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Transcript - Introduction to Social Work and Human Services Library Research - October 17 2018

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>> AMANDA SOLOMON:  Hi everyone, it's the top of the hour, let's get started. Thank you for attending the Introduction to Human Services and Social Work Library Research webinar. My name is Amanda Solomon, and that in the Human Services and Social Work Librarian here at Walden Library. Although I work with all the students, my main focus is on our human services and social work program students. So thank you for attending today. This is what we're going to look at. First of all, let me just get a little bit of housekeeping out of the way. So, you should be able to see a control pod. I do have a PowerPoint that you can come back to and download later. You will have the option of going to the closed captioning link. That link is shared in the chatbox.

 

I will answer questions during the webinar, so please, I really want this to be an informal webinar where we learned a lot, you really come out of this webinar feeling much more confident about your library research and, just feeling more confident some of our resources and how to approach library research.

 

So, feel free to ask questions. Also, this webinar is being recorded and you will get an email with a link to the recording to watch at your convenience. So, you will get a recording. Don't worry about that.

 

I will loosely follow the PowerPoint, but like I said, it's going to be a little bit informal. Now we don't have a lot of attendees today, so please feel free to ask questions because we are going to have a little more time because there's not many attendees, to make it more of a focused session and we can be a little bit flexible, too, with what we cover. But some things I do want to go over our your course readings and assignment guides. I want to show you two different resource guides that have made for you, one being human services, the other social work. We're going to look at choosing and using databases. This is so important. If you learn anything from today, to go and find your research pages and choose the right database for you and your topic.

 

Keyword searching can be complex at first, we're going to practice and little bit of that and talk about good search strategy. Finding dissertations is always important when you're doing your exploratory research on a topic, so we're going to look at that. Super easy to do. And lastly, we're going to talk about where to get help. I do appreciate you attending the webinar, but as you start your research and working at the library doing these things, you're going to have more questions. So we offer a lot of support and we love helping our students.

 

I going to get out a plan PowerPoint slide, bear with me. And I'm going to open up, I'm going to head out to the library's homepage. Obviously, I'm terrible at getting out of my PowerPoint. I'm just going to X that out. Thanks, guys, for your patience.

 

So this is the library's homepage and if you haven't already, make sure that you bookmark this page on your laptop or your computer at home so you can always get to it when you need to.

 

Yes, my Internet is running a bit slow today so hopefully this will load quickly. we would just talk about, the library is a virtual library's everything we are talking about is going to be virtual whether it's e-books, journals, articles, lots of videos and tutorials. All sorts of stuff. So the library has a really robust collection and collection of resources.

 

If you are in a particular course and you have required readings, which almost always do, I want to show you how to get to your course readings. So if you are in, say, let me just think of one, social work 6002, I think that's Changing Lives, Changing Society, and you want to find your required readings because you're just not sure how to look up a required reading yet. Simply click on the Course Guides. From there you will put in your course code which would be SOCW for social work. It is to the right, SOCW, click on that, then you would find your course number for example it's 6002, Changing Lives, Change Society. One to click on that, we basically have every one of your required readings alphabetical order by author with the hotlink that will take you to the full text of the article. A big timesaver for you, you don't have to go in and find it, it's already there for you to look up. Just click on it and to get the full text of your reading.

 

And the other thing on your course reading has is assignment help. Not all course reading guides have assignment help, but most do. For instance, your Week 2 assignment in this particular course is asking that you locate information on historical figure. Some assignments require little bit more in-depth library help. So we've designed these guides to kind of walk you through the steps on how to complete the assignment. And that is your assignment guide. Make sure, if you have a difficult assignment coming up, if you're just not sure, check your course guide to see if there was actually assignment help that the library has created for you. Really helpful.

 

So that's as easy as that, so your course guides are right there locate on the library's website with all of your required readings in your assignment help.

 

So you guys are having so focused research, you're either in your social work program, your WS the your PhD your human services area, and at this point some of you may have already used this Thoreau database, that's this little search engine of here. This is a catchall, a good begin research. But at this point, you guys need to be doing some more targeted subject searching. So you want to go into our social work databases or our human services databases or both. And the way you do that, and I'm not saying that Thoreau is not a good search, it is, it just searches a lot of databases. And I want you guys to start getting used to going into your own discipline specific areas. So I think that's going to be helpful for you moving forward.

