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Library Tips for the DIT & DBA Doctoral Study Literature Review
Good afternoon everybody or morning depending on your time zone. My name is Audrey Butlett-Swenson and I am the liaison librarian here at Walden University library. Today we are going to talk about the DBA DIT, lit review and how to research for it and how to find literature and how to use the resources in the databases in the library. Along the way, if you have any questions, type them in the question box or if you want me to repeat anything, or clarify, please don't be shy about putting that in the box. I'm happy to go back over.
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Today we are going to go through some of the resources that we have and if you have any questions, I will keep an eye on the questions box and try to save time at the end if I don't get to something while I imprisoning I will save it for the end. If you have a more in-depth research question, I might say that for private email after the webinar because sometimes those require or than extensive answers. I'm going to go ahead and turn off my camera because I'm a distraction I don't want to look at myself all in presenting.
We are starting here the Walden library, but I'm going to borrow some of the slides that I usually do at residency. Not all but just a few. I will show you how to get to this PowerPoint so you can get a copy if you would like.
Here's the agenda, looking at the literature review scope and purpose, problem statement, library resources, organization, using Google scholar and hopefully we will have time for citation management software.
What is the purpose of this with? The literature review is making a case for your own research. Saying this is why I was able to find in this supports what I'm researching. And then you are also discussing or pointing out that you are a proficient researcher, able to use all the resources available to you and find all the literature that is relevant to your research topic. And I think sometimes students get stressed out about our research gap or finding a research gap. It's a really small gap. You are not filling in a huge cavern is a good way of explaining it. What you will notice when you start to look at the literature is that maybe some topics are not being discussed. I generally tell students, keep an eye out for demographics or geographic locations or a sub industry that are not being covered so keep an eye out for that when you're looking at literature to make sure you're not reinventing the wheel and redoing somebody's research.
No questions about that.
Talking about reading literature first, that's really really important that you do that. First as I said, so you know what is out there on your topic, so that you're basing your problem statement on what has been published. One of the biggest issues that a lot of students run into is they pick a topic or start to work on their problem statement without looking at the literature first. I will talk about that but that means.
You might have a problem that maybe you're working at that your personal place of employment or there's a company you know of that has a certain problem. It might be a problem there, but it doesn't mean it is a universal issue or it's going to be backed up by the literature.
Keep in mind that you might have a good example from where you work or a friend or family members company or you saw something maybe in a newspaper article, but that doesn't mean it's a universal issue. It's okay to use that as an idea but make sure you spend time looking at the literature to make sure you can backup your topic.
This is a warning. If you're looking for data or percentage or something to fill in your hook and anchor, keep trying to keep an open mind. Here's an ideal path slide. The hook an anchor, when the biggest issues that students have with this is they have a data point in mind before they even get started that it is going to cost X amount of dollars. If you're looking at an employee turnover and it's going to cost X amount of dollars for X amount of years in an X number of industries or one industry or one company, and the problem with that is that the research might not have been done or the research may have been done but that is not a universal data point or something that would work for your hook an anchor or doesn't exist at all. So, keep that in mind while you are working on a problem statement. And if you have worked pastor problem statement you can go ahead and ignore this. You have moved on. But we will definitely go over going into the literature and basing your problem statement off of that.
A comment here about developing the problem statement first. You will be doing your problem statement first before you do your lit review but you still need to look at the literature first before picking out a problem statement. You're not going to write your lit review first but you will look at the literature or do some research on your topic before you write your problem statement. I hope that clarifies my comments.
I'm going to pop out of here because we will look at some of the different resources. One is that we generally suggestions look at completed DBA or DIT just to see what is expected, what is the end product. What is the lit review section going to look like? What is in there and what is expected? Before we do that I want to give you a little bit of an intro to the Walden library homepage and give you an overview of different things that might be helpful.
One of the first things I point out is the ask a librarian section. Hopefully many of you have already contacted the library and you can email us, you can chat, you can leave us a voicemail and we will get back to you via email. And you're more than welcome to make a doctoral appointment with me. All you have to do is go down there and select the college. And my dates and times will be available here. I will be putting up my September hours shortly. Next week if it doesn't work know they will be up there soon. I can't do your research for you but I can help you locate literature related to your topic if you're struggling or help you brainstorm keywords. Or if you are researching theory, I can help you with a lot of different things as long as it relates to research.
