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  • 1. Research Resources for Childhood Education Professor Jacqueline A. Gill Information Literacy Coordinator and Reference Librarian CCNY Libraries 212 650-6089 [email_address]
  • 2.
    • Accessing Databases
    • Proxy Account
    • Principles of Database Searching
    • Subject related databases
      • Education Full Text
      • EbscoHost Premier
        • ERIC
        • PsychArticles
        • PsychInfo
      • JSTOR
    • RefWorks
    • Finding Paper Journals
    • E Journals
    • Interlibrary Loans
    • Research by Subject
    • Google Scholar
  • 3. Getting Journal Articles
    • Most older journals are located on the first floor of Cohen Library
    • A majority of our journals for the last twenty years are available electronically.
  • 4. Accessing Databases
    • From the City College Library home page click “Articles via databases” link.
  • 5.
    • Select your database .
    Accessing Databases
  • 6. Proxy Account Searching when off-campus
    • Fill in your email address and create a password.
    • First time users and those who have forgotten their password will be asked to enter their barcode number.
  • 7.
    • Next you will be asked to type in your name, email, and create a password.
    • When you access the databases the next time you will only have to type in your email and password.
    Proxy Account Searching when off-campus
  • 8. Principles of Searching
  • 9. Principles of Searching Similar ideas are expressed in a word with different endings. educate educating educated education, etc. educat* will retrieve all of these words The asterisk * is a wild card or truncation symbol. All words starting with the letters before the asterisk will be retrieved
  • 10. Preschool* OR Television Anything in either of these circles Is recovered Preschool* Television Boolean Searching
  • 11. Combine search terms “ OR” yields the most results Boolean Searching
  • 12. “ AND” makes your search more specific Only the overlap of the circles are recovered Preschool* Televison Boolean Searching
  • 13. Boolean Searching Same combined search terms “ AND” yields less results but articles are more specific.
  • 14. Boolean Searching Add a third search term Even fewer results are presented.
  • 15. EBSCOHOST EBSCOhost Premier is a portal to 30 databases providing indexing and abstracting for tens of thousands of scholarly journals, magazines, and reference sources in all areas of study. Many of these databases include full text articles. The academic level of the publications covered varies depending on the database, but the brief descriptions on the opening page will help you determine whether a particular database is appropriate for you.
    • In EBSCOHOST you can search many databases simultaneously.
    • Go down the list and select all the databases relevant to your search by checking database selection box.
    • Enter your terms in the Find field. You can use Boolean operators (and, or, not) with a standard search. If available, field codes and search history may be used with your search.
    • Select search options to refine your search. You can use limiters or expanders to broaden or narrow the focus of your search.
    • Additional options are available to refine your search .
    • The results are displayed showing the citation and a link to the full text.
    • PDF or HTML full text can be saved to a diskette.
    • The PDF text can only be viewed in the Adobe Acrobat software.
    • If the software is not available on your computer it can be downloaded from .
    • Click this link to send the Full text to your E-MAIL account .
    • Enter your e-mail address and subject and click send.
    • Click this link to return to your search results or begin a new search.
    Databases A-Z
  • 24. Education Full Text Education Full Text provides full indexing and abstracting of almost 700 education journals and magazines; of these, 284 are available in full text. Subjects covered include all areas of education: K-12, higher education, special education, and adult education. The publications vary from scholarly peer-reviewed journals to more popular education magazines. Thus, the database is useful for persons at all levels of knowledge. Images are in black and white only.
  • 25. Education Full Text
    • Click this link to begin searching Education full- text.
  • 26.
    • Enter your search terms.
    • Select full text and peer review.
    • Click SEARCH .
    Education Full Text
  • 27.
    • Here are the journal articles on your topic. Click the title to view the full text.
    Education Full Text
  • 28.
    • This is the full text of the article. You can save, print , or email.
    Education Full Text Databases A-Z
  • 29. J-STOR
    • JSTOR provides full-text access to more than 300 scholarly journals offering more than 886,000 full-length articles going back to 1838. Here are the subject areas addressed: African American Studies, African Studies, Anthropology, Archeology, Asian Studies, Botany, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, Geography, History, Language & Literature, Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Middle East Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Slavic Studies, Sociology, and Statistics. Updated frequently, JSTOR covers important research articles, reviews, opinion pieces, and other items published in key journals.
