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STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS Introduction to academic articles Henry Langseth, MBS Agder University library 2011
The academic article… <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>How to recognize it? </li></ul><ul><li>How to evaluate it? </l...
#1   What is an academic article? Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder
What is a journal? Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder Peer- review   explained
Key points about peer-review:  Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder <ul><li>A quality control process </li></ul><ul><li>Assure ...
#2   How can you recognize an  academic article? Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder
Content of scolarly journals <ul><li>Summary/keywords/authors </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose </li>...
#3   Evalutating the article Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder
Be critical… <ul><li>RELIABILITY – e.g. Author qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>OBJECTIVITY – e.g. Is the content balanced...
#3   WHERE to find academic articles Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder
EBSCO <ul><li>International journal articles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business search complete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Res...
<ul><li>BUSINESS SEARCH COMPLETE </li></ul><ul><li>Full text and references </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing, management, finan...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder
EconLit <ul><li>Database from the American Economic Association </li></ul><ul><li>Journal articles, working papers, review...
THEN THE GOOD NEWS:  Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder
<ul><li>THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY IN MOBILE FORMAT! </li></ul><ul><li>ENGLISH VERSION SOON TO BE LAUNCHED </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder <ul><li>NEWSPAPERS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NY Times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wall Street J...
Dictionary of Economics Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder <ul><li>1500 academic articles </li></ul><ul><li>High quality </li...
MANAGING YOUR REFERENCES <ul><li>Endnote </li></ul><ul><li>Save, import and organize your references </li></ul><ul><li>www...
Are you ready to stand on the shoulders of giants? Good luck with your research. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder
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  1. 1. STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS Introduction to academic articles Henry Langseth, MBS Agder University library 2011
  2. 2. The academic article… <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>How to recognize it? </li></ul><ul><li>How to evaluate it? </li></ul><ul><li>… and WHERE to find them </li></ul>Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder
  3. 3. #1 What is an academic article? Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder
  4. 4. What is a journal? Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder Peer- review explained
  5. 5. Key points about peer-review: Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder <ul><li>A quality control process </li></ul><ul><li>Assure best scholarship currently available </li></ul><ul><li>Articles written by scholars </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewed by scholars </li></ul><ul><li>Academic audience </li></ul><ul><li>Includes bibliography </li></ul>
  6. 6. #2 How can you recognize an academic article? Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder
  7. 7. Content of scolarly journals <ul><li>Summary/keywords/authors </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Methodology </li></ul>Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder <ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion/conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul>
  8. 8. #3 Evalutating the article Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder
  9. 9. Be critical… <ul><li>RELIABILITY – e.g. Author qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>OBJECTIVITY – e.g. Is the content balanced or one-sided? </li></ul><ul><li>ACCURACY - when was this published? </li></ul><ul><li>RELEVANCE – is this for an academic audience? </li></ul>Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder
  10. 10. #3 WHERE to find academic articles Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder
  11. 11. EBSCO <ul><li>International journal articles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business search complete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research starters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Econlit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SUBSCRIBES TO SEVERAL SUBJECT DATABASES FROM THIS PROVIDER </li></ul>Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder
  12. 12. <ul><li>BUSINESS SEARCH COMPLETE </li></ul><ul><li>Full text and references </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing, management, finance, accounting… </li></ul><ul><li>SWOT analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Country profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>From 1886 and onwards </li></ul>Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder
  13. 13. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder
  14. 14. EconLit <ul><li>Database from the American Economic Association </li></ul><ul><li>Journal articles, working papers, reviews, dissertations </li></ul>Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder
  15. 15. THEN THE GOOD NEWS: Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder
  16. 16. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder
  17. 17. <ul><li>THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY IN MOBILE FORMAT! </li></ul><ul><li>ENGLISH VERSION SOON TO BE LAUNCHED </li></ul><ul><li>IN NORWEGIAN: </li></ul><ul><li>UIA.NO /UBAMOBIL </li></ul>Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder
  18. 18. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder <ul><li>NEWSPAPERS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NY Times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wall Street Journal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Times </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Company reports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SWOT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>118 countries/22 languages </li></ul>
  19. 19. Dictionary of Economics Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder <ul><li>1500 academic articles </li></ul><ul><li>High quality </li></ul><ul><li>Gives an overview </li></ul><ul><li>List of references </li></ul>
  20. 20. MANAGING YOUR REFERENCES <ul><li>Endnote </li></ul><ul><li>Save, import and organize your references </li></ul><ul><li>www.myendnoteweb.com </li></ul><ul><li>Or install software from fronter -> University library </li></ul>Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder
  21. 21. Are you ready to stand on the shoulders of giants? Good luck with your research. Universitetsbiblioteket i Agder

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