Learn about difference between Internet search and Library subscribed database search


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learn about difference between Internet search and Library subscribed database search

  • learn about difference between Internet search and Library subscribed database search

  • familiarize with common effective web search skills

  • conduct advanced web search skills

  • find out useful web search resources

  • evaluate the web search resources

  • Have a baisc understanding on RSS Feeds





Surface Web (Visible Web) VS Deep Web (Invisible Web)

  • Surface Web (Visible Web) VS Deep Web (Invisible Web)

    • Computer scientists have defined online information that cannot be accessed through search engines as the ‘deep web’
  • Internet Search: using Google or Yahoo:

    • They do not own or produce the contents, but merely help search what is out there
    • They are free resources provided by unrelated parties or fee-based resources provided by their partners
  • Please DO NOT only rely on Google or Yahoo to do your Research:

    • You will miss something useful – such as free stuff hidden from the Search Engines; full text articles / books and Databases available in the Library


Task: E-Journal Article in Subscribed Database

  • Task: E-Journal Article in Subscribed Database

    • E.g. search for an article: “Campus priorities and information literacy in Hong Kong higher education: A case study” by Dianne Cmor. Library Management, 30(8/9), 2009.
    • Try it in Google
    • Try it in Emerald (a database subscribed by the Library)
    • Google Scholar
        • Findit@Lingnan


You should check Library Databases, 1-Search & Library Catalogue

  • You should check Library Databases, 1-Search & Library Catalogue

    • For example
    • For Academic Journal Articles, use academic databases, e.g. EBSCOhost, ProQuest, etc.
    • For News Archives, use Wisenews, Factiva, LexisNexis Academic, etc.
    • For Company Finance Archives, use Datastream, Compustat, etc.
    • E-References, e.g. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, Oxford English Dictionary, Dictionary of National Biography , etc.


Step 1: Select a reliable and relevant search engine:

  • Step 1: Select a reliable and relevant search engine:

    • E.g. Google / Yahoo
  • Step 2: State what you want to find

    • E.g. - Where can I buy an iPhone in Hong Kong - How old is Queen Elizabeth II? - What is QFII?
  • Step 3: Identify Keywords

    • Type in what you want to know
    • Using fewer keywords will get more results, too much keyword will narrow down the results
    • Using rare / uncommon keywords will get the more specific search results
    • Putting important word first will get slightly better results
    • Common words are ignored by search engine (e.g. articles, prepositions)
    • Using descriptive keyword e.g. ringtone instead of sound


Step 4: Select synonyms and variant word forms

  • Step 4: Select synonyms and variant word forms

  • Step 5: Combine synonyms, keywords and variant word forms

  • Step 6: Check your spelling





Use Double Quotes to indicate Exact phrases. E.g.

  • Use Double Quotes to indicate Exact phrases. E.g.

    • “strategy analysis”
    • strategy analysis
  • Use OR (in capital letters) for either or. E.g.:

    • trick or treat
    • trick OR treat
    • “Japan travel guide” OR “Japan travelogue”
  • Find Only Certain File types: filetype: E.g.

    • HIBOR filetype:xls
    • sudoku filetype:swf
    • “education reform” hong kong filetype:ppt


Limit by Domain: site: E.g.

  • Limit by Domain: site: E.g.

    • HKDSE site:gov.hk
    • HKDSE site:org.hk
    • HKDSE site:edu.hk
    • Three dots to indicate Numerical ranges: …
    • e.g. “Angelina Jolie” 2007…2011
  • Definitions: define:

    • e.g. define:cepa


Maps

  • Maps

  • Math answers

    • e.g. 40*499
  • Stock quotes

    • e.g. 0005


Using Wild Card Symbol: *

  • Using Wild Card Symbol: *

    • E.g. 宋*齡 宋 齡
  • Using instant automatic Translation Features

    • Look for [Translate this page] links E.g. maggie cheung site:.fr
    • Click Language Tools from Google (or use http://translate.google.com/)
  • See Google Help Page for Details and More Features / Tools tips: http://www.google.com/help/features.html or http://www.google.com.hk/help/features.html



Google Instant

  • Google Instant

    • Faster Searches
    • Smarter Predictions
    • Instant Results


Tools & Filters

  • Tools & Filters

    • The panel on the left the side of your results page
    • dynamically show the search modes and filters
    • Use these links to filter and customize the results you see






Google Books http://books.google.com/

  • Google Books http://books.google.com/

  • Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com/

  • Google Maps http://maps.google.com/

    • (Driving directions example)
  • Google Translate http://translate.google.com/

  • Google Art Project http://www.googleartproject.com/



Wikipedia – in English, Chinese and other languages

  • Wikipedia – in English, Chinese and other languages

  • Citizendium – aims at providing a reliable encyclopedia, real names of editors are used

  • Baidu Baike (百度百科) – A Chinese encyclopedia

  • List of Wikis – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wikis



Other than Google, there are many other popular / important Internet portals / tools / directories.

