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Finding Journal Articles


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Library instruction for incoming art & design undergraduates.

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Finding Journal Articles

  2. 2. <ul><li>A journal is a print or electronic publication that is issued in successive parts (issues) with no predictable end in sight. </li></ul><ul><li>Each journal issue contains a number of articles. </li></ul>WHAT IS A JOURNAL?
  3. 3. <ul><li>There are four basic types of journals: </li></ul><ul><li>SCHOLARLY TRADE </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>POPULAR SENSATIONAL </li></ul>WHAT IS A JOURNAL?
  4. 4. SCHOLARLY JOURNALS <ul><li>SCHOLARLY JOURNALS are published by associations or universities, and are written by researchers and experts to inform others of their findings. </li></ul>
  5. 5. SCHOLARLY JOURNALS Author’s affiliation <ul><li>Reviewed by experts in the field </li></ul><ul><li>Often include charts or graphs </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the author’s affiliation </li></ul><ul><li>Contain little or no advertising </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>SCHOLARLY JOURNALS are also characterized by: </li></ul><ul><li>abstracts , footnotes , and bibliographies </li></ul>SCHOLARLY JOURNALS
  7. 7. <ul><li>POPULAR JOURNALS are written for a general audience, almost never cite their sources, and are designed to entertain, sell products, or give practical information. </li></ul>POPULAR JOURNALS
  8. 8. <ul><li>TRADE JOURNALS , often published by an association and reviewed by an editor, are written for members of a profession by staff writers and experts on current issues in the field. </li></ul>TRADE JOURNALS
  9. 9. TABLOIDS <ul><li>TABLOIDS or SENSATIONAL MAGAZINES are concerned with grabbing attention, not accuracy. They use flashy headlines and manipulated images to arouse curiosity. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>To see a list of print journal titles held in the library, see the red GUIDE TO LIBRARY RESOURCES binders located near the computers. </li></ul>LIST OF JOURNALS
  11. 11. WHAT IS A JOURNAL DATABASE? <ul><li>A journal database is a searchable collection of citations, abstracts, and full-text articles. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>To access the databases, go to the CONNELLY LIBRARY HOMEPAGE: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>ACCESSING THE DATABASES
  13. 13. <ul><li>From the library homepage, select: </li></ul><ul><li>ELECTRONIC RESOURCES </li></ul>ACCESSING THE DATABASES
  14. 14. <ul><li>Then scroll down to: </li></ul><ul><li>PERIODICAL DATABASES </li></ul>ACCESSING THE DATABASES
  15. 15. <ul><li>The right choice will save you lots of time and allows you to target your search . </li></ul>CHOOSING A DATABASE
  16. 16. INTRODUCTION TO JSTOR <ul><li>For this presentation we will focus on the use of JSTOR , a full-text database covering the arts and humanities. </li></ul>
  17. 17. GETTING STARTED First, click on JSTOR under PERIODICAL DATABASES. Once you’re at the JSTOR homepage, click on SEARCH and then BASIC .
  18. 18. <ul><li>BASIC SEARCH is the best way to do a quick search on a topic. You can also choose which disciplines are included in your search, giving you more accurate hits. </li></ul>BASIC SEARCH
  19. 19. SEARCH OPTIONS <ul><li>Use the tabs at the top of the page to switch to a different search option. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Advanced Search allows you to fine-tune your search by choosing where your search terms appear. </li></ul>ADVANCED SEARCH
  21. 21. <ul><li>In advanced search you can also select AND , OR , NOT , or NEAR for each of your search terms. </li></ul><ul><li>AND narrows your search </li></ul><ul><li>OR broadens your search </li></ul><ul><li>NOT excludes words from your search </li></ul><ul><li>NEAR determines the number of words between two terms </li></ul>ADVANCED SEARCH
  22. 22. <ul><li>You can do even more fine- tuning to find the best results: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Publication type </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Date range </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Journal title </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Choose by discipline or by specific journals </li></ul></ul></ul>ADVANCED SEARCH
  23. 23. <ul><li>If you already know which article you’re looking for, use the CITATION LOCATOR . Enter as much as you know about the article, including title, author, and publication. </li></ul>CITATION LOCATOR
  24. 24. <ul><li>Two useful tips while searching for articles: </li></ul><ul><li>Wildcard : use an asterisk (*) at the end of a word to search for different endings of a word. Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Art* will give you results such as art, arts, artist, artists, and artisans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Phrase : put your keywords in quotation marks to search for those words in the exact same order. Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Francisco Goya” will give you results that include that exact phrase, but not “Francisco de Goya”. </li></ul></ul></ul>SEARCH TIPS
  25. 25. BROWSING <ul><li>JSTOR allows you to browse entire back issues of journals. To do so, select BROWSE on the top navigation bar. </li></ul><ul><li>Browse by DISCIPLINE , JOURNAL TITLE , or PUBLISHER . </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>You can search for images in JSTOR as well. Just do a search and click the Images in JSTOR or Images in ARTstor tabs to find images. </li></ul><ul><li>Images in JSTOR pulls images out of the scanned articles. </li></ul><ul><li>Images in ARTstor searches the image- only database ARTstor. </li></ul>FINDING IMAGES IN JSTOR
  27. 27. VIEWING ARTICLES <ul><li>Once you click on an article of interest, you’ll be brought to the article’s full text. </li></ul><ul><li>This page gives you the option of saving the citation, exporting the citation to a program, or opening a PDF of the full article to print. </li></ul>
  28. 28. FINDING RELATED ARTICLES <ul><li>Other than searching, an effective way to locate articles on a topic is to look for related articles . </li></ul><ul><li>While viewing an article of interest, there are several options for finding similar items through Google Scholar: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Related items </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Items citing this item </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Items by this author </li></ul></ul></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>Setting up MyJSTOR, your personal JSTOR account: </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the JSTOR homepage: </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Login in the top right corner </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Register for a MyJSTOR Account” </li></ul><ul><li>Choose your username and password </li></ul><ul><li>Use your Moore email address , not a personal email! </li></ul><ul><li>With a JSTOR account you can save your articles in one place and come back to them later. </li></ul>MyJSTOR
  31. 31. <ul><li>Check the Free Library of Philadelphia Journal Titles binder, or the FLP’s website for their journal holdings. </li></ul><ul><li>The library is a member of TCLC (Tri-state College Library Cooperative) , allowing you to use over 45 local and area libraries. You can also use the University of the Arts library with your Moore ID and a letter of introduction. </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out an ILL (Interlibrary Loan) Request Form at the Circulation Desk. </li></ul>ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
  32. 32. AND ALWAYS REMEMBER… If you don’t find what you are looking for, the library staff will be happy to assist you.