RESEARCH GUIDE ARCHIVE : ORIGINAL GUIDE: Database Searching Skills Techniques and Best Practices FROM Selected Books and Journal Articles




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RESEARCH GUIDE ARCHIVE : ORIGINAL GUIDE:

DATABASE SEARCH TECHNIQUE: 

Database Searching Tips and Techniques FROM Blogs and Posts and More




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RESEARCH GUIDE ARCHIVE : ORIGINAL GUIDE:







DATABASE SEARCH TECHNIQUE: 
Database Searching Tips and Techniques FROM Blogs and Posts and More


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  • DATABASE: SEARCH: TECHNIQUE: 
    Searching Google Scholar for Citation Analysis and for Specific Titles has Changed Somewhat
     
    https://educatorgold.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/180/


    DATABASE: SEARCH: TECHNIQUE:

    Searching Google Scholar for Citation Analysis and for Specific Titles has Changed Somewhat



    Searching Google Scholar for Citation Analysis and for Specific Titles has Changed Somewhat


    In the not at all distant past, when one searched a title of a research
    article in Google Scholar in quotation marks to search this as a phrase,
    one would usually find the source title searched at or near the top of a
    list of search results that included a varying number of sources found
    with this title search.

    Now this outcome is not automatic. Consider this publication title:

    “Decision making in child welfare: A critical review of the literature”

    This search results in this single item result:

    Decision making in child welfare: A critical review of the literature
    L Jones – Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 1993 – Springer
    Abstract The decision to intervene with families has enormous
    implications for a democratic society. Child protective services must both
    protect children and families.

    The good news is that the other search result listings are not gone, just hidden.

    One must now click on this link below the result.

    Showing the best result for this search. See all results

    “See all results” is the link that brings back the additional citations found with
    this title search in which quotation marks had been used to make the title a phrase.

    Original Search Result

    http://tinyurl.com/mcz4s9p

    All Results

    http://tinyurl.com/l4s27xo

    Since the first result in this case leads according to Google numbers to 67 citations
    and the “all results” list has only 51 source listings, one may find that all the sources
    in the 51 records list are all contained in the 67 citing sources, but for someone for
    whom these results are very important, that researcher may want to look at both to
    be sure nothing of importance is missed.

    It can also be noted that the number of search results can exceed the number of
    citing sources in some titles as is the case in this search:

    http://tinyurl.com/kn4kvxk

    Continuing to use this record as an illustration:

    “Decision making in child welfare: A critical review of the literature”

    If this citation represents a key listing of terms for a topic the user is searching, one can
    subvert the title into a sequence of search terms and get a far greater listing of source
    listings that may be heavily laden with relevant sources if this approach leads to a useful
    set of search terms and phrases.

    Search strategy:

    “Decision Making” AND “Child Welfare” AND Critical AND Review AND Literature

    About 26,900 results

    This search leads to results including titles like these:

    At the top of the results the original title that formed the basis of this search

    Decision making in child welfare: A critical review of the literature
    L Jones – Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 1993 – Springer
    Abstract The decision to intervene with families has enormous implications for a democratic
    society. Child protective services must both protect children and families. Practice theory,
    social policies, and agency procedures have not provided a consensus on the criteria to …
    Cited by 67 Related articles All 4 versions Cite Save
    Then these examples:

    Reflexivity, its meanings and relevance for social work:
    A critical review of the literature

    The relative validity of actuarial-and consensus-based risk assessment systems

    Information integration in child welfare cases:
    An introduction to statistical decision making

    [CITATION] Decision making in child welfare: Errors and their context

    Sex differences in the development of moral reasoning: A critical review

    Elements of satisfying organizational climates in child welfare agencies

    Risk assessment for child protective services:
    A review of the empirical literature on instrument performance

    Reliability of the foster care placement decision: A review

    What do we know about child neglect?
    A critical review of the literature and its application to social work practice
    Since these results are more topically diffuse, this kind of search may be useful when one
    finds a source in the neighborhood of a research assignment topic one would like to pursue
    and then uses one or more sources found in this type of search and the sources citing those
    sources as a starting point for actual research topic decided upon when reviewing these
    search results.

