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1 Developed by Christy Gavin 2009

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3 1. Write a clear statement about topic 2. Divide topic statement into concepts 3. Select words to express each concept

4 TV Violence Does watching violent TV programs affect kids?

5 Divide Statement into Concepts Does watching violent TV programs affect kids? AND racial AND violence kids TV

6 1. Write a clear statement about topic 2. Divide topic into concepts 3. Select words to express each concept

7 Select words to Express Concept AND Kids OR Children OR Juveniles OR Youth AND TV OR Television Does watching violent TV programs affect kids? Violence OR Aggression OR Hostility

8 Gambling Many people claim that gambling increases criminal activity.

9 gamblingcrime AND

10 Many people claim that gambling increases criminal activity. Gambling OR Gaming OR Casinos Crime OR Burglary OR Robbery AND

11 Many people claim that gambling increases criminal activity. Gambling OR Gaming OR Casinos Murder OR Homicide AND

12 Write a Topic Statement What types of treatment are available to teens who have attempted suicide?

13 Divide Statement into Concepts What types of treatment are available to teens who have attempted suicide? AND treatmentteens suicide

14 Select words to Express Concept What types of treatment are available to teens who have attempted suicide? AND treatment OR therapy OR psychotherapy OR counseling teens OR young adults OR adolescents suicide OR self-murder OR self-destruct

15 Synonyms/Closely Related Words Hispanics: Latinos, Latinas, Mexican-Americans, Chicanos ________________________________________ Identify synonyms or closely related words for: ads: movies: Children under the age of 5 years old:

16 Synonyms/Closely Related Words ads: advertising, marketing, commercials movies: films, motion pictures, cinema

17 Summary 1. Write a clear statement about topic 2. Divide topic statement into concepts 3. Select words to express each concept 4. Truncate appropriate words

18 Truncation retrieves all variant forms of a word. Example: industry

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20 Truncate: Industr*

21 To truncate, use the asterisk *

22 Truncate the following terms: treatment sexism

23 sexism: sexis* includes: sexist, sexists, sexism treatment: treat* includes: treat, treats, treating, treated, treatment

24 Summary 1. Write a clear statement about topic 2. Divide topic statement into concepts 3. Select words to express each concept 4. Truncate appropriate words

25 If we cut off too much of a word, we may retrieve other words that have nothing to do with our subject. Example: ag * retrieves any word in the database that begins with “ag” such as: age, against, agenda, aggression

26 Truncation If we don’t cut off enough, we may miss some forms of the word. Example: agriculture * This truncated form will miss these forms of the word: agricultural, agriculturally, agriculturalist

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28 Boolean Search Statement Are advertisements to blame for eating disorders? AND advertisements OR marketing eating disorders OR bulima OR anorexia

29 Sample search in Academic Search Elite

30 Article Retrieved in Academic Search Elite Article Citation

31 Relevant Article “Discrimination against immigrants as a function of applicant ethnicity, job type, and raters' prejudice.” Krings, Frank. Journal of Psychology. Dec 2007, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p , Abstract: This study examined the impact of applicant ethnicity, job type, and prejudice on evaluation biases and intentions to interview in an experimental simulation.

32 Relevant Article Citation TITLE: Principles of therapy: applications to suicide and trauma in adolescents. AUTHOR: Lenars, Andrew SOURCE: Journal of Death Studies, v. 22 no.4 June 2007 p ABSTRACT: The writers discuss the basic guiding principles of therapy and its applications to suicide and trauma in adolescents. They contend that these principles are heuristic and that there is no set formula for dealing with traumatic events such as suicide.

33 Boolean Searching 1. Write a clear statement about topic 2. Divide topic statement into concepts 3. Select words to express each concept


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