ERIC Number: ED446762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Timesaving Tips for Information Gathering.
Flanagan, Lynn; Hallett, Karin; Armstrong, Rhonda
This paper provides timesaving tips for information gathering. Part 1 presents the following tips for use of bibliographic databases: (1) read the help screens for the specific database you are using; (2) make use of the different access points and the limit features for the specific database you are using in order to focus your results; (3) learn which indexes include your favorite journal titles; (4) determine how to locate an item; (5) repeat a search; (6) use the update codes; (7) use persistent links; and (8) view the table of contents of a particular journal issue. Part 2 discusses current awareness services, including examples of basic services, a table of contents service, a search strategy service, a document delivery current awareness service, and current awareness on the Internet. Part 3 covers bibliographic management software to import citations from databases for use in a bibliography. (Contains 10 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Bibliographies, Citations (References), Computer Software, Information Retrieval, Information Seeking, Information Services, Selective Dissemination of Information
For full text: http://www.mtsu.edu/~itconf/proceed00/armstrong.html.
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference (Murfreesboro, TN, April 9-11, 2000); see IR 020 383.