Search Tracking Form 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Try your search terms in ISearch and examine the source tabs. o Review your results. Which tab has more useful results for your needs? Examine the results under the encyclopedia tabs. o Compare your results to those retrieved from the source tabs. How are they different? Find at least one encyclopedia article that provides good background information on your topic and email the full text to yourself. Examine the results under the STEM tab. o Compare your results to those in the other tabs. What do you think STEM means? Were you surprised to find results on this topic in the STEM tab? Try a new combination of search terms. Use synonyms (or closely related words). o Compare the results in all tabs with those from your previous search. Which terms seem to work better? On the advanced sources tab, use the specified limiters to modify your results. Compare the results you find in ISearch with the results you find in a basic Google search and an advanced Google search (http://www.google.com/advanced_search). Source Type of Search Term Combination Number of Results 1. ISearch basic sources tab keyword Are the results useful? 1. ISearch advanced sources tab keyword 2. ISearch basic encyclopedia tab keyword 2. ISearch advanced encyclopedia tab keyword Source 3. Term Combination Number of Results ISearch STEM tab keyword Are the results useful? 4. ISearch (review all tabs) new keyword 5. ISearch advanced sources tab keyword with subject limiter (Which subject did you click?) 5. ISearch advanced sources tab keyword with source type limiter (Which source type did you click?) 5. ISearch advanced sources tab keyword with scholarly limiter 6. Google basic 6. Google advanced Type of Search You are welcome to use any or all of this document. Please give credit to INFOhio, www.infohio.org.