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1 Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center Overview of Library Services Johanna Tunon, EdD Direstor, Alvin Sherman Library

2  Library Services  Navigating the Library Web Portal  Searching for articles in ERIC database and other education databases  Using FIND IT!  Searching for dissertations  Using the Full Text Journal Title Search option  Using ILLiad for document delivery  How to cite resources obtained full text online Objectives

3 Library Services Reference Services (954) Ask a Librarian (chat) Reference desk hours: M - F 8 am -- 9 pm EST Sat 9 am -- 8 pm EST Sun 11 am – 9 pm EST Library Services

4 Phone, , Chat and Individual Appointments

5  A-Z Guide  Subject Guides  Tutorials Online Assistance

6  240 subscription databases that provide access to scholarly information not free on the Internet  28,000 full-text journal titles  260,000 digital dissertations  50,000 e-books  100,000 ERIC ED documents Online Databases

7 Document Delivery Turn around time Items will be mailed via DHL allow 5-15 working days Electronic Document Delivery (EDD) is faster ! Cost -- free Your fees paid for this service! Limit 25 items per week Document Delivery

8 Journal articles Dissertations Practicums, ERIC documents Books Cooperating Libraries & Document Delivery Services Items That Can Be Ordered Through ILLiad Items that can be ordered through ILLiad

9 Google Library What next?

10 Getting to the Library website: Click on Libraries & Research link on the NSU main page at: Getting to the Library website

11 Library Webpage: Go to your patron portal

12 Resources for Distance Students

13  NSU and WebCT  Username: tunon  Password: abcd1234  Library (access databases & FT search)  Last Name: tunon  Univ ID N (User ID, Student ID)  WebStar  User ID N (Univ ID, Student ID)  PIN # mailed to you Computer Help Desk ext (HELP) NSU IDs and Passwords

14 Document Delivery: Requesting Journal Articles or Books

15 Document Delivery: Select patron type

16 Document Delivery: Click on Request Materials

17 Document Delivery: Click on Enter the ILLiad SYSTEM

18 Document Delivery: Enter last name and password

19 Document Delivery: ILLiad menu NSU Student

20 Retrieving articles electronically in ILLiad

21 NovaCat: Select NovaCat Library Catalog

22 NovaCat: Search by title, subject heading, or keyword

23 NovaCat: Finding book by title

24 NovaCat: Changing search type

25 NovaCat: Limit search to Online Resources to locate ebooks

26 Searching education databases: Select patron portal

27 Searching education databases: Click on Databases

28 Searching education databases: Start with ERIC (CSA)

29 Searching ERIC: Type search term for simple keyword search charter schools

30 ED documents: conference papers dissertations reports NSU practicums books 500,000+ documents ED documents

31 EJ educational journal articles – 1000 educational journals indexed EJ education journal articles

32 Scholarly journals that have gone through an evaluative process ERIC: Peer-Reviewed Journals tab

33 Use ERIC descriptors to locate articles ABOUT your topic rather than Resources that just mention your term ERIC: Descriptors

34 Change field to Descriptor for more precise subject searching. ERIC: Descriptors (2)

35 Use the 143 code to limit results to only research resources. Change field to Publication Type. ERIC: Publication type

36 ERIC: Results

37 ERIC: Record

38 Boolean Operator: OR college 154,733

39 Boolean Operator: OR college OR university 154, ,112 = 275,332

40 Boolean Operator: OR college OR university OR campus 154, ,112 14,058 = 302,921

41 B oolean Operator: OR Synonyms – Broadening results

42 Boolean Operator: AND poverty 11,112

43 Boolean Operator: AND poverty AND crime 11,112 21,608 = 3,504

44 Boolean Operator: AND poverty AND crime AND gender 11,112 21,508 10,688 = 7

45 Boolean Operator: AND Narrow results

46 When to Use FIND IT!

47 Ignore FIND IT! icon if … Full Text link is available

48 When to Use FIND IT! FIND IT! takes you to other alternatives

49 FIND IT! : Links to NovaCat and ILLiad

50 FIND IT! – Locates Databases with full text

51 HTML (text file) Advantages: Loads fast Requires no special software Text can be copied and pasted Disadvantages: No graphics or charts in some databases No page numbers PDF (image file) Advantages: Accurate reproduction of page Includes any graphics and charts Includes page numbers Disadvantages: Requires Acrobat Reader (cannot copy and paste) HTML VS. PDF

52 Education Full Text -- HTML Expanded Academic ASAP – text + graphics Examples: HTML and Text+graphics

53 Education Full Text -- PDFExpanded Academic ASAP -- PDF Examples: PDF

54 Full-Text Journal Title Search: Alternative to FIND IT!

55 Full-Text Journal Title Search: Select your patron type

56 Full-Text Journal Title Search: Type the title of the journal

57 Full-Text Journal Title Search: Select appropriate database

58 Full-Text Journal Title Search Results: Select volume and issue number

59 Full-Text Journal Title Search Results: Click on article link

60 Full-Text Journal Title Search: Select PDF version of article

61  ERIC (CSA)  EJ = Education journal articles  ED = ERIC documents  Education Full Text (Wilson)  Research Library Complete - ProQuest  Expanded Academic ASAP  Dissertations and Theses - ProQuest  NSU MARPs, Practicums & Applied Dissertations Education Databases

62 Education Full Text (Wilson Web) Different vendor but similar features

63 Options for Obtaining Dissertations Unlimited access to 260,000 dissertations available in PDF in the Dissertations and Theses by ProQuest database. plus… We will buy up to 2 print dissertations for you if available for purchase from ProQuest. plus… Using ILLiad, you can request Fischler dissertations at no cost from those listed in the MARPs, Practicums, and Applied Dissertations database; newer ones will be PDF’s, older ones will be sent to you on microfiche plus… ERIC, PsycINFO, and WorldCAT may have some full-text dissertations. If not, order print/manuscript copies of dissertations listed in these databases using your local library’s interlibrary loan service; only 40% chance of obtaining them this way. Options for Obtaining Dissertations

64 Clarke, D. C. (2005). Differences in student dropout rate, attendance rate, and grade point average after the implementation of the North Carolina Dropout Prevention/Drivers License Law. Dissertation Abstracts International, 62(3), 853A. (UMI No ) Retrieved August 20,2006, from Dissertations and Theses database. APA manual, p. 260, # 54 – dissertation abstracted in DAI. p. 279, # 88 – electronic copy retrieved from database Citing “published” dissertations: Dissertations indexed in DAI Citing “published” dissertations

65  Dept of Education Other Resources  Local library resources -Public libraries, state universities, and colleges

66  https://www.nova.edu/common-lib/ISI/  note/ EndNote

67 Thank you! Any questions?


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