 

So what you do to do that is click on select a subject under subject resources. There we go. And depending on your program you're either going to go to the human services page or the social work page. They're very, very similar, with some differences. Human services students tend to have a little bit more multidisciplinary research interests and, so I included a lot of different things on my human services page that are a little different than the social work page. But the way your research guides work, and by the way, make sure you bookmark this on your laptop because you definitely want to come back to your guide, there's a lot of helpful information. One, in the gold search box up top, this is a broad human services search, so what I have done as I have hand selected hundreds and hundreds of journals within the human services field, whether that's gender studies or women's studies or, all sorts of things the human services discipline. So this is a broad search and you're welcome to start here with your human services research. Or, scroll down to um human services databases. Now, this is where I have listed all of the databases I think that are helpful for your discipline.

 

The other things I want to show you just real quick on your research guide, I have a link to Journals, so I have linked to some journals within the human services, and there's a lot of overlap with social work so that's why you're going to see that here. But if you wanted to start looking at some journal titles, browsing current literature, figuring out what are the premier journals in your field, this is a good way to start looking getting use to journals.

 

Some of you may be looking for tests and instruments to have some help here. The library has a lot of video databases for human services, counseling, psychology and social work. So these databases are basically a collection of videos and, you can watch little clips of counseling and other things. So those are kind of the. And I have a link to books within your area. If you forget how to research even a basic search, I have detailed instructions right here. And really I don't want to just point out everything on this guide because you guys can go back to it when you have more time, there's just a lot of good stuff on here to go through as well as upcoming webinars, helpful information different stats and data. So there's a lot here, so make sure you bookmark this. And there's your human services guide.

 

So just a recap, from the library's website, we just went to select a subject and we selected human services. Vice versa, we have social work over here. Same picture, I really need to update. But a few differences, as well as in your database listing and so on. But yeah, health information here. If you are a doctoral student you can make an appointment with me, you can chat with us and things like that. But we'll get to that later. What I really want to get into now is choosing databases. Because want to kind of figure this out you're good to go. It's a good, good first learning research that. The reason I do have these listed here on your research guide is to make it easy for you. So let's click on social work databases. Now, you will see that I have these best bets and the best bets are just that, the best databases within that field.

 

The first one is PsychINFO which I love, it is a psychology database but it covers lots and lots of social sciences at sociology and mental health, and a lot of my serve students are studying things like that.

 

Practice in PsychINFO, it's super easy to use.

 

Social Work Abstracts is to us, and family with it because I use it in undergrad. It's published by the NASW, National Association of Social Workers and has a lot of good, peer-reviewed full text articles. The lastly, lastly, I really recommend for my beginning students is SocINDEX with full text. This is the premier and most comprehensive social work database. You can't go wrong with it for your initial human resources and social science searching so it works for both programs. So it's really easy, and I want to do a sample search. Also, if I'm going too fast, you guys let me know, sometimes I just ramble on and don't really stop to see if there's any questions. It doesn't look like there's any questions. Let me take a quick look. Not yet. You guys are the best.

 

Let's choose a database, knowing there's a list of databases within your discipline and choosing the best one for you depending on what your topic is. For some of my students, they may have a certain topic that also has like, and education aspect or a business aspect. Maybe you're looking at administration or a nonprofit or something like that. You might want to go into the business research guide and choose a business database to do some searches. Or you may be looking at social workers and schools. So you might want to check some education databases. So the play around with that just doing database. A lot of students have their favorite whether that's PsychINFO, Google Scholar, SocINDEX, they just kind of stay there. And you definitely want to get familiar with the database that you enjoy working with, but if a topic has different concepts or different fields, you definitely want to go out and search some of the other databases, that makes sense.

 

So here we are with the EBSCO database, EBSCO is just a vendor that hosts a lot of different date databases, so think of it as the owner of the database. And it says we are searching SocINDEX with full text. Basically, EBSCO databases all of the same, very basic, cookie looking homepage with three search boxes and some limiters stand here. And we're going to start broad. Soon I'm going to talk a little better about, when you get to research boxes, you want to think about keywords and concepts and subject headings. You want to move away from sentences, Long search strings. You've got to think about the database, and as you practice in databases this is going to make a lot more sense. But using keywords and basic concepts is really speaking the databases language. And databases can be language picky but believe me, as you work in and pick it up it's going to be second nature to you it just takes practice using subjects and keyword headings.

