Transcript - Mysteries of the Library: Revealed! Finding Specific Articles - Mar 16 2020

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Mysteries of the Library: Revealed! Finding Specific Articles


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>> TRACI AVET HECTOR:   So welcome to the webinar. Today's session is called mysteries of the library revealed, finding specific articles and are two of us presenting tonight.  My name is Traci Avet Hector and I am a reference librarian here at Walden University and the other presenter is Julie James and she is the liaison librarian for the colleges, health sciences, school of nursing. So welcome, thank you for being here. We appreciate you registering and attending. And for those of you that will watch this later you may not have attended our previous sessions I may not realize that this is actually a series so while today's webinar is all about finding specific articles, we actually have this ongoing webinar series that takes place on the third Monday of every month so we present a webinar on the third Monday on different topics but we do have a new earlier start time. Previously we were presenting these each month at 8:30 PM Eastern and wanted to work with a time that just may be more convenient for student schedules. So now it's going to be at 7 PM Eastern, our new time for the mysteries series webinars. And we hope to see you in the future webinars too. The next what is called time saving tips and tricks and it takes place Monday, April 20 so be sure to look for that one in the future series, the future webinars as well.


Here are our objectives for the webinar. These are the things we really want you to know whenever the session ends today. Our goal is at the end of this webinar you are going to know how to find specific articles using the following methods and that includes Journal search I'm sorry, article search, journal search and Google scholar and what to do if these methods are not working for you to know exactly what your options are.


I am going to present our first two objectives and Julie will take over from there.


The first two objectives, for both of these our starting point is going to be the publications button that is right on the Walden library homepage. So our first objective is locating a specific Journal using an article search. An article search is basically just searching in the databases for the title of the article you are trying to find. In today's webinar you will see different ways to find articles. Different librarians have their own preferences and personally this is where I start when I want a specific article. I always start, I go to the first option I am going to demoed to you in finding a specific article which is with the article title.


Once you click on that publications button on the library homepage there is a specific box and tab for pasting in that exact title of an article. Our second objective which is the Journal search you can actually do a journal search in the tab that is right next to that article search tab. But there is also a convenient journal search box at the top of that page too.


In some ways keep in mind as we go through the demo especially a journal search is in many ways even more effective to see if the library has access to an article that you need. Sometimes you will search in one method and it does not work and you will want to try the other method. Sometimes you will find something in Google scholar and you will not find it through an article search and vice a versa too. You just want to know your options. Sometimes a browsing by the Journal, with the Journal search you are searching for a journal title and then browsing that journal by year, volume, issue and so on. So browsing by journalists to find some of those harder to catch or weird articles like the ones with mismatched records or those strange supplemental issues that some journals don't really include in their general collections in the same way. So they may not be captured.


I am going to get out of PowerPoint. I actually have a few citations posted, pasted in Notepad here and these are specific articles that would be perfect for this week's assignment or maybe for my capstone topic so I am going to start with my first article. This first citation here.


Because we are going to start with an article search I am going to copy this article title so that I can paste it in a bit. So I am going to copy that -- okay and now we are going to go to the library homepage and on the homepage I am going to click on the blue publications button.


This first section you will see is the journals box but just a little below that is the find articles box and you will see that the by title is the second tab. This is the tab that lets us search for a specific article title so I will paste that title into the search box and click on the search icon. So it is a very specific, you can see it added the TI at the top is actually looking for that as the title so in this case we have the options for HTML text which means it is right on the webpage where we can even go into PDF full text so we can click on either one to go directly to that full text and access that full text but you could click on the article title and have some other options too. For example we can have things like the abstract. In this case you have some details about the authors.


I will scroll down and you can see from my scrollbar that the HTML full text of the article is completely available on that page or we can go into the PDF and access, view or download the PDF from this option.


That was pretty easy. Let me go back. And we are going to try another article.


This time we are going to copy the title, same thing we did before, copy the title of this second citation that I have here. I'm going to copy that and this one is going to be a title search, we are going to paste that article title into that search box under the by title tab just like before and click on the search icon.


Again it ran a title search. This is a really good way of finding something when you have the specific citation for the article that you need in this case we have a find at Walden button. Sometimes you will see the full text options right away like we did before where we could click on HTML or PDF full text. When you see this find at Walden button you just need to take a few more steps.


Clicking on find at Walden it will take you to a page usually with full text access or sometimes to a list of individual databases that each link right to the article where you can just click on one of the links to get to the article. In this case, let's go ahead and click on find at this case clicking on it takes us directly to the full text. Again we have the HTML full text available in that screen or we could download the article PDF.


That is not too bad, right? Our second objective was the Journal search.


