Thursday, July 9, 2009

Competency 6: Specific Facet First Search

I decided to use the Dialog database in order to conduct my Specific Facet First Search. The instructions alone made it seem like it would get my a smaller set of results to start off with this database. I used the Eric database through Dialog. My search was "Young Adult Literature". This yielded 1 hit.

Just to give me a better feel for the program I also searched "Children's Literature" (0 hits) and "Literature" (84,823 hits).

Next in Dialog, I changed databases by using LibLit. I wanted to use the same searches. What I noticed is that you need to have it typed in as "Young Adults' Literature" (2320 hits) instead of "Young Adult Literature" (0 hits). Below is the look of the searches.

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