Research Resources for Childhood Education Professor Jacqueline A. Gill Information Literacy Coordinator and Reference Librarian CCNY Libraries 212 650-6089 [email_address] http://learningthelibrary.com
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
Preschool* OR Television Anything in either of these circles Is recovered Preschool* Television Boolean Searching
Combine search terms “ OR” yields the most results Boolean Searching
“ AND” makes your search more specific Only the overlap of the circles are recovered Preschool* Televison Boolean Searching
Boolean Searching Same combined search terms “ AND” yields less results but articles are more specific.
Boolean Searching Add a third search term Even fewer results are presented.
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.
Click this link to return to your search results or begin a new search.
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.
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.
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 http://learningthelibrary.com/refworks.pps
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
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
This and other PowerPoint tutorials are at http://www.learningthelibrary.com/PowerPointTutorials.htm Jacqueline A. Gill Associate Professor Reference Librarian and Information Literacy Coordinator [email_address] ext. 6089
Paper Journals Finding Journals that are not online – use CUNY+
From the City college Library homepage click “Books, videos, and more”. Journal Title Search