July presentation

Slides from July 2021 online workshop. 

Tutorial: Creating an effective search strategy

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to:
  • Use meaningful keywords to find the best sources
  • Apply search strategies like AND and OR to connect keywords

eLibrary Minnesota

Tutorial: What is a library database and why should I use one?

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to:
  • Identify what a library database is
  • Recognize the two main types of library databases
  • Know why you should use them
  • Understand why searching a library database is different than searching the general internet

Hennepin County Library databases

Google Scholar

  • Use “quotes” around 2 or 3 word phrases like “video games” or “college students”
  • If you are looking for more academic sources use more academic words in searching
    • Use adolescent instead of teenager
  • Try “advanced search”
  • In Google.com, limit to government webpages by using site:.gov

Tutorial: Evaluating sources

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to:

  • Recognize how evaluating sources is an important part of the research process
  • Use evaluation techniques like timeliness and authority to find good sources
  • Use clues from library databases, abstracts, and articles to evaluate a source
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021 11:31 AM