  • Other than Google, there are many other popular / important Internet portals / tools / directories.

  • Worldwide examples: Yahoo!, Bing, YouTube, Facebook, MSN, Amazon, del.icio.us, CNN, BBC etc.

  • Local / Chinese examples: Yahoo! Hong Kong, Sina Hong Kong, HK Govt, Baidu etc.



http://www.library.ln.edu.hk/library-toolbar

  • http://www.library.ln.edu.hk/library-toolbar

  • Once installed, the Library Toolbar provides instant access to:

    • Webmail, University Portal, Staff Directory
    • Online Databases, Journals, News and References
    • Library Catalogue and Online Renewals, HKALL
    • Search the University Web Sites
    • Library RSS Alerts
    • PDF converter
    • Online Dictionaries, Translation Tools & Freeware Download and More.
  • Other Toolbars – E.g. Google Toolbar, Yahoo Toolbar



Common Search Engines / Portals

  • Common Search Engines / Portals

    • LU Library’s Selected Internet Resources http://libguides.ln.edu.hk/internet_resources
    • WolframAlpha http://www.wolframalpha.com/
    • Answers.com http://www.answers.com/
    • ipl2: information you can trust: http://www.ipl.org/
    • INFOMINE http://infomine.ucr.edu/
    • Way Back Machine (Internet Archive) http://www.archive.org/
    • Reference.com http://www.reference.com/
    • How Stuff Works http://www.howstuffworks.com/


Dictionaries

  • Dictionaries

    • Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary http://visual.merriam-webster.com/
    • Cambridge Dictionaries Online http://dictionary.cambridge.org/
    • 國語辭典 http://dict.revised.moe.edu.tw/
    • 粵語審音配詞字庫 http://humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/lexi-can/
    • 普通話/廣東話文字發聲工具 http://tdc.putonghuaonline.com/tools1.html
  • Theses / Journal Articles / Books

    • HK Theses and Dissertations Search http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/lib/electronic/libdbs/dol.html
    • SCIRUS ETD (Electronic Theses and Dissertations) http://www.ndltd.org/serviceproviders/scirus-etd-search
    • 華文知識入口網 http://search.ncl.edu.tw/
    • 香港中文期刊論文索引 http://proxy1.library.ln.edu.hk:2048/login?url=http://hkinchipcu.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/
    • WorldCat http://www.worldcat.org/


Pages related to Hong Kong

  • Pages related to Hong Kong

    • Centamap http://www.centamap.com
    • HK Census & Stat Dept Online Publications http://www.censtatd.gov.hk/products_and_services/products/publications/index.jsp
    • Laws of Hong Kong http://www.legislation.gov.hk/eng/index.htm
    • GovHK 香港政府一站通 http://www.gov.hk/
    • Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited 香港交易所http://www.hkex.com.hk/index_c.htm




Authorship and Publishing Body: WHO is the author / publisher?

  • Authorship and Publishing Body: WHO is the author / publisher?

  • Target Group: WHO is the intended audience?

  • Currency: WHEN was the information released?

  • Purpose: WHY this information was written?

  • Point of View or Bias: HOW was the information presented? WHAT is the point of view?

  • Referral: HOW did the author find this information? Are there references to other sources?

  • Accuracy and Verifiability of Details: Is the information accurate?

  • More information on “Tips for Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask for Evaluating”

  • http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Evaluate.html

  • http://libguides.ln.edu.hk/aecontent.php?pid=371693&sid=3328580



Explore the following web sites and discuss: “Should I always trust or distrust the contents on the WWW?”

  • Explore the following web sites and discuss: “Should I always trust or distrust the contents on the WWW?”

    • http://whitehouse.gov1.info/ and then http://www.whitehouse.gov/
    •  How to examine the true and authorized websites?




When you see the RSS or Atom on a web page, you can sign up for RSS Feeds. For example:

  • When you see the RSS or Atom on a web page, you can sign up for RSS Feeds. For example:

  • http://www.library.ln.edu.hk/whatsnew/

  • http://news.google.com.hk/

  • http://www.gov.hk/tc/about/rss.htm

  • http://www.facebook.com/LuLibrary



With proper software installed, you can automatically get latest RSS feeds headline and links popup when you switch on your computer or at regular interval.

  • With proper software installed, you can automatically get latest RSS feeds headline and links popup when you switch on your computer or at regular interval.

  • Google Reader can be used anywhere. You can also share items with your friends easily.







Chat with A Librarian http://www.library.ln.edu.hk/help/eref/

  • Chat with A Librarian http://www.library.ln.edu.hk/help/eref/

  • Integrated Helpdesk at Information Commons (1/F, Library)

    • refstaff@ln.edu.hk
    • 2616 8571


Click here to access the online evaluation form of this Library Workshop, OR, type the following link :

  • Click here to access the online evaluation form of this Library Workshop, OR, type the following link :

  • http://www.library.ln.edu.hk/services/library- workshops/handouts

  • (Scroll down the webpage to the link of “Evaluation Form”)

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