    Effective use of Google Scholar is important as well in the area of faculty credentialing or
    faculty evaluation as Google Scholar along with Scopus and Web of Science are all
    mentioned in a large body of literature discussing this topic.
    Search Strategy

    (faculty OR professors) AND
    (credentialing OR evaluation OR assessment) AND “google scholar” AND scopus AND “web of science”
    Google Scholar

    About 47,200 results

    http://tinyurl.com/lgxybfm

    Sample Titles from Results

    Impact of data sources on citation counts and rankings of LIS faculty:
    Web of Science versus Scopus and Google Scholar

    Three options for citation tracking: Google Scholar, Scopus and Web of Science

    Comparisons of citations in Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar
    for articles published in general medical journals

    Which h-index?A comparison of WoS, Scopus and Google Scholar

    Citation analysis: A comparison of google scholar, scopus, and web of science

    Google Scholar: the pros and the cons

    A new era in citation and bibliometric analyses: Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar

    Testing the calculation of a realistic h-index in Google Scholar, Scopus,
    and Web of Science for FW Lancaster

    A comparative citation analysis of Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar

    Google scholar revisited

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    This is the link for the same search in Google Books

    http://tinyurl.com/pfsbe7z


    This is the link for the same search in Google Domain Limited Web Search

    http://tinyurl.com/k6qrg6h

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    This is the link for the same search in Google Domain Limited Web Search

    http://tinyurl.com/klnt4ot

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    This is the link for the same search in Google Domain Limited Web Search

    http://tinyurl.com/komqkmg





    DATABASE: SEARCH: TECHNIQUE:
    Searching Google Scholar for Citation Analysis and for Specific Titles has Changed Somewhat
  • Practice theory, social policies, and agency procedures have not provided
    a consensus on the criteria to …
    Cited by 67 Related articles All 4 versions Cite Save

  • DATABASE: SEARCHING: TECHNIQUES : 
    DATABASES: MEDICAL HEALTH BIOSCIENCES BIOLOGY PSYCHOLOGY : 
    DATABASE: TRAINING: 
    Tools and Techniques for Searching Medline and Pub Med
     
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3025693/



    DATABASE: SEARCHING: TECHNIQUES :
    DATABASES: MEDICAL HEALTH BIOSCIENCES BIOLOGY PSYCHOLOGY :
    DATABASE: TRAINING:
    Tools and Techniques for Searching Medline and Pub Med
  • MEDLINE®/PubMed® Resources Guide
    https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/pmresources.html



     
    News | Overviews | Journals | Data Structure and Content | Data Policies | 
    Searching PubMed | Tools and Utilities | MEDLINE Statistics | Help and Training Resources
  • INFORMATION LITERACY:DATABASE SEARCH TECHNIQUES FROM LIS NEWS 
    http://lisnews.org/node/27574




    INFORMATION LITERACY:DATABASE SEARCH TECHNIQUES 
    FROM LIS NEWS
    Submitted by Senthil on December 20, 2006 - 2:38pm
  • Using Advanced Search Tools on PubMed for Citation Retrieval. 
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15473412



    Mayo Clin Proc. 2004 Oct;79(10):1295-9; quiz 1300.
    Using advanced search tools on PubMed for citation retrieval.
    Sood A1, Erwin PJ, Ebbert JO.
  • PubMed Interact (BETA) Tutorial 
    https://pmi.nlm.nih.gov/interact/tutorial.html




    Table of Contents

    Basic Features
    What is PubMed Interact?
    Searching MEDLINE/PubMed with PubMed Interact
    Adding Limits
    Limits Explained
    Publication Date
    Journal Subset
    Age Group
    Methodology Filter
    MeSH Mapping
    Citations to Display
    Human/English
    Advanced Features
    Toggle Limits Display
    Preview Results Count
    Default Limits and Reload Form
    Information Box
    Interactive Features
    Toggle Abstract Display
    Toggle Related Articles
    Relevance Lists and Views
    Deleting a Citation
    Auto-append article after deletion
    Preview details of related article
    Add related article to main list
  • PubMed Informer (Registration Required) 
    https://pmi.nlm.nih.gov/




