seem to matter. (See result numbers below) UGH!!  UH OH!! It’s NOT that the Index lists search puts double quotes around the terms (which I was convinced that it was). It’s much more subtle… and bizarre. It seems to be the difference between using the SU field code (what you get from using the field dropdown) vs. the DE (descriptor) field code (auto-supplied by choosing from the Subjects index list). GE vs. ZG doesn’t seem to matter. (See result numbers below) UGH!!  Adding the double quotes only knocks out one result

9 9 The movie slide – end of this demo Click to start (or pause*) the video. Note: there is no audio, to keep file size and potential problems to a minimum. *Click anywhere on the video display to pause it. Clicking outside it will eject you from the slideshow. Search Challenge 1 in action 2:35 mins To see a screen capture demo of this search, go to [URL where the movies will be stored] – placeholder:


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