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Transcript - Mysteries of the Library: Revealed! Full Text - Nov 19 2018

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>> FEMALE VOICE:  Welcome everyone. We will get started in just a minute.  We are here for Mysteries of the Library Revealed.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  If you can hear us talking, if you could type something in the questions panel so we know that our audio is working.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  Then we know some humans are out there. Welcome, everyone to our mysteries of the library revealed full text. Kim and I are your hosts this evening and I'm your health sciences librarian and Kim is the librarian for the college of education. We are going to turn our cameras off, so we do not distract you during the session.


Kim, can you start the recording?  Welcome to our webinar. We have a couple housekeeping items. You may have seen this go to webinar toolbox come in your window, it has a couple panes in there including a sound check in the upper right and a section for handouts. I have put them both up in PDF. If you want to download one of those, it is there. If you are not seeing this pod like this, it automatically hides itself after a few minutes and so look for the orange arrow, if yours is not showing, and that should let you get to the handouts section and the questions pod.


Welcome to mysteries of the library revealed. We do this webinar series once a month. It is a mini webinar where you can learn about one particular aspect of using the library without getting overwhelmed. They are about 1/2 hour each and it's the third week of the month. The next one will be Google Scholar in December, that is probably the most popular one we have had. In January we will be doing peer review, which is a frequent hot topic amongst all of our students.


Let's talk about what we're doing tonight. We want you to understand what full text is. What is it?  What do we mean when we say full text?  And what are the various ways to get to full text resources and to see the whole article, all of the pictures, all of the goodies? Kim, take it away.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  Let me know when you can see it. What is full text?  What are we talking about when we say we or you see a notice when you see full text? When we use the term full text, we are talking about accessing the full content of the resources. So the entire article dissertation, or paper. Now, a lot of times people are wondering why is everything in full text? Or why bother having things show up in a search that we do not have full text to? How is this going to be helping me?  That is a good question. Our research databases are more than just a to get full text. They are also useful for what is available on a topic for abstract only results. This is especially important for doctoral students. We need to do deeper research and be aware of what is out there, even if the full text is not immediately available.


Another reason why something might show up in your result list that you do not have full text access to is it boils down to money. While we provide access to millions of full text items across Walden's diverse programs, we cannot afford everything that is out there. We have a lot of great things, but not everything. A lot of times full text content is subject to publisher restrictions. Items may not be available in online format or on platforms that we use due to exclusive deals that are with the publisher. What publishers will do is they will put articles under embargo. This is when they will not immediately release the full text electronic version of an article in order to protect their print sales. Most embargoes last a year, sometimes they may last 6 months or 18 months, but once the embargo is over then that article you found there will appear in full text in our databases.


Where can you find full text in databases?  We have a lot of different ways that you can find full text of articles in our databases. This slide shows you a couple of ways that you can do that.


Two of the easiest ways are HTML full text and PDF full text. All of the databases usually have one, the other, or sometimes both of these. Sometimes they just look a little bit different. You can see that these are images from different databases and I will go out and demonstrate how they look in some of our databases.


You can also limit full text results only. If you are doing research for an assignment, for a weekly assignment or a discussion post, you will want to limit full text so you can get access to that article because you need it that week.


If you are working on a term paper or a final project that you will be handing in at the end of the course or on a dissertation, you may want to uncheck that full text so you can find everything that is out there and be a little more comprehensive in your searching and not just find what we have here at Walden.


Before I go out there and demonstrate this, I also want to show you the Find@Walden link. The Find@ Walden link, or button, checks all of the library databases for the full text of an article. Sometimes databases will find a citation for an article that we do not have full text to in the database, so they are going to look at our other databases and they might find it in another database, that's when the Find@Walden button or link will show up and all you have to do is click on that and you will be able to access articles in different databases.


Let me go out to a database and show you what I mean. I am going to start off in an EBSCO database. I will be using EBSCO because we have a lot of EBSCO databases and it's very user-friendly, so I am sure many of you have seen this design layout of EBSCO.


Let's say we have an assignment this week on teachers’ attitudes about professional development. So I will take one of my concepts, put it in in each box, this is how I can limit full text. I will leave this checked off because I need to get access to this article right away because it's for a weekly assignment. Just so I don't get a thousand things back, I am going to limit two recent articles and peer review scholarly journals.


