Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Finding electronic journal articles s mc

351 views

Published on

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

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: steve.mcindoe@manchester.ac.uk 10

×