Library Services & Finding Articles Jane Long MLIS, University of Oklahoma MA, Wright State University Reference Services Librarian Al Harris Library firstname.lastname@example.org
Off Campus Access • Library Catalog is open to public • E-Book usage is restricted to SWOSU students and employees • Article databases are restricted to SWOSU students and employees
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) • Requires time management skills • Normal processing time is 5 to 7 business days (M-F)
Finding Articles • We find articles in periodicals. This includes magazines, scholarly journals, and newspapers • Many of these resources are available in print • Many are available through our library databases
Class Activity • What’s the difference between magazines and scholarly journals?
MAGAZINES Popular Info Audience: General Public Casual Reader Purpose: Hobby Pleasure Curiosity JOURNALS Scholarly Info Audience: Researcher Professional Who Needs to Stay Up-to-Date Purpose: Goal-Driven Research Paper Certification, Tenure Job Requirement Periodicals
POPULAR MAGAZINES USUALLY SOMEWHAT SLICK AND ATTRACTIVE IN APPEARANCE RARELY CITE SOURCES. INFO. IS USUALLY SECONDARY, REPORTED FROM SOURCE ARTICLES SHORT, WRITTEN IN SIMPLE LANGUAGE AND FOR A MINIMAL EDUCATION LEVEL USUALLY LOT OF ADVERTISING AND PICTURES PAGINATION RESTARTS IN EVERY ISSUE SCHOLARLY JOURNALS HAVE A SOBER, SERIOUS LOOK ALWAYS CITE THEIR SOURCES IN FOOTNOTES/BIBLIOGRAPHIES ARTICLES WRITTEN BY A SCHOLAR OR RESEARCHER “HORSE’S MOUTH” PEER-REVIEWED BY SCHOLARS LANGUAGE OF JOURNAL ASSUMES SOME SCHOLARLY BACKGROUND ON THE PART OF READER ADVERTISING IS SPECIALIZED TO THAT DISCIPLINE PAGINATION IS CUMULATIVE Differences Between Scholarly and Popular Periodicals
Databases are: • Large, regularly updated files of digitized information related to a specific subject or field. • They are where we find articles from scholarly publications and magazines. • They are where most of your research will take place.
Databases 101: Differences Between Brands & Products • EBSCOHost • Academic Search Complete • ERIC • Newspaper Source • CINAHL • MEDLINE Plus • SPORTDiscus • Nike • Shoes for… • Men • Women • Children • Basketball • Baseball/Softball • Running • Soccer • Golf
Full-text articles Full-text articles indicate the entire article can be found within the database, no physical searching is necessary. Full-text articles are accessible in the following ways: • HTML (displays like a web page) • PDF (displays like a photocopy; best for citing info) • Linked (hyperlinks to full-text in another location)
Moving Toward Evaluation Scholarly sources are concerned with academic study, especially research for individuals such as, students, teachers, professors, or any other professional who need current information to stay informed of changes to their profession or area of expertise. Many scholarly journals are peer reviewed or refereed, that is, these articles have been subjected to a rigorous approval and editing process by other scholars in that discipline. This process doesn’t apply to popular magazines.
Periodicals List A directory used to identify the location of journals, magazines and newspapers accessible through the library regardless of format Formats: • Electronic (article database) • Paper (soft or hard bound) • Microfilm (reel) • Microfiche (card)
Periodicals List Exercise • Is the periodical a magazine or a journal? • Does the library have access to this periodical? • How do you know?
Citing Database Articles • Bernstein, Fred. "Architecture That Makes a Difference." Architectural Record Oct. 2008: 65- 65. Academic Search Complete. EBSCOhost. Al Harris Lib., Weatherford, OK. 27 Jan. 2009 <http://libnet.swosu.edu>.
Citing Database Articles • Rozsa, Lajos. “A Psychochemical Weapon Considered by the Warsaw Pact: A Research Note.” Substance Use & Misuse 44.2(2009): 172-78. Academic Search Complete. EBSCOhost. Al Harris Lib., Weatherford, OK. 27 Jan. 2009 <http://libnet.swosu.edu>.
Exercise • Academic Search Complete Worksheet • Topic: Use your paper topic
Questions? • Contact me: • Jane Long • 774-3030 • email@example.com