Know that the research appointments are there for you if you need them. You can either do a phone or Skype for business. Phone is great. It's easy and if you want to try Skype for business that is nice to because I can share my screen with you. You can follow along with what I'm doing.
It's up to you entirely which one you prefer to do. Know that you can contact us with any questions you might have.
The next thing I want to point out under get help we have the upcoming webinars and recorded webinars. This webinar is being recorded and it will be emailed to you 24 hours after the webinar is completed but know that you can also come find it on our webinar archive page under business and management. There are a few other ones here as well. I will be offering the statistics webinar and the theory webinar and another new webinar this fall. Though should be posted soon. Know that you can come back here and review any recorded webinars if you missed it or the link didn't work in your email, you can come back here. You can also take a look at the library skills webinars, anything else that might fall under your purview depend on your research topic. If you're looking at management or leadership in education, you could go under education webinars and take a look at that. You don't have to spend your time in business management. Back to the library main page. Another thing I point out at the top is the search box. I'm assuming many of you have used it and that is great and that is what it is therefore. You will notice that has a name of above it Thoreau, that is a pet name that we call our database search function. This is great if you're not sure what to dig into but as a doctoral student is not where you're going to do all of your research. There's a couple of reasons for that. First of all, the search function is provided by only one of the vendors. Database vendors. That means that it is searching the databases efficiently but only about 60% or 70% of the databases is thoroughly done. You might be missing 30% of the content. The second thing is in your lit review you will be discussing what your search strategies were. Where you went, which databases you used in keywords you used. If you discussed Thoreau in your lit review, nobody else outside of Walden knows what that is so give it a try. It will pop you into other databases and you can get an idea of where to continue your search.
The next thing I want to point out is the search everything. I usually demo peer-review. If you click on that, you will get different guides in the library that have more context on peer-review. Evaluating peer-review and all sorts of content but if you have a quick question about peer-review, you can go under the Quick answers section and click on the link on what you're looking for and will give you a more concise answer so you don't have to read through more the content. I see a question about whether or not the webinar is being recorded and just in case you missed it, it's being recorded and will be provided to anybody who's registered including anybody who didn't attend or did attend. The next thing I want to point out is the course guides. Hopefully many of you have been here but just in case, those required readings that it you're asked to find through the Walden library, they are prelinked for you. I'm going to pick on the DBA folks and go to this to D section and find D DBA course code, you go in here you will find your course title and click on it and all the required readings will be linked here in alphabetical order by author.
Know that you don't have to go in there and search for them to find the fulltext. Just go to the course guides to find them. If you're looking for an optional reading oral full text of an article that somebody posted in their discussion, know that if you come in here and search Thoreau, make sure you'd do just the title, not the full title but just the title. That makes it more specific for the database to search for so when you're putting in the journal title and the author, it's a lot of content for it to search out. It's not as friendly or doesn't think as much or as hard as Google or Google scholar so keep in mind you will want to be more direct when using that search function.
The next part is our subject resources section. Each of the librarians have created a program area or subject area to make it easier for students to have a place to start. In this case, we can take a look at both the business and management, information systems and technology -- just in case I have DIT folks, I don't want to leave anybody out. Basically, how this is set up is that both of these pages are going to be the same format. This top search bar is a lot like the Thoreau search field where it's going to be searching all of our databases at once, but it is limited to journals that are related to business and manage it in any subtopics that might fall under that category like accounting or hospitality or anything along that line. Instead of getting 500,000 you will get 90,000. It will cut down your results. This is an option in more limited but you will still get subject relevant responses or results in your list your.
I'm going to run a demo search in one of the databases. But before I do that I want to say two things. If you have a topic that you would like me to demo, type that into the questions box. And while you do that, I will scroll through the rest of this page and explain what else is in here and what might be of interest to you. Under company profiles and industry reports, we have a lot of really great content. I will be talking about this in one of the webinars and I'm providing this fall. I don't think it's posted yet but I will be walking through what is in each of the databases but that takes a lot of time. If you're looking for industry reports, ibis world is wonderful in business market research complete. If you're looking at nonprofits, guide stars amazing and you can also look at company and industry profiles nexus in any in reference USA has some really great local business information.
