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* Education, Kinesiology & Health Promotion: Getting Started
Here are the links to your tools for finding books, articles and more.
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 Core Collection 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 View Now at UK button. This button links you to choices of E-Journal access-- if we don't have e-access, then try InfoKat Discovery or order a copy using ILLiad. Look for the View Now link in Google Scholar, too (if off-campus set your Scholar preferences to University of Kentucky; see these instructions).
I've got a cite to something... how do I get the thing?
You have a cite to a journal article or a book or a poem or a movie or whatever... just paste it into WorldCat! Learn if we have it. For possible e-text... in each WorldCat record click "View Now at UK." If we have the physical item click to request it. If we don't have it click to request it via Interlibrary Loan.
Do you have questions about copyright permission? Fair use of copies? Try the Fair Use Evaluator from the American Library Association. Describe how you will use the copies and it will give you some guidance.