 

Let's think of a topic, I'm interested in veterans with PTSD. And, that's about all going to put right now, because I want to start broad. Now you may have a very never research interest, so maybe you're looking at veterans with PTSD with substance abuse problems mainly to alcohol. So you're actually getting very specific. Even if that's your research interest at the time, when you're starting your exploratory research, it's really best to start broad to see what literature is out there. So, let's do that. Veterans and PTSD and then I actually did an OR connector and then I typed it out, because I want to make sure that I get all the articles, whether it's typed out or it's here with just the PTSD.

 

Now when I say OR connector, that's called Boolean, and I do have a little chart in your PowerPoint that you can refer back to later. But it's your basic and, or, or not. With all use those, maybe you didn't know you were using Boolean at the time, but you were. So when you were saying veterans AND, you want this word but you want one of these two words. When you do at OR connector you are saying I will take other disorder, PTSD like this, or I will take it right now, either way. Think of an OR as synonyms, related concepts. The only other example I can think of to describe the OR connector, inability, start practicing without OR connector because it really makes a difference in research, particularly if you're not finding a lot of research. The OR connector can be a game changer. So let's practice that.

 

One other example, so you're looking at elderly or senior citizens, that's kind of your population, you could do something like elderly OR aged OR senior. So you will really expand your results and be able to exhaust that literature, because you're making sure, some other, they may refer to elderly people as seniors and vice versa. So, use the OR connector, really practice with it.

 

Well, I got looking at senior veterans right outside going to take that out. At this point I have a really broad search, are really happy with it, I don't really do anything on this page except put in my keywords. I don't mess with the stuff right now because I have another method I prefer and I'm going to show that to you. So the just get a list of results.

 

Okay I just looked at a question from Christina. She said she wants to know how to live articles on adolescent sex offenders. You can probably just put adolescent sex offenders, that's pretty broad, too. Just play around with keywords, see what you get in some of the social work databases.

 

All right, now put together a list of results, for you start looking at the number or freaking out because you have over a thousand results, before you start looking at the titles, do these two things. Right away. They get very natural, just to get like secondhand nature. The first thing you want to do when you get a list of results as you want to go to the left-hand, the blue, shaded area of the page and you want to click on peer-reviewed scholarly journals.

 

Now what does that mean? You probably are hearing this in your courses or your faculty members are saying I want peer-reviewed, peer-reviewed. Peer-reviewed is a process where a journal article has been reviewed by a jury of their peers. So whether that's expert in their discipline or other authors within their discipline. And the article that they submit for publication has been peer-reviewed for things like validity, bias, currency, methodologies, I mean, everything. It's a long, drawn out process. So if a Journal does publish an article in a peer-reviewed, it's been through quite a process. And it basically means is a very high level of research that can be trusted.

 

So, that's what peer review means. You may actually also hear the term refereed or scholarly, and those things kind of all mean the same thing. So you do want to click that peer-reviewed journal box. So now, all of our results are from peer-reviewed journals, it's something we don't have to worry about, and that's a big timesaver.

 

The second thing that you want to do very naturally is limit your publication dates. See down here where it's pulling articles from 1982? Why don't really want to read articles from 1982. I want some current literature. I want to see what the current authors are saying about my topic. So I'm going to change that to about the last five years is good. I'm going to put in 2013. Enter only keyboard which automatically update the screen. Perfect. So in this case, I'm very happy with my search, I have 375 results, which some of you may think is a lot. I think it's perfect. I really don't want less than, I think, 100. Sometimes 300 ... It gives me the option of adding a third key word in my search box. When you have a lot of literature you are able to narrow. So, the 75, not bad. Also, on-the-fly results are peer-reviewed and they are all within the last five years. So I feel really good about this search.

 

At this point what you want to do, and you want to start practicing this, this will make a better researcher, a better library researcher, is a start browsing your titles and/or subjects. Because when you do that, you're basically getting ideas for other keywords to use and the subjects are telling you what this article is mostly about. So this article is mostly about PTSD and aggression, as well as interpersonal relations. The second one is more about PTSD and mental health and public health. So as you browse to the subjects you get an idea of what are people writing about right now related to PTSD? It gives you ideas for other things that you may want to write about. For instance, article Number 5, Prisoners Pops and PTSD:  Grassroots Response. The subjects are rehabilitation, PTSD and animal assisted therapy, and I'm thinking to myself, didn't ding ding, I love dogs. That sounds like a neat thing IV interested in writing about learning more about so now I have another idea to take animal assisted therapy and add that as a keyword -- and remember, you guys know I love my OR connector, so you know I love the OR.

