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This Week in Reference: Capriccio and GMOs

by Jennifer Schwartz 8/15/2014 2:51:00 PM
Topics coming to us this past week include:
  • Strauss' Capriccio
  • History of the bikini
  • Chickasaw burial rites
  • Katherine Howard
And, an in-depth look at some conversations we’ve had via IM, in person, through email, or over the phone:

Food Politics A researcher asked for help finding material about how the food industry markets GMOs to consumers.  The suggested strategy included the phrase “genetically modified foods” and keywords: labeling or advertising or communication.  And then, further research might explore the consumer side, using terms like beliefs, perceptions, and attitudes. 
A student needed a short, scholarly, peer-reviewed article about assessment in elementary education.  The librarian directed her to the Education Research Guide for the databases: Education Research Complete and ERIC.  They started with the terms “assessment” and “elementary”, using the facets on the left to narrow to just peer reviewed and academic journal articles.  When the student was concerned about retrieving too many results that weren’t directly related, the librarian told her to skim the first page or so of results, checking the subject headings of the most promising articles.   And then, to use those terms in a new search.
This Week in Reference: August 3 - 9, 2014

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