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Tutor profile: Joseph F.

Joseph F.
MLIS, JD

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Subject: Library and Information Science

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A client asks you to compile resources for use in white paper. What are the basic steps you must take to formulate a search strategy?

Joseph F.
Answer:

1. Confirm with the client that you understand the question and what they are looking for, and how they want it presented. 2. Classify the request according to the subject area(s). 3. Compile a shortlist of likely resources that will contain information on this topic. Which databases will you use? Are there other sources available, such as news or social media websites? 4. Refine your search terms! 5. Keep track of your search strings and search history 6. Vet all sources. Note if sources do not have proper citations or references. 7. Compile deliverables according to the wishes of the client. 8. Be prepared for follow-up questions!

Subject: Law

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Question:

A client asks you to compile resources for use in white paper. What are the basic steps you must take to formulate a search strategy?

Joseph F.
Answer:

1. Confirm with the client that you understand the question and what they are looking for, and how they want it presented. 2. Classify the request according to the subject area(s). 3. Compile a shortlist of likely resources that will contain information on this topic. Which databases will you use? Are there other sources available, such as news or social media websites? 4. Refine your search terms! 5. Keep track of your search strings and search history 6. Vet all sources. Note if sources do not have proper citations or references. 7. Compile deliverables according to the wishes of the client. 8. Be prepared for follow-up questions!

Subject: Pre-law

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Question:

A client asks you to compile resources for use in white paper. What are the basic steps you must take to formulate a search strategy?

Joseph F.
Answer:

1. Confirm with the client that you understand the question and what they are looking for, and how they want it presented. 2. Classify the request according to the subject area(s). 3. Compile a shortlist of likely resources that will contain information on this topic. Which databases will you use? Are there other sources available, such as news or social media websites? 4. Refine your search terms! 5. Keep track of your search strings and search history 6. Vet all sources. Note if sources do not have proper citations or references. 7. Compile deliverables according to the wishes of the client. 8. Be prepared for follow-up questions!

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