    The PubMed Informer is an online tracking tool that 
    monitors keyword searches for MEDLINE/PubMed.
    It informs users through several channels:
    Scheduled Email Alerts
    SMS Alerts to mobile phones
    AvantGo Channel downloads for PDAs
    RSS Feeds for readers and browsers
    Other features of the PubMed Informer 
    include Search Histories and Archived Articles for each search.
  • Shodhaka 
    http://www.shodhaka.com/resources/LitSearch.html




    Content Sample: 

    askMEDLINE Allows MEDLINE/PubMed queries in the form of simple questions. 
    The tool also provides links to PICO (Patient, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) 
    interface & Babel MesH - (Multilanguage search for MEDLINE/PubMed).

    eTBLAST Online system that offers the easiest and most effective method of published 
    literature search with abstracts, rather than words and phrases as query components. 
    The set of utilities at eTBLAST can hierarchically list articles with high similarity to the 
    query paragraph as well as the journals and authors frequently associated with such 
    related articles

    PubMed Widely used bio-literature search engine developed from NCBI. It is a free 
    interface for searching Medline database.It also covers other NLM databases.

    PubMed Interact It is an interactive interface for MEDLINE/PubMed and follows the 
    search and syntax rules of PubMed. This interactive site from NCBI presents 
    ‘slider bars’ to enable quicker settings and re-settings of different parameters involved 
    in the search strategy.The tool seems to be in its beta version.

    ReleMed ReleMed categorizes each retrieved citation into 8 different levels of relevance, 
    depending on the frequency of occurrence of the search terms within the title, sentences 
    of abstract & MeSH. Has efficient Automatic term mapping feature.
    MiSearch Adaptive PubMed Search Tool Ranks the retrieved citations based on an 
    estimated likelihood of a user choosing to view them. User’s citation choices are acquired 
    by the program during browsing.

    MedKit The tool seems to be developed to overcome the following limitations of PubMed.
    PubMed Informer It is a tool for monitoring topics of interest from MEDLINE/PubMed using 
    five tracking methods: Web access, e-mail, Short Message Service (SMS), PDA downloads 
    and RSS feeds
    Info-PubMed Info-PubMed is based on Natural Language Processing and Text Mining 
    techniques

    Whatizit A sister application from EBI that can be useful in a wide variety of advanced searches. 
    This engine, which may also be accessed programmatically, can search specific terms in 
    molecular biology in given texts and link them to publicly available databases.
    CiteSeerX (beta version) It is a search engine for the scientific literature and academic papers.

    Novoseek It is a biomedical search engine. It indexes articles from PubMed and open access 
    articles from PubMed Central.

  • JOURNAL ARTICLE: 
    Making PubMed Searching Simple: Learning to Retrieve Medical Literature 
    Through Interactive Problem Solving
     
    http://theoncologist.alphamedpress.org/content/11/3/243.full




    Making PubMed Searching Simple: Learning to Retrieve Medical Literature 
    Through Interactive Problem Solving
    Beatriz Vincenta, Maurice Vincentb and Carlos Gil Ferreiraa 
    Author Affiliations
    A Clinical Research Department, Instituto Nacional do Câncer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
    bNeurology Department, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Beatriz Vincent, M.D., M.Sc., Centro de Pesquisa do Instituto Nacional do Câncer, 
    Rua André Cavalcanti 37, 2° andar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, CEP 20.231-050. 
    Telephone: 55-21-3233-1502; Fax: 55-21-3233-1411; e-mail: vincent@inca.gov.br
    Received August 23, 2005.
    Accepted December 15, 2005.
  • Molecular Biology and Microbiology Resources 
    http://tinyurl.com/hxyu6pc



  • Tips for Searching Article Databases FROM University of Illinois Biology Library
    http://www.library.illinois.edu/bix/pdf/genguide/searchtips.pdf