With the Journal search let's go back to Notepad and we are going to get the Journal name for this second citation. So in this case the name of the journal, the publication is nursing Outlook and because we are doing a journal search that is what we want. So we will go back to, let's start at the homepage so I can show you the process. We go back and click on that publications button. Same thing we did to get to that article search, the by title tab we just put in the name of the Journal. I will just type in Nursing Outlook that is the name of the publication, and click on the search icon.


Whenever you do this whenever you are looking for a publication you will see if we have the publication access somewhere we will you will see the full text access link so clicking on full text access under Nursing Outlook tells us which databases should have that Journal along with what years it has access to so in this case it is just one access based the science direct public. It has the years 1995 through the present so our particular citation is nursing Outlook volume 66 and it is 2018 so according to this 2018 falls between 1995 and be present so we should have it. So we will click on this database link.


Here is the Journal page and there is much you can do here but we are going to look at older issues so we click on the view all issues link which may look different but it is going to look different for the different publications that you are browsing through but you just look for a year or way to access older issues.


The article we want is volume 66 issue 2 and it was 2018 so I will click on this down arrow and expand that out and then click on volume 66, issue 2.


Here if I scroll down we have a lot of different articles here and from the citation I see that the author is -- so I do a control F and find that so it is a little bit further down the page. Here is the article and my citation so here I could go right to the PDF or I could click on the title to get more information and here we have the HTML full text again available where the article is available right on that page or we could click on download PDF at the top to access the article. So two very important ways to know how to find a publication. Sometimes it is going to be easier for you to use the Journal because maybe you are not necessarily maybe don't necessarily have access to the full title. You knew it was in this journal and had maybe certain topic, maybe you wanted to just browse that Journal but if you are looking for a specific article either one of these would come into play in different situations.


And so with that I am going to pass the reins over to Julie so she can cover our next objective for the webinar.


>> JULIE JAMES:  Thanks Traci. I think there've not been any questions so far just a couple of comments in the chat and Q&A. One thing we did not mention at the beginning of the session was that this is our first time using Zoom for this session so please excuse us a little bit, if we are a little clunky here. We are still figuring out this new program and we love a challenge, don't we Traci?


>> TRACI AVET HECTOR:   Absolutely.


>> JULIE JAMES:  Google scholar is another way to find these things and if you just do the same kind of general thing that Traci did take the title of the article only. If you take the whole citation and put into Google scholar the years, authors, volume and page number it gets kind of confused and does not always match but if you come and just put in the title here and you have your find at Walden linked up we can go to the find at Walden button on the right and finds it in Science Directs the same place that Traci found it and we can download the PDF. So that is really really handy for finding known items and sometimes you don't have the full text, the full citation, sometimes you might have just the author, sometimes just a piece of the citation.


One other thing to point out on Google scholar is that Dr. Boemah has her own Google scholar page so we can click on her name and we can see her most popular articles here or see her most recent articles. And that is any time you are in Google scholar and you see the authors names in green underline each one of those has their own Google scholar page.


What I was starting to say is that you don't always have a full citation and I recently got this citation when I was on the reference desk. It was a partial citation and has a year and a couple of authors names and a title. And when I went into Google scholar inputted here, these did not match up. Our author names from the student citation are here and that matches okay with year but this does not match but does have the find at Walden. I was very confused and I went into the find at Walden and had to read a bit before I figured out that this has the same title but it has "on" in front of it so this is an article about this document, this judges guide so I did not find that in Google scholar. I only found this citation here and the article about it here. So what I did was I took this title again and went to regular Google and I put in the title in regular Google and it is this very first hit. These are the authors that were mentioned and it is not a publication per se, it is not done by a publisher in a journal that comes out all the time, it is from a national Council of juvenile Family Court judges and is a guideline kind of thing that the student needed. And they did not know exactly what they were looking for.


The moral of the story is when Google scholar does not work, you might want to try Google regular as well. And if you have not link your Walden library to Google scholar we have a quick answer for that so that you too can see these find at Walden links here. When you're looking for these things.


There is some regular Google but what if we did not find it there either? Then we could order it through our document delivery service. Our document to livery service is for Walden students and staff, faculty, all of the Walden community and we do this on a regular basis but is not something you would want to do for an assignment so if you needed an article for your capstone project, your dissertation, your literature review, you could come in here to our document delivery service, hook up your Walden account and you can order an article through this service. You order either a new article or a book chapter. We cannot order a whole book but we can order a book chapter for you in which case you would put all the information you have in there, every single piece of the citation and then if you don't have a good citation it helps you put some notes in it.


But this service does take 7-10 days and there is a 30 article per lifetime limit so we really recommend you don't start ordering articles until you have your prospectus approved and you really have found some gaps in your literature review that you need to fill with document livery service. Okay?


That is something we use rather sparingly but if you do live in a major metropolitan area or you live near a university library or a large academic medical center or something like that you could also look for items that your local libraries using world cat which is a combined catalog around the world really. A lot of the United States libraries, Canadian libraries, we can find what libraries may have the journal or book that you are looking for.


