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Summary of today, and reading/blogging for Monday, October 28

Today we discussed advanced internet searching using scholarly search engines and portals, and spent time discussing (and using) Google Scholar and LibX. Slides from today are available here.

On Monday we’ll discuss searching and finding in library catalogs. Please read Badke Ch. 5 pp. 74-82 & 89-93 and review the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

Your blogging assignment is one research journal blog post. Please write one blog post in response to the following prompt:
In class today you tried out advanced search strategies and scholarly internet resources from the Badke reading to search for sources on your research topic. Describe one advanced strategy or scholarly resource you used.
Did you find different information sources than you found doing a regular internet search (just using Google, Bing, etc.), and if so, how are they different? Did you encounter any difficulties that you haven’t encountered in a regular internet search?

Remember, the annotated bibliography is due on Wednesday, October 30. Please get in touch if you have questions about the assignment.

~Prof. Leonard

By the way, happy Open Access Week! This video is a great summary of Open Access and scholarly communication:

Search Engines make life easier

In these modern times, society utilizes the internet. As a result, much information is being stored on the internet. There are vast documents that exist that without a “search engine,” it would most troublesome to seek what you are looking for. I personally have a positive perspective towards search engines, because it usually is fast and goes straight to what I am looking for. Almost everyone who uses the internet has at least once used a search engine. Many companies attempt to invest in these search engines because they know that everyone uses it and its usually always a portal for promoting their products. Its hard to imagine the internet without search engines because if that were the case, then much information would be lost.