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How to Access Shapiro Library Resources--Ed D program


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Ed. D. Library Orientation, August 2013

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How to Access Shapiro Library Resources--Ed D program

  1. 1. Introduction to Library Resources Jacquelyn Ray, Access Services Librarian Shapiro Library
  2. 2. • • Login using your MySNHU username and password • Click on “Shapiro Library” to get to the library homepage • Bookmark this page! How to login to the library
  3. 3. • Journal articles • Books • E-books • Research Guides • Citation management (EasyBib and RefWorks) • Research help (Librarians!) What you will find in the library
  4. 4. • Go to the library home page • Click on “Find a database or electronic resource” • Bookmark this page! • Click on the “databases by subject A-G” tab • Select “Education” • Choose the database of your choice – Highly recommended: ERIC, Education Full-Text, and SAGE • Search the database for articles on your topic How to find scholarly journal articles
  5. 5. • Look for an “Advanced search” option. In ERIC, it is directly under the search box. • Use limiters to narrow your search effectively. Limit by peer-reviewed, by date, or even educational level. i.e: “elementary education” • Use synonyms to find more on your topic. i.e: search not only “adolescent” but also “teenager” and “young adult.” • Remember Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT). i.e: mathematics and curriculum and elementary • Use tricks like truncation (*), wildcards (? or !), and phrases (""). For example: disciplin* and class* and "high school" Database searching tips
  6. 6. • Don’t see the full-text of an article? Click on the “Article Linker” to check if it is available in another database: • Still didn’t get to full-text? Click on the “Request item through Interlibrary Loan” link to order the article at no cost: How do I get the full-text?
  7. 7. Article exercise 1 1)Go to the “Find a database or electronic resource” link on the library home page 2)Choose an education database 3)Search for articles on an educational topic (your choice) and find at least one that is relevant to your topic. 4)Can you get the full-text of this article? Can you email it to yourself? Can you download it? Can you export the citation? 5)If you don’t see full-text, how can you order this article? 6)Did you run into any problems? What were they?
  8. 8. • Go to the library homepage and click on “Find a journal by name” • Type the journal name into the “title begins with” search box: continued… How to find a specific journal
  9. 9. • Find a database that covers the year(s) you need: In the example above, if you needed the June 2011 issue of the Journal of Educational Research, you would find it in “EBSCOhost EJS”
  10. 10. • Once in the database, navigate to the issue or article you need. Articles are in page number order:
  11. 11. • Go to the library homepage and click on “Find a journal by name” • Now click on “Citation linker” (right below the search box): • Fill in as much citation information as you have and click “Look up” to see if the library has the article. How to find a specific article
  12. 12. Article exercise 2 1)Go to the “Find a journal by name” link on the library home page 2)Click on “Citation Linker” 3)Look up your article citation – put in as much information as you have. 4)Can you get to the full-text PDF of this article? Can you email it to yourself? Print? Can you export the citation? 5)If you could not find full-text, how can you order the article? 6)Did you run into any problems? What were they?
  13. 13. Article citations (for Article exercise 2) 1)Tubin, D. (2007). When ICT Meets Schools: Differentiation, Complexity and Adaptability. Journal Of Educational Administration, 45(1), 8-32. 2)Ylimaki, R. M. (2012). Curriculum Leadership in a Conservative Era. Educational Administration Quarterly, 48(2), 304-346. 3)Kong, S., & Li, K. (2009). Collaboration between School and Parents to Foster Information Literacy: Learning in the Information Society. Computers & Education, 52(2), 275-282. 4)Hill, H., Charalambos, Y., & Kraft, M. (2012). When Rater Reliability Is Not Enough: Teacher Observation Systems and a Case for the Generalizability Study. Educational Researcher, 41(2), 56-64. 5)Borman, G. & Dowling, N. (2008). Teacher Attrition and Retention: A Meta-Analytic and Narrative Review of the Research. Review of Educational Research, 78(3), 367-409. DOI: 10.3102/0034654308321455 6)Spiegel, J. Open-mindedness and Intellectual Humility. (2012). Theory and Research in Education, 10(1), 27-38. 7)Grissom, J. A., & Loeb, S. (2011). Triangulating principal effectiveness: How perspectives of parents, teachers, and assistant principals identify the central importance of managerial skills. American Educational Research Journal, 48(5), 1091.
