Databases & SourcesLearning outcomes:• Search article databases fluently.• Distinguish between scholarly and popular sources.• Determine if the information discovered is relevant.• Modify the search strategy as necessary.• Cite correctly articles from online databases.• Export articles into RefWorks bibliographic manager. LIBR 250, Section1 Winter 2013 / Terrones
Databases: Information “warehouses” that containjournal, magazine, newspaper articles, and other documents you can use foryour university research assignments. Accessible from campus and off-campus!Search Engines Vs. Databases … Which one should I use, when? http://bastyr.libguides.com/content.php?pid=384087&sid=3148399 “Being an efficient searcher means knowing when to use what tool. Most published research studies are protected by copyright and are not available in full text via the Web.” (Bastyr U. Library Tutorial, 2012) Bastyr University Library tutorial http://bastyr.libguides.com/content.php?pid=384087&sid=3148399
Compare the DifferenceSearch Engines Library DatabasesContain news articles, current Contain published scholarlyinfo on many topics, open research, peer-reviewedauthorship, & info that hasnt journalbeen formally published. Much articles, dissertations, conferenof the access is free. ce proceedings, reference articles. Full-text or Interlibrary*Use for a quick reference, and Loan access. Paid subscriptionas a starting point for info access.gathering. *Use for college level research.
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Scholarly vs. PopularSCHOLARLYAcademic, in-depth peer-reviewed POPULARarticles, original research by Current events, people stories, aimed for generalexperts, bibliographies. audience.
SourcesReference Background info, definitions, context, understanding concepts, statisticsNewspaper & Magazinearticles Current events, people stories, aimed for general audience, captures historyScholarly (peer-reviewed) articles Academic, scholarly, in-depth analysis, original research written by experts in the field, peer-reviewed articles, bibliographiesBooks & DVDs Background, historical context, and in-depth information about your topic, chapters on a topic
Searching Databases Databases will look different but they contain similar features: Advanced search boxes Save, Print, Email, Citing, Export to RefWorks Limit by Peer-Reviewed.* Click Find It! to get Full-Text articles. Evaluate your hits! Do they “fit?”Peer Reviewed: Professors often ask you to use scholarly (also called "peer-reviewed")articles. Peer-reviewed means the articles are academic and have been refereed by agroup of experts in the field or discipline.
Search boxes for keyword combinations (AND & OR)Peer- reviewedscholarlyarticles.Refining bytype of source.Do we have thearticle?
Article AvailabilityDo we have thearticle?PDF & HTMLFull Text
Article AvailabilitySometimes your article maybe available in anotherdatabase where you can get itin full-text.When we do not haveimmediate access, youcan request articles viaInterlibrary Loan.
Sample ArticleDo we have the Titlearticle? Author(s) Journal, Date, Volume, Pages Tools Subject Terms Abstract Is there a summary of the article? (Tip: Look for the Abstract.) If yes, read the abstract and determine if and how you can use the article.
Evaluate ResultsExamine the first page of results.Do any articles “fit” or relate to your topic?Identify keywords or concepts from these articles tofurther narrow your search.Try different searches and compare. Use the subjectheadings to add to your search terms.Think about your question. Does it need revision?
Citing Elements (4ws) Scholarly Articles from databasesAuthor, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Name of Journal, xx, xxx-xxx. Retrieved from http://www.journalhomepage.com OR doi:10.xxxxxxxxxx ReferencesKoo, D. J., Chitwoode, D. D., & Sanchez, J. (2008). Violent victimization and the routine activities/lifestyle of active drug users. Journal of Drug Issues, 38, 1105-1137. Retrieved from http://www2.criminology.fsu.edu/~jdi/Senior, B., & Swailes, S. (2007). Inside management teams: Developing a teamwork survey instrument. British Journal of Management, 18, 138-153. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8551.2006.00507.x