We need to know this: (1) Use databases to find peer reviewed articles (2) Request full text articles from abstracts and have them delivered to your email (3) Find books using the online catalog and request delivery to Regents Center Library (4) Use Web 2.0 effectively for class assignments and literature searches (5) Use Google Scholar from the list of library databases (6) Find academic articles using Search Engines
Using databases to find peer reviewed articles
Web Retrieve If you can’t find an article or book
“ Get at KU” searches the libraries database collection for the specific article you want to find in full text but have found only the abstract (summary)
If you still didn’t get a full text article, don’t forget to select “Request a copy from Interlibrary Loan” which takes you to a form that begins the process to get your requested article FAST
Suggestion: you may want to open two windows so you can copy and past if the form is not populated with the article’s information.
The library will locate the article and send you an email with a link to the PDF article you requested (99% of the time)
Make the first search general Limit the results by using specific detail: scholarly journals, date published, etc. Sort results by relevance to your key words or Sort results by date for most recent articles Good results? Follow up with: Alert / Save / Share
Google Scholar: KU Libraries have partnered with Google to connect your search results with the Libraries databases
From the Libraries Home, select G for Google Scholar
. . . which takes you to the list of databases – select Google scholar
Select “Scholar Preferences.” If you are using a computer off campus you may need to Select Library: University of Kansas Libraries
Notice the “Get at KU.” This means that the article we see on the Google search results screen is available through the KU Libraries. And, searching legal opinions and journals for the topic “marketing ethics” gives amazing results.
This one article is available in 5 different databases. Take your pick.
Google Scholar has the option to search for Articles AND Law Reviews AND Legal Opinions. Marketing Ethics seems to be a “hot topic.” ---a good research topic.
Does the library have electronic journals? Yes . KU Libraries Homepage http://www.lib.ku.edu Select: E-journals Search by title of the journal Search by subject
Use the Library Catalog to Find Books and have them delivered to Edwards Campus
Searching the catalog
You can limit the publication to “last 5 years”
Simple “Key Word” search. Limit publication to last 5 years. Sort by Relevance.
Click on “ Recalls & Requests ” to request that this book, “Marketing ethics” be delivered to Edwards Campus from Anschutz Library on the Lawrence campus. You will be notified via your email when the book is in the Regents Center Library ready to be picked up by you so bring your KU Photo ID to check it out.
Look for the Research Handout and many other helpful sites on the Dissertation Research Blog: http://dissertationresearch.blogspot.com
Topsy = independent search engine for Twitter results Alert = when my search terms come up on a twitter discussion I get an email like this one.
Database & Academic Research
Academic Research At the Regents Center LibraryDatabase & Online Search Process Lissa Lord firstname.lastname@example.org Spring, 2012 1
Regents Center Libraryhttp://www.lib.ku.edu/RCLibrary/Edwards Campushttp://edwardscampus.ku.edu/Dissertation Research Bloghttp://dissertationresearch.blogspot.com 2
We need to know this:(1) Use databases to find articles(2) Request (WebRetrieve) full text articles from abstracts if you didn’t find the full text article(3) Use Google Scholar from the list of library databases(4) Find books using the online catalog and request delivery to Edwards Campus 3
Using databasesto findarticlesKU Libraries: http://www.lib.ku.edu 4
If you still didn’t get a full text article, don’tforget to select “Request a copy fromInterlibrary Loan” which takes you to a formthat begins the process to get the requestedarticle to your email FAST 16
What happens next?The library will locate the articleand send you an email with alink to the PDF article yourequested (99% of the time) 18
Web of scienceIndexes and abstracts citationsin research journals across thedisciplinary spectrum. Onlineversion of: Arts and humanitiescitation index (1975-present);Science citation index (1900-present); and Social sciencescitation index (1956-present). 19
General Search Suggestions1.Make the first search general2.Limit the results by using specific detail: scholarly journals, date published, etc.3.Sort results by relevance to your key words or Sort results by date for most recent articles4.Good results? Follow up with: Alert / Save / Share 28
Google ScholarA good way to search scholarly articlesusing the Google search strategyNote: search Google Scholar from theLibraries list of databasesWhy? KU Libraries have partneredwith Google to connect your searchresults with the Libraries databases. 30
Want this book?Click on “Recalls &Requests” to request thatthis book be delivered toEdwards Campus. You willbe notified by email whenthe book is in the RegentsCenter Library ready to bepicked up by you so bringyour KU Photo ID to checkit out. 42
Database Research Handouthttp://www.lib.ku.edu/presentations/Lissa/HandoutOnlineResearch.pdf 43
This willhelp:ResearchHandouthasresourceslisted thatyou cancarryforwardthroughyouracademiccareer. 44
The Blog:Dissertation Researchhttp://dissertationresearch.blogspot.com 45
PsycINFOContains citations and summaries ofjournal articles, book chapters, books,and technical reports, as well ascitations to dissertations, all in the fieldof psychology and psychological aspectsof related disciplines. The journalliterature spans 1887 to the present.PsycINFO indexes journal contentpublished by the American PsychologicalAssociation that is available throughPsycARTICLES. Current chapter andbook coverage includes worldwideEnglish-language material publishedfrom 1987-present. 49
Research Write-In Your Writing & Research DayWhat: Where:The Research Write-In is a day for graduate students to write Edwards Campusand research in a supportive atmosphere. We’ll be here if you Regnier Hall 369need help: When:Writing Center Staff Consultations about your writing Saturday, February 25 10:00am to 5:00pm Direct help and suggestions Register Now:Library Staff www.writing.ku.edu/graduate Research tips and EndNote help plus: Finding More Information at 11:00 mini class Help with EndNote at Noon mini class Questions ? Send to Lissa Lord email@example.com 57