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Scenario 1 -- Search Terms: Discuss with a partner. We'll talk more as a class.
After several intense sets of frog squats, tactical lunges, and divebomber pushups, Clarence decides that he wants to research the bodybuilding community for his Honors 100 paper.
Clarence wants to find a range of information on the topic, so he goes to QuickSearch on the Library Home Page and types What are the characteristics of the bodybuilding subculture? He gets zero results.
What did Clarence do wrong? What would be a more productive set of search terms?
Scenario 2: Popular or Scholarly? Discuss with a partner. We'll talk more as a class.
Professor Doyle has asked for scholarly sources for the annotated bibliography. Help Clarence decide which of these two sources is scholarly. Both sources come from UNLV Libraries databases.
Identify three factors that make one scholarly and the other not scholarly.
Scenario 3: Known-item searching. Discuss with a partner. We will talk more about this in class.
Clarence found some very promising sources in the bibliography at the end of a journal article. Help him track these sources down. If the source is a book, note the call number and location. If the source is an article, find the full text in pdf.
Thompson, J. Kevin, and Guy Cafri. The Muscular Ideal : Psychological, Social, and Medical Perspectives. American Psychological Association, 2007.
Parish, Tony, et al. “Becoming Competitive Amateur Bodybuilders.” Psychology of Men & Masculinity, vol. 11, no. 2, 2010, pp. 152–159.