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FYS100 -- Children's Literature -- Fall 2017: Class Activity : Search Strategies

Search Tips

Remember to think of possible:

  • Synonyms
  • Narrower Terms
  • Broader Terms
  • Related Terms

Creating Search Strategies

What was the controversy surrounding Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland?

Instructions

1.) Begin by having the students identify KEY TERMS in the question and brainstorm a list of synonyms and related topics.


2.) Group work: Students will form groups of 2-3 students.

Each group will find the following to answer the question using Academic Search Complete

  • A Popular Article
     
  • A Scholarly Article


3.) Discussion: Groups will each send one representative to board to present their search strategy; discuss results

  • Discuss the importance of synonyms
     
  • Discuss database limiters such as date, full text, and peer reviewed.
     
  • Discuss Scholarly v. Popular.

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