Activity 1 - Prepare for a Research Database Search
In this exercise you will consider how your product works and begin developing a Theory of Operation. If you need to get some ideas by tinkering on the internet or talking with classmates, your professor, or the Librarian, feel free to do so. Then generate a few search strategies to use in searching library databases. One of these strategies will be used in Activity 2.
Activity 2 - Research Article Database Searching
New developments and current research are often first presented as conference papers and/or articles. You will also find product reviews, descriptions of methodology, or information on innovations in or applications of particular processes, systems, and devices in articles. There are 2 main databases that access this type of information, which you will be searching in this exercise:
Your tips are anonymous and will be paraphrased/compiled into a list that will be posted in the course guide.
Post-Instruction Session Survey
Now that you've completed today's in-class activity, please take a few minutes to respond to a quick, 3 question anonymous survey. I will use the results to plan and improve my instruction for future students. The results are also being collected to evaluate Albertsons Library's Instruction program overall.