Databases +
Information Formats

 

RIAs Summer Intensive 2020

Databases

  • Quick introduction to databases
  • Examples of how to use databases to answer common questions

Information Formats

  • Learn about some common types of resources available from the libraries
  • Get practice recognizing formats and types in search results and citations

 

When you search, what happens with the words you've entered?

your search terms here...

choosing a database:

what's included in this search?

what kind of things can i find here?

what can't i find here?

What?

Mexican restaurant

 

Where?

4443 Spruce Street, Philadelphia

 

When?

See open hours
 

How?

Delivery, takeout, outside seating

What?

A book about histories of food

Who?

- Kenneth Kiple
- Kriemhild Conee Ornelas

When?

Published in 2000

How?

View online via Cambridge University Press

What?

An article about queer politics

Who?

Cathy J Cohen

Where?

Journal: GLQ - Volume 3, issue 4, pgs 437-465
When?

Published in 1997

How?

View online via EBSCO, Duke, or Unpaywall

Find Something Specific

(a book, article, film, etc.)

Search Tripod

How do I get a PDF of this
journal article
?

Tripod Search for the title of the article

Tripod → Search → Include Results Without Full-Text → Request

Find Something Specific

(a book, article, film, etc.)

Search Tripod

Do we have access to The Economist? Washington Post?

Tripod Search for the publication

See also: Newspapers & Magazines Research Guide

Explains how to access popular resources like New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Economist, The Atlantic

 

Also: Library Streaming Video Research Guide

Find Something Specific

(a book, article, film, etc.)

Search Tripod

Review:

  • When you need a journal article, search Tripod for
    the article title.
  • When you need a newspaper article, search Tripod
    for the publication.
  • If you're unsure, search for the publication, because this works for both journal and newspaper articles.

Research a Topic

Search Tripod

and/or

a subject database

How do I find a credible definition of "net present value" for my paper?

How can I find religious studies scholarship about the development of religious identity?

Tripod → Search net present value → Limit results to Books and Reference Entries

Database Finder → Religion → ATLA

key takeaway: think about your purpose,
then choose a database

Information Formats

Platform / Vendor

Database(s)

Journal

Article

Metadata

and now, a game!

Info Formats + Sources | RIAs Summer Workshop 2020

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Info Formats + Sources | RIAs Summer Workshop 2020

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