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Research strategies for science education

Research Strategies for Science Education

Chris “library guy” Neuhaus

[email protected]


Research strategies for science education1

Research Strategies for Science Education

  • Register for Services

  • What, where, when … and who to ask

  • Best Bets for Online Articles

  • “Find It” … back door to more!

  • ERIC and PsycINFO … the BIG two.

  • Google Scholar


Registering for services

Registering for Services

  • Google “UNI Library”

  • http://www.library.uni.edu

  • + Library Services

  • Distance Learning

  • Registration


What where when and who to ask http www library uni edu distance

What, where, when … and who to ask?http://www.library.uni.edu/distance/

  • Book Request (books owned by UNI Library)

  • Article Request (any articles not online)

  • Chat Service –

  • Mon - Thu 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

  • Fri 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


What where when and who to ask http www library uni edu distance1

What, where, when … and who to ask?http://www.library.uni.edu/distance/

  • Local Students: 273-2838Toll-Free Number: 1 (866) 207-9410

  • Distance Ed e-mail - [email protected]

  • Chris Neuhaus – [email protected]


Best bets for online articles

Best Bets for Online Articles

  • Getting to the Databases

  • 1. Google “UNI Library”

  • 2. Click on Databases A-Z

  • 3. Choose Your Database

  • Last name … ID number 000328764


Best bets for online articles1

Best Bets for Online Articles

  • Databases with lots of articles online

  • Education Full Text

  • Academic OneFile

  • Academic Search Elite

  • ScienceDirect (set to 1995 to present)


Best bets for online articles2

Best Bets for Online Articles

  • Search Tips

  • Use Advanced Search

  • Limit to Abstract Search

  • Put phrases in quotes … e.g. “high school”

  • Use only Key concepts/words

  • Place – and - between key words

  • e.g. chemistry and “high school”


Find it back door to more

“Find It!” … back door to more!

  • When you get your results look for either html (page with lines icon) … or pdf (red & white box icon)

  • If neither html or pdf … then …try …

  • Find it!


Find it back door to more1

“Find It!” … back door to more!

  • Find It! … comes in various flavors

Database icon

Panther Prowler icon

Find it! @ UNI

Google Scholar


Find it back door to more2

“Find It!” … back door to more!

  • Find it! can point you to full text in another database

Find it! @ UNI


Find it back door to more3

“Find It!” … back door to more!

  • Sometimes UNI only has an article in print

  • … and sometimes …

  • UNI doesn’t have the article at all 


Find it back door to more4

“Find It!” … back door to more!

  • Find it! can point you to full text in another database


Best bets for online articles3

Best Bets for Online Articles

  • Education Full Text


Best bets for online articles4

Best Bets for Online Articles

  • You can request a copy of an article available in print within the UNI Library …. BUT ...The cost is 10 cents per page


Best bets for online articles5

Best Bets for Online Articles

  • Education Full Text


Best bets for online articles6

Best Bets for Online Articles

  • Education Full Text


Best bets for online articles7

Best Bets for Online Articles

  • Education Full Text


Research strategies for science education

ERIC

  • ERIC = largest Education database

  • Getting to ERIC

  • 1. Google “UNI Library”

  • 2. Click on Databases A-Z

  • 3. Choose ERIC (EBSCO) … to get “Find it!”

  • Last name … ID number 000328764


Eric and psycinfo

ERIC and PsycINFO

  • Use Abstract Searching


Research strategies for science education

ERIC

  • When you find one article you like, look in the “Descriptors” field to find other ideas for a 2nd search…


Psycinfo

PsycINFO

  • PsycINFO = largest behavior database

  • Getting to PsycINFO

  • 1. Google “UNI Library”

  • 2. Click on Databases A-Z

  • 3. Choose PsycINFO

  • Last name … ID number 000328764


Psycinfo1

PsycINFO

  • Choose Advanced Search


Psycinfo2

PsycINFO

  • Try searching in the “abstracts” and limit to “Journal Articles”


Google scholar

Google Scholar

  • Set up to link to UNI Library articles… so you will see the Find it! @ UNI


Google scholar1

Google Scholar

  • Head to Google

  • Click on “more”

  • Click on “Scholar


Google scholar2

Google Scholar

  • Choose “Scholar Preferences”


Google scholar3

Google Scholar


Google scholar4

Google Scholar

  • Type in “Northern Iowa” in the Library Links

  • The click on

  • “Find Library”


Google scholar5

Google Scholar

  • Check all boxes with “Northern Iowa”


Google scholar6

Google Scholar

  • Then click on “Save Preferences”

  • Top right-hand part of the screen


  • Login