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Transcript - Information Systems and Technology Research in the Walden Library - Aug 6 2019
>>AUDREY: Good afternoon everybody or good morning, depending on your time zone. Hopefully everybody can hear me okay. If somebody could write in the chat and let me know that you can hear the words I'm saying so it's not mute. If not, maybe I will try writing a chat just making sure you can hear me loud and clear. My name is Audrey Butlett-Swenson and I'm the liaison librarian to the College of management technology. So, you might've seen a couple of my other webinars and I do several different webinars a lot of them focus on business but I do have a couple on theory and statistics. Which I will promote later. But I did want to say hello. I will keep my web cam off so I'm not a distraction while I'm looking at my screen and filling with my fingers. Anyway, during the presentation, if you have any questions, or if you have or want me to go back and repeat something, just let me know and I will try to keep an eye on answers or questions box and give you the answers you need. Just know as we go along, if you have a more in-depth research question, I will probably reach out to you by the -- after the webinar is done. I have all of your email addresses so I reach out to you directly and if I don't get your question while I'm presenting, I will save it for the end. If it's less complicated depending on what it is, I'm happy to try and cover it.
Without I'm going to go ahead and turn off my camera.
I don't see any questions or chats saying you can't hear me. This webinar will be recorded so once it is over you should see an email in about 24 hours with a link to the recording so if you want to re-review it you're more than walking to do that. You can also go to our get help and look at the recorded webinars. It will be under ISIT here. Just know you can come back and view it here if you lose the email. You're more than welcome to see what other recorded webinars we have. We have really great content in there appeared you can also see what we have for other upcoming webinars. We have all sorts of different things. For the fall term coming up here soon we will have a longer list available but just know there are some coming up in the next month. Without further ado, I want to welcome you to the Walden library in my name is Audrey Butlett-Swenson. Just know if you have to skip out halfway through, if anybody didn't hear it, recording will be sent out so you can catch the rest of the content later. I will tell you a little bit about this main page that we have and what you're able to find. You can reach out to us for help and I will show you the resources we have specifically if your databases for ISIT. But on the main page many of you have used this main search field. Which is great. We have a little pet name for it called Thoreau, what we have decided to call it so had a name but it is searching all the databases simultaneously and I would say it searching 60 to 70% of the databases pretty well. And 30% to 40% not so well. You can start here if you would like but I'm going to show you more specific content. The other thing I want to point out is the search everything function. Something we will talk about later in the presentation is peer-review so in the middle of the night, it could be one in the morning or three in the morning, or maybe the chat is not open and you don't feel like sending an email, you can put a topic in here. It will pull up all of our guides that have more instruction on a topic or you can look at quick answers. I think the quick answers are really nice especially if you want that to the point list or instruction for whatever you're asking. If you wanted to know what is peer-reviewed, it gives you that solid overview and gives you more resources to dig into that topic.
The next thing I want to point out is the ask a librarian button. You have the option of emailing us, chat. If you email us, we have a nice form here and make sure when you sent us information, try to give us as much content as you can. Especially if you're looking of the full text of an article, we are happy to help you. Chat, the hours and days are available here. Phone, basically what you do to leave us a voicemail, leave your student ID and content about how we can help you and we will email you back.
If you are a doctoral student, you can make an appointment to talk about your researcher. For your dissertation or a capstone.
And we have other things here stipulating the writing center, writing help, APA and Grammarly and other things you can -- if you need to contact customer care and what they help you with. Just for clarification.
If you end up emailing us which isn't a library question, we will still help you out but will redirect you to whatever department you need to speak with.
One more thing I want to show you before we dig into the resources our course guides. These might be going away soon. We are hoping to have the content embedded in the classroom but we don't know how soon that will help in -- the required readings you have in the classroom are pre-link for you in the library and what you will do is find the course code and I will pick on IT here. You'll come in and find the course code and your required readings will be link peers you don't have to try to find them in the library which I know tends to take a lot of time, it's not always clear which databases in or where you get the full text.
Before I click on the IT section, I want to point out that you can look at all the databases and if anybody wants to go over that later on I'm happy to. But when people are focusing on subject research, I generally point them to our subject resources. In this case we will look at the information systems and technology page. If my face looks slightly familiar from earlier, you will see my picture here and see it on the business and management page.
Depending on what your researching, project management is a topic I usually demo, you can spend time and I asked IT databases or in the business databases so don't feel like you have to only use just the ISIT resources. It depends on your research topic there may be more out there for you.
