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Searching: Introduction and General Topics

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Searching: Introduction and General Topics

 

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  • Amin, Viral (Creighton University Health Sciences Library. 2010-07)
    This tutorial explains the MeSH tree and demonstrates how to use the headings when searching for records.
  • Mitchell, John (Crieghton University Health Sciences Library. 2010-07)
    This tutorial demostrates how to use the question mark wildcard operator.
  • Mitchell, John (Creighton University Health Sciences Library. 2010-07)
    This tutorial demonstrates how to use the pound sign wildcard operator
  • Amin, Viral (Creighton University Health Sciences Library. 2010-07)
    This tutorial explains Boolean operators and demonstrates how to use them.
  • Jizba, Richard (Health Sciences Library, Creighton University. 2007)
    Noting that searching is a matter of identifying the combination of words which occurs in relevant records but not in irrelevant records, this paper explains the kinds of problems searchers will encounter and how to overcome them.
  • Jizba, Richard (Health Sciences Library, Creighton University. 2007)
    As discussed in the unit on The Problems of Language, phrasing and word proximity present an occasional challenge for the searcher. All search systems provide some way to specify word proximity, although the choices may ...
  • Jizba, Richard (Health Sciences Library, Creighton University. 2007)
    Describes several approaches to searching which will help users perform either more comprehensive searches or more precise and trageted searching.
  • Jizba, Richard (Health Sciences Library, Creighton University. 2007)
    Describes the use of Truncation and Wildcard Operators, which are used to To facilitate searching for terms with a common initial spelling. Words usually have different endings depending on the part of speech they represent: ...
  • Jizba, Richard (2007)
    Describes 'precision' and 'recall' which are the basic measures used in evaluating search strategies. Understanding these concepts is the foundation for developing search strategies.
  • Jizba, Richard (Health Sciences Library, Creighton University. 2007)
    Describes a useful model to help searchers think about how indexed databases work so they understand why they have to use particular techniques and strategies to conduct effective searches.

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