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DIKLA GRUTMAN 2014 Databases- presentation and training
Databases Databases contain information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals, books, book series, reports, conferences, and more. Databases can be used for narrowing/ enlarging the research topic, verifying citations, and protocols/ patent search. Some databases contain references cited by the authors of the articles and thus can be used for cited reference searching. This type of search enables the user to find articles that cite a previously published work. Some databases contain citation measuring and ranking of every scholarly journal in its subject area. 2
How to search databases? Choose the relevant database Choose keywords for your search Combine the keywords using: - Truncation (*) - Boolean operators - All synonyms/ forms of spelling/ grammar forms/ abbreviations or full phrase options. 3
5 1.Choose a subject. 2.First, choose the “Recommended first choice” database. 3.For additional searches continue with other databases from the list.
Boolean operators Diagram presentation- the scope of the results Results include…ExampleOperator Only articles containing both terms. Focused results. Tomato* AND irrigationAND Articles containing one term and both terms as well. OR retrieves more. Orange OR lemonOR Articles containing one term without the other, removing unwanted data. Quality NOT sizeNOT 6
Databases- keywords Safe* => safe, safetyTruncation women OR femalesSynonyms color OR colourForms of spelling shelf life OR shelflifeGrammar forms BMI OR body mass indexAbbreviations 7
Search screen 8 Click to select a field, where you search your term Add a row for additional fields in your query Insert terms to search using: Boolean operators Truncation Synonyms Acronyms or full phrase etc.
The list of the results: Refine the search. Sort again the list. Select records for future printing/e- mailing/saving/exporting. Save query for future alerts/ RSS. Save query for future re-run. Locate full-text of items from the list. 9
Refining the search 10 Limit range of years Limit to specific source types Choose specific subjects and/or sources
Sort again the list 11 Click to sort the list of the results again, according to selected criterion
Select records for future printing/ e-mailing/saving/exporting 12 2. Click to see the list of the records you selected 1. Click, for every record you need to save for future use
Select records for future printing/ e- mailing/ saving/ exporting 13 Choose how to manage the selected records
Selected records- printing 14 1. Select detailed or brief format of the record 2. Select the citation format you need 3. Click and follow the instructions
Save query for future re-run 21 1. Select the query you need to save 2. Click to save 3. Log in or create an account (and log in)
Locating full-texts of articles Use SFX to access full-texts of articles or to locate a hardcopy of the journal in the library. Order from external library, using ILL (Inter Library Loan) service of the library. ILL requires payment. (Optional- try to contact the writer of the article, when contact options are mentioned at the record) 22
Locating full-text via SFX 24 Click for full-text
Web of Science- Cited Reference Search Find the articles that cite a person's work 25 Select Search for articles that cite a specific article/writer
Web of Science- Cited Reference Search 26 Enter author name Enter abbreviated journal title Enter year Optional: add volume, issue, pages.
Web of Science- Cited Reference Search 27 Click to see the list of the 3 citing articles
Web of Science- Cited Reference Search The list of the results 28 Every item in the list is an article citing an author in a specific journal between specific years, as defined in the query
Impact Factor 29 The impact factor (IF) of an academic journal is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in the journal. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field, with journals with higher impact factors deemed to be more important than those with lower ones. Impact factors are calculated yearly for those journals that are indexed in the JCR. The impact factor was devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information.
Find the IF 30 Go to JCR for information about Impact Factor
Find the IF in JCR (Journal Citation Reports) 31 Journal Impact Factor Journal ranking Go to additional information about the IF of the journal
Find the IF in JCR (Journal Citation Reports) 32
Find the IF in JCR- by Subject Category 33 Choose year for IF calculation Choose searching according to Subject Category
Find the IF in JCR- by Subject Category 34 1. Choose a subject 2. Choose the display format
Find the IF in JCR- by Subject Category 35 1. Choose how to sort the list of the results. For highest ranked journals sort by impact factor 2. Click the journal relevant for you
Find the IF through the SFX 41 Click and move directly to JCR
Conclusion- using databases in the library: 42 Choose database Combine your keywords (using Boolean operators, truncation etc.) Manage the list of the results according to your needs Locate full-text Search in Cited Reference Search Search in JCR (Impact Factor)
Databases- presentation and training 43 Thank you for listening