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1. Academic Research At the Regents Center LibraryDatabase & Online Search Process Lissa Lord llord@ku.edu Spring, 2012 1 2. Regents Center…
  • 1. Academic Research At the Regents Center LibraryDatabase & Online Search Process Lissa Lord llord@ku.edu Spring, 2012 1
  • 2. Regents Center Libraryhttp://www.lib.ku.edu/RCLibrary/Edwards Campushttp://edwardscampus.ku.edu/Dissertation Research Bloghttp://dissertationresearch.blogspot.com 2
  • 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. Using databasesto findarticlesKU Libraries: http://www.lib.ku.edu 4
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  • 6. Note:Course: Engineering ManagementDatabases: Look at Business 6
  • 7. Don’t use Quick Search for advanced research and EndNote citationBusiness and Management 7
  • 8. Example of a business database:ABI/INFORM 8
  • 9. Another search is: strategic communication 9
  • 10. Notice that you can narrow the results to selected categories like Dissertations,Scholarly Journals, Trade Publications, etc. 10
  • 11. You can select Suggested Topics for adifferent perspective on your research 11
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  • 14. UseWeb RetrieveIf you can’t find an article or book 14
  • 15. No full text? Try “Get at KU” 15
  • 16. 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
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  • 18. 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
  • 19. 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
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  • 23. Only an abstract? 23
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  • 27. General Search Suggestions 27
  • 28. 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
  • 29. Google Scholar 29
  • 30. 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
  • 31. Select G forGoogle Scholar 31
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  • 34. An optional search that includes legalopinions and journals with the search on“marketing ethics” 34
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  • 36. Google Scholar has theoption to search forArticles AND LawReviews AND LegalOpinions. MarketingEthics seems to be a“hot topic.” --- a goodresearch topic. 36
  • 37. 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 37
  • 38. Finding BooksLibrary CatalogDeliver to Edwards Campus 38
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  • 40. http://catalog.lib.ku.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First You can limit the publication to “last 5 years” 40
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  • 42. 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
  • 43. Database Research Handouthttp://www.lib.ku.edu/presentations/Lissa/HandoutOnlineResearch.pdf 43
  • 44. This willhelp:ResearchHandouthasresourceslisted thatyou cancarryforwardthroughyouracademiccareer. 44
  • 45. The Blog:Dissertation Researchhttp://dissertationresearch.blogspot.com 45
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  • 47. Find articles through the libraries DatabasesFind books through the CatalogFind research news through the Blog Questions? Ask the Librarian Lissa Lord llord@ku.edu 47
  • 48. eXtraCredit 48
  • 49. 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
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  • 51. When you get over-kill or under-kill do something differentGo to Advanced Search: 51
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  • 57. 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 llord@ku.edu 57
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