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EBSCO Guided Search

What you need to do is my search for parts 1 and 2 and then do your search for 3 and 4. Part 3 you do in Academic Search Ultimate and then for Part 4 you add other EBSCO databases and do your search again. For Part 5 you assembly a bibliography of 10 articles. You need to evaluate 4 of the articles using the 3 R method.

THERE ARE 5 Parts to this assignment.

Objective- Search Academic Search Ultimate and then select other appropriate Ebsco databases and search those as well. You will need to follow the instructions. If you do not enter the terms as I have, your results (and answers) will be off and incorrect.

Part I (50 points)

First select your key words. Do not use a long a phrase like you would doing a websearch.

My research concerns library anxiety in college students. Below is my listing of keywords. Notice they fall into categoriesMajor issue, population, effect
Major issue Population Effect
Library anxiety College students grades
Library use Freshman prevention/prevent*
undergraduates reduce, reduction, reduc*
graduate students training, instruction

Note: not every topic will fall into these categories, but notice the how the keywords are specific. The population cannot be the human raceit is too broad. My keywords allow me to tighten my focus once I begin searching.

Go to the Librarys homepage

Click Resources

Click Databases

Click Academic Search Ultimate under Popular Databases. If you are off campus you will need to log in.

Enter your major issue in the first search boxLibrary anxiety

How many results did you get for this search?

Enter your population in the second search boxCollege students or Undergraduates

How many results did you get when you added this term?

Enter your Effect in the third boxreduc*

How many results with this term?

If you use more than one keyword per box from a category, connect the terms with OR.

Write your search below. Use parentheses to denote a grouping in a search box and add the words that connect the boxes (typically AND)(Library anxiety) AND (college students OR undergraduates) AND (reduc*)

Under Limit To click Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals

How many results?

What do you notice about your search terms in the Results?

Do you see your major issue (or a more specific term related to your issue) in the Subjects area. Click the article title of one of the results that your issue in the Subjects.

What does clicking the title do? What do you see now you did not before?

Click your issue listed under Subject terms.

What happened?

What is now in your search box?

How many of results do you have now?

Look through the first 10 results, paying special attention to the subject terms.

List any subject terms or other keywords you may add to your list.

(I would add library instruction, information literacy from my list).

Congratulations! You have completed Part I.

Part II. (50 points)

Objective: Adding additional Ebsco Databases

Scroll up to the top of the Ebsco page.

Click Choose Databases. Select at least one databases that related to your topic.

List the database(s) you added here:

ERIC, Education Source and Library, Information Science& Technology Abstracts with Full text

(For my topic of library anxiety and undergraduates, I would choose ERIC, Education Source and Library, Information Science& Technology Abstracts with Full text because relate either to the Library or college students.)

Click OK

Your previous search should still be in the search box. If not cut and paste it from you answers above.

Click Search

How many results do you have?

How may peer reviewed?

Scroll through the first 10 results

Do you see any new subject terms or key words that relate to your topic
(Psychology of library users)

Scroll down to Subject: Thesaurus Terms and click on it.

Click on a term. Enter the term here.

What happened?

How many results do you now have?

Part III (50 points)

Now it time to search for your topic.

Click Choose Databases. Deselect/uncheck ERIC, Education Source and Library, Information Science& Technology Abstracts with Full text. You can also just closed the window or tab wit the search and begin from the Librarys homepage. You should now be only search Academic Search Ultimate.

First list your keywords. Do not use a long a phrase like you would doing a websearch.

You may use this grouping to help you focus on your keywords
Major issue Population Effect

Go to the Librarys homepage

Click Resources

Click Databases

Click Academic Search Ultimate under Popular Databases. If you are off campus you will need to log in.

Enter your Major issue in the first search box and list it here

How many results did you get for this search?

Enter your population in the second search box and list it here

How many results did you get when you added this term?

Enter your Effect in the third box and list it here?

How many results with this term?

If you use more than one keyword per box from a category, connect the terms with OR.

Write your search below. Use parentheses to denote a grouping in a search box and add the words that connect the boxes (typically AND)(Library anxiety) AND (college students OR undergraduates) AND (reduc*)

Under Limit To click Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals

How many results?

Do you see your major issue (or a more specific term related to your issue) in the Subjects area? List it here.

Click the article title of one of the results that your issue in the Subjects.

Click your issue listed under Subject terms.

What is now in your search box?

How many of results do you have now?

Look through the first 10 results, paying special attention to the subject terms.

List any subject terms or other keywords you may add to your list.

Part IV (50 points)

Objective: Adding subject specific Ebsco Databases.

Scroll up to the top of the Ebsco page.

Open a new window or tab.

Go to http://libguides.uncp.edu/ElectronicResourcesLinks to an external site. (Electronic Resources/Database Page)

Select the subject that your topic would seem to fall. Usually it is related to the class you are doing the research for. The exception is for ENG 1050 and ENG 1060 classes. If it is not related to the class, choose a subject that is related to your topic.

Look at the databases listed under Best Bets. Compare that list of Ebsco journals here https://libguides.uncp.edu/databasebyproviderLinks to an external site.

Go back to the Academic Search Ultimate page. Click Choose Databases. Select at least one database that is listed under Best Bets that related to your topic.

List the database(s) you added below. (You should be search Academic Search Ultimate and at least one other databases)>

Click OK

Your previous search should still be in the search box. If not cut and paste it from you answers above.

Click Search.

How many results do you have?

How may peer reviewed?

Scroll through the first 10 results

Do you see any new subject terms or key words that relate to your topic? List them here.
Scroll down to Subject: Thesaurus Terms and click on it.

Click on a term. Enter it here.

How many results do you now have?

Part V (50 points)

Create a Reference page in APA style for 10 Results. 6 items must be peer reviewed articles and the other 4 either magazine or newspaper articles. Evaluate 2 magazine/newspaper articles and 2 peer reviewed articles using the 3 R Method. (Do not separate the items evaluated from the others.)

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