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EEE 598: Multimedia/Qos: Checklist

Best library and internet resources plus literature searching techniques for your assignment.

Have you completed each step in the process?

___ 1. Equip your tool box with the following: 

___ a. My library account is active and clear of fines/fees

___ b. I have registered for an ILLiad account so I can obtain materials not owned by the ASU Library

___ c. I have registered for a RefWorks account (or I am using another software package) to manage my citations

___ d. I have devised a way to keep a record of what databases I've searched and how I've searched them.

___ 2. Compose a simple sentence or a PICO statement/question that describes my information need.


___ 3. Know which publications types you need to find: 

___ a. Background Information

___ b. Articles

___ c. Books

___ d. Conference Proceedings

___ e. Dissertations/Theses

___ f.  Patents

___ g. Standards

___ h. Technical Reports

___ i. U.S. Government Documents

____ 4. Know which resources/databases to use to find those publication types: 

___ a. ACM Digital Library/Guide to Computing Literature 

___ b.Google Scholar

___ c. IEEE Xplore

___  d. IHS Global 

___ e. Inspec

___ e. Knovel

___ f. Library One Search

___ g. Science.gov

___ h. SciFinder

___ i. Synthesis

___ j. USA.gov

___ k. Web of Science

___ l. Worldcat

___ m. Other: 

___ 5. Apply different search strategies to retrieve information from each of the resources/databases you chose above: 

___ a. Word searching by: 

___ i. How I describe the concept(s)

___ ii. How authors in the field describe the concept(s)

___ iii. How the database describes the concept(s)

___ b.  Re-searching resources/databases whenever new words/terminology is found

___ c. Searching for articles written by prominent authors in the field

___ d. Searching the citations, backwards and forwards, for the major articles in the field

___ 6. Set up current awareness services for the major resources and databases (that I used from checklist item #4), and the primary journals in the field.

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