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									                         eLibrary Hands-On Questions

1. What is the date of the most recent transcript of NPR’s All Things Considered
   included in eLibrary?

2. For my nursing class I need scholarly articles published in the last two years on
   diabetic foot care. Can you help me find some?

3. Earlier this summer one of the weekly news magazines had a cover story on
   childhood vaccines. I can’t remember for sure, but I think it was either Newsweek
   or Time. Could you help me find the article?

4. Can you find a clear, concise definition of the term synesthesia?

5. In an effort to reinforce her grammar lessons, the local English teacher is
   requiring students to do short reports on punctuation marks. The students need
   to use at least two outside sources, one of which can be a web site. Try using
   eLibrary’s Topic search option to find some useful web sites and articles on
   punctuation. (Hint: After clicking on the Topic tab you can either search for a
   topic or browse the topic tree.)

6. Can you identify three literary magazines included in eLibrary in which poems by
   Ted Kooser have appeared?

7. What’s the name of the new antifungal drug for treating chronic sinusitis?

8. What do you call the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth?

9. How many newspaper articles penned by Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel can
   you find in eLibrary?




                         Database Roadshow 2008 – 7/8/2008
                           eLibrary Hands-On Answers

1. What is the date of the most recent transcript of NPR’s All Things Considered
   included in eLibrary?
   Answer: One easy way to track down the most current transcript of NPR’s All
          Things Considered included in eLibrary is to use the Transcripts source
          list. To access this list, click on the Transcripts icon on the main Search
          screen. Scroll through the alphabetical list of transcripts until you get to
          NPR’s All Things Considered. Click on NPR’s All Things Considered. This
          will display a list of covered years. Click on 2008. This will reveal a list of
          covered months. Click on the most recent month. This will reveal a list of
          covered dates. Click on the most recent date to confirm that transcripts
          from that daily episode have been added to eLibrary.

2. For my nursing class I need scholarly articles published in the last two years on
   diabetic foot care. Can you help me find some?
   Answer: Type diabetic foot care in the main search box. Scroll down to the
          Advanced Search portion of the screen and select “Scholarly” from the
          Emphasis On area. Select “After” from the drop-down Date Range menu.
          Type in a date from two years ago (e.g., 07/01/2006). Click on Search.
          This search should retrieve 250 scholarly journal articles published in the
          last two years. Many will deal with diabetic foot care.

3. Earlier this summer one of the weekly news magazines had a cover story on
   childhood vaccines. I can’t remember for sure, but I think it was either Newsweek
   or Time. Could you help me find the article?
   Answer: Type childhood vaccines in the main search box. Scroll down to the
          Advanced Search portion of the screen and select “After” from the drop-
          down Date Range menu. Type in a date such as 03/01/2008. Type
          Newsweek in the Publication box. Click on Search. Review results.
          Repeat the search, only this time limit to the publication Time. (If you
          prefer to consolidate your searching, type Newsweek OR Time in the
          Publication box when performing the initial search, and skip the second
          search.) After examining your results it should be fairly apparent that the
          patron is looking for the June 2, 2008 issue of Time, which features a
          cover story titled “How Safe Are Vaccines?”

4. Can you find a clear, concise definition of the term synesthesia?
   Answer: To quickly and efficiently answer this question click on the Reference
         tab to go to the eLibrary Reference search screen. Type synesthesia in
         the search box and click on the Look Up button. This search should
         retrieve one entry from the American Heritage Dictionary. Click on the
         hyperlinked title to retrieve and read the dictionary definition.

5. In an effort to reinforce her grammar lessons, the local English teacher is
   requiring students to do short reports on punctuation marks. The students need



                          Database Roadshow 2008 – 7/8/2008
   to use at least two outside sources, one of which can be a web site. Try using
   eLibrary’s Topic search option to find some useful web sites and articles on
   punctuation. (Hint: After clicking on the Topic tab you can either search for a
   topic or browse the topic tree.)
   Answer: First click on the Topic tab to go to the Topic search screen. If you
          choose to use the Topic search option, type punctuation in the search box
          and click on the Search button. This will retrieve a list of all two branches
          of the topic tree containing references to punctuation. Click on one of the
          blue highlighted references to Punctuation. In this case you will retrieve a
          result screen consisting of several links to Homework Central Websites on
          punctuation, plus a list of results pulled from eLibrary’s standard source
          material (newspapers, magazines, books, etc.). If you click on a
          Homework Central Website link you will be taken to the web site. The web
          site will be displayed in a new window; to return to the eLibrary result
          screen, close the new window. If you choose to use the Browse the Topic
          Tree option, simply click on the broad topic under which you think your
          information will be found. Continue to select subtopics until you retrieve
          results.

6. Can you identify three literary magazines included in eLibrary in which poems by
   Ted Kooser have appeared?
   Answer: Scroll down to the Advanced Search portion of the screen and type Ted
         Kooser in the Author’s Name search box. Click on Search. This search
         should retrieve approximately 37 records. If you click on the linked titles
         within each record you will retrieve poems published in the following
         magazines: The Atlantic Monthly, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, The
         Hudson Review, The Southern Review, and The Virginia Quarterly
         Review. (Hint: If you’d like to eliminate Ted Kooser’s newspaper column
         from your results, uncheck the box under the newspaper source type icon
         prior to performing your search. This will reduce your results to
         approximately 22 records.)

7. What’s the name of the new antifungal drug for treating chronic sinusitis?
   Answer: Type new antifungal drug for treating chronic sinusitis in the main
         search box. Scroll down to the Advanced Search options and select
         “After” from the drop-down Date Range: menu. Type in a recent date,
         such as 01/01/2008. Click on Search. This search should retrieve several
         documents that mention SinuNase, a new drug being developed by
         Accentia Biopharmaceuticals.

8. What do you call the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth?
   Answer: Type fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth in the main
         search box. Click on Search. This search retrieves over 100 records
         sorted in descending order by relevancy. Any of the initial documents in
         your result list will provide you with the answer: Arachibutyrophobia.




                         Database Roadshow 2008 – 7/8/2008
9. How many newspaper articles penned by Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel can
   you find in eLibrary?
   Answer: Uncheck the boxes beneath all the source type icons except News.
          Scroll down to the Advanced Search portion of the screen. Be sure to
          check the “Newspapers” box to include newspapers older than 90 days in
          your search. Type Chuck Hagel in the “Author Name” box. Click on
          Search. This should retrieve approximately 24 newspaper articles.




                       Database Roadshow 2008 – 7/8/2008

								
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