 

So it only gave me this one article, we definitely want to go back in and work with those search terms and maybe just do OR pet therapy OR dogs OR service animal. We keep hearing a lot about the service animals in the news but that's one way to narrow down at the midpoint was to look at your subjects and figure out maybe what to write about that or maybe you want to add that in your search boxes. So I am really happy with my 375 results so this is a good way to browse the current literature. A lot of students have a very narrow research interests and that's probably coming from something within your own personal life, your job, your family, and you say, okay this is happened to me, this is what I experience on a daily basis at work, I want to write about this. It really is, that's not exactly, when you get your dissertation level, how it's going to work. You're going to need to see what the literature that already exists is talking about and how your literature or your research will build on that literature. So it takes some practice but make sure you look at the subject headings, play around very broad with your keywords and make sure you limit to peer-reviewed and publication date, up that day.

 

There's other things you can do on the left-hand side that are kind of neat, they're more advanced features, and I'm doing an advanced webinar at this same time next Wednesday. So if you're feeling up to it, definitely attend this one because we will get into some more of these limiters. But I think for beginners, just practicing with keywords, getting over the hump of how to speak to the database is a major step and I want you guys to focus on that, at least in the beginning.

 

Are there any questions about the database, choosing a database? I will just recap. Really quickly. So we were in our social work research guide, I clicked on social work databases and then I went down to our premier social work database, SocINDEX. Once there, added our search terms within OR connector like we talked about with your synonyms and related contacts we hit search, we got a list of results and then we limited to peer-reviewed and we kept our publication date for more current literature.

 

All right, so let's take a look at an article just to see what it looks like. So if you're interested in this first article, you want to click on it, the title, and that takes you to what we call the detailed record. So just exactly that, you get more details about the article as well as your links to your full text. So here's our PDF. So a lot of students will gear here and be like where's the article, I don't see it? Just be sure you look for the PDF, etc. places in different databases, so it takes a little practice. But here we are seeing the authors, the Journal, so that is the Journal the article was published in February 2017, volume 31, issue one.

 

Here are our subject terms I was telling you about that you want to learn and use as additional keywords in your keyword strategy. And the abstract, which is good to read to get an overview of what the article is about so you don't have to read the whole article if you don't want to at this point. And it's actually giving us the HTML article in here, you also have the option of the PDF.

 

Couple things you can do if you do like this article, on the right-hand side, you can email it to yourself if you want to. You can save it to your computer, desktop, or wherever you'd like to save your articles. Into can also help cite it. If you need to put this into your references in an APA citation, you can click on cite and scroll down until you get to the APA, then you will copy and paste this link into your paper or your discussion board or something like that. That's kind of neat. Now I will say, you have to look it over with a fine tooth comb, because there can see some grammatical errors, sometimes I see some capitalization that is weird. So I want you to learn how to do APA and make sure it's correct, but it is quite handy to at least have that shell, the guide of it to put into your paper, so that's kind of neat. And there's other things that you can do over here, but those are the mean three things I wanted to show you.

 

So, it's as easy as that And telling you, once you choose your database, work with your keywords, research is going to be so much more fun and so much less intimidating because the database does so much work for you and it's kind of neat to see what's being written out there on your topic and your research interest. What are the current articles saying about it? So I think it can be fun, but I know I'm also a librarian. [LAUGHS] But you guys are here at Walden so you're obviously into research, too. Have fun with it, choose your databases widely and don't hesitate or be shy to go into some of the other research guides if your topic has an education slant or a nursing or a counseling slant, go into some of these other databases or guides and just browse all the databases. We have hundreds and hundreds. But I feel you will really benefit both human services and social work students using the SocINDEX, social work index and PsychINFO are your best bets.

 

All right, I'm going to take a breather and a drink of water. It's not so easy to talk into a screen and I'm trying my best.

 

I want to show you how to take a look at dissertations because I think, in addition to research articles, it's really helpful for students to look at other students dissertations to start getting ready for that process, whether they are students within the realm of your particular research interest or topically it's just a good thing to learn how to do. And again, we've made it pretty easy for you to do that. By clicking on the Dissertations box from the library's main page. Dissertations. And, a couple of links, we have, just the dissertations at Walden, these are all dissertations at Walden, no other institutions. The next link would be ProQuest dissertations and Theses global. So this is dissertations from all over the world, different institutions. If you're in your dissertation you're definitely going to want to check this. But I think sometimes a lot of students are just interested in looking at dissertations from their fellow students or maybe they're looking at a faculty member who has chaired what dissertations that they have worked on, so this is a really good starting place.

