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FRESHMAN ENGLISH IN THE LIBRARY :

FRESHMAN ENGLISH IN THE LIBRARY Tina Avilla INFO 244 Spring 2016 1

Introduction:

Introduction Users Tools How to get the best results Differences between databases Conclusion 2

Tools:

Tools Databases ProQuest Dialog Nexis Google Scholar Thesaurus ERIC 3

How to get the best results:

How to get the best results Power Search Advanced search mode Command search mode Use the filter/limit features Use the proper operators for each database Boolean operators Proximity operators Truncation Put exact phrases in quotation marks 4

Differences in databases:

Differences in databases ProQuest Dialog Truncation symbol is an asterisk * Boolean operators: AND, OR, NOT Proximity operators: NEAR/#, PRE/# Nexis Truncation symbol is exclamation point ! Boolean operators: AND, OR, AND NOT Proximity operators: PRE/N, W/N, W/P, W/S Google Scholar Use natural language ERIC Use natural language 5

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