Join Elsa Loftis for an in-depth discussion in this video Search terms and methods: Keyword vs. controlled vocabulary, part of Information Literacy.
- Searching online seems like a simple task…and many people do it on a daily basis…but there are various methods you can use…to search effectively.…You may be thinking, "Hey, I look for things online…"all the time using Google and I find what I need.…"Isn't that enough?"…Well, I'm going to share a few librarian tricks with you.…We are going to do a few sample searches to highlight…strategies which can be used in both your library's…online public access catalog, OPAC,…and in online research databases.…We're going to focus on keywords or free language terms,…subject headings, and controlled vocabulary and…authority files.…
Knowing how these search strategies work and…how they differ will yield different results.…Let's examine them in more detail.…First let's start with keyword searching or…free language terms.…You are probably most familiar with keyword searching…if you are the sort of person who Googles things…to look them up.…By searching Google you are typing in the words…which come to your mind on a topic at the start…
Artist or designer? Elsa explains how creative professionals can use informational searches for inspiration and professional development. Whatever your background, this course is designed to help you become a better, faster, and more thorough researcher.
- Understanding the information cycle
- Working with books, periodicals, databases, and web resources
- Identifying your information needs
- Choosing search terms
- Evaluating resources
- Citing sources
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1. Types of Resources
2. Search Strategies
3. Resource Evaluation
4. Ethical Use of Information
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