Effective searching in library resources differs from internet searching.
Typing a question into Google usually retrieves perfect results - this is the power of semantic search engines. Library resources use individual keywords or phrases instead of entire sentences. Watch the video for a further introduction to these basic library search concepts.
Howard, Ray W. Search Keywords Tutorial. Shoreline Community College. https://youtu.be/x9diL8-ZpAk. 23 May 2013. YouTube
This video is linked under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 3.0 United States license.
Having a hard time thinking of the right keywords to use?
1. Use a thesarus to find synonyms 2. Think about how a JOURNALIST or EXPERT would discuss a topic and use those words:
heart (basic) vs. cardiac (specific) beatings (basic) vs. domestic abuse (specific)
Complete the worksheet to practice your understanding of keyword searching
Can't change a rubric once you've started using it.