Academic Research      At the  Regents Center     LibraryDatabase & Online Search Process             Lissa Lord llord@ku....
Regents Center Libraryhttp://www.lib.ku.edu/RCLibrary/University of Kansashttp://www.ku.eduEdwards Campushttp://edwardscam...
We need to know this:(1) Use databases to find articles(2) Request (WebRetrieve) full text articles from abstracts if   yo...
Using databasesto findarticles                  4
http://www.lib.ku.edu                        5
Note:Course: Engineering ManagementDatabases: Look at Business                                 6
Don’t use                    Quick                    Search for                    advanced                    research a...
Example of a business database:ABI/INFORMSearch: engineering management                              8
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Notice that you can narrow the results to selected categories like Dissertations,Scholarly Journals, Trade Publications, e...
You can select Suggested Topics for adifferent perspective on your research                                         11
Note:1) Title of Journal and Author of article2) Peer Reviewed3) Full text4) Formatting choice: HTML or PDF5) Print, Email...
UseWeb RetrieveIf you can’t find an article or book                                       13
No full text? Try “Get at KU”                           14
If you still didn’t get a full text article, don’tforget to select “Request a copy fromInterlibrary Loan” which takes you ...
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What happens next?The library will locate the articleand send you an email with alink to the PDF article yourequested (99%...
General Search Suggestions1.Make the first search general2.Limit the results by using specific detail:  scholarly journals...
Google ScholarA good way to search scholarly articlesusing the Google search strategyNote: search Google Scholar from theL...
Select G forGoogle Scholar                 20
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When not using a library computer remember toselect Preferences and Find Library by typingin University of Kansas to allow...
Date restriction               24
An optional search that includes legalopinions and journals with the search on“marketing ethics”                          ...
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Google Scholar has theoption to search forArticles AND LawReviews AND LegalOpinions. MarketingEthics seems to be a“hot top...
Does the library have electronic journals?Yes.KU Libraries Homepagehttp://www.lib.ku.eduSelect: E-journals Search by title...
Finding BooksLibrary CatalogDeliver to Edwards Campus                            29
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http://catalog.lib.ku.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First                                                       ...
5 years          32
Want this book?Click on “Recalls &Requests” to request thatthis book be delivered toEdwards Campus. You willbe notified by...
This willhelp:ResearchHandouthasresourceslisted thatyou cancarryforwardthroughyouracademiccareer. 34
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Find articles through the libraries DatabasesFind books through the CatalogFind research news through the Blog            ...
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Want a journal article? Library databases are where you will find the journals that have the articles you need. This slideshow is a peek into the process of database searching.

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  • 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

    1. 1. Academic Research At the Regents Center LibraryDatabase & Online Search Process Lissa Lord llord@ku.edu Spring, 2012 1
    2. 2. Regents Center Libraryhttp://www.lib.ku.edu/RCLibrary/University of Kansashttp://www.ku.eduEdwards Campushttp://edwardscampus.ku.edu/Dissertation Research Bloghttp://dissertationresearch.blogspot.com 2
    3. 3. 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
    4. 4. Using databasesto findarticles 4
    5. 5. http://www.lib.ku.edu 5
    6. 6. Note:Course: Engineering ManagementDatabases: Look at Business 6
    7. 7. Don’t use Quick Search for advanced research and EndNote citationBusiness and Management 7
    8. 8. Example of a business database:ABI/INFORMSearch: engineering management 8
    9. 9. 9
    10. 10. Notice that you can narrow the results to selected categories like Dissertations,Scholarly Journals, Trade Publications, etc. 10
    11. 11. You can select Suggested Topics for adifferent perspective on your research 11
    12. 12. Note:1) Title of Journal and Author of article2) Peer Reviewed3) Full text4) Formatting choice: HTML or PDF5) Print, Email, Cite this6) References (37) and Cited by (1): what is the difference? 12
    13. 13. UseWeb RetrieveIf you can’t find an article or book 13
    14. 14. No full text? Try “Get at KU” 14
    15. 15. 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
    16. 16. 16
    17. 17. 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
    18. 18. 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
    19. 19. 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
    20. 20. Select G forGoogle Scholar 20
    21. 21. 21
    22. 22. 22
    23. 23. 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
    24. 24. Date restriction 24
    25. 25. An optional search that includes legalopinions and journals with the search on“marketing ethics” 25
    26. 26. 26
    27. 27. Google Scholar has theoption to search forArticles AND LawReviews AND LegalOpinions. MarketingEthics seems to be a“hot topic.” --- a goodresearch topic. 27
    28. 28. Does the library have electronic journals?Yes.KU Libraries Homepagehttp://www.lib.ku.eduSelect: E-journals Search by title of the journal Search by subject 28
    29. 29. Finding BooksLibrary CatalogDeliver to Edwards Campus 29
    30. 30. 30
    31. 31. http://catalog.lib.ku.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First You can limit the publication to “last 5 years” 31
    32. 32. 5 years 32
    33. 33. 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
    34. 34. This willhelp:ResearchHandouthasresourceslisted thatyou cancarryforwardthroughyouracademiccareer. 34
    35. 35. 35
    36. 36. Find articles through the libraries DatabasesFind books through the CatalogFind research news through the Blog Questions? Ask the Librarian Lissa Lord llord@ku.edu 36

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