English 1213
Dr. Maxson
Session 2
Finding Books and Articles
Review
 Keyword vs. Subject
 Boolean
 Truncation
Finding books
 Catalog
 Use keyword searching with Boolean
operators
 Subject searching is like using a
thesaurus.
SWOSU Catalog
WorldCat
Exercise
 Catalog worksheet
SWOSU
WorldCat
Peer Reviewed Articles
 Popular Magazines
 Scholarly Journals
Exercise
 What Makes A Journal Scholarly Tutorial
Exercise – What’s the
Difference?
 Source comparison
Magazine vs. Journal
Popular Magazines Scholarly Journals
Overall appearance Glossy paper, advertisements,
heavily illustr...
Searching in Databases
 Keywords with Boolean and truncation
 Subject terms from thesaurus
 Limiters: date, peer review...
Article Sources
General
Article &
Newspaper
Databases
Article Databases
Off-campus access
Why Can’t I Get this Info?
• Humanities
– American History $29.95 / yr
– Journal of Teacher Education $30 / yr
– College E...
Thank You
Frederic Murray M.L.I.S.
frederic.murray@swosu.edu
580 774 7113
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English 1213 Dr. Maxson Session 2

  1. 1. English 1213 Dr. Maxson Session 2 Finding Books and Articles
  2. 2. Review  Keyword vs. Subject  Boolean  Truncation
  3. 3. Finding books  Catalog  Use keyword searching with Boolean operators  Subject searching is like using a thesaurus.
  4. 4. SWOSU Catalog
  5. 5. WorldCat
  6. 6. Exercise  Catalog worksheet SWOSU WorldCat
  7. 7. Peer Reviewed Articles  Popular Magazines  Scholarly Journals
  8. 8. Exercise  What Makes A Journal Scholarly Tutorial
  9. 9. Exercise – What’s the Difference?  Source comparison
  10. 10. Magazine vs. Journal Popular Magazines Scholarly Journals Overall appearance Glossy paper, advertisements, heavily illustrated, attractive in appearance Sober and serious, may contain graphs or charts, will not find glossy pages or photographs Audience General Public Scholars and students Authors Reporters Scholars in the field Documentation Sources sometimes cited for news articles, but rarely Cite sources in footnotes or bibliography Purpose Provide general information Report on original research or experimentation Article Acceptance Procedure Articles written by hired reporters, edited by magazine editors, and published Often undergo a "peer- reviewed" process -- reviewed by other scholars in the field before being published. Sometimes these journals are called "refereed journals"
  11. 11. Searching in Databases  Keywords with Boolean and truncation  Subject terms from thesaurus  Limiters: date, peer reviewed, full text
  12. 12. Article Sources General Article & Newspaper Databases
  13. 13. Article Databases
  14. 14. Off-campus access
  15. 15. Why Can’t I Get this Info? • Humanities – American History $29.95 / yr – Journal of Teacher Education $30 / yr – College English $75 / yr • Nursing & Allied Health – Applied Nursing Research $224 / yr – Nursing Science Quarterly $280 / yr – Journal of Community Health Nursing $475 / yr • Sciences – Journal of the Optical Society of America $1,760 / yr – Journal of the American Chemical Society $3,589 / yr – Journal of Physics $7,115 / yr This doesn’t include pricing for electronic access or database subscriptions.
  16. 16. Thank You Frederic Murray M.L.I.S. frederic.murray@swosu.edu 580 774 7113

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