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1 Research Resources Education Professor Jacqueline A. Gill Information Literacy Coordinator and Reference Librarian CCNY Libraries 212 650-6089

2 Accessing Databases Proxy Account Principles of Database Searching Subject related databases –EbscoHost Databases ERIC Education Full Text –JSTOR Finding Paper Journals E Journals Interlibrary Loans Research by Subject Google Scholar Contents

3 Getting Journal Articles Most older journals are located on the first floor of Cohen Library A majority of our journals for the last twenty years are available electronically.

4 Accessing Databases From the City College Library home page click Articles via databases link.

5 Select your database. Accessing Databases

6 Proxy Account Searching when off-campus Fill in your email address and create a password. First time users and those who have forgotten their password will be asked to enter their barcode number.

7 Next you will be asked to type in your name, email, and create a password. When you access the databases the next time you will only have to type in your email and password. Proxy Account Searching when off-campus

8 Principles of Searching

9 Similar ideas are expressed in a word with different endings. educate educating educated education, etc. educat* will retrieve all of these words The asterisk * is a wild card or truncation symbol. All words starting with the letters before the asterisk will be retrieved

10 Boolean Logic, What is it? Boolean Logic was created in 1888 by mathematician George Boole. Boolean Logic consists of several logical operators. These operators consist of the terms AND, OR, and NOT.

11 Where and Why it Should be Used Boolean logic can be used when searching on the City College libraries databases and the Internet. This particular search technique allows you to broaden and narrow your search so that you receive a higher amount of relevant information.

12 SPECIAL EDUCATION OR GIFTED STUDENTS Anything in either of these circles are recovered SPECIAL EDUCATION GIFTED STUDENTS Boolean Searching

13 Combine search keyword OR yields the most results Boolean Searching

14 AND makes your search more specific Only the overlap of the circles are recovered SPECIAL EDUCATION GIFTED STUDENTS Boolean Searching

15 Same keywords using AND Fewer results are presented.

16 Boolean Searching Add a third search keyword Even fewer results are presented.

17 Boolean Searching Same combined search terms AND yields less results but articles are more specific. Add a row to enter a 4 th keyword

18 Boolean Searching Same combined search terms using NOT. Retrieved articles eliminated the words GIFTED STUDENT*.

19 EBSCOHOST EBSCOhost Premier is a portal to 30 databases providing indexing and abstracting for tens of thousands of scholarly journals, magazines, and reference sources in all areas of study. Many of these databases include full text articles. The academic level of the publications covered varies depending on the database, but the brief descriptions on the opening page will help you determine whether a particular database is appropriate for you.

20 EBSCOHOST In EBSCOHOST you can search many databases simultaneously. Go down the list and select all the databases relevant to your search by checking database selection box.

21 EBSCOHOST Enter your terms in the Find field. You can use Boolean operators (and, or, not) with a standard search. If available, field codes and search history may be used with your search. Select search options to refine your search. You can use limiters or expanders to broaden or narrow the focus of your search.

22 EBSCOHOST Additional options are available to refine your search.

23 EBSCOHOST The results are displayed showing the citation and a link to the full text.

24 EBSCOHOST PDF or HTML full text can be saved to a diskette. The PDF text can only be viewed in the Adobe Acrobat software. If the software is not available on your computer it can be downloaded from

25 EBSCOHOST Click this link to send the Full text to your E-MAIL account.

26 EBSCOHOST Enter your e- mail address and subject and click send.

27 EBSCOHOST Click this link to return to your search results or begin a new search. Databases A-Z

28 Education Full Text Education Full Text provides full indexing and abstracting of almost 700 education journals and magazines; of these, 284 are available in full text. Subjects covered include all areas of education: K-12, higher education, special education, and adult education. The publications vary from scholarly peer-reviewed journals to more popular education magazines. Thus, the database is useful for persons at all levels of knowledge. Images are in black and white only.

29 Education Full Text Click this link to begin searching Education full- text.

30 Enter your search terms. Select full text and peer review. Click SEARCH. Education Full Text

31 Here are the journal articles on your topic. Click the title to view the full text. Education Full Text

32 This is the full text of the article. You can save, print, or email. Education Full Text Databases A-Z

33 J-STOR JSTOR provides full-text access to more than 300 scholarly journals offering more than 886,000 full-length articles going back to 1838. Here are the subject areas addressed: African American Studies, African Studies, Anthropology, Archeology, Asian Studies, Botany, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, Geography, History, Language & Literature, Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Middle East Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Slavic Studies, Sociology, and Statistics. Updated frequently, JSTOR covers important research articles, reviews, opinion pieces, and other items published in key journals.

34 J-STOR Click advanced search. Advanced search provides additional help features not found in Basic search.

35 J-STOR You can type in your search terms here. For example, Asian American education New York. Select type

36 J-STOR Select the disciplines and or journals for this search.

37 J-STOR Results are listed by relevance. The list may be sorted by date and the title of the journal. Click the title link to view the citation and abstract.

38 J-STOR The complete article may be viewed on this page. Click this link to download the file to a disk.

39 J-STOR Click this link to download the file to a disk. Databases A-Z

40 Paper Journals Finding Journals that are not online – use CUNY+

41 From the City college Library homepage click Books, videos, and more. Journal Title Search

42 Click Journal Title Search and type your title in the search box. On the left identify your search type. Select your journal.

43 Journal Title Search Identify your title.

44 Journal Title Search On the right of the title is the college link. Click this link to view the all paper issues.

45 Journal Title Search This is a list of Bound journals which are located on the 1 st floor.

46 Journal Title Search Paper journals are shown here. Go to the Circulation Desk to request the journal. City College Library Homepage

47 E-Journals Searching for a particular journal – Go to

48 E-Journals Type in the name of the journal and click Search. Select any one of these databases to find your article.

49 E-Journals Select the year and issue.

50 E-Journals Select the title of the article and view the full text. City College Library Homepage

51 Interlibrary Loans

52 Interlibrary Loans Finding materials not owned by CCNY Libraries Interlibrary loans are free Reprints of journal articles Reprints of magazine articles Temporary loan of books, some dissertations, reports, documents – but not textbooks Books owned by CUNY must be requested using CUNY+ through CLICS Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. You will be notified via email when the book has arrived at the Circulation Desk. Loan period is 3 weeks. Articles are sent to your email account.

53 Interlibrary loan

54 Click ILL Request link Interlibrary loan

55 Interlibrary Loan

56 From the City College Library home page click Research by Subject link. Research by Subject

57 –Within each subject related page you will find topics that will lead you to additional databases and web pages. – Research by Subject

58 SCHOLAR Searching all CCNY databases

59 Google Scholar is on the internet but it is a special database that will provide scholarly referee research journals. Searching all CCNY databases

60 The Find Full text at CUNY link will bring you back into the CCNY Library database environment. Searching all CCNY databases

61 Select this link to view the full text of the article. Searching all CCNY databases

62 Circulation Desk, 2 nd Floor Reference Desk, 2 nd Floor Additional Resources Bound Periodicals, 1 st Floor More PowerPoint Tutorials

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