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Introduction to Journals and Databases. Programme  What is a journal?  Why do I need to use journals?  Types of journal  Where can I find journals?

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1 Introduction to Journals and Databases

2 Programme  What is a journal?  Why do I need to use journals?  Types of journal  Where can I find journals?  Print Journals  Electronic resources  The different types of database  How to access them  Example product: Business Source Premier  Article search  Publication Search  Hands-on session

3 What is a journal?  A journal, or periodical, is:  A publication which is produced on a continuing basis, for example weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually  A print, or electronic publication that is issued in successive parts (issues) and is usually referred to by volume or issue number, and by date  e.g. Journal of Business & Management, 2010, Vol. 16 Issue 1  A publication that usually contains articles by many authors and is published by a society, university, or publishing company

4 Why do I need to use journals?  The information found in journals is useful because:  It reflects research, academic discourse and opinion  It may not be available in books or other publications  Scholarly research is generally published in journals first. This includes:  technological and experimental breakthroughs  case studies of groups, companies or activities  reports on current events  Referring to journal articles appropriately in your work provides evidence both of broad reading and your research work

5 Types of journal  Magazines and newspapers  Trade and Professional publications  Academic or Scholarly journals  Scholarly journal articles are an important source because they:  Reflect current research and knowledge  Provide in-depth coverage  Are written by subject specialists  Cite references formally  Are often peer-reviewed (reviewed before publication by someone else who is an expert on the subject)

6 Where can I find journals?  Print journals  Search the Library Catalogue for the journal title  Print journals located at Maritime Greenwich are shelved in Room 005 (Ground floor, East)  Electronic journals  Search the Library Catalogue for a specific publication  Search the electronic databases accessed through the Portal  Advantages:  Enables you to search for articles on a specific topic  Access from on campus, or from home

7 Databases  A database is a collection of electronic records that can be searched.  Those ‘records’ may be various types of resource:  Books  Datasets: company accounts; time-series data (GDP; BOP; unemployment; inflation; etc.)  Journal articles  Other more specialised types of document: market research reports; industry profiles; conference papers; etc.  The Library Service currently subscribes to about 80 databases  Augmented by School-specific resources (e.g. Stata)

8 Business Databases  This is NOT an exhaustive list:  Books  MyiLibrary - multi-disciplinary  Journals  Emerald - 200 journals; management (strategic, HRM, etc)  Business Source Premier – 2150 journals; everything!  SwetsWise - cross-searches selected other journal databases  Datasets  Thomson One Banker - company accounts & sector data  Datastream - worldwide equity & economic data  Economic & Social Data Service International - worldwide macroeconomic time-series data

9 Access: The University Portal The Portal is a hub that gives you access to a wide range of systems and services, including: WebCT Library Catalogue Library Databases Login using your Username and Password Access problems? Use the Help link

10 Portal: The ‘Library & IT’ Tab Link to the electronic databases Links to the library catalogue

11 Directory of Databases Scroll down the list to find Business Source Premier Click on the title to access it

12 Example Database : Business Source Premier Select EBSCOhost Research Databases Select Business/Economics Databases

13 Business Source Premier: Article Search Advanced Search is the default interface, which allows you to search for journal articles on a specific Business topic Enter search terms into the search boxes

14 Entering Terms  Search terms may be single words or phrases. Be aware:  Entering diversity manag*, will retrieve articles on diversity management and managing diversity.  Enclosing search terms within double quotation marks ensures that the exact phrase is searched, e.g. “diversity management”.  Truncation: Use the star symbol (*) to represent one or more characters. For example :  organi*ation retrieves organization and organisation.  manag* retrieves management, managing, managerial, manager, etc.

15 Combining Terms  AND: Each result contains all search terms.  OR: Each result contains at least one search term.  NOT: Results do not contain the specified terms.  Multiple search terms are combined using Boolean operators.

16 Initial Search Results Results are displayed in the main panel Total number of results for the search

17 Refine your Results Select to view only articles available as full text Select to view only articles from Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals Select to view articles from a specific time period by using the Publication Date filter Update results

18 Refined Results Set The Limiters applied are shown and can be de-selected The refined results set

19 Sort Results Click for options to sort results. Sorting by Date Descending gives you the most recently published articles first!

20 Viewing Results: Citation Page Bibliographic information needed to reference the article Abstract: a brief description of the article content Click to view Full Text of the article as a PDF

21 Viewing Results: Full Text Navigate to sections of the article Print or Save the full text Email full text, or export citation to a reference manager such as Endnote

22 Business Source Premier: Publication Search Search for a specific title Browse titles alphabetically Select a publication by clicking on the title Select Business Source Premier Publications

23 Publication Search Select the required year, volume and issue

24 Publication Search View the articles published in the selected issue

25 Contacts Rachael Hartiss 020 8331 8133 Fraser Nicolaides 020 8331 8298 William Robley 020 8331 7881 OSCARS (Support for Remote Users)

26 Hands-On Session  Log into the Portal  Go to the Library & IT tab  Click on the Electronic databases, electronic journals and e-books link  Select Business Source Premier from the directory of databases  Select EBSCOhost Research Databases  Select Business/Economics Databases  Complete the exercises on the sheet provided

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