The library’s knowledge portal sp4 2011


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  • The library catalog can help you find sources that are IN the library and that are available THROUGH the library. First, let’s see what you can find IN the library.
  • The library’s Basic Search form will help you find books and other materials that the library owns and allows students and others to use. It also gives you a quick link to information about the library.
  • You can do more from the library page than just search for books by using the options on the gray menu bar.
  • If the library has materials that match your search terms, you will see a list of the results. This basic information is all you need to know to find a book in the library. If you want to know more about any one book, click on Details.
  • The detailed record gives you two types of information. The default screen shows basic information about the facts of publication and physical characteristics of the item. It also repeats the call number and availability shown in the results lists.
  • The Catalog Record repeats some of the item information, but also adds terms that describe the book’s contents. If you want to see more or less of this type of information, choose Change Catalog Display.
  • The previous slides show you how to find materials in the library buildings. The Library’s Knowledge Portal takes you to materials available throughthe library. Most of these are subscription databases to information sources not available through Google or other internet search engines. Each of the databases has its own “look and feel” but work on the same principles used to find sources in the library catalog. Each database has help files that give more information about using the database. The few minutes it takes to read the basic information in the help files are worth the time spent.
  • The Knowledge Portal is the library’s menu of databases. From off-campus you will be asked to log into your Blackboard account in order to verify your current relationship with Southwestern. If you are already logged in on Blackboard, you will skip this step.
  • The Virtual Reference Library provides the full text of eleven specialized encyclopedias useful for beginning research related to assignments in most schools and departments of the seminary.
  • The library’s knowledge portal sp4 2011

    1. 1. The Library: Your Research Resource<br />Finding Sources for Research Based Writing through the SWBTS Libraries<br />
    2. 2. Finding Sources<br />In the library<br />Through the library<br />
    3. 3. Library Resources Available in Your Library<br />
    4. 4. Use any of these search boxes to find items by author, title, subject, or other words<br />Here are two other ways to search <br />Use these boxes to limit your search or set options—or ignore them if you want.<br />
    5. 5. Other Options from the Basic Search Page<br />Find books on reserve for a class<br />Book checked out? Be notified when it is returned.<br />Renew books, view charges<br />Ask a question or recommend a book for purchase<br />
    6. 6. Results List<br />Call Number<br />Availability<br />
    7. 7. Item Record<br />More ways to find similar information<br />1<br />2<br />Each item in the library catalog has two parts: Item Information (1) and a Catalog Record (2). The item record gives you details about item itself.<br />
    8. 8. Catalog Record<br />Click on blue to similar information<br />More ways to find similar information<br />The Catalog Record (2) gives information about the content. All blue text are hyperlinks to books with the same author, in the same series, or on the same subject.<br />
    9. 9. The Library’s Knowledge Portal to Online Databases Available throughYour library<br />
    10. 10. Your Portal to Online Resources for Research<br />
    11. 11. Virtual Reference Library<br />Eleven Online Encyclopedias<br />
    12. 12. ATLA Religion Index<br />Articles, essays in books, book reviews in religious journals. Includes a Scripture Index to articles<br />
    13. 13. ATLA Religion Index (EBSCOhost)<br />ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerialscombines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of over 80 major religion and theology journals. The ATLA Religion Database includes more than 575,000 article citations from more than 1,679 journals (506 currently indexed), more than 239,000 essay citations from over 16,800 multi-author works, and more than 530,000 book review citations. <br />Full text is provided for more than 294,000 electronic articles and book reviews.<br /><ul><li>Some coverage goes back to the 19th century;
    14. 14. Good coverage of German language resources
    15. 15. Scripture verse indexes
    16. 16. Personal accounts
    17. 17. Export option uses EndNote’s “RIS” import filter</li></li></ul><li>Academic Search Complete<br />Index and database of full-text articles from over 1000 current journals.<br />
    18. 18. Search Cited References<br />Academic Search (EBSCOhost)<br />Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals. <br />Refine your results<br /><ul><li>Coverage mostly since 1990s to within last 12 mo
    19. 19. Search and list cited references in many journals
    20. 20. Personal account for storing records and searches
    21. 21. Schedule repeat searches
    22. 22. Export option uses EndNote’s “RIS” import filter</li></li></ul><li>JSTOR<br />Full text of older articles in history, literature, music, philosophy, etc.<br />
    23. 23. JSTOR<br />JSTOR offers high-quality, interdisciplinary content to support scholarship and teaching. It includes over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous and unrelated titles. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references. <br /><ul><li>Basic coverage in religion, philosophy, and history
