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Where to start your Fishing Expedition


Basic Database Searching

Knowing where to fish or searching is one of the most important aspects of finding material.  In the class you will take we will talk about What to search.  Here you will learn How to search. Knowing how to use the database is an important part of doing research.  In the video please pay attention to the limiters and refiners on the results page.  They will help you narrow your search down to a better list of sources.



Boolean Searching

Bait that hook and reel in some fish!!  Databases don't use natural language to search. Using basic search words and Boolean Language, you can create a complex search that will get you better results than just words alone.


Peer Reviewed Journals

Don't just get any old fish.  The right kind of fish is essential for a good paper. Please view this video to understand why Finding Peer Reviewed or Scholarly journals is so important.


Your FISHing Test


1. What is a scholarly-reviewed journal?
A scholarly journal that has been reviewed
Any old magazine, newspaper or journal.
An article that has been reviewed by peers in the field-not necessarily people you know.
2. Where are the limiting and refining your search tools in our EBSCOhost databases?
Right side
Left Side
The Middle
3. Which of the following is NOTa type of source limiters found in EBSCOHost databases
4. What are Boolean Operators?
Surgeons that work on your Boolean parts
A series of words, grammar and skills used to build a great search structure.
Just the words And, Or and Not
A series of dance moves
5. Why do we use Boolean Operators?
To help find articles that might help us.
Because it's extra work assigned by your instructor.
To create a more precise and complex question.
6. List one other Boolean Operator besides And, Or and Not.
7. Class


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