Handout Online Research

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Handout Online Research

  1. 1. RegentsCente Databases r & More Library Summer 2011 KU Libraries at Edwards Campus KU Libraries Homepage http://www.lib.ku.edu Twitter: @LibraryKUEC Dissertation Research Blog Regents Center Library http://twitter.com/librarykuec http://dissertationresearch.blogspot.com http://www.lib.ku.edu/RCLibrary/ TOPIC: Question: What is it you want to find?  Library Catalog RESEARCH: Get the information you need to answer the question:  Articles & Databases Articles, Books, Gov-docs, Dissertations, Social Networks, Websites ENDNOTE: Manage citations in bibliographies, in Word documents, in your notes  E-journals Finding Articles  Request Materials From Libraries Homepage: http://www.lib.ku.edu Selected DATABASES For QUICK SEARCH  ABI/INFORM Business Management Make your research POWERFUL Academic search premier multidiscipline LibGuides Listen Up! These are Americas newspapers full-text “social work polic*” too cool to pass up. course and Avery index to architectural periodicals subject guides http://guides.lib.ku.edu/ Business source pre mier To put pizzazz in your research, try: Communication & mass media  KU ScholarWorks Dissertations & Theses @ EMGT projects, Communication, University of Kansas Dissertations, Education and other KU ERIC education For SCHOLARLY RESEARCH for ARTICLES Select: Articles & Databases scholarly publications Ethnic newswatch cultural diversity database name (A-Z) OR by academic subject.  ArticleFirst index of articles Expanded academic from the contents pages of journals multidiscipline e.g. post concussive / use it all GenderWatch Collection of journals FAQs Hoovers online public, private, and  Question: Which database is “best” for me? international Answer: Suggestion start here References sources used by the KC business journal plus other cities author to write the article— help you LexisNexis academic news & bus Refine search results by date ? find more sources for your research.  Linguistics & language behavior Answer: usually found in Advanced Search or Refine Search Cited by # Extend your research abstracts (LLBA) forward to articles that have cited the PAIS International political science, Question: I only found an abstract. Can I get full text? selected. article you have international study Answer: Get at KU can find full text. Mentel Reports marketing International in scope Peer reviewed? Question:Still no articles found even with Get at KU? Plunkett research online Then, look for: industry analysis,marketing  Question: What are Scholarly Request a loan or copy of this item (if not available ProQuest dissertations and theses Journals? Journals that publish in the KU Libraries) WebRetrieve! very helpful for grad students articles reviewed by a panel of See also, Request Materials on Libraries Homepage Proquest research library peers in a specified research right column www.lib.ku.edu to request articles and books. multidiscipline giant holdings area. Proquest statistical insight  Question: How do I know a  Question: Can I use the library databases from home ? want stats? you’ve got them journal is refereed? Most Answer: Yes! You’ll need your KU Online ID PsycINFO psychology & aspects of databases have peer review or related disciplines scholarly option you can select  Question: Do databases have Search Alerts, RSS? Public administration abstracts  Question: What is Answer: Yes, many doemail updates excellent resource for PAUD Ulrichsweb.com A journal Social services abstracts directory you can use to find out if  Question: Does the library have Electronic journals? community, intervention, policy a specific journal title is peer Answer: Yes. www.lib.ku.edu E-Journals left hand column. Social work abstracts reviewed. Hint: Use Title Web of science Keyword option Question: I have a citation for an article, how do I find it? Not just for hard-Science! Look for Answer: Look for the journal title in E-Journals! Social Science.and Arts http://bit.ly/dcHYJo  Wilson OmniFile full text select Scirus-etd multidiscipline http://bit.ly/h4pcUQ  Question: What do I need to write a research paper? Women and social movements in US VTLS Visualizer: Answer: A general Rule of Three for an academic paper: 1600 to 2000 http://www.ndltd.org/find World Bank e-library Policy 3 databases (have 1 be in another field ) Research Working Papers 3 search engines, 3 websites, 3 booksThe skinny on this Handout: 1. How to find articles (databases and GoogleScholar) 2. How to build a search (“phrases” |site:.edu | AND | date limit) 3. How to find full text when only found abstracts (Get at KU WebRetrieve) 4. How to find books(library catalog) 5. How to get books in Lawrence delivered to Edwards Campus 6. Good websites 7. Good Search Engines
  2. 2. Finding Books:

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