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  1. 1. How to find journal articles<br />
  2. 2. Thousands of journals;<br />millions of articles …<br />But how do you find the articles you need?<br />
  3. 3. Thousands of journals;<br />millions of articles …<br />But how do you find the articles you need?<br />
  4. 4. This presentation will show you<br />
  5. 5. This presentation will show you<br />how to find journal articles when researching for your assignments and essays<br />
  6. 6. To search for journal articles,<br /> you need to use DATABASES<br />
  7. 7. To search for journal articles,<br /> you need to use DATABASES<br />A database is a huge searchable collection of journal article references.<br />
  8. 8. You can search in databases to find journal articles on a particular topic …<br />
  9. 9. You can search in databases to find journal articles on a particular topic …<br />or journal articles written by <br />a particular author<br />
  10. 10. UCT Libraries offer more than 200 databases …<br />
  11. 11. UCT Libraries offer more than 200 databases …<br />How do you decide <br />which ones to use?<br />
  12. 12. Look in your Subject Guide<br />
  13. 13. Look in your Subject Guide<br />Click on Subject Guides on our home page<br />c<br />
  14. 14. Choose the guide relevant to your topic<br />
  15. 15. The guide will recommend useful databases for your subject area<br />
  16. 16. Alternatively, ask your <br />Subject Librarian<br />
  17. 17. Alternatively, ask your <br />Subject Librarian<br />c<br />You can link to Subject Librarians’ contact details from our home page<br />
  18. 18. You have been asked to <br />write an essay on:<br />
  19. 19. You have been asked to <br />write an essay on:<br />The influence of global warming on food security.<br />
  20. 20. You have been asked to <br />write an essay on:<br />The influence of global warming on food security.<br />Let’s search the database: Academic Search Premier<br />for articles on this topic<br />
  21. 21. Open the Libraries web site: http://www.lib.uct.ac.za<br />
  22. 22. Open the Libraries web site: http://www.lib.uct.ac.za<br />c<br />Hover your mouse overElectronic Resources<br />
  23. 23. Open the Libraries web site: http://www.lib.uct.ac.za<br />In the dropdown menu …<br />click on Databases<br />
  24. 24. Open the Libraries web site: http://www.lib.uct.ac.za<br />c<br />In the dropdown menu …<br />click on Databases<br />
  25. 25. In the databases list …<br />click on Academic Search Premier<br />
  26. 26. In the databases list …<br />click on Academic Search Premier<br />
  27. 27. The database will open …<br />
  28. 28. Type in your search query<br />
  29. 29. Type in your search query<br />
  30. 30. Type in your search query<br />Use quotes (“”) to search for phrases like “global warming”<br />
  31. 31. Type in your search query<br />Use AND to combine different concepts like global warming and food security<br />Use quotes (“”) to search for phrases like “global warming”<br />
  32. 32. This finds a set of article references<br />
  33. 33. This finds a set of article references<br />Our search found 41 references<br />
  34. 34. Each reference includes …<br />
  35. 35. Each reference includes …<br />The article title<br />
  36. 36. Each reference includes …<br />The article title<br />Authors’ names<br />
  37. 37. Each reference includes …<br />The article title<br />Authors’ names<br />Journal title<br />
  38. 38. Each reference includes …<br />The article title<br />Authors’ names<br />Journal title<br />Date, volume, issue, page numbers<br />
  39. 39. Each reference includes …<br />The article title<br />Authors’ names<br />Journal title<br />Date, volume, issue, page numbers<br />Abstract (summary of the article)<br />
  40. 40. You can refine your results in the left-hand column<br />
  41. 41. To see the full record for a reference<br />
  42. 42. To see the full record for a reference<br />
  43. 43. To see the full record for a reference<br />Click on its title<br />
  44. 44.
  45. 45. Here you will get the complete abstract<br />
  46. 46. Here you will get the complete abstract<br />And tools for saving, printing, emailing, or exporting the reference to RefWorks<br />
  47. 47. Click on the SFX button to see if we have access to the full text of the article<br />
  48. 48. The SFX window tells us that we can access the full text online<br />
  49. 49. The SFX window tells us that we can access the full text online<br />Click on Go to get the full text<br />
  50. 50. The full text will open on your screen<br />
  51. 51. If full text is not available, this area will be blank<br />
  52. 52. If full text is not available, this area will be blank<br />Click here to search the UCT Library catalogue to see if we have the print version of the journal<br />
  53. 53. That’s it ! <br />Created by <br />Fiona Jones<br /> March 2011<br />
  54. 54. That’s it ! <br />And remember … if you need further assistance<br />ASK A LIBRARIAN<br />Created by <br />Fiona Jones<br /> March 2011<br />

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