HONR 1001 Finding journals


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HONR 1001 Finding journals

  1. 1. Finding Journal Articles Traci Welch Moritz Public Services Librarian Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial Library
  2. 2. Figure out which journals are germane to your majorFind out how to access those journalsFind out how to manage what you findFind out how to track referencesLeave with an article
  3. 3. The means by which individuals engaged in academic research and creative endeavor inform their peers, formally or informally, of the work they are engaged in or have accomplished. Following a tradition that began with the Academy in ancient Athens, scholars communicate by writing monographs and journal articles for publication, presenting conference papers that may subsequently be published in proceedings and transactions, submitting reports in fulfillment of grant requirements, creating and maintaining Web sites for the academic community, and corresponding with peers via e-mail and electronic mailing lists. Broadly defined, the process includes not only the creation and dissemination of scholarly works but also evaluation of quality (peer review) and preservation for future use. One of the goals of academic libraries is to facilitate scholarly communication in all its forms.
  4. 4. What is a periodical?Periodicals are publications which are: Issued at regular intervals (usually) Are also often referred to as serials Composed of a collection of articles, which may range from a single page story in a newspaper to a 40 page study in a scholarly journal.
  5. 5. Wire Services Internet/ web sitesPeriodicalsBooks
  6. 6. Books (monographs) PeriodicalsWeb Sites/ InternetWire Services
  7. 7.  Periodical means the same as MagazineUsually magazines are more “popular” Journals Scholarly or Professional Peer reviewed See Research Guide for HONR 231 for this and other Handouts
  8. 8.  Periodicals are numerous (212,140) Growth enhanced by online publishing – 56,329 online pubs. in Ulrich’s A “volatile” format • Periodicals merge • Publications cease • Frequency of publication can change • Volume/ issue numbering can change • Titles change
  9. 9. British Medical Journal (1857 – 1987) BMJ – 1988 - Present“We are not amused.”
  10. 10.  Whatare the top 5 journals in your field? Where is the “body of work” published? Where is a good place to begin? • Ask your advisor • Discipline Associations Several options from here • Research Guide • Library catalog • Library journal finder • Library current periodicals
  11. 11. Type in disciplineIe pharmacy orinternationaltheaterSelect “periodicals”from drop downmenu
  12. 12. Click on issue youwish to browse andthen on the title ofthe particular article
  13. 13.  Depends on the database where article is indexed the best way to go about this project. • EbscoHost product, click on “cited references” • EJC, check to see if reference listed at end of article • JSTOR and others, need an option Secondary option: Google Scholar
  14. 14.  Visit Journal Finder
  15. 15. Locating toolsSerials SolutionsAvailable on Heterick Periodical Articles pageIncludes virtually all E-journals received including: Databases (Lexis/Nexis) EJC Government periodicals Universities & learned societies
  16. 16. NOTE:Database journal is indexedMoving wall of accessibilityWestlaw is not for youISSN (important for severalreasons)
  17. 17.  Interlibrary Loan Cut and paste Emails the request Received in 3-5 days as pdf attachment in your ONU email• Inter Library Loan
  18. 18. Remember ILL!
  19. 19. •Always check to see what isavailable at an external site andwhat that availability entails•May need to ILL as you shouldnever have to pay for any articles
  20. 20.  Head back to POLAR and look up the title to see years available • Some may be available full text from other database or available in print • Starting at Heterick is still the BEST way www.scholar.google.com -- secondary source to see whether you have free access to the references
  21. 21.  Search for article title in scholar “Find it with OLINKs” or “OhioLINK Olinks” will display automatically on campus For off campus display, set your preferences in GS by entering “Ohio Northern University” in the box marked “institutional access” If you have a gmail account, you’ll only need to do this once Go ahead and select Refworks as your bibliography manager
  22. 22. ILL opportunity!!!
  23. 23. Reference librarians on duty 8a-4:30p, 6-9p Monday – Thursday, 8a-4p Friday and 10a-3:30p SundaysOne-on-one sessions available by appointment reference@onu.edu Email t-moritz@onu.edu Phone 2473 Instant Messaging Chat Reference
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