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English 301 - Fall 2020 - Prof. Coleman

Introduction

Direct URL for this page: https://libguides.libraries.wsu.edu/Eng301-Coleman

 

How this Library Class Will Work:

Using the Library in COVID-19 times...

Accessing materials from off-campus:

1. proxy bookmarklet

2. LibKey Nomad

3. Directly from within the Libraries website  (or via the campus VPN if you use it)

 

Review: Your Search Toolkit

Searching Tool Kit:

(download topic/keyword handout located to the left)

Keywords and Synonyms - Search Terms:

(wider/narrower)

broken windows

crime police

Truncation/Wildcards:

crim*

polic*

 

Phrase Searching:

"broken window*"

 

 

 

Connectors and Intersections (AND, OR etc.) (aka Venn diagrams or Boolean operators):   

  

source

AND - Things that jump AND Things that swim = Frogs

OR -  Things that jump OR Things that swim = all the brown plus all the blue

 

   "broken windows" (polic* OR crim*)

Grouping (and putting it all together!):

One box: 

 

 

Multiple boxes (often in Advanced Search mode):

"broken windows"

OR

ANYWHERE↓

AND

Polic*

OR

crim*

ANYWHERE↓ 

AND↓

OR

ANYWHERE↓

 

Review: Finding Books (Updated for Fall 2020)

About the HathiTrust’s Emergency Temporary Access Service

Database Dive: Web of Science

About the Nexis Uni Database

About the Web of Science database

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