I am going to hit search in here for my results. Right off the bat you can see there is a Find@Walden link, and I like to click on the Find@Walden links, open it in a tab so I can come back to my original results. But when I clicked on that link, it found this article in another database. It found in Taylor and Francis. So I can click on Taylor and Francis and will bring you to the full text of that article in Taylor and Francis database.


Although this article, they found it even though I was searching education source, but it just was not an education source, it was in Taylor and Francis, that's why I had the Find@Walden link. This article is available in PDF full text so I can click on that and show you what that looks like.


Here we have the PDF of this article. The one underneath it is available in both PDF and HTML full text, so I will pull that up as well. Now, I also want to show you another database because everything is the same, but it just looks a little bit different. I will take my same search, I will copy this, so I can drop in here.


I will do the same search as I did before, I am limiting it to full text because I need access this article right away, I'm limiting it to peer review and I'm going to do the last three years.


Here are articles in ProQuest. You can see there is a full text PDF link underneath the article that you can click on to access the full text of this article.


Now, I can also change my limits from my search results page. Let's say that this is actually -- you decide to use this for your final paper. You want to be comprehensive and see what's out there, you can uncheck full text and other database is going to look outside of Walden and we went up to 89 results. You can go through and I will see there's a Find@Walden link, full text, I will find one that does not have a full text link in it.


All of these seem to have full text links or Find@Walden. Let's go back to the EBSCO results and we will do the same thing in the left-hand column. I can uncheck full text and it is going to update to 1100 articles and you can see this article right here, there are no links. I can find the article, I can click on the title to read the abstract, but we do not have the article. Now we need to be able to figure out how we find this article somewhere else and Julie is going to help us with that.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  So what do you do when you know what article you want, and you just don't know where it might be?  We have a couple of ways to do that and my preferred way to do it is to Google Scholar and that is a big deal because I was not a big Google Scholar fan for a long time, but I have been switched over. They have been getting so good.


You have a known item and you have the entire bibliography, the entire bibliographic citation which includes the title of the article, the title of the journal, the authors, the volume, the page numbers, all of that. If you paste all of that into Google or Google Scholar it gets a little bit confused, but if you just paste the title of the article only in there and then click search, it tends to be able to match that up really well.


For this particular one it came up perfectly. If you click on the title of the article here it is going to go to the publisher site which is going to ask you for money because it does not know that you are Walden, so it is giving you the article, it says get access here. What you want to do is see the Find@Walden link over here, and if you are not seeing those Find@Walden links you either need to use our special Google Scholar page or you need to link up your Google Scholar with Walden. But when you click the Find@Walden link it's just as if you were going inside the databases and then it will take you to the various places where it can be and get you to the full text itself.


That doesn't always work but it works fairly often and this one is in Taylor and Francis also and it results okay. Occasionally, you won't get a good result, or you will get too many results in Google Scholar and then what you do?  Then there is a couple other strategies and one of them is to use the exact article since you have the title of the article, the title of the journal, we can go in through the journal itself.


This is back on the library homepage and we have a journals button. You can put in what journal it's in, the Journal of College and Character was the name of that journal, and it will look for the journal in our collections and then tell you what years we have. No library can have everything, and certainly no library can have every year of everything, but this one is 2000 to present and that is how we find it, we go in and match up what year is our article, 2017, and then we can drill down. It's just like looking in the actual paper copy itself. And that gets you to the article.


The other way you may want to do it is if you cannot find it anywhere else in Google Scholar or by journals, here is to search in regular Google. Sometimes in regular Google you will find a copy that has been posted, either legally or not so legally, sometimes it is the author that is posting a free publication version that might not be the final version of the article. Sometimes you can find the one that is a PowerPoint that the author has done in addition to the article, perhaps before the article, they can be helpful to go even further.


What happens if that fails?  The first thing I would do is ask the librarian and we will show you how to do that, but we can help you get it through our document delivery service. That is a service that we provide to students of Walden, it is no charge to you, but we will go through all of our partner libraries and see if we can get the article from one of them or through interlibrary loan from another library. It's usually takes 7 to 10 days, so we don't recommend this for your everyday discussion posts and assignments, this is really more for your capstone and doctoral projects that really have the time to do a longer term research project and then be able to wait for the articles.


We can help you look in your local libraries, most academic libraries will allow visiting researchers to come use materials on site and we have a utility called World cat will help us find what library near you might have that journal or the book that you need the chapter. Occasionally we see students that will purchase the article. That is really a last resort, so make sure we can't get it for you before you go pay $35 or $50 or $80, depending on what the journal is.