  • 30. J-STOR
    • Click advanced search. Advanced search provides additional help features not found in Basic search.
  • 31. J-STOR
    • You can type in your search terms here.
    • For example, Asian American education New York.
    • Select type
  • 32. J-STOR
    • Select the disciplines and or journals for this search.
  • 33. J-STOR
    • Results are listed by relevance. The list may be sorted by date and the title of the journal.
    • Click the title link to view the citation and abstract.
  • 34. J-STOR
    • The complete article may be viewed on this page.
    • Click this link to download the file to a disk.
  • 35. J-STOR
    • Click this link to download the file to a disk.
    Databases A-Z
  • 36. RefWorks
      • RefWorks is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool -- is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.
      • RefWorks opens to the sign in page. You can view a PowerPoint tutorial on RefWorks at my site
    Databases A-Z
  • 37. Export citations and create a bibliography
  • 38.
    • In this tutorial:
    • Export citations from databases
    • Additional tools
      • Add a Citation
      • Searching Online Catalogs
      • Write N Cite
      • Ref Grab-it
    The following slides will use EBSCOHOST Premier database to export article citations into RefWorks
  • 39.
    • Locate the articles you wish to export.
    • Click “Add” folder so that your articles can be included in the export.
    Exporting to RefWorks
  • 40.
    • Scroll to the top of the page and select “Folder ”.
    Exporting to RefWorks
  • 41.
    • Select the “Export” icon.
    • Select the check box in front of each title you want to export.
    Exporting to RefWorks
  • 42.
    • Select “Direct Export of RefWorks. When you check the “Remove from folder” box EBSCOHOST will remove your exported articles from the system after they have been exported to RefWorks.
    • Click ”Save”.
    Exporting to RefWorks
  • 43.
    • To create an account click this link.
    If you have already created a password, login here. Fill in all of the required data and submit. Exporting to RefWorks
  • 44.
    • Click here to view your imported files.
    • Your imported files are shown here.
    Exporting to RefWorks
  • 45.
    • Select the files to be included in your folder .
    Exporting to RefWorks
  • 46.
    • Use the “Put in folder” pull-down menu to select the folder you just created. Your articles are now in your newly created folder.
    Exporting to RefWorks
  • 47.
    • Select “Bibliography”.
    Creating a Bibliography
  • 48.
    • Select the “Output Style”.
    Creating a Bibliography
  • 49.
    • Select the folder where your files are located.
    • In “File Type to Create” you can decide to view the bibliography in RefWorks or send it to Microsoft Word.
    • Click “Create Bibliography”.
    Creating a Bibliography
  • 50.
    • A bibliography is being processed.
    • Click “Download it” you don’t see your bibliography on your screen.
    Creating a Bibliography
  • 51.
    • A bibliography is produced using the selected style.
    • If you selected MS Word, the software opens showing the completed bibliography.
    Creating a Bibliography
  • 52.
    • Click “References” and click “Add New References”
    Additional Tools Add a Citation
  • 53.
    • Enter the citation information in the boxes provided.
    • Click “Save References” or “Save and Add more” to continue adding citations.
    • Click “View” to see the formatted citation.
    Additional Tools Add a Citation
  • 54.
    • Send the citation to the appropriate folder.
    Additional Tools Add a Citation
  • 55.
    • Using the “Tools” menu you can
    • search online catalogs or databases within RefWorks and create a bibliography.
    Additional Tools Searching Online Catalogs
  • 56.
    • Searching Online Catalogs
    • Use the pull-down menu to search a catalog.
    • Enter the search term(s).
    • Click “Search”.
    Additional Tools Searching Online Catalogs
  • 57.
    • Searching Online Catalogs
    • Select view to see the complete citation.
    • Send your citation to appropriate folder.
    Additional Tools Searching Online Catalogs
  • 58.
    • Using the “Tools” menu you can:
    • .Cite within your document.
    • Download the software to your computer .