I want you to know that those databases are there even though they don't populate in this main research area. Just because this is generally where students want to start especially when they're working on an assignment or their capstone. That is why these are separated.
You can browse the content by journals if you would like. We have them by subtopic here. Business research basics. These are just general skills on doing research in the library or in the databases. Common business topics. If you're looking at business failure rates are company research, these guides have more content on those topics. The lit review -- a lot of the content we will be looking at today, the instruction on providing, a lot of that could be found in this guide and we've just broken it apart by links so if you go in here you can come back and review that guide and brush up on what we discussed today.
If you're looking for statistics and data, we have a whole section about that. There's also a data set database available through the Center for research quality. And Test and measures is much further down the road but there is content here. Theories and theorists which is a pretty popular topic for both DBA and DIT. I will be teaching a DBA theory or business and IT theory webinar this fall so keep an eye out for that.
The PowerPoint I showed at the beginning can be found under residency materials. I'm borrowing the presentation so I don't have to make a duplicate but you will find it under DBA and DIT residency power points and you'll find it here. Library tips for the literature review. The PowerPoint is found right there and if anybody needs me to repeat that let me know and I'm happy to go back over at.
You sent in great topics. I think I'm going to use one for the database here in the other one for Google scholar. You gave me great stuff to work with so thank you for typing those in.
In the database, I've looked at business sort complete but if you are looking at education or IT, or maybe if you're looking at the psychology of employment motivation, you can look at the psychology databases. And somebody would like me to repeat how to get to those power points and I will do that right away. At the bottom of the business and management research homepage will see the residency materials tab. Click on that and you will see the DBA and DIT residency power points. And you will click on that. And then you will see the second one listed, DBA DIT residency one library tips for the literature review. It will be the same PowerPoint. If you didn't get that I will email it to you. Based off the topic that I have in here, which was small business or family succession planning which is awesome. That's a very popular topic. Let's do family succession. Actually, let's do it this way.
What I've done here is broken up the topic into two sections basically small business or family. We will keep it broad with just saying family. The results will be relevant enough that we will keep going with it. The second term I put in is succession. We might be able to open that up but for now we will keep it the way it is. I'm going to uncheck full text which will show us everything that is in the database even if we don't have a subscription to it. Which is good for two reasons, you will get a broader results list and if we do have it in another database it will pop you over to that database and have you access the full text from there. There is a comment about the PowerPoint's and I will email you directly after the webinar and we can go back and forth and I will make sure you get the up to date version.
From here we will make sure that we click on peer-reviewed scholarly journals. That will limit our results to peer-reviewed only. Your thing about that is all of this information that is entered into the database is entered by human beings and we all make mistakes. So I would give this database a 98 to 99% correctness for pulling peer-reviewed only. I will click search and what I would suggest doing is if it was me and I was working my lit review I would double check every single article just to confirm. We will walk through how to verify if an article is peer-reviewed. That will be part of the agenda today.
Just taking a look at this, it looks like we are and pretty good hands as far as the results go. We have succession as far as our key terms here. Small business and entrepreneurial succession. If we wanted to make this a little bit more specific, we have about 1100 articles, and if we wanted to make sure this article was absolutely disgusting succession, there are two different ways to do this. Either change my drop-down to SU subject terms which will make sure succession is part of the subject terms indexed by the database. Let's try that first. That dropped us down to 639. The other option is to change it to AB abstract. What this does is it is going to search the authors supplied abstract and I will show you what I'm talking about.
Clicking on the title here. The author supplied abstract is this little section that is talking about the content of the article. You're telling the database, my word that I've entered in the search field has to be in the abstract. that can help you narrow down your results and that dropped it down. So, depending on how you want to do it. This drop-down can be very helpful way to narrow your results especially if you have a lot of irrelevant content. If you start with the drop-down changed you might hit a roadblock faster so start your search abroad and then start to narrow it down and put in new limiters and change your search a little bit to help you get what you're looking for.
You will notice I put small business in quotation marks. That's going to tell the database to search for that exact phrase. Don't break it apart. Don't put it in a different order, as is only. That's important when you have something specific. Otherwise, it will look just for business and not necessarily small business which would open our results by a lot.