    INTRODUCTION 
    General Search Strategy 
    Create a search statement using keywords 
    Use bibliographic databases appropriate to 
    your topic. 
    Use keywords and controlled language 
    Use Boolean searching 
    Change approaches as necessary 
    Continue to identify applicable keywords and 
    controlled vocabulary to go back and check 
    in the selected database(s) and other resources
    CREATING A SEARCH STATEMENT 
    UTILIZE DATABASE FEATURES
    KEYWORDS AND CONTROLLED VOCABULARY
    TRUNCATION AND WILDCARDS 
    COMBINING TERMS (BOOLEAN SEARCHING)
    REFINE AND REPEAT SEARCH STATEMENTS 
    OTHER SOURCES OF HELP
  • JOURNAL ARTICLE: 
    PUBMED Alternatives to Search MEDLINE: An Environmental Scan
     
    http://tinyurl.com/hch7cxa




    PUBMED Alternatives to Search MEDLINE: An Environmental Scan
    Arun Keepanasseril
    Department of Medicine Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University, 
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Department of Prosthodontics, 
    Amrita School of Dentistry, Kochi, Kerala, India,
    Indian Journal of Dental Research
    Year : 2014 | Volume : 25 | Issue : 4 | Page : 527-534
  • PubMed: Alternative Search Interfaces FROM Galter Health Sciences Library. 
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
     
    https://galter.northwestern.edu/lists/pubmed-alternative-search-interfaces




    Content Sample: 

    Biomedical Literature Search Tools
    A collection of biomedical literature search tools that use PubMed data. Updated by NCBI. 
    CoPub
    A text mining tool that detects co-occuring biomedical concepts in abstracts in MEDLINE. 
    It is especially useful for microarray data analysis. 
    eTBlast
    Like PubMed's Related Articles feature, this search engine lets the user input an entire 
    paragraph and returns MEDLINE abstracts that are similar to it. 
    FABLE - Fast Automated Biomedical Literature Extraction
    FABLE mines the biomedical literature for information about human genes and proteins. 
    FABLE v3 allows a user to find articles mentioning a gene of interest (Article Finder), 
    to generate a list of genes associated with one or more keywords (Gene Lister), or use a 
    local mirror of the UCSC Genome Browser with a literature track (LitTrack). 
    GoPubMed®
    Results are divided into meaningful categories such as concepts, persons, institutions, 
    places, journals and dates.
  • [public-health] FOOD DRINK NUTRITION DIET : 
    GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: FOOD STAMPS : 
    DATABASE SEARCH RESULTS : 
    NUTRITION : 
    BIBLIOGRAPHIES: 
    Database Search Results for Food Stamps and Nutrition
     
    http://tinyurl.com/juuehoh




    FOOD DRINK NUTRITION DIET :
    GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS:
    FOOD STAMPS :
    DATABASE SEARCH RESULTS :
    NUTRITION :
    BIBLIOGRAPHIES:
    Database Search Results for Food Stamps and Nuttrition


    This post requires some explanation. On an internet discussion group, the topic of food stamps 
    impacts on nutrition was discussed and a link to an article in the Washington Post on this topic 
    was shared. The topic was framed under the concepts of healthy meals and food stamps. 
    I came up with four phrases for healthy meals including healthy foods, nutritious foods and 
    nutritious meals in addition to the original phrase. I shared links to several database search 
    results for this topic. I had a brain storm and realized that I could have used the word nutrition 
    as well.

    Adding this word hugely increased the number of sources found. This post contains both sets 
    of searches so that any interested in who search terminology can change search results will have a 
    number of examples to explore and the second search lists over twenty examples of sources found 
    with two of these searches. The links provided with each found and shared source lead to a Google 
    Scholar or Google Books search of that sources title.

