Lesson 6: Using Articles - Part I

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Lesson 6: Using Articles - Part I

  1. 1. Using Articles, Part I Week 6
  2. 2. Articles as Sources • Why use Articles? • Different Types of Periodicals • Intro to Research Databases – ProQuest – Academic Search Elite (Ebsco)
  3. 3. Turn on the News Newspapers Magazines Scholarly Journals Event Happens Books
  4. 4. WHY use Articles? • News • Entertainment • Opinion • Reviews • Research • Analysis
  5. 5. WHY use Articles? “For all types of audiences!” • General public • College students • Scholars/scientists • Practitioners within a discipline • Customers
  6. 6. Newspaper Articles • News • Current Events • Journalist Analysis • Editorials • Opinions • Reviews
  7. 7. Magazine Articles • More in-depth news and analysis • Geared for general public • Lots of photos and graphics • Charts and graphs
  8. 8. Scholarly Journal Articles • Research • Really in-depth analysis • By scholars and subject matter experts • Statistics • Tables and graphs • References and sources
  9. 9. Easy to tell difference in print! Newspapers Magazines Scholarly Journals
  10. 10. Even online…
  11. 11. Not so easy, in a database! Magazine Article Newspaper Article Scholarly Journal Article List of results from ProQuest database
  12. 12. Can limit your database search to a particular type of article Scholarly Journal Articles
  13. 13. Why You Need Databases
  14. 14. ProQuest Central/ASE • Online collections of articles • Subscription, not FREE! • NOT the Internet!!!
  15. 15. Databases can show... • Citation • Abstract • Full-text Article
  16. 16. Citation • Bibliographic info on the article • Use this info to help you cite it right!
  17. 17. Citation Breakdown AUTHOR: Indridi H. Indridason ARTICLE TITLE: Does Terrorism Influence Domestic Politics? Coalition Formation and Terrorist Incidents JOURNAL TITLE: Journal of Peace Research PUBLICATION DATE: March 2008 VOLUME/ISSUE: Vol. 45, Iss. 2 PAGE NUMBERS: p. 241
  18. 18. Abstract • Brief SUMMARY of the article • This may be all the database has! • Try to find the full-text elsewhere.
  19. 19. Full-Text Article
  20. 20. Kinds of Databases General/Multidisciplinary • ProQuest Central • Academic Search Elite (Ebsco) Subject/Discipline Specific • Business Source Premier • PubMed • SciFinder Scholar • Literature Online (LION) • America: History and Life
  21. 21. Search for ARTICLES on your Topic ProQuest Central Academic Search Elite (Ebsco) • Suite of databases • Covers lots of subjects • Includes many types of periodicals • Can limit to scholarly journals • Includes full-text articles • General Research • Good place to start • Single database • Multidisciplinary • Includes many types of periodicals • Can limit to scholarly journals • Includes full-text articles • General Research • Good place to start
  22. 22. Using databases to find articles • How to ACCESS databases at DU • How to SEARCH in databases • How to PRINT, SAVE, EMAIL articles
  23. 23. How to access the Databases
  24. 24. Databases By Subject A - Z List
  25. 25. How to Access ProQuest and ASE Click on General/Multidisciplinary
  26. 26. Access BOTH databases here
  27. 27. Why? • You can access BOTH databases in the same place, quickly • You want to access the Advanced Search screen for both databases • This gives you the most robust way to search
  28. 28. How to use... • ProQuest Central • Academic Search Elite •GENERAL RESEARCH •GOOD PLACE TO START
  29. 29. Think of it as different brands ProQuest Ebsco
  30. 30. With... ProQuest Central Academic Search Elite Whole suite of ProQuest databases One single Ebsco database
  31. 31. If you search ProQuest Central... ABI Inform ProQuest Health and Medical ProQuest Nursing ProQuest Biology ProQuest Education ProQuest Newsstand ProQuest Psychology ProQuest Science ProQuest Research Library ProQuest Social Science ProQuest Military Collection ProQuest Religion You are searching many thousands of different periodicals for articles
  32. 32. Mix of articles!
  33. 33. CAN Limit to: Scholarly Journal Articles
  34. 34. Academic Search Elite
  35. 35. Academic Search Elite • Only ONE database • Smaller pool of resources • Tend to get FEWER results than in ProQuest • BUT... can get different results!!!
  36. 36. Mix of articles!
  37. 37. CAN Also Limit to: Scholarly Journal Articles
  38. 38. Citation in Ebsco • Basic bibliographic information • Use this info to help you cite the article
  39. 39. Abstract in Ebsco • Brief SUMMARY of the article • In Ebsco, you have to open up the article record • An abstract may be it! • Have to find the full-text elsewhere
  40. 40. Full-Text Article in Ebsco

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