Avoiding Information Overload

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  • 1.Information OverloadSam Aston, Info Skills Trainer

2. Control your searchAdvanced SearchPersonalisationReference Management TimeCurrent Awareness TechnologyMapping Discovery Tools 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeanlouis_zimmermann/3204425560/ 4. Image licensed under Creative Commons Attributionhttp//:www.flickr.com John-Morgan 5. Image from http//:www.flickr.com/mightyohm. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 6. Image from http//:flickr.com/Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 7. Example Search Profile Topic Research Question Aim of the Investigation Parameters Time Place Languages Keywords Sam Aston 8. Image from http//:flickr.com/ Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 9. Image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/gracewongLicensed under Creative Commons Attribution 10. Search techniques Boolean logic (AND, OR &NOT) (University of Leicester) AND will link the terms to find only articlesthat mention both concepts eg: tobacco AND advertising OR will broaden the search by looking forsynonyms, alternative spellings,abbreviations and plurals eg: United Nations OR UN NOT can be used when you need to narrowthe search by excluding certain keywords orconcepts eg: industrial action NOT fire serviceSam Aston 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/afightingfaith/3023604799/Licensed by Creative Commons Attribution 12. Licensed under Creative Commons Attributionhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/micaeltattoo/4276384679/ 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/daquellamanera/2778239551/Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 14. Definition of RSSJISC Web2practice Web2practice RSS film Sam Aston 15. http://www.flickr.com/photos/n0seblunt/4051324532/Tell us what you think of the session by filling in the form.Thank you 16. Keeping up to date with JRUL Follow us at Twitter:http://twitter.com/jrulresearchers Blog: http://jrulresearchers.wordpress.com/ E-mail: sam.aston@manchester.ac.ukjrul.researchers@manchester.ac.uk Tel: 0161 275 3770