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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
  • Used Suggested subject: Beginning Reading and Reading Research
    Date: 2004 – 2014Scholarly Journals
  • 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
  • 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
  • Use the Library Catalog to Find Books and have them delivered to Edwards Campus
  • Searching the catalog
  • For Teachers: Academic Research

    1. 1. for teachers: Academic Research At the Regents Center Library Database & Online Search Process Lord llord@ku.edu Lissa Fall 2013
    2. 2. We need to know this: (1) How to use databases to find articles (2) How to request full text articles if we find only abstracts (WebRetrieve) (3) How to use Google Scholar from the list of library databases (4) How to find books using the online catalog and request delivery to Edwards Campus 2
    3. 3. Using databases to find articles 3
    4. 4. http://www.lib.ku.edu 4
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    9. 9. Limiting search results: Date Only peer-reviewed journals Suggested topics from the search results Sort by relevancy or most recent first 9
    10. 10. Try 10
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    16. 16. One super-good article The one super good article has a Reference List at the end Other articles have cited this same article which you might want to look at 16
    17. 17. What if there is only an abstract of an article and no full text? 17
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    19. 19. Here is your article! If no article was found, you can always get full text. 19
    20. 20. Click here for the full text article. Click here for articles in PubMed 20
    21. 21. PubMed website = http://www.pubmed.gov These articles are similar to the article we found in ERIC in the Journal of Learning Disabilities 21
    22. 22. ERIC website ERIC database 22
    23. 23. www.eric.ed.gov 23
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    25. 25. Does the library have electronic journals? Yes. KU Libraries Homepage http://www.lib.ku.edu Select: E-journals (left hand column) Search by title of the journal or Search by subject 25
    26. 26. http://www.lib.ku.edu 26
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    29. 29. This is the article, not the abstract, we saw on the website at www.eric.ed.gov 1.Found: e-Journals on the Libraries’ homepage 2.Typed: the title Journal of Research in Reading 3.Found: Date, vol., issue 4.Found: the title of the article we were looking for 5.Saved: the article to our computer 6.Databases: give you more of what you’re looking for. 29
    30. 30. Other KU Libraries’ Databases to Look Into: OmniFile full text select Provides indexing, abstracting and full-text content to journal articles in a variety of disciplines. PsycINFO Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports, as well as citations to dissertations, all in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines. Google scholar Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, patents, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad 30 areas of research.
    31. 31. Google Scholar A good way to search scholarly articles using the Google search strategy Note: search Google Scholar from the Libraries list of databases Why? KU Libraries have partnered with Google to connect your search results with the Libraries databases. 31
    32. 32. http://www.lib.ku.edu Select G for Google Scholar 32
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    35. 35. I wa nt t his b oo k! 35
    36. 36. Finding Books Library Catalog Deliver to Edwards Campus 36
    37. 37. du u.e k .lib. ww ://w http 37
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    39. 39. Ge the tting the Law the b jus Edw renc ook f t fo ard e c r am om ry ou s Ca p ! mp us t us o 39
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    42. 42. What happens next? The book will most likely be at the Edwards Campus Library the next day and you will receive an email telling you it is here. 42
    43. 43. It’s the Law You might like to know. . . 43
    44. 44. State and Federal: Statutes and Regulations Kansas Statutes: http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/statute/ Kansas Administrative Regulations: http://www.kssos.org/pubs/pubs_kar.aspx Missouri Revised Statutes: http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/statutes.htm Missouri Code of State Regulations: http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/csr.asp United States Code: http://uscode.house.gov/ Code of Federal Regulations: http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text 44
    45. 45. The Blog: Dissertation Research http://dissertationresearch.blogspot.com 45
    46. 46. Find articles through the libraries Databases Find books through the Catalog Find research news through the Blog Questions? Ask the Librarian Lissa Lord llord@ku.edu 46
    47. 47. XTra Cr ed it 47

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