Information Literacy

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Here are the questions for this weeks assignment. I also attached the last weeks assignment, which is related to this assignment.

Complete the tasks and reflect on the questions listed below for this journal entry. Submit your work by clicking on the link above and creating a new entry to your journal. Copy the prompt here and paste it into your journal so that you can respond to the prompt fully.

1. Explore GLDYS, the search box on the main library page and perform the boolean searches you planned in the last module in GLDYS to find resources on your topic. Answer the questions below fully and thoughtfully, and record at least five searches and two sources on your topic.

Investigate the following features of GLDYS:

  • Libraries Worldwide/Mary Baldwin University Limiter
  • Format Limiters
  • Advanced Search
  • Item availability and access info
  • Subjects (open item and expand description)
  • Other libraries that hold item
  • Request Item through Interlibrary Loan Button (open item without immediate access and expand availability)

All of your searches should use Boolean operators. Try a few field searches. Make note of any fields or limiters.

What you Searched (Boolean Keyword searches or Field Searches)

# of Results


2. Identify the worst query you tried, and why you think it didn't work as expected. How can you make it better?

3. Which sources did you find that you like for your research? Include the link to the item here. What do you like about them? How do you think they will be helpful for your research? How can you access these sources?

Surname1 Information Literacy Journal Entry 4 1. What is your topic? What would you like to learn? My topic of study is The National (US) and International nursing shortage. In this topic, I would like to learn about the history or origin of nursing, the factors that contribute(d) to the current shortage of nurses both nationally and internationally, and figure out how this shortage can be controlled or minimized. 2. The main concepts in this topic? The main concepts that are present in this topic are national, international, nursing, and shortage. 3. The alternative words to describe each concept. These concepts can be described alternatively as given below: National – The alternative words are countrywide, federal or public. The coverage here is within the boundaries of a given country of interest or republic. International – The alternative words are global, intercontinental, worldwide, universal. This covers the entire world. Nursing – The alternative words here are fostering, tending, caring for, and watching over. Is the work of the nurses. Shortage – The alternative words are deficit, scarcity, inadequacy, insufficiency, shortfall, and paucity. 4. Using AND, OR, and Parentheses to construct several searches on the topic with the alternative terms that have been brainstormed above. National International Nursing Shortage (US) Countrywide Federal Public AND Global Worldwide Universal Intercontinental AND Fostering Tending Caring for Watching over AND Paucity Scarcity Short fall Inadequacy Insufficiency Deficit (Down the column is OR, while across the table is AND) I. Connecting different concepts (AND) a. National (US) AND International AND Nursing AND Shortage. b. Countrywide AND Global AND Fostering AND Paucity. c. Federal AND Universal AND Watching over AND Inadequacy. d. Public AND Worldwide AND Tending AND Scarcity. II. Connecting same concepts (OR) a. National OR Countrywide OR Federal OR Public. b. International OR Global OR Worldwide OR Universal OR Intercontinental. c. Nursing OR Fostering OR Tending OR Caring for OR Watching over. d. Shortage OR Scarcity OR Shortfall OR Inadequacy OR Insufficiency OR Deficit. III. Using AND, OR, and Parentheses (). a. (National OR Countrywide OR Federal OR Public) AND (International OR Global OR Worldwide OR Universal OR Intercontinental) AND (Nursing OR Fostering OR Tending Surname2 OR Caring for OR Watching over) AND (Shortage OR Scarcity OR Shortfall OR Inadequacy OR Insufficiency OR Deficit) 5. How do you feel about using Boolean operators in your searches? I find Boolean logic a great tool to use in my searches as it makes my work easy by bringing me the desired results. It is like it initiates a filtering process in itself, filtering out and refining the words that could be spam or unwanted in my search, making my work relatively easy. It also saves tremendous time, compared to when searches would be used without it.

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