New Resources: Databases, Books, Journals
- Journal of studies in international education
- Clinical biomechanics
- Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Mathematics teaching in the middle school
- Journal of GLBT family studies
- Journal of school violence
- Journal of research on educational effectiveness
- International journal of engineering education
Approaches to searching:
- Your own keywords; use of wildcards and boolean combinations can improve your results. Use this worksheet for thinking up keywords.
- The database's index terms: retrieve results with precision; works well when your keywords might match many synonyms. Look for these terms in the descriptors or subjects field of a full record. Search for these terms in a database's thesaurus or browse for them in a field's index.
- An article's cited references: no need to think up keywords: find the record for a good article then search to find articles that have cited it; find related articles (searches for refs in common). Web of Science is the best database for this.
- Ask other readers: ask your professors, e-mail authors, hang out at conferences.
- Browsing: good old-fashioned technique; related books tend to be shelved together; also through serendipity you might find useful sources.
Links to E-Journal Articles
In your database results, look for the Get Text @ UK button. This button links you to choices of E-Journal access-- if we don't have e-access, then try the link to InfoKat or order a copy using ILLiad. In WorldCat Local you can find article links as well as links to E-Journals and e-books: just click Get Text @ UK. Look for the link in Google Scholar, too (if off-campus set your Scholar preferences to University of Kentucky).
I've got a cite to something... how do I get the thing?
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- your research, your dissertation, your assignments
- your lectures
- your e-reserves
- EndNote or APA style
- any of the library services!
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