New knowldege

Ive learned a great deal of searching techniques over these past few weeks. Techniques which were all new to me. I didn’t know how to navigate through the internet efficiently,  let alone be able to gather information accordingly. I would get overwhelmed by all the features spread out all over the databases which are suppose to make my search easier, but it did the exact opposite. Now I know about truncation, phrase and nested searching. As for library catalogs, I am now aware of its applications that narrow down the search results making it easier for me get to the core information. I feel better prepared for whenever I get a research project future. I would always panic when I hear about a research project because of my insufficient gathering tactics.  Even outside of class, I’m more confident in terms of getting informed since I know how to find the and organize the information now.

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One Response to New knowldege

  1. Madi says:

    I agree, this class has helped me become a better researcher also. In the past when I was given a research paper to do I had no idea where to start. Now with the steps given by the professor and the techniques she taught us, research papers will be much easier in the future. The databases did seem difficult in the beginning, so I stuck to common search engines, but now I see the databases give you more relevant information in comparison to google or yahoo. The databases also have search options where you can refine your results, this helps to remove articles that are of no use to you.

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