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  • DB Tuesday: Gale OneFile: Computer Science

    Have you ever used Gale OneFile: Computer Science? It contains resources on all things computer – hardware, software, communications, and more! The database provides information on computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas like hardware, software, electronics, engineering, and the application of technology. Content types range from academic journal articles to newspapers, books to videos. Coverage runs from 1984-present.

    Here is just a sampling of the topics you can research:

    • Networks 
    • Security 
    • Tech company profiles 
    • Accessibility 
    • Specific devices 
    • Software development 

    Search tips:

    • Subject guide search is a bit of a misnomer – it’s a subject search, in that you search for a keyword and it provides subjects that fit your keyword. They don’t have actual subject guides that you are searching. 
    • Example advanced search: to learn about network security at IBM, do an advanced search for ‘network security’ and ‘IBM’.

     

    What does it look like in action? 

    Landing page:  

     

    A basic journal article search:  


     

    A subject guide search for laptop computers:  

     

     

    Let us know how this database works for you! Email library@dctc.edu or call 651-423-8366 with feedback and questions.  

    November 17, 2020 • DB Tuesday • Views: 99

  • DB Tuesday: Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media

    Have you ever used Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media? It contains journal articles on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature. Coverage runs from 1969 to the present.

    Here is just a sampling of the topics you can research:

    • Journalistic objectivity 
    • Mediation 
    • Online advertising 
    • Linguistically diverse populations 
    • Language processing 
    • Print media 

     

    Search tips:

    • Subject guide search is a bit of a misnomer – it’s a subject search, in that you search for a keyword and it provides subjects that fit your keyword. They don’t have actual subject guides that you are searching. 
    • Example advanced search: To find research on the impact of Facebook advertising, you could search for ‘facebook’ AND ‘advertising’, narrowing the results to academic journals. 

     

    What does it look like in action? 

    Landing page:  

    A basic journal article search:  

     

     

    A subject guide search for journalism:  

     

     

    Let us know how this database works for you! Email library@dctc.edu or call 651-423-8366 with feedback and questions.  

    November 10, 2020 • DB Tuesday • Views: 117

  • DB Tuesday: Gale In Context: College

    Have you ever used Gale In Context: College? It provides an excellent multi-resource view of a wide variety of topics from literature to countries to historical time periods, and is a great first stop for your research paper! Coverage runs from 1964 to the present.

    Here is just a sampling of the topics you can research:

    • The 1970’s 
    • Nigeria 
    • Barack Obama 
    • Big business 
    • Soccer 
    • Halloween 
    • Idaho 
    • Body image 

    Search tips:

    • Use ‘Browse Topics’ to read about popular topics 
    • Basic search for simple keywords 
    • Advanced search to search within a publication, for keyword combinations, authors, and more
      • Example advanced search: If you wanted to know more about the use of nuclear power in Australia, you could search the keywords “Australia” AND “nuclear power”  

    What does it look like in action? 

    Landing page:  

     

    Browse topics:  

     

     

    Topical main page:  

     

     

    Let us know how this database works for you! Email library@dctc.edu or call 651-423-8366 with feedback and questions.  

    November 3, 2020 • DB Tuesday • Views: 131

  • DB Tuesday: Gale Health & Wellness

    Welcome to our new weekly series, Database Tuesday! We’ll take a test-drive through a different database each week. This week we’re exploring Gale’s “Health and Wellness” database, a very timely resource!

    Browse subjects easily (including coronavirus resources) or search for specific resources. You’ll find videos, news articles, academic journal articles, reference resources, and more! Content covers everything from specific diseases to testing to treatments and surgeries, and runs from 1984 to the present.  

    Here’s just a sample of the topics you can research: 

    • Aging 
    • Medical marijuana 
    • Coronavirus
    • Food allergies 
    • Cancer 
    • Hypertension 
    • Tai chi 

    Tips for searching: 

    • Start typing a keyword in the basic search box to get suggestions on existing topic pages and subject headings. 
    • Use advanced search to combine search terms. For example, if you wanted to see research on the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating back pain, you could search each keyword in advanced search, using the “AND” combiner.  
    • Click on ‘Browse Topics’ to scroll through available topic pages. 

    Here’s what it looks like in action, running a basic journal article search:

    Let us know how this database works for you! Email library@dctc.edu with feedback and questions.  

    October 27, 2020 • DB Tuesday • Views: 149