Disambiguating
Disciplines & Databases

RIAs workshop 2

2018-10-09

Tonight's agenda
 

  • Reflection + review
  • Comparing & contrasting databases (activity)
  • Game: Discipline spotting (game!)
  • Relating this to actual reference questions

    + pizza!

 

Disciplines & Databases

Compare + Contrast

Discipline-specific databases...why do these exist?

Content + Scope

Functionality

Disciplines & Databases

Compare + Contrast

Example:  Pubmed

Filter results by:  Species

• Who is the intended audience for Pubmed?
• Why might species be a useful limit for them?

• Think about other academic disciplines...
• Which other disciplines might find it useful to limit  

   their research results by species?

Disciplines & Databases

Compare + Contrast

Example 1:  Pubmed

Filter results by: Species

• Which other disciplines might find it useful to limit  

   their research results by age?

Example 2:  Filtering results by Age

Now you try, working in pairs:

• Do the main databases for these disciplines
   offer this option to researchers?    (for DB, see libguides)

Disciplines & Databases

Compare + Contrast

• Which other disciplines might find it useful to limit  

   their research results by content type?  And what are  

   some example content types that might be relevant?

Example 3:  Filtering results by Content Type

   -- not by publication type, e.g. magazine vs. journal
   -- think within a publication, e.g. advertisement  vs. article

• Do databases for these disciplines offer this
  option to researchers?

Discipline spotting
(the game)

And how does this relate to
questions at the desk?

  1. My paper topic is dependency theory.

2. I’m looking for research on beauty pageants.

3. I need information on Binyavanga Wainaina.

RIAs Workshop 2!

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