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  1. Research Resources Jacqueline A. Gill, Associate Professor Reference Librarian and Information Literacy Coordinator Ext. 6089 jgill@ccny.cuny.edu http://learningthelibrary.com

  2. Contents • Accessing databases from off campus • Proxy Account • Principles of searching • Subject related databases • EbscoHost Premier • JSTOR • Google Scholar • Interlibrary Loans • E-Journals • Finding journals that are not online • CUNY+ • CLICS • Renewing books online • Research by subject

  3. Accessing Databases from off campus • From the City College Library home page click “Databases A-Z” link. http://www1.ccny.cuny.edu/library/

  4. Accessing Databases from off campus Select your database .

  5. Proxy AccountSearching when off-campus Fill in your email address and create a password. First time users and those who have forgotten their password will be asked to enter their barcode number.

  6. Next you will be asked to type in your name, email, and create a password. When you access the databases the next time you will only have to type in your email and password. Proxy AccountSearching when off-campus

  7. Principles of Searching Similar ideas are expressed in a word with different endings. educate educating educated education, etc. educat* will retrieve all of these words The asterisk * is a wild card or truncation symbol. All words starting with the letters before the asterisk will be retrieved

  8. Boolean Searching secondary education OR middle school Anything in either of these circles Is recovered Secondary education Middle school

  9. Boolean Searching Combine search terms “OR” yields the most results

  10. Boolean Searching “AND” makes your search more specific Only the overlap of the circles are recovered Secondary education Middle school

  11. Boolean Searching Same combined search terms “AND” yields less results but articles are more specific.

  12. Boolean Searching Add a third search term Even fewer results are presented.

  13. EBSCOHOST EBSCOhost Premier is a portal to 30 databases providing indexing and abstracting for tens of thousands of scholarly journals, magazines, and reference sources in all areas of study. Many of these databases include full text articles. The academic level of the publications covered varies depending on the database, but the brief descriptions on the opening page will help you determine whether a particular database is appropriate for you.

  14. Selecting a database Select the first letter of the database name. Select ‘Databases A-Z”. Select the database name.

  15. EBSCOHOST In EBSCOHOST you can search many databases simultaneously. Go down the list and select all the databases relevant to your search by checking database selection box.

  16. EBSCOHOST Enter your terms in the Find field. You can use Boolean operators (and, or, not) with a standard search. If available, field codes and search history may be used with your search. Select search options to refine your search. You can use limiters or expanders to broaden or narrow the focus of your search.

  17. EBSCOHOST Additional options are available to refine your search.

  18. EBSCOHOST The results are displayed showing the citation and a link to the full text.

  19. EBSCOHOST PDF or HTML full text can be saved to a diskette. The PDF text can only be viewed in the Adobe Acrobat software. If the software is not available on your computer it can be downloaded from http://Adobe.com .

  20. EBSCOHOST Click this link to send the Full text to your E-MAIL account.

  21. EBSCOHOST Enter your e-mail address, subject, and click send.

  22. EBSCOHOST Click this link to return to your search results or begin a new search. Databases A-Z

  23. J-STOR JSTOR provides full-text access to more than 300 scholarly journals offering more than 886,000 full-length articles going back to 1838. Here are the subject areas addressed: African American Studies, African Studies, Anthropology, Archeology, Asian Studies, Botany, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, Geography, History, Language & Literature, Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Middle East Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Slavic Studies, Sociology, and Statistics. Updated frequently, JSTOR covers important research articles, reviews, opinion pieces, and other items published in key journals.

  24. J-STOR • Click advanced search. Advanced search provides additional help features not found in Basic search.

  25. J-STOR • You can type in your search terms here. • For example, Asian American education New York. • Select type

  26. J-STOR • Select the disciplines and or journals for this search.

  27. J-STOR • Results are listed by relevance. The list may be sorted by date and the title of the journal. • Click the title link to view the citation and abstract.

  28. J-STOR • The complete article may be viewed on this page.

  29. J-STOR • Click this link to download the file to a disk. Databases A-Z

  30. Project MUSE is a database consisting of over 300 peer-reviewed scholarly journals, mostly in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, published primarily by small scholarly or university presses. This database is more appropriate for the advanced student or scholar, but lower level undergraduates may also find useful material.

  31. Project Muse • Select “Article Search”.

  32. Project Muse • On the search page type your topic in the search box. • Click “Search”.

  33. Project Muse • Locate your article and click either the “HTML” or “PDF” link to view the full text of the article.

  34. Project Muse • This is a PDF file. • You can view the complete article online . • You can also email, print, or save the complete article.

  35. Project Muse • Project Muse database allows you to export your documents into “RefWorks” (citation database) to create a bibliography. • You select the articles you want to export to RefWorks by checking the boxes preceding the title of the article.

  36. Searching all CCNY databases SCHOLAR

  37. Google Scholar is on the internet but it is a special database that will provide scholarly referee research journals. Searching all CCNY databases

  38. The “Find Full text at CUNY” link will bring you back into the CCNY Library database environment. Searching all CCNY databases

  39. Select this link to view the full text of the article. Searching all CCNY databases

  40. Interlibrary Loans

  41. Interlibrary LoansFinding materials not owned by CCNY Libraries Interlibrary loans are free ▪ Reprints of journal articles ▪ Reprints of magazine articles ▪ Temporary loan of books, some dissertations, reports, documents – but not textbooks Books owned by CUNY must be requested using CUNY+ through CLICS • Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. • You will be notified via email when the book has arrived at the Circulation Desk . • Loan period is 3 weeks. • Articles are sent to your email account.

  42. Interlibrary LoansSending a loan requestCCNY Libraries Homepage To request an Interlibrary Loan you need the citation (author, title, year etc.) . You can request an Interlibrary Loan by going to the CCNY Libraries homepage. Click “Services” and then click “Interlibrary Loans”.

  43. Interlibrary Loans Click “ILL Request” link

  44. Interlibrary LoansSending a loan requestWorldCat Database Interlibrary Loans can be searched and ordered in WorldCat. Click “Databases A-Z” and click “WorldCat”.

  45. Interlibrary LoansSending a loan requestWorldCat Database 1. Enter search terms here 3. Click the ILL link. 4. Fill in the form and submit. 2. Locate your title. • Interlibrary Loans

  46. E-Journals Looking for a particular journal article? Go to E-Journals on the CCNY Libraries Database page.

  47. Go to the CCNY Libraries homepage and click “Databases A-Z”. E-Journals

  48. Select E-Journals A to Z”. E-Journals

  49. Type in the name of the journal and click “Search”. You can select any one of the databases to find your article. E-Journals

  50. Select the year and issue. E-Journals