Int J Nurs Educ Scholarsh. 2010 Jan 1; 7(1): 31.
Published online 2010 Aug 16. doi:  10.2202/1548-923X.1961
PMCID: PMC2947361

Beyond Google: Finding and Evaluating Web-Based Information 
for Community-Based Nursing Practice*


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Crash Course in Contemporary Reference
Crash Course
Author Francisca Goldsmith
Publisher ABC-CLIO, 2016
ISBN 1440844828, 9781440844829
Length 183 pages

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Library and Information Science: 
A Guide to Key Literature and Sources
Author Michael F. Bemis
Edition reprint, annotated
Publisher American Library Association, 2014
ISBN 0838911854, 9780838911853
Length 304 pages

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Abrar Sohail
Search Engine Optimization Methods and 
Search Engine Indexing for CMS Applications 


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Revitalizing the Library OPAC: Interface, Searching, and Display Challenges
Jia Mi and Cathy Weng

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Journal of Medical Internet Research

The leading peer-reviewed journal for digital medicine, and health & healthcare in the Internet age
https://www.jmir.org/





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The threat of terrorism in our homeland became horrifically real on September 11, 2001. 
The shock was felt at home and around the world. The subsequent response to this threat 
has taken many forms, including the development of new technologies intended to provide 
a technical advantage that can aid in thwarting terrorism. One important area for technical 
advancement is the development of advanced information technologies to support the 
homeland security mission. For centuries we have been improving our ability to collect 
information, and this will continue. However, our ability to analyze this information is sorely 
lacking. The information is massive, complex, incomplete, and uncertain, and it encompasses 
all data forms, languages, and cultures. Technologies are needed that will support the 
application of human judgment to make the best possible use of this information and share it 
with others as appropriate to prevent, deter, and respond to threats. The US Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS) chartered the National Visualization and Analytics Center™ (NVAC™) 
in 2004 with the goal of helping to counter future terrorist attacks in the United States and 
around the globe. A major objective for NVAC is to define a long-term research and 
development (R&D) agenda for visual analytics to address the most pressing needs in R&D to 
facilitate advanced analytical insight. Under the leadership of the Pacific Northwest National 
Laboratory (PNNL), the R&D agenda for visual analytics was developed to define the directions 
and priorities for future R&D programs focused on visual analytics tools. This agenda, 
Illuminating the Path, provides a coordinated technical vision for government and industrial 
investments and helps ensure that a continual stream of technology and tools enter the hands 
of analysts and emergency responders. 



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Archival Theory and Digital Historiography: 
Selection, Search, and Metadata as Archival Processes for Assessing Historical Contextualization
Joshua Sternfeld

Abstract Digital history, a field within the digital humanities, has challenged the disciplinary 
boundary that in recent decades has come to separate the work of historians and archivists. 
A new theory and methodology that draws from both disciplines can create a shared vocabulary 
for the production, use, and evaluation of digital historical representations, a broad term that 
encompasses an array of products such as archives, databases, geospatial visualizations, and 
mobile applications. This article argues that archival theory, when combined with historiography 
and technical or computational standards, contributes to a new theory called digital historiography. 
Digital historiography is defined as the interdisciplinary study of the interaction of digital 
technology with historical practice. Three archival processes—selection, search, and the 
application of metadata—form the theory’s foundation for determining a digital historical 
representation’s contextualization, which may aid in assessing its trustworthiness and 
effectiveness to communicate historical knowledge.

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DATABASE SEARCH RESULTS FOR MEDIA LITERACY AND NEWS LITERACY

BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND WEBLIOGRAPHIES
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Media Literacy and News Literacy

Bibliographies and Webliographies

FROM Google Web Search

 

http://tinyurl.com/z7ynyls

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Media Literacy and News Literacy

Bibliographies and Webliographies

FROM Google Scholar

http://tinyurl.com/zcu3pjo

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Media Literacy and News Literacy

Bibliographies and Webliographies

FROM Google Books 

(“MEDIA LITERACY” OR “NEWS LITERACY”) AND

(BIBLIOGRAPHY OR BIBLIOGRAPHIES OR WEBLIOGRAPHY

OR WEBLIOGRAPHIES)

http://tinyurl.com/zkvqqvb

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Media Literacy and News Literacy

Bibliographies and Webliographies

FROM Google Domain Limited Web Search (BLOGS)

http://tinyurl.com/jjx7fbs

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Media Literacy and News Literacy

Bibliographies and Webliographies

FROM Google Domain Limited Web Search (GOV)

http://tinyurl.com/h3a3udn

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Media Literacy and News Literacy

Bibliographies and Webliographies

FROM Google Domain Limited Web Search (JSTOR)

http://tinyurl.com/jr9lqtw


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