Library Session for ADMS 2600 Meghan Ecclestone, Business Librarian Bronfman Business Library email@example.com
Agenda Introduction to the Libraries Using the library’s new catalogue Finding journal articles Finding journals in the library catalogue Different types of business articles Effective search strategies Using articles databases for your research Citation and Academic Integrity Conclusions
Introduction to the Libraries Click here to access the Bronfman Business Library’s homepage. You’ll find your course web guide, information on finding business articles, and how to get help with research at the library. The library catalogue has changed! See the New Search Interface handout for details about using it effectively .
Introduction to the Libraries Access your Course Web Guide by clicking on Course Related Guides Get research help from a Business Librarian through our Instant Messaging chat box.
Using the Library’s New Catalogue
Using the Library’s New Catalogue Keyword:
Search for books, journals, eResources etc.
Ex: human resources AND Canada; job training
Search by title for books, journals, eResources, etc.
Ex: CBCA Complete; “Fundamentals of human resources management in Canada”
Search by title for journals, magazines, newspapers, etc.
Ex: macleans; “Human Resource Management Journal”
Search by author, performer, or creator
Ex: brucekaufman; Meginson, L*
Search by full or partial call number.
Ex: RC 438 F613 1988; b 528
Find course reserves by course code or instructor’s last name.
Ex: ADMS2600, adms 3430, smith
Using the Library’s New Catalogue Refine your search via the Refine menus to the left Sort your search results (the default is to sort by Date Descending)
Using the Library’s New Catalogue This catalogue entry can be texted, e-mailed, added to “My List”, or exported to RefWorks Similar items in the libraries, which may also be helpful for your research If the item is checked out, you can place a hold, or request Intercampus Borrowing Click on the subjects to search for all the items with the same subject The item’s availability in the libraries
Finding journal articles: Finding journals in the library catalogue If you have a specific reference to a journal article, you can use the library catalogue to see if it’s available electronically. Here’s an example of a citation: Crush, P. “A failure to transfer or transform?” Human Resources. London: Sep 2009. pg. 46 Type the title of the journal into the catalogue’s search box and select Title Keyword from the dropdown menu. Hit go. In your search results, sort by Relevance to find the item quickly. Type the title of the journal into the catalogue’s search box (not the article’s title!) Select Title Keyword from the dropdown menu. Hit go.
Finding journal articles: Finding journals in the library catalogue Let’s review: Which is the publication title for the following citations? “Correcting employment tax errors.” The Tax Adviser. Kathleen Mort and Dan Boeskin. 40.7 (July 2009): p429(3). Jonathan Chevreau. (2009, October 14). Many Canadians are missing TFSA boat; Market growth will already have boosted accounts. Calgary Herald, D.10. Retrieved October 19, 2009. Smoking Cessation Programs Aim to Control Costs, Lift Productivity. HR Focus. New York: Dec 2009. Vol. 86, Iss. 12; p. 13
Finding journal articles: Different types of business articles Which is which? Scholarly journal Trade/Industry publication Popular Business Magazine Newspaper/Newswire
Finding journal articles: Different types of business articles Published in academic journals that focus on a general area of business or commerce research (i.e. Journal of Management) or on a specific sub-topic (i.e. Journal of Organizational Change Management) Written by academics (professors) and researchers Typically focus on original research Often undergo a peer-reviewed process (other experts from the field review the item for academic quality) Have a publication lag time due to the long editorial process Use specialized language specific to the field Contain extensive citations and bibliographies Normally appear with plain covers, few or no pictures or advertisements Scholarly/Academic
Finding journal articles: Different types of business articles Trade and Industry Published in trade or professional journals or magazines e.g. HR Professional, Autoweek etc. Target members of a specific business, industry or organization Written by practitioners or journalists who cover the field Often published by an association or organization Valued for currency Typically focus on industry trends, new products or techniques, and organizational news Editorial review quite common, may contain short bibliographies Often printed on glossy paper with pictures, charts, and illustrations and some focused advertising
Finding journal articles: Different types of business articles
Published in popular magazines e.gCanadian Business, Economist, Forbes, Maclean’s
Target audience is general public and/or business professionals.
Tend to focus on general business information especially current trends and news.
Typically unsigned articles with no bibliographies
Use of laymen terms not specialized language.
Features glossy paper, pictures & illustrations, and heavy advertising
Finding journal articles: Different types of business articles Newspaper or Newswire Published in newspapers or newswires e.g. Wall Street Journal, Financial Times or Canada Newswire Short articles quite typical Focus on current events and news in business and the economy Written by business columnists or journalists
Finding Journal Articles: Effective Search Strategies in an Articles Database
Avoid natural language – typing full sentences into an articles database won’t work!
Boil your topic down to keywords and concepts
Connect you different concepts/ keywords with “and”:
“and” is used for combining distinctive concepts and has the effect of narrowing the search
employees and motivation
Introduce synonyms to a keyword and divide the synonyms with “or”
“or” is used to combine synonyms or like terms and broadens the search
“corporate training” OR “professional development” OR “continuing education”
Use truncation symbols where appropriate to find relevant variants on a word
Finding Journal Articles: Effective Search Strategies in an Articles Database Make sure you know what the database is searching by default. You’ll get very different results if default is to search full-text of all articles instead of only searching citations and abstracts (summaries). Change the default if you need to. Consider the source – many databases will allow you to view articles by type. Is the article scholarly, trade or popular? Got too many results? Look for ways to refine search results in the database
Finding Journal Articles:Using Article Databases for your Research How do you know which articles database to choose?
Take a look at the articles databases listed in your course guide, under “Finding Articles When You Don't Know Which Articles Database to Use ”
There is also a “Finding Business Articles” guide on the Bronfman Business Library’s website
Use your handout called, “Guide to Finding Business Articles”
Remember that different databases have different specializations by article type, regional focus, etc.
Finding Journal Articles:Using Article Databases for your Research To access an articles database: Type the articles database’s name into the catalogue’s search box (i.e. ABI Inform Global, Business Source Premier, etc.) Select Title Keyword from the dropdown menu and hit Go.
Finding Journal Articles:Using Article Databases for your Research Demonstration: Find articles which talk about compensation issues, and their impact on HR professionals or managers in a workplace context.
Finding Journal Articles:Using Article Databases for your Research Click on Select multiple databases to search several business articles databases at the same time. Select the Advanced tab to enter the advanced search.
Finding Journal Articles:Using Article Databases for your Research Here’s a simple search… … but this can be improved…
Finding Journal Articles:Using Article Databases for your Research Here’s an improved search: Select Citations and abstracts (which are summaries of the article) from the drop down menu. This will improve your search results.
Use synonyms or related terms that are commonly used to describe a similar concept
Use truncation (*) to retrieve variant word forms (i.e., Canada, Canadian, Canadians, etc.)
Use quotation marks to search a specific term
When combining and’s and or’s, be sure to couch terms in brackets ().
Finding Journal Articles:Using Article Databases for your Research
Finding Journal Articles:Using Article Databases for your Research Remember, many articles databases will let you refine your search by source type:
Citation and Academic Integrity See the “Citing Business Articles” section of your course guide.
Bronfman’s Guides to Citing Print and Electronic Materials
York University’s Academic Integrity Tutorial: http://www.yorku.ca/tutorial/academic_integrity/
Conclusions Questions or comments? Feel free to contact the library: In person: Schulich Building S237 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Chat: IM Chat Reference (available on the Bronfman Business Library homepage Phone: 416-736-5139
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