 

The other thing that I think you should do that is really helpful is look at some award-winning dissertations. So, we have, hold on, I could never find this. Oh, here it is, Walden award-winning dissertations. So if you click on this link, you can browse some of the dissertations that have won awards and if you're like me, I'm curious, why did they win an award, what was so outstanding about it? Because I want to do that, I want to do whatever they did. So by looking at these outstanding, award-winning dissertations and kind of looking at their literature review, how do they put this together, how did they synthesize their articles, all that is a really good learning tool, really. So make sure if you're interested, you take the time to browse some of these award-winning dissertations. Sometimes I have one downloaded already just to show you briefly. But I didn't download it today. But go back and look at it for sure.

 

And so back to the dissertations page, we're just going to go in to Walden./Slowly loading. Slowly loading today. It looks a little different than the SocINDEX and EBSCO databases because it's ProQuest is the database name. So the interface is different, but same related concepts, you're looking at keywords, changing publication dates for the last five years, about the same set up. So... Do that broad with a limiting to the last five years of publication.

 

And, I always struggle finding the search box on this page but it's way over here right. I don't know why it's way over there, but it is what it is. So here we go, as it loads, there's other things you can do. So I have 234 results. Wow, that is impressive, just for the last five years that's very impressive. And these are all from our Walden students, which, very proud to see that. You can actually go in here and look at their abstract, preview the PDF, get the full text PDF to look at their references. So if you do have a topic that you're interested in and want to see what other students have brought about within the realm of your topic, this kind of a neat thing to do is to Breckenridge.

 

The other thing you can do is, see there's a particular, well, saying we want to, hold on, this box is annoying me. Sorry. Department. I'm just going to see if this works, social work. So this is limiting to the social work department and we have 25 results. I think there's a lot more than that in here from social work, so I have to practice with that search. But at least we can see some of these coming out of the social work department and vice versa for human services, too. So different things you can do, I'm going to show a few more advanced searches next week in my seminar on playing with the dissertations. But to searching for keywords right now is a good first step. Are there any questions? I am just blazing through. I hope you guys are with me and learning something.

 

Okay. So we looked at finding dissertations. Wallace just recap really quite. We talked about your course guides, all of your required readings and your coursework. Your courses, we talked about the assignment help which is connected to your course guide. We looked at your research homepage is, human services social work, we looked at choosing databases and learning how to use keywords and concepts and the OR connector and or AND, your OR, your Boolean operators. It sounds fancy and complicated. It's so easy, as you  saw earlier. And we live reviewing subjects under your list of results, applying those subjects to your keyword searches. We looked at finding dissertations at Walden and then, looking at some of those award-winning dissertations. So all of it right there is a good beginning library research overview, I guess. And I think with these things you can really get a leg up on your research. Definitely.

 

Two be certain, library research, as you practice, get more advanced, more questions come up, of course, because you're learning new things. Especially if you've been out of school for a while and you're not used to the virtual library, some of these things can feel like a major learning curve and it is, it definitely can be. So we want you to know that you have help. The library provides a lot of support to its students. I'm proud to say that I have great colleagues and we really enjoy working with our students. So if you get caught one day we you feel like you need a little extra help, you're struggling a little bit, depending on effects finding articles or working with an assignment,  come to the library's website which is 24/seven as you know, and click on get help. We have lots of lots of different helpful things. So the first thing I want to show you is our Quick Answers. So this is not a live person, but it is something that you can type in a question or keywords,, kind of, a keyword related question and get an answer to you. Say, for example, you forgot what I said about peer-reviewed. You could just click, type in, peer-reviewed, then you get an answer. So how do I find scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles? And, Quick Answers is actually my favorite little hidden gem in the library, because my colleague, Lynn, puts these together, and she still good at step-by-step instructions and she will tell you exactly what to do and how to do it. There's visuals and all of the Quick Answers are like that. They are amazing to find information so, say we forgot how to find dissertations, just as Quick Answers and she will actually lay out how you find by chair, author, are you looking at PhD's, blah blah blah. There's also different things here. Quick Answers, I actually use it almost every day because I work on the reference desk with students as they ask questions and I will go to the Quick Answers and it's a lot easier to explain if you have a quick answer to go off of. So it's really my go to for help. But if you feel like you need a little bit more attention instead of just a guide from the Quick Answers, you can go to Ask a Librarian on the left-hand here. Ask a Librarian. It's actually on the top of the library's homepage, too. So there's a few different ways to contact the library. One, you can email us, and that's really popular. A lot of my colleagues are on the reference desk, I am, too, so I may actually answer an email. Email is very prompt, you usually get a response within 24 hours and honestly it's usually within an hour or two. Email is a great way to ask a question and get a response. A lot of times our responses are very detailed with a lot of instruction, so it's not informal, it's, we're giving you the best possible help we can give you via email. And, we do offer chat hours, and this is really popular. Our chat hours are listed here under the chat so a couple hours in the morning, couple hours in the evening. So you actually get a real life person to talk to, a live person to talk to into this is a popular service, you can telephone us, but no one's going to answer. Actually goes to a voicemail and you're going to get an email response. So, phone is not the best way to contact us. If you're a doctoral student, you can make an appointment with a research librarian theater discipline, so whether that's me in social work or human services, if you want to choose me you would just go through the motions of choosing a college and click to select an appointment. It would bring up my availability. This is really neat, because I can meet with you via Skype, which is great, because I can share my screen. Phone or email ... so all of these things, it's one-on-one, and it's one of my favorite parts about my job is working one-on-one in real-time with real students. So it's a good service if you're a doctoral students.

