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  1. 1. Finding Journal Articles forSpecial Education 760<br />S. Coenen<br />Fall 2011 update, E. Latorraca<br />Andersen Library<br />
  2. 2. The Game Plan:<br />Reference and Periodicals sections<br />Professional publications<br />What they are<br />Where to find them<br />Planning your search strategy:<br />Subject terms & keywords<br />Search tips: Boolean searching<br />Testing your strategy in PsychInfo<br />
  3. 3. Journal Articles<br />peer reviewed, scholarly, or refereed journal<br />Written by researchers and experts in the field<br />A list of references cited is included at the end of the article <br />Published less often than magazines and newspapers<br />Articles are reviewed by other experts before being published<br />
  4. 4. Journal Articles: Browsing<br />To which Sp.Ed. journals does HAL subscribe?<br />Go to  Library<br />2. Click Catalog (at left)<br />
  5. 5. Plan your search strategy:<br />Identify Keywords and Subject Terms:<br /><ul><li> Articles and course readings
  6. 6. HALcat: Library catalog subject headings
  7. 7. Reference Universe: Index entries
  8. 8. Thesaurus in databases
  9. 9. Subject Headings/Descriptors in databases</li></ul>Hmmm. Asperger or Asperger s’?<br />
  10. 10. Reference Universe:<br />Some items are accessible online, while others are in Andersen Library’s reference collection.<br />Click “View” to see index entries and gather related search terms.<br />“Subject Headings” are another way to help narrow a topic.<br />
  11. 11. Plan your search strategy:<br />Phrase Searching<br />Use “quotation marks” to indicate that words must be next to each other in a title, abstract, or full-text article:<br /><ul><li>“Down Syndrome”
  12. 12. “Fragile X Syndrome”
  13. 13. “macaroni and cheese”</li></li></ul><li>Plan your search strategy:<br />AND<br /><ul><li> Use to connect different search concepts
  14. 14. Narrows search (makes it more specific)
  15. 15. Results in fewer articles</li></ul>autism AND characteristics <br />language AND disabilities<br />
  16. 16. Plan your search strategy:<br /> OR<br /><ul><li>Use to connect synonyms for the same search concept
  17. 17. Broadens search
  18. 18. Makes search results larger</li></ul>characteristics OR traits<br />methods OR strategies<br />
  19. 19. Plan your search strategy:<br />Nesting<br />(Think of as an algebraic equation)<br />(characteristics OR traits) AND autism<br />disabilities AND teaching AND (methods OR strategies)<br />
  20. 20. Plan your search strategy:<br />Truncation<br /><ul><li> Use to find various endings of a word
  21. 21. Truncation symbol is placed at the end of the root of the word
  22. 22. Broadens search
  23. 23. Symbol varies by catalog or database ( * or ? )</li></ul>strateg* = strategy, strategies, strategic, strategically<br />
  24. 24. Plan your search strategy:<br />Using AND, OR, nesting, and truncation in a search phrase <br />autism AND (characteristic* OR trait*)<br />…<br />
  25. 25. Search Strand Suggestion Poll:<br />Don’t forget: You can copy-paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll.<br />
  26. 26. Plan your search strategy:<br />Using AND, OR, nesting, and truncation in a search phrase <br />autism AND (characteristic* OR trait*)<br />autism AND (methods or strateg*) AND teaching<br />
  27. 27. Plan your search strategy:<br />autism AND (methods or strateg*) AND teaching<br />
  28. 28. Find journal articles by searching PsycINFO<br />Limit (narrow) your search by <br /><ul><li>checking “Peer Reviewed”
  29. 29. Specifying a date range…</li></li></ul><li>And finally…<br />Visit the course LibGuidefor database recommendations and assistance.<br /><br />