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
http://www.lib.ku.edu Libraries Homepage, select Articles & Databases
ABI/INFORM is an extensive yet easy to use business database. You can access it wherever you have Internet connection but you do need to input your KU online ID and password.
Search: engineering management ABI/INFORM Business database
Notice that you can narrow the results to selected categories like Dissertations, Scholarly Journals, Trade Publications, etc.
You can select Suggested Topics for a different perspective on the subject
Notice: Title of Journal and Author of article Peer Reviewed Full text Formatting choice: HTML or PDF Print, Email, Cite this References (37) and Cited by (1): what is the difference?
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
When not using a library computer remember to select Preferences and Find Library by typing in University of Kansas to allow Google to work with KU’s databases. This gives you access to our databases through Google.
The sample search for this slide is “marketing ethics”
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
General database research
Academic Research At the Regents Center LibraryDatabase & Online Search Process Lissa Lord email@example.com Spring, 2012 1
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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
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 15
What happens next?The library will locate the articleand send you an email with alink to the PDF article yourequested (99% of the time) 17
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 18
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. 19
When not using a library computer remember toselect Preferences and Find Library by typingin University of Kansas to allow Google to workwith KU’s databases. This gives you access toour databases through Google. University of Kansas 23
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. 33
This willhelp:ResearchHandouthasresourceslisted thatyou cancarryforwardthroughyouracademiccareer. 34