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What does it take to get articles for an Engineering Management Project? Where do you go to find peer reviewed sources? How do you download a full text article? What if you can't find the full text of an article you found as an abstract? How do you know about eJournals and Books? And more answers to your questions are found in this guide.

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  • We need to know this: (1) Use databases to find peer reviewed articles (2) Request full text articles from abstracts and have them delivered to your email (3) Find books using the online catalog and request delivery to Regents Center Library (4) Use Web 2.0 effectively for class assignments and literature searches (5) Use Google Scholar from the list of library databases (6) Find academic articles using Search Engines
  • Using databases to find peer reviewed articles
  • ABI/INFORM is an extensive yet easy to use business database. You can access it wherever you have Internet connection but you do need to input your KU online ID and password.
  • Search: engineering management ABI/INFORM Business database
  • The library will locate the article and send you an email with a link to the PDF article you requested (99% of the time)
  • Make the first search general Limit the results by using specific detail: scholarly journals, date published, etc. Sort results by relevance to your key words or Sort results by date for most recent articles Good results? Follow up with: Alert / Save / Share
  • Google Scholar: KU Libraries have partnered with Google to connect your search results with the Libraries databases
  • From the Libraries Home, select G for Google Scholar
  • . . . which takes you to the list of databases – select Google scholar
  • Does the library have electronic journals? Yes . KU Libraries Homepage http://www.lib.ku.edu Select: E-journals Search by title of the journal Search by subject
  • Use the Library Catalog to Find Books and have them delivered to Edwards Campus
  • Searching the catalog
  • Click on “ Recalls & Requests ” to request that this book, “Marketing ethics” be delivered to Edwards Campus from Anschutz Library on the Lawrence campus. You will be notified via your email when the book is in the Regents Center Library ready to be picked up by you so bring your KU Photo ID to check it out.
  • Engineering Management Library Research Slides

    1. 1. Academic Research At the Regents Center LibraryDatabase & Online Search Process EMGT Lissa Lord llord@ku.edu Spring 2013
    2. 2. Regents Center Libraryhttp://www.lib.ku.edu/RCLibrary/Dissertation Research Bloghttp://dissertationresearch.blogspot.com 2
    3. 3. We need to know this:(1)How to use databases to find articles(2)How to request full text articles if we find onlyabstracts (WebRetrieve)(3)How to request articles the library does NOT have(4) How to use Google Scholar from the list of librarydatabases(5) How to use the online catalog to find books andrequest delivery to Edwards Campus 3
    4. 4. Using databasesto findarticles 4
    5. 5. http://www.lib.ku.edu 5
    6. 6. Note:Course: Engineering ManagementDatabases: Look at Business 6
    7. 7. Don’t use Quick Search for advanced research and EndNote citation creationBusiness and Management 7
    8. 8. ABI/INFORMProvides abstracts of articles onbusiness and management fromU.S. and internationalprofessional publications,academic journals, and trademagazines, and regionalbusiness publications. Full-textarticles are available for asignificant portion of journalsindexed 8
    9. 9. My topic: 9
    10. 10. engineering management302630 10
    11. 11. Refining this search:302630 hits is way too many. How to limit thenumber of search results?Phrase searching = “engineeringmanagement”Date restriction= 2010-2019 (database default)Type of publication = Scholarly JournalsThen, look at the suggested subjects 11
    12. 12. “engineering management” 12
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    14. 14. Word h engin as it that e a Editio ering prof t least on n (Re p e feren refers Tu ce Li r st) st abian 7 th yleDon’t forget to copy and paste the actual citation for asource from the Database to your notes! 14
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    16. 16. What have we done?1.Gone to the library Homepage www.lib.ku.edu andselected Articles and Databases2.Selected the subject of Business3.Selected a suggested database ABI/inform4.Entered a simple search5.How to limit a large group of results from the search? a. Put quotes around terms I want to stay together (phrase) b. Limit by date c. Limit to scholarly journals 6. Selecting a topic “engineers and project management” 7. Finding some excellent results and citing them (copy and paste citations of articles so you will have them when you need them) 16
    17. 17. Database:Web of scienceIndexes and abstracts citationsin research journals across thedisciplinary spectrum. Onlineversion of: Arts and humanitiescitation index (1975-present);Science citation index (1900-present); and Social sciencescitation index (1956-present). 17
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    19. 19. We b scie of Sci n e artic ce. An nce is f pers les will y busin ocuses h e sea pective ave a ss on r . s man ch “eng This s cientif i i sev ageme ineerin mple c e n gcita ral rele t” pick tion van e s. t ar d up ticle s an d 19
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    22. 22. Thes e end o are the re f feused the article rences at to res t th earch hat the au e . thor This article was cited by 8 authors. If we take a look at some of these perhaps we’ll find some more articles for our needs. 22
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    26. 26. What happens next?The library will locate the articleand send you an email with alink to the PDF article yourequested—within 48 hours(99% of the time) 26
    27. 27. Where have we been?http://www.lib.ku.edu = Libraries’ HomepageArticles and Databases (left hand column) Subject Search Business 1. ABI/Inform (database) 2. Web of Science (database)Can’t get an article?Get at KUDon’t forget you can always get full text!Just request with Web Retrieve 27
    28. 28. Google ScholarA good way to search scholarlyarticlesusing the Google search strategyNote: search Google Scholar from theLibraries list of databasesWhy? KU Libraries have partneredwith Google to connect your searchresults with the Libraries databases. 28
    29. 29. http://www.lib.ku.edu Select G for Google Scholar 29
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    35. 35. Does the library have electronic journals?Yes.KU Libraries Homepagehttp://www.lib.ku.eduSelect: E-journals (left hand column)http://www.lib.ku.edu/infogateway/index.cfm?rtype=ejournal&page=index Search by title of the journal Search by subject 35
    36. 36. Finding BooksLibrary CatalogDeliver to Edwards Campus 36
    37. 37. du ku.e .lib. ww ://whttp 37
    38. 38. Lookin g for a boo k abou t mark eting e t hics 38
    39. 39. d cor k reA boo Want this book? Click on “Recalls & Requests” to request that this book be delivered to Edwards Campus. You will be notified by email when the book is in the Regents Center Library ready to be picked up by you so bring your KU Photo ID to check it out. 39
    40. 40. Don’t forget The Blog:Dissertation Researchhttp://dissertationresearch.blogspot.com 40
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    42. 42. Find articles through the libraries DatabasesFind books through the CatalogFind research news through the Blog Questions? Ask the Librarian Lissa Lord llord@ku.edu 42

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