Are there any questions about these various strategies for retrieving articles?  It's not that straightforward and we understand that, so we are here to help you.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  Julie, can you show them how to access the document delivery service from the website?


>> FEMALE VOICE:  Absolutely, that's a great idea. If we go back to any library page and we go to up here at the top bar where it says start your research, get help, and services. The document delivery service is here on the left and it has a sign up where you put in your Walden address and then you will get an email with a link to the article. If any of that does not make sense, there is a one-minute video here on how to do it.


What other questions do you all have?  We do have a question. Asking your hospital library. Yes, absolutely. If you work in an academic medical center, you will probably have a library and you probably have access to all of those things. The last academic library I worked in, we also had access to everything that the main campus had, not just the medical library. Absolutely, if you have a hospital library, I would ask them, and you can link that up to Google Scholar as well. You can have more than one library showing in your Google Scholar results.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  That's a great idea. If you have access to any library from your employment, definitely sign up and link it with Google Scholar.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  I love the hospital idea. So many of the people that work there all the time have no idea that there was a library at the hospital. Ask around, you might have more access than you know.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  Someone wanted to know if you can show us how to link Google Scholar.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  Absolutely.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  Show us where it is again and how to link it.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  Here at the top of our webpage under start your research we have a link to Google Scholar here on the left side. This is the Google Scholar box that is coded so that Walden Library holding show up. If you do not want to use that, if you have a Google Scholar button on your toolbar, anything like that, it goes straight there. Then behind the scenes I linked it up to Walden and we have all of these instructions written out for you and a video on our website.


If you go to the hamburger up in the upper left and go to settings and library links, you can put in multiple libraries in here. You just look for your library and edit when you find it. You can link up to five libraries. Note that World cat is checked by default, it's going to show you anything that is available for that service as well.


What other questions do we have?  Kim has some more content. We might have lost her.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  I'm sorry, I was muted.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  I’ll do the questions and you go back to Slide 10.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  Let me share my screen. We know that we just went through a lot of information. We know it can be a little bit too taken in 30 minutes, so we like to give you guys a little extra information and access to this information. You are thinking “I know I went to that webinar on full text and they mentioned this thing.” Here we have links to all of our quick answers to some of the things we talked about tonight. [Lost audio] someone has probably already asked us, and we have probably already made a quick answer for it. These are some examples and you can click on any of these links to access the quick answer for what is the document delivery service or how do I fix a PDF problem. I also want to show you how you can access quick answers from the website, ask a librarian, and where you can find the live and recorded webinars, including the archived and upcoming mysteries sessions.


I'm going back to the library website and this banner that goes across the top. Whenever you are in any library website, this banner will go across your page. If you click on get help, here is a great jumping off spot to find answers to your questions. Right here is the quick answers box. I just want to type in here full text and I will hit ask and it is going to bring me all of these quick answers on full text. How do I get full text of an article?  How do I find full text articles as a global student?  Let's take this first one and open it in a tab. Here is an example of one of our quick answers. It goes over everything step-by-step. It gives you links, screenshots, and even has links to more information, if you need more information at the end.


Another thing we have, the webinars. Upcoming webinars and recorded webinars. If you are interested in seeing what other mysteries webinars we have scheduled, you can click on the upcoming webinars and go through here to click on any of the webinars, not just the mysteries, to register for them. If you click on all of the webinars, it will go out farther and usually defaults to showing you six of them. The thing about registering for these webinars, even if you are not available at the time the webinar is going to be presented, if you registered for it you will receive a recording of that webinar. If you are interested in seeing it, just register for it and then you will get the recording. So that is a very nice thing to have if you cannot attend.


Here we have a link - - let me go back to get help. You can see under the webinar box we have recorded webinars, and this is where you can find all of the mysteries, recorded mystery webinars. They are under library skills and we have here an introduction to our series and they we have every webinar we have done in the mysteries of the library revealed series on the left. It's a great way - - you just want to get a quick overview on a particular topic, click on here and watch some of these recorded webinars. Finally, on the top banner we have a link to ask a librarian, we also have a link to ask a librarian from the get help page. Here you can email us. We respond to emails every day. Well, pretty much every day unless the library is closed which it will be on November 22 and 23rd for Thanksgiving. You can send us your question and we will respond to it by email. You can also chat with us. Right now chat is live. When you click on the chat button, today's date will be highlighted and the hours that it is available. And all you do is click on this button and you can talk with a reference librarian who is on duty right now. You can call us and leave a voicemail and we will respond to that voicemail by email. And if you need a more in-depth appointment, such as you are doing a doctoral study or a dissertation student, you can make a doctoral research appointment which is a 30-minute appointment one-on-one with the subject liason librarian for your program.