I've also put in SME for small medium Enterprises. You could also spell that out and say small medium enterprises in quotation marks. It just depends on how long you want your search string to be. I put, or, in between and that tells us any of the keywords are okay so essentially right now what it is searching for is small business in succession, SME, in succession or family in succession. You will see when you click on the and drop-down you will see and, or, not. Those are called Boolean operators. And what they do is help you set up your search string. The database has and here for you to help you build your search string. It will narrow your results even though it seems counterintuitive because if you went grocery shopping and you went to the produce section and grabbed a tomato and orange and let us , you have more things in your basket and that's not how it works you because you are asking the database for more things in one article so all of those things have to be stipulated in in one of those articles which makes it harder. You're narrowing options because all that content has to be in one article. because we uncheck fulltext you will see these find a Walden button and you probably seen this if you've used Thoreau. I want to explain what's going on here so it makes more sense when you're using them. This will look similar when we go in Google scholar.
Basically, what this is looking at is the journal. It has the title, the original article title but it is going by how or where the articles indexed. This article is from the entrepreneurship theory and practice. That is all good and dandy. What we really care about now is the date this article is from 2016. Looking at the database here, that it's supposed to be in, we will notice there's a date range that says 1999 to present which is great because that is in Sage Premier. Sometimes you have numerous databases listed and that's pretty standard and there's a lot of overlap depending on what journals are available in which databases but keep an eye on the date range when you click on the database title.
Opening up the article and there's the full text. We may not have seen this if we hadn't unchecked fulltext so let's click on fulltext and you will see how much it limits your results by.
It is still there but we lost 80 articles. So unchecking fulltext will help you find more context.
The question is, do you know how we should handle the proxy question we get often? There are two Proxy questions and for those of you who are not familiar with Proxy, it's how our databases are accessed by students instead of faculty. Through our server. It is running the ability to login so when you get a Proxy question that says do you want to Proxy this database, sometimes it will come from having Zotero or a citation management software installed in your computer. I generally say yes but it's up to you how you want to handle that. The other thing is, if it is a firewall issue, or if you're setting up a citation management software you might need are Proxy setting for that also. But if you put that question in the questions box and it's a more specific question I will follow-up with you after the webinar and we will work it out.
The next thing I want to point out is this search history function. The nice thing about this is that helps you keep track of all the searches that you have run in the database. That is how for because sometimes you sit in here for three hours. And you've lost track of what you did five searches ago and you're going to grab an article, but you didn't get a chance and you want to go back and rerun it and get exactly what you had before. You'll notice you can go back and do that. That's important if you feel like you need to go back to a previous search. The other thing you can do is click on print search history. What this does is keeps track of all of your searches while you have been in here. You can copy paste this into an Excel spreadsheet or just printed off and keep track. It is up to you how you want to keep track of this for yourself.
The last thing I want to point out about database is choose database option. You will see choose databases or select multiple database is from two of the major database vendors. One is going to be Ebsco and you'll see the logo very often. It is one of the biggest databases if not the biggest database vendor out there pretty you can add more than one database to your search at a time. From here, you can click on anything that might be relevant to you. I've added in academic search complete but maybe if you are looking at employee turnover or employee motivation you can add in psychology databases. So, you don't have to run those databases twice or three times separately. For this search I'm going to do academic search complete which is a multidisciplinary database and has content from all over the board. It gets rid of your limiters so make sure you get go back and take care of that before running your search again. It added in 1000 articles and we can play with it to see how relevant they are. But you can add in more than one database if you want to.
I'm going to go to this page here. The business and management page. If you need me to walk back how I got back to them business and management research homepage, let me know. Under the literature review section, there is a link for organizer literature. I want to point out -- we have a sample search log here. When I had that search history opened up, this is very much an example of what you can do with it. You can make a spreadsheet, you can use a word doc, but you'll just keep track of the databases you've used, the key terms you used and what results you got or note you have about it. The reason this is important is so you don't reinvent the wheel. When you get to that point in your lit review when you're talking about where you did your research, you can say I used XYZ databases and I got good results using these keywords, these keywords weren't so great. You can elaborate. It's not 20 pages of elaborating on that, the search log will help you get a synopsis of what you did so anybody who is reading your lit review, it shows that you are proficient lit researcher and you know how to use them. Just know that it is here for you. The other thing I point out is the writing center has a literature review matrix. Let's open up an example of one.
