Librarian's Guide to Online Searching

ISBN-10: 1591587638
ISBN-13: 9781591587637
Edition: 2nd 2009
Authors: Suzanne S. Bell
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 1/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

The ability to understand and navigate online environments and databases is fast becoming an essential skill for librarians. Now in a revised and updated edition, this book provides a handy guide for librarians in every conceivable information environment and across all levels of experience.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Database Structure For Everyone: Records, Fields, And Indexes
Historical Background
Indexing and Abstracting Services
From Printed Volumes to Databases
Database Building Blocks
Fields and Records
Quick Recap
Beyond Fields and Records: Field Indexes
Quick Recap
Examples of Indexes
Exercises and Points to Consider
Suggested Reading
Notes
Working With Database The Searcher's Toolkit: Part 1
Searcher's Toolkit: Part 1
Basic Tool No. 1: Boolean Logic
Quick Recap
Basic Tool No. 2: Controlled Vocabulary
Basic Tool No. 3: Field Searching
Terms in the Searching Lexicon
Quick Recap
Applying the Tools
Master File Select: Notes and Search Examples
Exercises and Points to Consider
Notes
The Searcher's Toolkit: Part 2
Searcher's Toolkit: Part 2
Basic Tool No. 4: Proximity Searching
Basic Tool No. 5: Truncation
Quick Recap
Basic Tool No. 6: Limits to Constrain Your Search
Basic Tool No. 7: "Pearl Growing": A Useful Search Strategy
Quick Recap
Your Mental Toolkit
Summary and Advice
Exercises and Points to Consider
Suggested Reading
Notes
Social Science Databases
Introduction to Subject Databases
Library Literature & Information Science
Background and Coverage
Notes and Search Examples
Working with Results: Mark and Output
Quick Recap
ERIC via FirstSearch
Background and Coverage
Notes and Search Examples
Working with Results: Mark, Functions, and Output
Quick Recap
PsycInfo from Ovid
Background and Coverage
Notes and Search Examples
Working with Results: The "Results Manager"
Additional Feature: The PsycInfo Thesaurus
Quick Recap
Exercises and Points to Consider
Notes
Databases For Science And Medicine
Medline and PubMed
Medline
PubMed: More than Medline
Introduction to the PubMed Interface
Output in Medline and PubMed
Getting to the Full Text
Quick Recap
The Web of Science and the Citation Indexes
History of the Citation Indexes
Web of Science Content
An Index Focused on Citations
Additional Differences in Available Fields
Searching the Web of Science: Main Search Interface
Cited Reference Searching
E-mail, Print, Save, or Export Results
Advanced Features: Advanced Search and Analyze
Quick Recap
Exercises and Points to Consider
Notes
Bibliographic Databases
WorldCat: The "OPAC of OPACs"
Background and Coverage
A Tool for Many Parts of the Library
Notes and Search Examples
Quick Recap
WorldCat.org
Background: The Path to WorldCat.org
Notes and Search Examples
Quick Recap
Revisiting Your Local OPAC
Exercises and Points to Consider
Notes
Humanities Databases
America: History and Life
Background and Coverage
Notes and Search Examples
Related Records, Folder, and Output Options
Quick Recap
MLA International Bibliography
Background and Coverage
The Marked List and Output
Additional Feature: Directory of Periodicals
Quick Recap
Exercises and Points to Consider
Notes
Numerical Databases
Finding Numbers
Concepts about Numbers
Quick Recap
A Comment about Searching for Numbers
LexisNexis Statistical
Background and Coverage
Notes and Search Examples
Working with Results: "Tag" and Output
Going from LexisNexis Statistical to Web Sites
American Factfinder
Background and Coverage
Notes and Search Examples
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Pay & Benefits at the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupation Information at the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Quick Recap
Numbers and the Reference Interview
Exercises and Points to Consider
Suggested Readings
Notes
Focus On People
Information-seeking Behavior
Some Theoretical Background on Information Seeking
Applied Research on Information-seeking Behavior
Quick Recap
The Reference Interview
What Is the Real Question?
Question Negotiation in the Reference Interview
Beyond the Face-to-Face Reference Interview
Why Is the Reference Interview So Important?
Quick Recap
Exercises and Points to Consider
Suggested Readings
Notes
Choosing The Right Resource For The Question
Start with the Reference Interview
Questions for Databases
Why and When to Try a Database
Quick Recap
Choosing a Database
Questions for the Web
Personal Uses of the Web
Professional Uses of the Web
Quick Recap
Exercises and Points to Consider
Suggested Reading
Notes
Evaluating Databases
Basic Facts and Figures
Initial Factual Information to Gather
Testing and Benchmarking
Testing
Benchmarking
Making a Request for Purchase
Elements to Include in the Request
Exercises and Points to Consider
Suggested Readings
Notes
Teaching Other People About Databases
Teaching Principles
Teach to Your Audience
Avoid Lecturing
Wait for Answers
Less Is More
Transparency in Teaching
You Have the Right to Be Wrong
Teaching with Technology
Practice
Database Teaching Opportunities
Teaching at the Reference Desk
Teaching an Information Literacy Session
A Staff Presentation
The Full Semester Class
Exercises and Points to Consider
Suggested Readings
Notes
References
Index

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