 

So that's a few ways to get help. Let me just point out two things. The library has tons of webinars like I'm doing today. We have a lot of recorded webinars, and I did mention that you're going to get this recording in an email in a couple hours, I think. But if you click on recorded webinars, there's a ton of webinars here by topic. So, here's the social work and human services. But if you feel like you really need to just go back a step and just get some skills, just your basic library skills, because you just feel like you're not up to par, we have a webinar series called Mistress of the Library:  Revealed!. At each of those are kind of short, sweet, really funny and entertaining, but informative webinars. So, find course materials, understanding what peer-reviewed is, choosing and using databases, so it's things that are covered, but more in-depth. So if you feel like I need to go back and kind of get some basic library skills under my belt, this mystery series is really good and like I said, they're usually under 30 minutes and my colleagues Kim and Julie do them and they're so personable and they make it a really nice webinar to watch. So, make sure that you brush up on some of those skills if you need to by watching some  of the webinar archives.

 

All right, so I'm going to scoot back to get help and just make sure that I covered everything. And you know, we also have guides and tutorials and stuff that we use at residency. So, the point is that you don't feel alone in library research, that we are here to help you and we do enjoy helping our students,  and that we want you to succeed in your library research, more than anything.

 

All right, so I'm back at my starting point, the library website. We're a little bit early, it's just under 2:45 PM, we have 15 more minutes. But I've pretty much given you the overview in the presentation that I wanted to share. And I will take some questions, if you want me to go over something I didn't go over, if you want me to show you Google Scholar, which I wasn't planning on it, but if you feel like you want me to within her 15 minutes, or if you feel like you have a good overview we can end now and I can give you some time back. So if anybody wants to chat or have a question ....

 

I do appreciate everybody attending today. And, I encourage you, if you want to, to attend the Advanced webinar on social work and human services library research

stay, same time, 2:00 PM Eastern. And also if that's not a good time for you, go ahead and register anyway, because even if you do attend, you will get a recording. So make sure you register, at least.

 

Okay great, I have a question. Okay, so the question is, besides the Boolean, the and, or in the not, to quotations work in searches for exact phrasing? Absolutely! And that's a great question. So what you are saying is, if I had a phrase, which I can't think of one now, let's see, something li "after care" OR "discharge planning." Sometimes when you want an exact phrase into with the two words to be together you can use quotations and thank you for reminding me that. The reason I didn't show it is because sometimes it doesn't always work and sometimes it does, so it's best to practice with it and see if it works for you. Some databases are really good at it and some aren't so good. But it definitely troubles. If I do a search with the quotation marks and it's not so good I go back and take them out. So it's kind of practice, like, to it both ways just to make sure you're getting everything you need. But yes, it doesn't hurt to use the quotations at all. Good question.

 

Okay, well, I hope everyone feels a little more confident with their research, library research today. I know that I feel pretty good about the presentation, I think that I went over everything that wanted to present there's not a lot of questions, so that is if you like you guys are getting it and you're ready to go and start your library research. All right, so if there aren't any more questions, I don't want to rush anybody but there aren't any more questions, I'm going to let you have some time back in your day. I really appreciate everybody attending and thank you so much for your attention and good luck with your library research. Bye.

 

 

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