El arte de saber buscar: busca de forma eficiente

Finding information is an art that can be learned. In this 30-minute session, we will explain how to perform an advanced search to find more relevant information in less time. 

Content

Seminario #BibliotecaUOC: El arte de saber buscar, busca de forma eficiente (34')

Learn to identify the types of sources of information you can access from the Library.

Seminario #BibliotecaUOC: El arte de saber buscar, busca de forma eficiente 

You can obtain good results with a simple search, but if you need very specific information, for a master's or bachelor's degree final project or a literature review, a good understanding of the sources of information and knowing how to build good searches is essential.

You can obtain good results with a simple search, but if you need very specific information, for a master's or bachelor's degree final project or a literature review, a good understanding of the sources of information and knowing how to build good searches is essential.

Use Boolean operators (AND, OR, and NOT) to relate search words and proximity operators (NEAR/n and PRE/n) to specify the separation between words.

Use operators carefully and do not overuse them - especially the OR and NOT operators. You can use the NEAR/n operator instead of quotation marks ("") to avoid restricting your search and to consider possible variations, such as marketing NEAR/1 campaign.

Consult the databases that the Library subscribes to at Search the digital collection by field. You will need your UOC Campus login details. The example searches in this seminar are performed using the ProQuest Central database.

How to perform a search using the advanced search tool. Use the "All subjects" or "Any field except full text" fields. The example uses NEAR/1, the asterisk and Boolean operators. Search filters are then applied, which reduces the number of results from 36,000 to 56.

The various independent searches are performed first, and then they are combined using the "Recent searches" option. This option is particularly useful for highly complex searches in specialized databases.

You can save your results or create an alert to receive a notification whenever content related to your search is published.

Want to know more?

Time allotted

34'

Language

ES

Profile

Student, Researcher

Subject

#Information search #Digital collection

Related formations