I want to explain what this top search boxes. This works like the main page search field except it is really focused. Instead of getting 5 million it will get 500,000, if you put something specific in here it would be more receivable results list, but no the search bar is limiting to topics, journals related to ISIT and anything that falls in that category. That way you're not getting stuff that might be coming from education that is unrelated or from psychology that is unrelated not that you won't find something in there, but it will help you pared down some of your results. IS is the next thing I want to point out our databases, for here that are specific to IT. ACM digital library, computer sciences database, computers and applied sciences complete and IEEE. Just know those are super focused on ISIT and I will run searches and show you what's going on with them in different ways to use them but know that Emerald insight and science direct are related. Emerald is focused on business, but they do have a lot of content about IT as well. Science direct is multidisciplinary so you will find stuff from all over different fields that might be related to IT. If you're looking at electronic health records, you might find something in there. Or different IT things that might be incorporated into health sciences -- whatever it is you're looking for it will give you a broader view and you can also look at all the databases -- they're not so hyper focused. I don't see any questions coming in yet. I will go ahead and start by opening up ACM digital library.
I think their interface, it's simple but I think it's my least favorite one of all the databases but that doesn't mean they don't have wonderful content. They do. I will go ahead and do a general search on project management. For that topic, we've got about 2000 results. If you wanted to come in here and narrow this down by the different publications that are available, generally -- ACM and IEEE are not going to have peer-review limiters and I will show you how to get around that in a little bit. But you can come in here and look at this by publication type basically. Magazines, that won't be peer-reviewed but you might find really great up-to-date content in there. Just because academic literature has a hard time keeping up with how fast IT advances. But just know that is there for you and some proceedings are peer-reviewed and some art. Newsletter I guess is probably not, but we can double check. And journal, most of them should be but we can also do some double check and I will go through that with you. This is ACM and there's no way to limit to peer-review. And you can alter your search and make it more specific and I will show you how you would do that by using the advanced search. if you want added more topics you can break apart figure out -- let's just type in hospital. If you wanted to add other topics, you could. That way you don't have to create a long search string. That narrowed it down to 10. There are different ways to break apart your search. I want to show you there is functionality in here if you want to narrow down content.
This is what it looks like. all the databases are going to be a little bit different of an interface. Which is to be expected. this is basic but you can open up the article here but if you have questions about searching in ACM you can reach out to the library.
Computer science database. This is the ProQuest database and you will see this logo quite often. ProQuest provides us with a lot of databases. ProQuest and Ebsco are the to the biggest database vendors. The databases they provide us are from all over different categories in different subject areas. But computer science is specific. I'm going to use my trusty topic that I use as default. Know that you can come down here and if you wanted to limit this by scholarly journals or trade journals, if you're trying to find something that is more up-to-date, if you need peer-reviewed you can click on peer-reviewed , if you want to uncheck full text that will show you everything that's in the database even if we don't subscribe to it. You have the option of document type. It is what it is. You can try it out see if there something in there that is of interest to you. Language use I wouldn't mess with that too much just because they are -- I don't think they are always well indexed but if you're looking for something in another language, give it a try. You can also try searching by the language in the search field so if you wanted to say Spanish you could try that or Espinal -- we have 12,000 databases here. The interface is different, but the concept is the same. Because I unchecked full taxes linking us through or trying to link is through another database. I will show you what that looks like. It's basically telling me this article is available in science direct. The multidisciplinary database I was discussing earlier. By unchecking fulltext you get access to more articles. If you're an undergraduate or in your master’s program you don't have to worry about that. There are plenty of fulltext articles available to you. But if your doctoral student you want to may be uncheck fulltext or undergraduate or master students and you want to see what's out there. Give it a try and see what you can find. These might even link you out to IEEE or ACM as well. Give that a shot. It also shows you the different resources that are there in the source types. You can certainly change your date range if you wanted to.
I did the future which is fun. I guess they already published it for January 2020 so note that that is an option. I usually demo especially if I'm teaching at residency, I demo computer and applied sciences complete just because I think Ebsco has the cleanest interface and is easiest to follow along but that doesn't mean it has the best content. Each one of these databases is going to have unique content related ITIS but it's not just limited to this. Let's to this this time and see what happens. 948 in the last three years. That is pretty good. If you wanted to add in other topics like we did in ACM like hospital or healthcare or who knows, there could be all sorts of different things to make it more apply to IT you can do that also. Something I like to point out while you are in our Ebsco databases, if you click on choose databases, -- say you're researching something like health informatics you could add in our health sciences database we have MEDLINE, and CINAHL here. If you're not sure which of the databases contain, you can how overall the blurb it will show you. Some are straightforward and some art. Eric is not straightforward and that's an education database but if you're confused about what's in there feel free to check it out before adding it into your search. I will click okay and it undoes all of my handiwork here. Which is fine. We added in another 1100 or something.