They have it here. It is linked on the guide. It's a similar concept except this is keeping track of the actual article so you will enter the data or metadata about the article and anything you want to keep track of. We are back on this search and stay organized page and then under the search log you will see writing center organizational tools. If anybody wants me to repeat how I got here, and how I got to the literature review matrix page, let me know, I'm happy to go back through that.
Those are two things we generally suggest students try. Some people instead of using the literature review matrix, they use citation management software which is something we will talk about today. Students usually have a lot of questions about it and we have a full citation management software guide and we have recruited webinars and there will be plenty of webinars coming up.
we are at the business and management research homepage and you will scroll down to the lit review tab. Click on that. And then go under organizer literature and scroll down until you get to this search log which is what we were discussing before. And then the writing center organizational tools link is right there.
Let's open it one more time. There are different options here. I opened the PDF, but they have a word doc that is empty and an Excel template that you can fill in. You guys have had awesome questions and thank you for that. This question is some of the articles are not in English, is there a transitional tool? If it's not in English or if there's not a translation you have to hire somebody to translate it. A lot of articles will have many versions of the translated article. Not all of them, I've run into occasions where that is it. If you're interested in an article or an abstract that is not in English, you can email the library the citation and we will do our best to help you find an English version and if not we will let you know. question about basic versus advanced search. Just the basic by using your basic search terms and using the advanced search. Advanced search, basic search is entering a couple keywords. The more you enter, the more advanced you make your search and the more limiters you check, the date ranges you put in, that is the more of an advanced search. It depends on what you're researching a general.
Sometimes all you would need is a more basic search. But in advance search, if somebody had a very complicated topic and had numerous subareas where you have to break apart the keywords to try to find something specific, that is a more advanced research topic. But as far as an advanced research option, it depends on what you are researching. If you have something that you're concerned you're not doing a thorough enough research on that topic, you can put that in the questions box and I will come back to it.
Why does unchecking fulltext yield more articles? What that does is shows you everything that is in the databases even if we don't have a subscription to it. The library pays a certain amount of money to have access to the full text of a certain amount in each database. Because of budget constraints we cannot pay for everything so when you're unchecking it is showing you the content that we don't pay for but is still available in the database. And we will show you the abstract. That's important to show you everything that is out there so you can still get fulltext. And hopefully that answers that question. It's kind of confusing because the database doesn't tell you, here's all the stuff that the library has subscribe to and as paid for and here's the stuff that we have but the library has not subscribed to. But if you are ever curious about that, you can always email the library. If you are struggling to find full text of an article that is in here -- here's an article that doesn't have a find it Walden or PDF fulltext. If you're struggling to find that article, this would be an example of an article that the library doesn't have a scopist, and two and we didn't pay for access. Or maybe we did, and we have it in another databases but the backend software did locate it. If you still want access to this article, we can certainly do that. Generally what I suggest students do-- this is a great time explain this -- what I would suggest doing is grabbing the citation, click on cite and we don't care what citation you send us but grab the citation and email the library. And then we will try to help you find fulltext. I would say a good chunk of the time we actually still have full text of the article. By making the request we have document delivery service and I will show you how to get there. If you go under services at the top of the page, I'm slowing down so you can keep up with me. Under services, go to a section called student services, and then click on document delivery service. It's a lot of services. On this page, it gives you an overview of what document delivery service does. I point out the policy section. We can request an article for you or you can request an article from us that we don't have a full text but there's a 7 to 10 day turnaround. We have a $55 cap. The other thing to keep in mind is the 30-article lifetime limit. That's why I tell students, email the citation first before coming in here to request article because we may be able to access for free and it won't count against your 30 article per lifetime limit. Generally what I would say, start by emailing the library and send us the citation and if we can't find it for you for free or through our databases or on the web for free, we will have you come here and you will sign in to DDS, document delivery service and pride us with your information, your name and student ID. And then gives the citation. Once the article is available, you will come back in here and sign into DDS and grab a PDF of it.
