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Research Strategies for Science Education. Chris “library guy” Neuhaus chris.neuhaus@uni.edu. 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!

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research strategies for science education
Research Strategies for Science Education

Chris “library guy” Neuhaus

chris.neuhaus@uni.edu

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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 - libde@uni.edu
  • Chris Neuhaus – chris.neuhaus@uni.edu
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
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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)
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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!
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“Find It!” … back door to more!
  • Find It! … comes in various flavors

Database icon

Panther Prowler icon

Find it! @ UNI

Google Scholar

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“Find It!” … back door to more!
  • Find it! can point you to full text in another database

Find it! @ UNI

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“Find It!” … back door to more!
  • Sometimes UNI only has an article in print
  • … and sometimes …
  • UNI doesn’t have the article at all 
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“Find It!” … back door to more!
  • Find it! can point you to full text in another database
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Google Scholar
  • Head to Google
  • Click on “more”
  • Click on “Scholar
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Google Scholar
  • Choose “Scholar Preferences”
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Google Scholar
  • Type in “Northern Iowa” in the Library Links
  • The click on
  • “Find Library”
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Google Scholar
  • Check all boxes with “Northern Iowa”
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Google Scholar
  • Then click on “Save Preferences”
  • Top right-hand part of the screen