Just make sure that if you add other subject databases to narrow it down a little bit so if you're looking for information technology, 159 in the last three years that talk about project management information technology from both the ISIT database and health sciences databases.
If you have an overlapping topic don't be afraid to use more than one database so you don't have to go back and forth between them. No question jet popping income I'm keeping my eyes open for them. The last one I'm going to go over is IEEE. I think IEEE is really great. This is an awesome database. I'm using this and I don't want you thinking it's boring why is she using the same as search string for every database. It's just so you can see the difference between content is in each database. They made this nice and easy. 4.8 million which is quite a bit. the concept is the same and you will search whatever topic that you're just in. I want to point out and I can't do it because is not opening properly -- why wouldn't to do that? While I'm presenting? There's no limit for peer-review in IEEE which we discussed, and not one for ACM digital library either. What we are going to do here is -- I will show you a couple of things that you can do to look and see what kind of content in each one of the databases is peer-reviewed or how you can verify if an article is peer-reviewed. If you go to more resources on the library homepage, you will go to a resource called ULRICH verify peer-review and I will open up so I will click on the Ulrich's periodicals directory at the top of the page. Instead of searching by journal title, I will do an advanced search. In change this to publisher. I did a little investigating because they change these names and re-index them which drive me crazy. ACM stands for Association for computing machinery and that's why I copied and pasted this in. I'm searching basically for the publisher which is ACM. I will click search. And click on refereed. What this does is it will limit all of the resources from ACM to what is peer-reviewed only. That me explain a little bit about Ulrich which is a directory -- what they do is reach out to the journal to figure out what the peer review processes for how these journals are working with the researchers who are spending their articles and how the group that they have, the piers that are reviewing that content and how they are doing it. Are they doing it a thorough job of looking at methods and date as an outcome? What they're doing is making sure the peer-reviewed process lives up to our standard. When you're in Ulrich and you look up a journal title, you will look for this black and white stripe shirt. Just know that is there to let you know that that is peer-reviewed. A lot of these you will see -- some might be three or five listings for the same journal title. That is normal. That just means there are three different versions or print, electronic or microform and sometimes they thrown a couple of other ones. Another one we can do in IEEE -- let's redo this advanced search. I've gone back in and replaced ACM with IEEE. I spelled out the acronym. They have 1600 resources, and some are duplicates. It's less than that. We will limit it to the peer-reviewed only. If you want to come in here and get an idea of the journals that might be out there on your topic and the databases that you're interested in, this is another way to do that. If you're not worrying about peer-reviewed, that's okay. It might give you an idea if there was a newsletter or conference proceeding that you wanted to dig into more, you can search for that particular resource in that particular database as well. Any questions so far?
Some of the other resources I have here are basically journals -- what this does is going to show you a list of our journals. All of these journals have been indexed by the topic either computer science, IT, IS, all sorts of different things that are related to those topics and you will see some of them here. If you want to research or look for journals specifically that cover a broader topic, you can certainly do that. You can limit this down. We will say computer science and it will look familiar. It has ACM in front of it. It some of their content. They have other ones down here also. If you want to limit to peer-reviewed, you can do that. Now that you have the option of looking at by journal as well. If your doctoral student I won't spend too much time digging in here. Because I wanted to be relevant everybody. But know that there are helpful resources down here related to your lit review and researching for your literature or literature review.
And one more thing. Opening up the databases A-Z page here this is all the databases -- it will be the subscription database and the open source links. When you're in here and looking at the list you'll notice there's going to be in unlock/lock and that's open source are freely available content on the web. And when you see the sickle that will be the subscription databases and same with the video, -- the orange circle means it's both peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed content depending on what you're looking for. When it is green it is peer-reviewed only. Let's narrow this down to IT. this is the databases I had on the IT page but there are other databases that might be related, communications and mass media complete. A lot of times students are researching social media, so I point them in that direction. It just depends on what your researching and what you're looking for and we might be able to assist you with that. Lots of really cool content in here. That's pretty much it as far as the databases that we have that are specific to IT. Searching in them and limiting to peer-review. The different instructional books that you can find any books. If you have any questions, now is the time. I don't see anything that is super specific. I might have to follow up with the question that is not as clear as it could be. I apologize for that. If there are no other questions from anybody, I will let you go back to your lunch break or your afternoon or morning depending on where you are. Don't be afraid to reach out to the library. We don't bite and we like to be as helpful as possible so feel free to email us or chat or call us. Leave us a voicemail or if your doctoral student, go ahead and make an appointment but just know that we are here for you. And we are happy to help. Thank you so much for attending the webinar this afternoon and we look forward to seeing you in the future.
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