Database Research

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These slides serve as an introductory tutorial for using library databases at Regents Center Library. Courses related tutorials are available on our Regents Center Library, RCL, slideshare site.

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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
  • Database Research

    1. 1. Introduction to Academic Research Database & Online Search Process Lissa Lord llord@ku.edu Fall 2013
    2. 2. Regents Center Library http://www.lib.ku.edu/RCLibrary/ Edwards Campus http://edwardscampus.ku.edu/ Dissertation Research Blog http://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 in your search (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 databases to find articles 4 KU Libraries: http://www.lib.ku.edu
    5. 5. Note: Course: Engineering Management Databases: Look at Business 5 http://www.lib.ku.edu
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    9. 9. 9 Using AND rather then and tells the database to include connecting terms in the same document. Using “ “ searches the terms as a single phrase throughout the document. This is called Boolean search strategy
    10. 10. 10 Too many. Too, too many.
    11. 11. 11 Limit Search Results:Peer reviewed, only.Date to last 4 years. If that still gives youhundreds of results, try thesuggested subjects
    12. 12. 12 Keep limiting the search until you get a list of articles youcan work with and that willhelp you with your mainintention of your researchpurpose.
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    14. 14. 14 I selected “Cite” and this is what I got! I chose the style I wanted from a long list of options. Now I can make a bibliography.
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    16. 16. 16 Get at KU brings you to this screen and the article you want was found in another database.
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    18. 18. 18 What did we just do? Selected a Business database / ABI Inform Entered a search and limited it by Peer Review, Date and, if needed, added the selection of “Suggested Topic” Browsed through several articles Copied the citations we might use in a bibliography Saved, emailed or Downloaded the articles We found an article!
    19. 19. 19 A General Research Academic Database OmniFile full text select Provides indexing, abstracting and full- text content to journal articles in a variety of disciplines.
    20. 20. 20 http://www.lib.ku.edu If you know the name of the database, just choose its beginning letter.
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    24. 24. 24 How to find Books
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    26. 26. 26 Search: “project management” Limit to: last 5 years
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    30. 30. 30 One more book search
    31. 31. 31 “project management” AND “academic libraries”
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    38. 38. 38 Libraries’ Homepage: http://www.lib.ku.edu We found 2 articles using 2 databases: ABI/Inform and Omnifile We found an e-book using the Online catalog We ordered a hardback book from Watson Library to Edwards
    39. 39. 39 Where are the journals that you can search by journal title?
    40. 40. 40 http://www.lib.ku.edu
    41. 41. 41 Search E-journals by subject
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    43. 43. 43 Guessing there might be a journal titled “Project Management” something or other
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    49. 49. 49 Libraries’ Homepage: http://www.lib.ku.edu We found 2 articles using 2 databases: ABI/Inform and Omnifile We found an e-book using the Online catalog We ordered a hardback book from Watson Library to Edwards We found e-Journals from the Libraries’ homepage We ordered a full text journal article using WebRetrieve
    50. 50. 50 Google Scholar / from Libraries’ Homepage
    51. 51. 51 If you know the name of the database you can select the title alphabetically.
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    54. 54. 54 Sort by date gets the most recent articles first; lets try it
    55. 55. 55 Articles for you from Google Scholar
    56. 56. 56 Databases = Journals = Articles Online Catalog = Books / print and electronic E-journals Google Scholar Join us for Introduction to EndNote 10:00 – 11:00 Saturday September 28, 2013 Introduction to Academic Research
    57. 57. 57 Final Word
    58. 58. 58 Dissertation Research Blog http://dissertationresearch.blogspot.com
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    60. 60. Find articles through the libraries Databases Find books through the Catalog Find research news through the Blog Questions? Ask the Librarian Lissa Lord llord@ku.edu 60
    61. 61. 61 TheThe EndEnd

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