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  • Finding Journal Articles forSpecial Education 760
    S. Coenen
    Fall 2011 update, E. Latorraca
    Andersen Library
  • The Game Plan:
    Reference and Periodicals sections
    Professional publications
    What they are
    Where to find them
    Planning your search strategy:
    Subject terms & keywords
    Search tips: Boolean searching
    Testing your strategy in PsychInfo
  • Journal Articles
    peer reviewed, scholarly, or refereed journal
    Written by researchers and experts in the field
    A list of references cited is included at the end of the article
    Published less often than magazines and newspapers
    Articles are reviewed by other experts before being published
  • Journal Articles: Browsing
    To which Sp.Ed. journals does HAL subscribe?
    Go to http://uww.edu  Library
    2. Click Catalog (at left)
  • Plan your search strategy:
    Identify Keywords and Subject Terms:
    • Articles and course readings
    • HALcat: Library catalog subject headings
    • Reference Universe: Index entries
    • Thesaurus in databases
    • Subject Headings/Descriptors in databases
    Hmmm. Asperger or Asperger s’?
  • Reference Universe:
    Some items are accessible online, while others are in Andersen Library’s reference collection.
    Click “View” to see index entries and gather related search terms.
    “Subject Headings” are another way to help narrow a topic.
  • Plan your search strategy:
    Phrase Searching
    Use “quotation marks” to indicate that words must be next to each other in a title, abstract, or full-text article:
    • “Down Syndrome”
    • “Fragile X Syndrome”
    • “macaroni and cheese”
  • Plan your search strategy:
    AND
    • Use to connect different search concepts
    • Narrows search (makes it more specific)
    • Results in fewer articles
    autism AND characteristics
    language AND disabilities
  • Plan your search strategy:
    OR
    • Use to connect synonyms for the same search concept
    • Broadens search
    • Makes search results larger
    characteristics OR traits
    methods OR strategies
  • Plan your search strategy:
    Nesting
    (Think of as an algebraic equation)
    (characteristics OR traits) AND autism
    disabilities AND teaching AND (methods OR strategies)
  • Plan your search strategy:
    Truncation
    • Use to find various endings of a word
    • Truncation symbol is placed at the end of the root of the word
    • Broadens search
    • Symbol varies by catalog or database ( * or ? )
    strateg* = strategy, strategies, strategic, strategically
  • Plan your search strategy:
    Using AND, OR, nesting, and truncation in a search phrase
    autism AND (characteristic* OR trait*)

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  • Plan your search strategy:
    Using AND, OR, nesting, and truncation in a search phrase
    autism AND (characteristic* OR trait*)
    autism AND (methods or strateg*) AND teaching
  • Plan your search strategy:
    autism AND (methods or strateg*) AND teaching
  • Find journal articles by searching PsycINFO
    Limit (narrow) your search by
    • checking “Peer Reviewed”
    • Specifying a date range…
  • And finally…
    Visit the course LibGuidefor database recommendations and assistance.
    http://libguides.uww.edu/speced760-lindahl