Does it matter who we send the citation to? What I would do is go to ask a librarian. And just email it here. But in the information and, question to ask the library and say I can't find the fulltext and then copy and paste the citation in the box and we will look for it for you. I do it all the time. We expect that you will have those questions so don't be shy about that. We want to make sure you're able to get the resources that you need.
Since there are no other questions about the databases which you have done so awesome at providing good questions about that, if something pops in, I will come back here. It might time out on me and we may have to repeat the search and again but that's okay. The next thing I want to point out is Google scholar. Some of you might have used this in some of you may not have. There are pros and cons to Google scholar. Google scholar is great because it gives you an overview of everything that is out there in a given topic. That could be a double-edged sword. It there can be a lot of content on a given topic. The other issue is it does not limit to peer-reviewed so we will use one of the results in Google scholar as an example in verifying peer-review. We have 15 minutes left you have had some any good questions and I don't want to speed up too fast because I want you to be able to follow along.
I'm going to borrow a topic that somebody sent in. We are going to do energy security and Nigeria as the location. Looking at this we are looking at energy security specifically it looks like it is just pulling energy. Which gives us about 318,000 results which is a lot. We don't need to look through all of this especially since it is not as relevant as it could be. Like we did in the database we will put it in quotation marks and then hit search. Instead of 318,000 we have 20,000. If you're looking for content with in the last five years you can click on since 2015. Now we are down to 7200. The next thing I would suggest doing, if you don't have it, you can connect Walden library to Google scholar. when you have Google scholar link to the Walden library you will see find@Walden and if you have disconnected and you find the find it Walden, your set up. If you don't have that, we will walk through it right now. In the upper left-hand corner, you will click on this three horizontal bar and from the list of options, you will click on settings. I will take it slow so you can follow along. If anybody needs me to repeat or show the URL for Google scholar let me know. Scholar.google.com. Know that we are on the settings page, we will click on library links. In the search bar, type in Walden. You don't have to worry about University. Once you have it typed in, click on the search bar. And then you should see Walden University library find a Walden. If you're inside the United States, and maybe Canada, there other countries where you will see open WorldCat, you can leave it at is. If you're outside the United States and see had different resource, Leavitt check marked, Google scholar is doing his best attempt to find more content. When you see open WorldCat that stands for World Catalog which is a lot of index content from libraries across the world. Is there to help you find more content. Check marked both of the resources and hit save. You'll notice that on the first page we don't have any find it Walden links and that's okay. It doesn't mean we don't have some of these, it looks like all of this coming from the same journal. The reason this happens or you will see it happen sometimes in the databases and why we might still have full text, there's a background software that is trying to match up the metadata or information you see here to the information you see in the databases. They don't always line up, so the software says, we don't have it. That's not always the case. Sometimes we don't have it and that's pretty standard.
I wish there was a more perfect system, but there isn't. From here, if you click on the second page you will see the find@Walden link. I'm going to show you here that you do have the option of looking at open-source articles. If you see PDF or HTML, those are freely available articles where the Walden library doesn't own or control them. They are there for you, but not part of the Walden library. To access the articles through our databases, click find it Walden in this will look familiar because it's going to have the same set up as the fulltext option in the databases. You will find the database and click on it. And then you have fulltext.
That would save you some time from going between Google scholar in the databases. For the articles that you don't see a link to the right-hand side either open-source or the our databases, click on this cite button and grabbed the citation and email it to us and we will do our best to help you find fulltext. Don't feel shy about doing that, we expect it and we want to help you find the articles you need.
Let's go ahead and grab, borrow this article. I want to grab this journal title because the journal is actually peer-reviewed. Had back to the library homepage and go to more resources. Waiting for people to catch up.
If anybody needs me to repeat that let me know.
Go to this resource called Ulrich and it's a directory. what they do is reach out to the journals to verify what their peer review process is to make sure it lives up to academic standards. That's why we use it to verify whether or not an article is peer-reviewed. I'm clicking on the title.
I ran the search in Ulrich and the search popped up and you will see the Journal popped up twice which is totally normal. One is print and one is online, there different versions of this particular journal. We are just caring about this referee jacket and that's the way of saying this article is peer-reviewed. If we want to use this article, it's fine, is peer-reviewed and the only time that might be an issue is if it's an editorial note or big review or more like an opinion piece. If you're ever concerned about that, you can always email the library and say, I think this is primary research and it's coming from a peer-reviewed journal but can you look at it with me and we will give you more content.
