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Search databases using keywords, such as concepts or subject phrases, that are linked together by and, or, not used to identify articles and sources. Once you have identified your topic, selecting your keywords is pretty simple.
1. Divide your topic into concepts/segments/pieces.
In the question, “How do the experiences of first-gen students compare based on socioeconomic status or race, ethnicity, culture, background?” The concepts are: First-generation students, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture.
2. Brainstorm for synonyms and related terms.
You will need to translate these terms to keywords later when you are searching databases for articles and sources. Even if a combination of words works well in one database, you may have to change keywords to find results in another database.
|Related terms:||first-gen||household income||national origin|
|first in family||financial aid||historically under engaged|
3. Create your search by combining your keywords using and, or, not.
- And is used to narrow your search. Results returned will contain both sets of keywords.
- Or is used to expand your search. Results returned will return either keyword.
- Not will limit your search and will exclude a keyword from the results.
You can also use parentheses to combine your search strings:
(first generation OR first-gen) and (socioeconomic OR financial aid)
4. Follow the database-specific language.
As you do your searching, keep track of the words that appear in the detailed descriptions, or records, of your results list in the fields that will be labeled with headings such as subjects, descriptors, or subject headings. These synonyms and related terms are the specific vocabulary used to describe your search term in that database or discipline. Using these in your search can often improve your search results by making it more accurate and efficient/less time.
Upcoming Events at UC Clermont Library
This semester, UC Clermont Library has a number of exciting events lined up. A few are highlighted below, but you can learn more about all our events on CampusLink.
- 4 Poetry Readings throughout the semester
- Midterms Citation Olympics
- Destress with Coloring
- Finals Ask-a-thon
UC Clermont Library – Spring 2023 Hours
The UC Clermont College Library will begin Fall semester hours on Monday, January 9.
John Lortie Joins UC Clermont
John comes to UC Clermont Library from eight years with the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library, where he most recently held the position of Youth Librarian at the Mt. Washington Branch Library. He holds a Master of Library and Information Science Degree from Kent State University as well as two degrees from Ohio University: an MA in Public Media and a BS in Audio Production. In his role as Operations Manager, John will manage our student employees and help to oversee some of the services we offer to the UC Clermont Community.
He lives Clermont County with his wife, son, and pets (a dog and three cats). When not in the library, John enjoys being outside walking, hiking, running, or doing yard work. The indoor-oriented activities that bring him the most joy include reading, playing video games, and listening to music.
UC Clermont Library Celebrates Student Workers
At UC Clermont Library, our student workers are an essential piece of how we serve you. They’re at the front lines to direct you to the right resource and ensure that our library remains the best place to be. This semester we had 4 excellent student workers with us until the end. Here are some highlights from those who wanted to share:
Upcoming Hours at UC Clermont
November and December have a number of exceptions to the hours of operation at the UC Clermont Library:
Hiring Student Assistants at UC Clermont
Clermont College Library is now hiring student workers for the Spring 2023 semester. Learn more about the position and apply online.
Reading Days at UC Clermont
The University of Cincinnati will observe reading days on Monday, October 10 and Tuesday, November 8, 2022. On these days, the UC Clermont Library will offer non-academic break hours of operation: 9 AM to 4 PM.
Not sure where to get ideas for a class paper on current issues? CQ Research is a great way to browse a variety of topics such as health, the arts and science. The short articles will give you a brief overview based on a particular question. Although not peer-reviewed, these fact checked articles are written by veteran journalists and are footnoted.
To find CQ Research from the Clermont College Library
1. Start at Clermont College Library
2. Below the Start Your Research section, click on Library Databases.
3. On the A-Z Database page, put CQ Researcher in the search box.
4. Click on CQ Researcher
5. Type in your subject in the search box or browse topics from the main page