    Additional Tools Cite within a document
  • 59.
    • When you open your Microsoft Word document a link to “Write N Cite” is seen on the menu bar.
    • Begin typing your document and click “Write N Cite”. The software will go to RefWorks to allow you to select the citation.
    Additional Tools Cite within a document
  • 60.
    • Sign in to RefWorks”.
    Additional Tools Cite within a document
  • 61.
    • Go to “View” and
    • Select the folder that contains the citation.
    Additional Tools Cite within a document
  • 62.
    • Select “Cite”.
    Additional Tools Cite within a document
  • 63.
    • Cited document
    Additional Tools Cite within a document
  • 64.
    • Other features
    • Using the “Tools” menu you can:
    • . Retrieve references from the web.
    Right click on the “RefGrab-it” link to add it to your Favorites on your browser. When you find a citation that you want to export, click “RefGrab-it”and it will be exported to RefWorks. Additional Tools Citations on the internet
  • 65.
    • “ Ref Grab-it” is now in your Internet Explorer browser “Favorites” list.
    • When you are on a web page with a citation, select “Ref Grab-it” to bring the citation into RefWorks.
    Additional Tools Citations on the internet
  • 66.
    • To view a more complete version select this link and import.
    Additional Tools Citations on the internet
  • 67.
    • All three citations are included in the bibliography.
    • Citation exported from EBSCOHOIST
    • The citation that was added by hand.
    • The citation that was found on the web.
    Additional Tools Citations on the internet
  • 68. This and other PowerPoint tutorials are at Jacqueline A. Gill Associate Professor Reference Librarian and Information Literacy Coordinator [email_address] ext. 6089
  • 69. Paper Journals Finding Journals that are not online – use CUNY+
  • 70. From the City college Library homepage click “Books, videos, and more”. Journal Title Search
  • 71. Journal Title Search
    • Click “Journal Title Search” and type your title in the search box. On the left identify your search type.
    • Select your journal.
  • 72. Journal Title Search
    • Identify your title.
  • 73.
    • On the right of the title is the college link. Click this link to view the all paper issues.
    Journal Title Search
  • 74. Journal Title Search
    • This is a list of “Bound” journals which are located on the 1 st floor.
  • 75. Journal Title Search
    • Paper journals are shown here.
    • Go to the Circulation Desk to request the journal.
    City College Library Homepage
  • 76. E-Journals Searching for a particular journal – Go to
  • 77.
    • Type in the name of the journal and click “Search”.
    • Select any one of these databases to find your article.
  • 78.
    • Select the year and issue.
  • 79.
    • Select the title of the article and view the full text.
    E-Journals City College Library Homepage
  • 80. Interlibrary Loans
  • 81. Interlibrary Loans Finding materials not owned by CCNY Libraries
    • Interlibrary loans are free
    • ▪ Reprints of journal articles
    • ▪ Reprints of magazine articles
    • ▪ Temporary loan of books, some dissertations, reports, documents – but not textbooks
    • Books owned by CUNY must be requested using CUNY+ through CLICS
    • Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
    • You will be notified via email when the book has arrived at the Circulation Desk .
    • Loan period is 3 weeks.
    • Articles are sent to your email account.
  • 82. Interlibrary loan
  • 83. Interlibrary loan Click “ILL Request” link
  • 84. Interlibrary Loan
  • 85.
    • From the City College Library home page click “Research by Subject” link.
    Research by Subject
  • 86. Select a subject. Research by Subject
  • 87.
      • Within each subject related page you will find topics that will lead you to additional databases and web pages.
    Research by Subject
  • 88. SCHOLAR Searching all CCNY databases
  • 89.
    • Google Scholar is on the internet but it is a special database that will provide scholarly referee research journals.
    Searching all CCNY databases
  • 90.
    • The “Find Full text at CUNY” link will bring you back into the CCNY Library database environment.
    Searching all CCNY databases
  • 91.
    • Select this link to view the full text of the article.
    Searching all CCNY databases
  • 92. Additional Resources Circulation Desk, 2 nd Floor Reference Desk , 2 nd Floor Bound Periodicals, 1 st Floor PowerPoint Tutorials