Google and Beyond: Librarians' Expert Advice on Research

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<ul><li> 1. GOOGLE and Beyond:Librarians Expert Advice on Research<br />Karen Quinn-Wisniewski<br />Michele Meisart<br />Elizabeth Godwin<br />Debra Sambuco<br />Erika Hodge Harris<br /></li></ul> <p> 2. Getting Started<br /></p> <ul><li>For over three-fourths (84%) of the students surveyed, the most difficult step of the course-related research process was getting started. 3. far more students in the sample reported having difficulties with steps during course-related research (41%) than with everyday life research (21%). (28)</li></ul> <p>How College Students Evaluate and Use Information in the Digital Age, Project Information Literacy, 2010, 3<br /> 4. There are more than a trillion URLs in Googles index.*<br />*CNN Tech <br />http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/web/01/04/<br /> 5. Most students skim the surface<br />Only sources that have <br />been indexed by Googles <br />crawler technologycan<br />be accessed.<br />Other sources never appear in the search.<br /> 6. Meet search10<br />The library has partnered with DeepWeb Technology to provide a federated search ofthe Library catalog and 9 subscription research databases.<br /> 7. Different kind of search<br />search10 provides a Google-like access point to some of our biggest/most-useful databases that meet students expectations for simplicity and efficiency in searching and capitalizes on their comfort and confidence with technology.<br />Unlike Google, it leads them to a relatively smaller collection of high quality academic resources. <br /> 8. What are the 10?<br />Library Catalog<br />Ebsco Academic Premier<br />ProQuest Central<br />Credo<br />Lexis Nexis<br />Gale Virtual Reference <br />Opposing Viewpoints in Context<br />Biography Reference Bank<br />Science Direct <br />CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)<br /> 9. How to search:<br /> 10. Resources<br />Science Research: Journey to Ten Thousand Sources <br />Abe Lederman, President, Deep Web Technologies <br />http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2009/SciResJourneyTenThouSources.pdf<br /> 11. </p> <ul><li>What is Google Scholar? 12. "Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature"</li></ul><p>Why use Google Scholar?<br /></p> <ul><li>Simple natural-language searching 13.Indexes peer-reviewed and scholarly journals 14.Database is multi-disciplinary in nature 15.Also indexes non-journal material:</li></ul><p>Books<br />Patents<br />Cochrane Systematic Reviews <br />State and federal court cases<br /> 16. Disadvantages of Google Scholar<br /></p> <ul><li> Much of the material indexed is not available as full-text except with a fee 17.No list of materials indexed is available, so it is unclear what exactly is in the database</li></ul><p>Searching the Google Scholar database<br />Google Scholar offers several operators to help refine your search<br /></p> <ul><li>Author Search 18. Publication and Date Restrict 19. Legal opinions and journals with Jurisdiction Restrict</li></ul><p>JSTOR highlights <br />JSTOR, acronym for journal storage.<br />An interdisciplinary archive of over 1200 full-text scholarly articles, primary sources and citation references.<br />CCBC Library subscription consists of one module, The Arts &amp; Sciences II Collection <br />Module content:economics, history, archaeology, classics, linguistics, literature and various multi-cultural disciplines. <br /> 20. JSTOR benefits &amp; limitations<br />CCBC users can access over 127 journal titles<br />JSTOR is expanding to include current scholarship citations within the same interface. <br />MyJSTOR allows customizable content access:<br /></p> <ul><li>saved searches 21. email /RSS alerts 22. citation exporting 23. Google Scholar searching/multi-media 24. social networking via Facebook </li></ul><p>Limited/no ability to link to related articles with controlledvocabulary and many articles are not full-text.<br /> 25. SciVerse/ScienceDirect highlights<br />SciVerse is an expanded suite of research tools and products for technical and scientific content.<br />ScienceDirect,the major component SciVerse,is a leading information database for full-textinformation in science, technology, medicine and health sciences.<br />ScienceDirect is a vast journals and ebooks collection spanning several disciplines including social sciences. <br /> 26. SciVerse/ScienceDirect benefits<br />SciVerse contains a rich body of knowledge tools, white papers and various resources for users. <br />CCBC users can access enriched content that often overlaps and/or exceeds information that is found in other databases. <br />Many enhanced content management tools are available by customizing settings in a personal account: <br /></p> <ul><li>Downloadable application tools for mobile phones, PCs and laptops 27. Favorites links, saved searches &amp; custom search macros 28. Document and citation alerts</li></ul><p>Content sharingand topics features allow collaboration <br /></p>