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English 250
Tuesday 9:30-10:45am
Journal entry 3

Section 3.5
3.The strong ability of computers that is used is the computer’s ability to retrieve information and is used to find documents relevant to the search. 4.It allows you to search for an item and its variations by entering the root of the term. An example would be: color, colour. 5.The “OR command” is the default setting of any search engine, which means all search engines will return all the words you type in automatically. 6.The “AND command” is equal to the “+” symbol .

7.The “NOT command” is equal to the “–“ symbol.
8.Your constructing an ongoing sentence.
9.Words by themselves have no definite meaning for certain. They only have a definite meaning when you put them into context. 10.All data comes within a context.
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12.Where you are searching .
Section 4.10
1.Controlled vocabularies provide a way to organize knowledge for subsequent retrieval. An example “car dealers” will bring up automobiles in the database. 4. The biggest advantage of controlled vocabularies is that once you do find the correct term, most of the information you need is grouped together in one place, saving you the time of having to search under all other synonyms of that term. 5. UF= Used for. BT=Broader topic. RT= Related topic. NT=Narrower Topic. 6. The method of starting with a keyword search in order to identify controlled vocabulary subject headings is using a great database that can support your topic. Section 5

2.Hierarchies can help you when you are searching a library database by 3.
4.Journal databases are created when indexers create a metadata record for each journal article. 5.Data is facts and statistics collected together for reference and analysis. Interface is a point where two systems, subjects, organizations, meet and interact.
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