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Journals

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A ppt to explain what journals are and how to find journal articles for use in course work.

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Journals

  1. 1. Journals for Social Work Sam Oakley – s.l.c.oakley@swansea.ac.uk Rebecca Kelleher – r.kelleher@swansea.ac.uk Team address - humscilib@swansea.ac.uk
  2. 2. Where do you look for information for your assignments? <ul><ul><li>In groups discuss and write down all the resources you use to find information for your assignment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where do you look first? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Google or iFind? <ul><ul><li>Google returns lots of information quickly, but- </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The publishers may ask you to pay </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The quality of information may be poor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If you still want to use Google, use Google Scholar and set the iGetIt button </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iFind may take a little longer, but </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You can quickly see if it’s available to read on-line </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We subscribe to quality resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You can refine your searches </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Objectives- <ul><ul><li>To know what journal articles are </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To know the best way to find journal articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possibly - to know how to use journal articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wallwisher for feedback: http://www.tinyurl.com/swork2011 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What is a Journal? <ul><ul><li>Published on a regular basis (weekly, monthly, quarterly etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each issue contains a collection of articles reporting the latest research and developments within a specific subject discipline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer-reviewed/Scholarly – reliable information on recent research which has been assessed by a board of experts </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Where to look for articles? <ul><li>When you know the details of the article- </li></ul><ul><li>Axford, Nick. (2010) Conducting needs assessments in Children’s services. British Journal of Social Work , 40 (1), pp. 4-25. </li></ul><ul><li>When you are searching on a topic to get an overview- </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Search (child protection services/Victoria Climbie) </li></ul><ul><li>A-Z List – Category Tab - Databases </li></ul><ul><li>iFind Research </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is a database? <ul><li>Used for a focused search on a topic </li></ul><ul><li>ASSIA (CSA Illumina) – good for social sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Search (social housing policy) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iGetIt button </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Descriptors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thesaurus </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Exercises <ul><li>Turn to page 4 of the handout </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some of you may want to concentrate on iFind Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others on ASSIA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is also an online exercise about how to use journal articles – have a go if you feel confident about finding journal articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.tinyurl.com/journalex </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget – you can still post on Wallwisher ! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Have Your Say! <ul><li>What do you think about today’s introduction to journal articles? </li></ul><ul><li>Clickers </li></ul>
  10. 10. Questions <ul><li>Any questions we haven’t answered? </li></ul><ul><li>Wallwisher </li></ul><ul><li>Before you go </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ASSIA handout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team email [email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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