Those are all the ways that you can get in touch with us or how you can answer your questions here at the library.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  Please don't be that student that submits it in all three different media. We do have some students that think if they leave it by chat or by email or voicemail, it will go faster. We do them in order, so voicemail will not get you any faster. We might not be able to hear every piece of your citation by voicemail, so I would recommend copying and pasting to email.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  That's usually the easiest, email. A lot of times when people leave voicemails, we respond by email asking for more information. Give us as much information as you can in the email. The email gives you a form to ask your question, so just put in as much information as you can and submit it and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  Our turnaround is usually 24 hours, but almost always it's much faster than that.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  I think we just say the 24 hours just in case the library is closed, which is going to be at the end of this week. Otherwise, we’re pretty good about getting back to everybody with your questions.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  What other questions do you have?  Anybody else?  They are very sleepy, or we did a good job of explaining this. We can go ahead and stop the recording and hang out if anyone is feeling shy.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  I am going to turn off the recording and Julie and I will hang out for a little bit longer. Thanks everyone. Thank you for coming.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  We have a student asking, they are new to the library and which webinar do you recommend to improve finding research articles? I would recommend a subject special, a subject related webinar, if you are not getting your good research articles frequently, the subject oriented webinars can help you. They may be a little bit different for health sciences than for business and things like that.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  I will show you where that is. From that webinars and get help from webinars.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  Really, that's how I got acquainted with the library when I first started here was watching a lot of the webinars because each librarian has their own little tips and tricks and things that are helpful to them. Nancy would like to get acquainted with nursing resources and we will be having a nurse introduction -- nurse webinar coming up next week, next Tuesday. I am giving it, so you would think I would know when that is.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  It's us again.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  Nancy, consider this your engraved invitation to come back to us. It is in the afternoon, but like anything else, if you register we will send you a link to the recording and then we will have the evident based medicine webinar, which is a little bit more advanced nursing research is going to be a little farther out. I think the first week in December. Let's see what else we have. Yes, there are webinars in counseling.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  We have from March in there.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  Since all of the webpages changed anyway, that is good. We have another question that says, how often are you asked to help get info for the discussions?  Is there anything as being requested solicited too often?  That is a really good question. We do have the occasional student who will just paste the discussion question into the ask a librarian box and if they did not like the answer, they would do it again and again and see if they get a different answer from a different person. We are trying not to do your homework for you, we are trying to guide you toward the research. No, we don't typically say that you're asking us questions too often unless you're trying to get us to do your homework for you.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  Someone else had a question about just starting, they are new the and just starting and they want to know any tips to get acquainted with the library. Again, we are here on the get help. We can go to tutorials under build library skills and there is a bunch of great things here. The library skills guides which basically go - - I can click on that to show you. You can pick a topic where you need your help. Just click on that and it goes over how to pick a topic. If you go back here, you can click on evaluating journal, so it teaches you how to evaluate resources. Another thing we have in the Walden library skills is the link to tutorials and these are great short - - this one is about my nine minutes, we have a couple four, five-minute long tutorials that go step-by-step in the process. If you are new to the library, this is a great way to get acquainted with the library, to get the basic information and then start searching. That's what it's all about, just getting in there and going to the databases and practicing. Every time I go into the databases, I'm learning something. It just takes a little bit of practice.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  Kim, would you scroll all of the way to the bottom of the page?  Darrell has smartly noticed that the citations that are automatically generated in some of these programs don't actually follow APA format. So you need to look at the writing center and their website. They have webinars also and they have lots of them. They have podcasts, and they have all kinds of help things, their webinar link is on the left there also. They have lots of things that are more specific to APA.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  And they specifically have the APA citations and style webinars that are recorded. They are the experts


>> FEMALE VOICE:  So the auto generated citations are not great, but they are better than nothing.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  They are a place to start.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  The writing center will tell you that you have to check every single one. Any other questions?  Thanks, everyone. I am impressed that so many of you stayed after class. You will get a pop-up survey, let us know what other courses you would like to see and how we can help you further, everyone.


>> FEMALE VOICE:  Thanks everyone for coming. Goodbye.



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