So let us know if we can help you with that. We do have any of these things, document delivery service, world cat, anything like that if you go to get help you can put in a keyword here under our quick answers and find more information about it and you can also come back to us because if you still cannot find it, come to our ask a librarian page. It is on the top right of all of our webpages and really for an individual article the best way to do that is to send us an email through this form. You put your name, email, that you are a student and where the question is ask a librarian you could tell us where you find the citation, copy and paste all the information you have and then we can look for it and return via email if we find it or give you some other options if we don't. Okay?


We do also handle these lost text questions through our other ask a librarian modalities which would be the chat and voicemail but I cannot really recommend a voicemail because frequently it is kind of hard to hear what you all are saying and so, and during chat just depends how many chats we have going at one time as to how deep we can dig for you while we are on the chat service. So if you are not familiar with our ask a librarian service we have all of them on one page here including our doctoral research appointment for those of you who need a bit more in-depth help finding things. All right?


What questions do you have about all of this? I have not looked at the Q&A panel or the chat panel in a while.


>> TRACI AVET HECTOR:   We do have a few. The first question is how do you get a find at Walden link on Google scholar.


>> JULIE JAMES:  That is one of the frequently asked questions everywhere. And to show you just how to get to our Google scholar under start your research, Google scholar is here and this is a page that will do it for you. To link your Walden library to Google scholar is a quick answer down here that shows you step-by-step how to do it. But I will run it through for you because if you go to Google scholar and just type in here on the upper left these three horizontal lines you don't want to click on my library, that is something different. You want to go down to settings and then library links is here in the middle and you can add up to five libraries. Keep the open world cat it should already have that there and that will find a lot of the free items for you. And I live near this University so I have this checked as well so if there is something we don't all my can see if they own it too.


When you do come across something that is found that we have in our collection it will have defined at Walden button and it may require just as much persistence to go through the clicks to get to the final full text. But these are the same skills because just coming in through a different doorway. Okay? What other questions do we have?


>> TRACI AVET HECTOR:   The next question is a person that does not have any articles specific like author or title but just wants to find a peer-reviewed article in education.


>> JULIE JAMES:  For that I would not go to Google scholar because there is no peer-reviewed limiter in Google scholar. So for any student at Walden I think your best bet is to start here with the research by subject and since you are in education I would go to some salmon research by subject, education, and you can see individual education databases here or you can search several databases at once at the top of the screen. You said we did not have a topic they want to today?


>> TRACI AVET HECTOR:   Right, just education.


>> JULIE JAMES:  Just start with a broad topic in the gold box and then you could look at the results and add more words and the advanced search with the three search boxes. If you were going to add more terms to this search you could put like primary education, primary school, elementary school, I like to use the suggested words that pop up in the databases as well because it gives you more synonyms to work with. So you can just keep adding things like that but just take it one at a time and practice using some different words and I think everybody that is in this webinar today should go find their research by subject page for your program and bookmark it.


>> TRACI AVET HECTOR:   Just to add to that, for the person who asked that question there is a checkbox on that left side of the search results page. For peer-reviewed.


>> JULIE JAMES:  Once you do a search like this and you see you have some decent search results then over here in the limit area I do this so automatically myself I click the peer-reviewed scholarly journals and that we don't need these historical articles back to 1978 so I'm just going to type 2015 over it and hit return and now we are at 2800 articles that are all peer-reviewed journals and all within the last five years. Thank you, Traci.


>> TRACI AVET HECTOR:   This is not just for education what Julie did here will work whatever field you choose.


>> JULIE JAMES:  All of these research by subject categories have a gold box search at the top and that is where I like to start and all of the searches are from this company called EBSCO and they all had this light blue column on the left where you can limit it to peer-reviewed scholarly journals and to present here. That is a great tip for everybody no matter what topic you are in.


>> TRACI AVET HECTOR:   Perfect.


>> JULIE JAMES:  Any more questions?


>> TRACI AVET HECTOR:   We have a third question and thank you these are good. The last one is asking if it is recognized that the students attended and we don't provide any certificates or anything but we do have a record of those students who registered and maybe probably attended we are still getting used to this new platform but we do have a record for when you register and all of those who registered will receive an email in the next few days with a link to the recording as well.


>> JULIE JAMES:  That email can prove that you attended if you need that for a teacher otherwise let us know and I can provide you with a note. If you only remember one thing about today remember that we have the get help on our webpage. We have asked a librarian. We have all kinds of resources to help you and next month we will be doing same time and place the new topic is time-saving tips and tricks. This will be Andrea next month and we will talk about other ways that you can save time when you are searching the library at Walden. Thanks everyone.


>> TRACI AVET HECTOR:   Thanks everyone. We will see you next month.


>> JULIE JAMES:  Bye-bye.



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