The last thing I want to do before I talk about reference management software and we will talk about that. 10 minutes left. The last thing I want to show you is how to locate a DOI. I'm going to borrow the same article. I've gone to a website called crossref.org. once you are there, search metadata and paste in article title.
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Back to looking for a DOI. We found this article that we were looking at in Google scholar. Double checking the year and grabbing the citation here. Make sure everything lines up. Looks good. If we wanted to grab the DOI, click on actions and cite. Then APA. Then you will have the DOI with the rest of the citation. If you grab a citation from crossref or Google's Scholar or databases, they won't be perfect but they will get you 80 to 90% of the way and then you will have to go through with the APA manual make sure it's correct. If you need help with a citation, email the writing center and they will be more than happy to help you with that.
I'm going to demo citation management software -- someone is really wanting to learn about this.
I hate when you forget what your password is. I haven't always saved in their but if I had forgotten it would take me a minute to find it. I've opened up a website called Zotero but there a lot of different management citation software is out there on the market. I can show you a list but if you go to Wikipedia and look for reference management software comparison, you will find a list of all the different software is on the market and because we're so short on time I won't show you that but I want to show you how this works and then answer any questions with the time we have left so this is available and you can do desktop or, library or both. I won't open up the desktop version now but if you are curious you can look at the citation management software webinars that we provided and there's one for this website and another for Mendele. Know that you have this option and I will show you how it works. Here is my library, my cloud library and all the articles I've ever added to my library, I have 151. Some of them are free and some cost money. the free ones are nice because you can download them and try them and see if they work and uninstall if you don't like them. The ones that cost money, the nice thing about those is they have a lot of times a tech helpline or the Walden library, there are too many operating systems into much software for us to be able to do any kind of tech help with this so if you're somebody who prefers to have a one 800 number to call with an issue, may be may be paying for software is a better idea but these -- RefWorks cost money. A lot of them will have a student discount and that might be an option. There is documentation and form so if you need help setting up or have questions if there's an issue you can go to the documentation section.
This is a great option if you need somebody to help you keep track of all the literature you are using but you can also save websites which is great especially if you are looking through government documentation. You can save a website in here and a lot of times they will save a snapshot of what the website looks like. This one malfunctioned for some reason. His paper pile a management software? Is familiar and but I don't remember what it's used for so I will look it up after the webinar and I will email you a better answer than what I'm giving you now.
What you have an account here and you've set up a cloud library or set up the standalone on your desktop, what you will do is add in an extension or edit your browser and you can do this in Chrome, Firefox and Safari. once you find an article you like, and want to save, click on the Add in and it will change -- it looks different depending on what you have open, if you have an article open it will look like a piece of paper, if you have a website open it will be blue. don't be worried that it has disappeared, it changes depending on what kind of resource you have open.
Let's go back to my library. There's the article I just added to my -- from my results list. Here's all the metadata that can be found on the article in the database. Including a link back to the article and full text of that PDF. You don't have to manually save any of this information. Hopefully that gives you good examples. Another thing you can do is if you have a shorter list, if you click on creator, it will sort your list by alphabets. If you had a folder of your final article you can grab the citation for them. Let's do APA and you have a reference list here. A lot of these are going to get you about 80 or 90% of the way otherwise will have to make sure they comply with APA rules. These, you have to get rid of this link because that's a list of the link for anybody to get into Walden. That's what you can do with citation management software. Do you use the app for this website? You mean for a phone? The only other thing I can think of is there's a plug-in in Microsoft Word which I'm not going to have time to demo. If you want to put in plug-in of this website into Microsoft Word it will pull your references from your cloud library. I'm out of time and I can't demo that but it's an option.
For anybody who didn't -- the desktop version, I have that. I just haven't opened it. It looks very similar. Since we only have 60 seconds left, a recording of this webinar will be emailed to you tomorrow and if not, the recording will be on the business and management page on the library webinars archive section. Any other questions don't hesitate to contact the library. Thank you so much for coming today and having great questions, I appreciate that, you are awesome. Have a great rest of your day.
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