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Finding electronic journal articles s mc


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Finding electronic journal articles s mc

  1. 1. S T E V E M C I N D O E S T E V E . M C I N D O E @ M A N C H E S T E R . A C . U K Finding electronic journal articles
  2. 2. Overview Introduction to e-journals Downloading articles Literature searching Finding and using databases 2
  3. 3. Peer-reviewed journals  Academic journals  Original research  Critiques/ reviews of existing research  Article details and abstracts added to databases 3
  4. 4. Finding articles @ JRUL  Over 40,000 full-text journal titles available  Accessible via Library Catalogue or E-journals A-Z  Search by journal title Catmull, E. (2008) How Pixar fosters collective creativity. Harvard Business Review. 86 (9) 64- 72 4
  5. 5. Literature searching Define your research topic using keywords Identify appropriate information sources Search the information sources Download relevant search results 5
  6. 6. Identifying search terms Identify main concepts Select keywords Synonyms and related terms 6
  7. 7. Combining terms AND will only return articles mentioning both terms OR will look for synonyms, alternative spellings, abbreviations and plurals NOT can be used to exclude terms from your search 7
  8. 8. Choosing information sources  Subject databases  Only high-quality, peer-reviewed articles  Advanced search functionality  Links to full-text where available  Google Scholar  Peer-reviewed articles  Access to data not covered by other databases  Links to full-text where available  Check validity of search results 8
  9. 9. Refining your search  Use limits to narrow the focus of your search  Full-text only, date limits, article type (reviews, clinical trials, letters etc), language  Use truncation and wildcards to broaden your search  Comput* to find computers, computing, computation etc  Nationali?ation to find nationalisation or nationalization 9
  10. 10. Search exercise  Explore databases in your subject area  Search for articles for your research  Select 5 articles from your results and email them to: 10