  14. 14. How to find books and e- books • Click on the “Book catalog” tab on the library home page • Put in your search terms – you can search by keyword, title, author, subject, and more. • Both print books and e-books will display in your results: • Print books can be requested and mailed to your home, or you can have them held for pick up at the library front desk. • E-books can be read online. Some titles can even be downloaded to your portable device! book e-book
  15. 15. How to request a print book • From your search results page, click on the title you would like to borrow: • Click on the “Request” link in upper left:
  16. 16. Requesting a book, continued: •You will need to login again. This time, use your MySNHU login without the “” ending: •On the “Request Verification” screen, choose whether you want this item mailed to your home, or pick up at library: •Click “Submit.” •You will receive an email when your item is ready. **Emails go to your SNHU email address!
  17. 17. How to limit results to e-books • Search for books from the “Book catalog” tab on the library home page • From your results page, click “Modify search:” • Select “E-books” and click “Submit:” • Now you will only see electronic books.
  18. 18. E-book exercise 1)Click on the “book catalog” tab on the Shapiro Library home page 2)Search for books on an educational topic (your choice) 3)Use “Modify search” to limit your search to “E-Books” 4)Choose an e-book and open it 5)Can you read this book on the screen? Can you save it to read later? Can you download it to a portable device? Can you highlight or annotate? How many pages can you print? Can you export the citation? 6)Did you run into any problems? What were they?
  19. 19. Library Research Guides • Research guides are created by librarians. • They contain links to course and subject-specific resources. • They also have helpful documentation on how to use library resources, including video tutorials. • Check them out at: • Ed.D. Educational Leadership Research Guide:
  20. 20. Using RefWorks to manage your citations • RefWorks is a citation management tool • Use it to save citations and create your bibliography • Create an account at: • More info on the “Citing your Sources” Research Guide:
  21. 21. RefWorks account set up 1)Go to the library home page and click on “Find a database or electronic resource” 2)Click on the “R” tab and then “RefWorks” 3)Click on “Using RefWorks @ SNHU” 4)Click on “Sign up for a new account” 5)Sign up for an account using your SNHU email address and password. 6)Welcome to your RefWorks account!
  22. 22. RefWorks exercise 1 – export citation from ERIC 1)Sign into your RefWorks account. 2)Go to the library home page and find the ERIC database. 3)Search for an article on your topic. 4)Click on the title of your article to get to the full description. 5)On the far right of the page, choose the “Export” option. 6)Choose “Direct export to RefWorks” and click “Save” 7)Find your exported citation in your RefWorks account.
  23. 23. RefWorks exercise 2 – organize your citations 1)Open up your RefWorks account. 2)Check the box next to your exported citation. 3)Select the folder icon and choose “New Folder.” 4)Name your folder and click “Create.” 5)Click the “Organize and share folders” tab. 6)Double click on the new folder you just created. 7)Do you see your article citation?
  24. 24. RefWorks exercise 3 – create your bibliography 1)In RefWorks, click on “Create Bibliography”. 2)Choose your output style – should be APA 6th 3)Under “file type” select Word for Windows. This is the document type that will be created. 4)Choose what references to include in the bibliography. Just one folder? Or all references? 5)Click “Create bibliography.” 6)Your document should automatically download. If it does not, click on the message in the lower right hand corner: 7)Open up your Word document. Did RefWorks generate a bibliography?
  25. 25. Help with RefWorks: •Contact SNHU Instructional Support:   Email:         MySNHU page: •RefWorks Help page:  •RefWorks video overview: •RefWorks Quickstart Guide:
  26. 26. Other (free) citation management tools: •Mendeley •Zotero •Connotea •EasyBib •CiteULike •And there are many more…..
  27. 27. Web searching using Google Scholar • Use Google Scholar to search both Shapiro Library and scholarly  web resources at the same time! • Go to • Set your “Library Links” to include Southern New Hampshire  University • Now Google will show you when you have access to full-text  through SNHU.  Log into MySNHU and Google will even link you  right to the article!  • Video tutorial on how to set up your Library Links: • Good video tutorial on “How to Google like a librarian:”
  28. 28. Some helpful links • Shapiro Library home page (must login to MySNHU) • Educational Leadership Research Guide: • Citing your sources research guide (includes RefWorks): • Library databases and electronic resources: • Off-campus library services guide: includes information on how to search for and request books, how to look up a journal, and more.
  29. 29. How to get help with research • Call us during library hours:  603-626-9100  x2156 • Email us anytime: • Chat with us on the library home page: • Check out all our Research Guides:
  30. 30. Thanks! Questions? Jacquelyn Ray Access Services Librarian 603-668-2211 x2156