    24. 24. Searchable full text
    25. 25. Save citation and searches in MyJSTOR
    26. 26. Export option uses EndNote’s “RIS” import filter</li></li></ul><li>Dissertations Online (ProQuest)<br />Citations, abstracts, and full-text of most dissertations completed at US universities. Updated monthly.<br />
    27. 27. Dissertations Online (ProQuest)<br />Includes 2.7 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with 1.2 million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. <br />The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.<br />More than 70,000 new full text dissertations and theses are added to the database each year through dissertations publishing partnerships with 700 leading academic institutions worldwide.<br />Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Simple bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637. Where available, PQDT provides 24-page previews of dissertations and theses.<br />All are the same<br /><ul><li>Refine results by limiting searches to title and abstract
    28. 28. Includes citations to some British dissertations
    29. 29. Use “Look up citation” to find specific title
    30. 30. Save searches to MyResearch
    31. 31. Export option uses EndNote’s “RIS” import filter</li></li></ul><li>D.Min Full Text (TREN)<br />Full text of dissertations, theses, and D.Min projects from evangelical seminaries and colleges<br />
    32. 32. TREN Database<br />The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN) is a library of over 10,000 theological thesis/ dissertation titles representing research from as many as 70 different institutions. Many of the resources are not otherwise indexed or available online. <br />SWBTS students can download e-docs at no charge.<br /><ul><li>Use * as wildcard in title, author, or subject keywords
    33. 33. Add citations to EndNote manually</li></li></ul><li>Theological Journals Search<br />A Google custom search of over 340 religion journals related to scripture studies, systematic theology, practical ministries, and cognate disciplines for which full text is freely available on the Internet. Among the searchable ejournals are many of those listed in major religion Internet directories and ejournal sites.<br /><ul><li>Based on articles gathered by Google
    34. 34. Includes online versions of print journals
    35. 35. Search as you would Google; refine results
    36. 36. Enter information into EndNote manually or find citation in a database and add url from Google Scholar</li></li></ul><li>Google Scholar and Google Books<br />Comb through more than 500 billion words from more than 5.2 million books spanning from 1500 to recent years with a few taps and a click. Includes books from seven languages.<br />Uses regular Google Search techniques. <br />Many books can be previewed or read online. Books published before 1924 can be downloaded.<br /><ul><li>Advanced search screen at
    37. 37. Every book has a summary page
    38. 38. Save titles to My Library
    39. 39. No apparent way to export to EndNote. Instead search Lib Cong to create record. Add url found in Google Books.</li></li></ul><li>Southern Baptist Periodical Index<br />The SBPI is a cumulative cover-to-cover index to around 30-50 periodicals issued each year by historically Southern Baptist Convention-related agencies, institutions, and associations at the national level of organization. <br />Subject coverage ranges widely but includes theology, Baptist history and practice, worship, church music, church administration and development, religious education and ministry, Baptist colleges/universities/<br />seminaries, missions and missions education, family life and parenting, and Christian life. <br />Indexed periodicals include reviews of books, motion pictures and videos, compact discs, web sites, etc., ranging from the scholarly to the popular. <br /><ul><li>See the Sources button on this site for a listing of all the titles (over 100) that have been indexed 1985 to the present, showing years covered for each title. 
    40. 40. Latest entries are from 2008.
    41. 41. Browse the thesaurus to see the list of terms used to identify the topics.</li></li></ul><li><br />Another way to search SWBTS Libraries’ holdings—from your mobile phone, too.<br /> of the <br /> is part of a new generation of library resources. Primarily a database of books and journal citations, it also shows locations where you can find a copy of the book or journal title. Enter your ZIP code and WorldCat will show you the nearby libraries that own the item. You can even click on the library name to discover the book’s circulation status. <br />If you create a personal account within WorldCat, you can create and share lists of citations you want to keep.<br />The Advanced search lets you combine terms and set limits. <br />From the main screen, you can limit your search by type of media. When you search for articles, you are searching the tables of contents for over 15,000 journals and magazine titles. The database is updated daily.<br />
    42. 42.<br />This record screen hints at all the information available about the book. You can “Find a copy in the library” or “Buy it” from an online vendor. If another WorldCat member has written a review of the book, you can read it here, too. Notice the blue text on the right. These are hyperlinks to the records of other books with the same subject headings: “Find one book on your topic and you can then find many more”<br />
    43. 43. Library of Texas (TexShare Databases)<br />More databases, including “child friendly” research sources<br />
    44. 44. Want to know more?<br />Come back after the tour and drawings<br />Ask for help at the Reference Desk any time<br />