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By the end of this session, you will be able to
- identify useful search tools for locating peer-reviewed journal literature.
- articulate key differences (advantages/disadvantages) of PsycInfo and Google Scholar.
- create a basic, but logical, search in a database.
- locate full-text of articles. (initially introduced in CatCourses Modules)
- access help from librarians.
Introduction (5 min.)
- inc. Review Questions
- Where do we go for information? What information is available to you?
Activity - Database Comparison (25 min.)
- Database Comparison
- Debrief Activity
- highlight most useful functionality
- introduction to guide with comparison chart
Selected Search Strategies (20 min.)
- Phrase Searching
- Try in PsycArticles
- Review Access
Wrap-Up (10 min.)
- Contacting a Librarian
- Other Resources on the Guide
- True/False Questions
- Identify one new thing about our information environment that you didn't know before today?
Head, Research Learning Services/Librarian
Sara Davidson Squibb
Subjects:African American Studies
, African Studies
, Controversial Topics
, Criminal Justice
, Current Events
, East Asian Studies
, Engineering (Aerospace)
, Engineering (Biological)
, Health Sciences
, Middle Eastern Studies
, Performing Arts
, Science (General)
, Writing Studies