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CIS Class Projects and Assignments

This guide aims to help students in CIS-385 and CIS-340 with their class projects and assignments

More on Search Skills

Associate Professor/Systems Librarian

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Sharon Yang
Moore Library Room 328


If you decide to search articles in a particular journal such as New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and CIO magazine, you can type in the journal title here and follow the link to the journal for searching limited to that journal only.

If you never used NoodleTools, you will be asked to create an user account and password. The citation you create in NoodleTools will stay with you until you graduate from Rider. So please use it freely. If you are off campus, you may be asked to login to Rider proxy first and then login to NoodleTools.

Those Flash tutorials are created for CIS-485 students who do research on resources to complete their paper and presentation.

Plagiarism means "to kidnap" in latin-Cengage Learning

Plagiarism is cheating or stealing!

Use someone's words without referencing the source?

Use someone's idea without referencing the source?

Avoid plagiarim by referencing your sources

Search Tips

1. Boolean operators  "AND" will connect two or more different concepts and narrow the search to fewer results. "OR" will connect similar concepts and broaden your search to include more results. "AND NOT" or "NOT" will eliminate a concept from your search.




OR- femles or ladies or women or girls


AND- wiki and "internal workflow"


AND- "social networking" and marketing


NOT-Clinton not Hilary


2. Brackets


(podcast* or videocast* or rss) and "internal workflow"

("customer interaction" or "customer participation") and wiki

3. Truncation symbols to broaden your search, "*" and "?"



comput*-computer, computers, computation, computational, computerizing, computerized

wom?n-women or woman

podcast*-podcast or podcasts


4. Use quotes to search a phrase



"social networking"

"computer science"


5. Search not case sensitive