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Library Search 3: Finding a journal article 2021

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Library Search:
Finding journal articles
Study https://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library

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What is Library Search?
This guide explains how to search for a journal article on Library Search
• Searches all library r...

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Mori, G., Paterno, F. and Santoro, C. (2002) ‘CTTE:
Support for developing and analyzing task models for
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Library Search 3: Finding a journal article 2021

  1. 1. Library Search: Finding journal articles Study https://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library
  2. 2. What is Library Search? This guide explains how to search for a journal article on Library Search • Searches all library resources in one go including books, journals, conference proceedings, reports, and film • Searches across all subject areas • Results are displayed with the most relevant first • Access full-text if available online.
  3. 3. Mori, G., Paterno, F. and Santoro, C. (2002) ‘CTTE: Support for developing and analyzing task models for interactive system design’, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 28(8), pp.797-813. Searching for a journal article e.g. How do I know that this is a journal article?
  4. 4. Mori, G., Paterno, F. and Santoro, C. (2002) ‘CTTE: Support for developing and analyzing task models for interactive system design’, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 28(8), pp.797-813. Volume/number Author(s) Title of article Date Pages Know your journal article reference Title of journal The main way to identify that this is a reference to a journal article rather than a book is because it has page numbers e.g. pp797-813 and a volume/number e.g. 28(8).
  5. 5. Access Library Search myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Library Search Accessing Library Search this way, ensures that you are able to access full-text resources where available. Select ‘Library Search’ from the list.
  6. 6. Sign-in to Library Search Click on ‘Sign-in’, choose ‘Middlesex University’ and use your University email address and IT password. Signing-in enables you to request books, check your library record, create lists, save searches, create alerts and export references to RefWorks.
  7. 7. Type the article title into the search box…. ….select ‘Articles+’ from the drop-down menu and click on the search symbol.
  8. 8. If the article is available from our resources it will appear in your search results ….click here to access the article…. Click on ‘Available Online’…. ….you will be taken to an online resource which the library subscribes to (in this case IEEE Xplore) where you can access the full-text article. Click on ‘PDF’ to view the full text of the article.
  9. 9. Or you can search using the journal title Select ‘Journal Title Search’ from the top menu in Library Search…. ….enter the journal title into the search box and then click on the search symbol…. ….if we subscribe to the journal it will appear in your search results. Click on ‘Available Online’ (continued on next slide.
  10. 10. You now see more information about the journal Click on this link…. ….and you will be taken to the relevant online resource (in this case IEEE Xplore), where you can access the journal.
  11. 11. We are looking for this article Mori, G., Paterno, F. and Santoro, C. (2002) ‘CTTE: support for developing and analyzing task models for interactive system design’, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 28(8), pp.797-813. The reference (above) tells us that the article is from the 2002, specifically volume 28, number 8. In order to find the article, click on ‘All Issues’. The library subscribes to many online resources which provide access to journals. Each will look slightly different, but usually you will have the option to choose the current issue of the journal or past/all issues.
  12. 12. Select the correct year and issue You can now see the correct issue (i.e. volume 28 number 8) of the journal (IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering) that we need. Scroll down the articles until you find the correct one (page number order)…. ….click on the PDF symbol to access the full text of the article.
  13. 13. Need further help? Contact your Librarian (Select ‘Chat’ or ‘Ask A Librarian’) http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/ Troubleshooting: Accessing full text off campus http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/accessingelectronicresources

Editor's Notes

  • Is it a book or a journal article: Journal article

    Reason: date, volume/number

  • Access Library Search

    To access Library Search you need to login to myUniHub.

    When you are logged in, go to MyStudy and then choose Library Search from the My Library box.

    Accessing Library Search in this way ensures that you are able to access full text resources where available.

    So always follow this route: myUniHub, MyStudy, MyLibrary and then Library Search.
  • Sign in to Library Search

    Once you are in Library Search you should sign in.

    Click the Sign-in link at the top right of the page.

    Choose Middlesex University and use your University email address example JK1234@live.mdx.ac.uk and IT password to sign in e.g. JK1234.

    Signing-in enables you to do five useful things:

    Request books for Click and Collect
    Check your library record to see which books you have on loan,
    Create lists of useful resources,
    Save searches and
    Create alerts, so you will know when a new item of interest becomes available.
  • If you need further help, please contact your librarian.

    Go to http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/ and choose either chat, if the service is available, or Ask a Librarian to raise a ticket.

    If you are having problems accessing the full text of any item off campus, please see our troubleshooting guide at

    http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/accessingelectronicresources.

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