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1 Research Resources Jacqueline A. Gill, Associate Professor Reference Librarian and Information Literacy Coordinator Ext. 6089

2 Accessing databases from off campus Proxy Account Principles of searching Subject related databases –EbscoHost Premier –JSTOR –Google Scholar Interlibrary Loans E-Journals Finding journals that are not online CUNY+ –CLICS –Renewing books online Research by subject C ontents

3 From the City College Library home page click “Databases A-Z” link. Accessing Databases from off campus

4 Select your database. Accessing Databases from off campus

5 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.

6 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

7 Principles of Searching 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

8 secondary education OR middle school Anything in either of these circles Is recovered Secondary education Middle school Boolean Searching

9 Combine search terms “OR” yields the most results Boolean Searching

10 “AND” makes your search more specific Only the overlap of the circles are recovered Secondary education Middle school Boolean Searching

11 Same combined search terms “AND” yields less results but articles are more specific.

12 Boolean Searching Add a third search term Even fewer results are presented.

13 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.

14 Selecting a database Select ‘Databases A-Z”. Select the first letter of the database name. Select the database name.

15 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.

16 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.

17 EBSCOHOST Additional options are available to refine your search.

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

19 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

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

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

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

23 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.

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

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

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

27 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.

28 J-STOR The complete article may be viewed on this page.

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

30 Project MUSE is a database consisting of over 300 peer-reviewed scholarly journals, mostly in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, published primarily by small scholarly or university presses. This database is more appropriate for the advanced student or scholar, but lower level undergraduates may also find useful material.

31 Project Muse Select “Article Search”.

32 Project Muse On the search page type your topic in the search box. Click “Search”.

33 Project Muse Locate your article and click either the “HTML” or “PDF” link to view the full text of the article.

34 Project Muse This is a PDF file. You can view the complete article online. You can also email, print, or save the complete article.

35 Project Muse Project Muse database allows you to export your documents into “RefWorks” (citation database) to create a bibliography. You select the articles you want to export to RefWorks by checking the boxes preceding the title of the article.

36 Searching all CCNY databases SCHOLAR

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

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

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

40 Interlibrary Loans

41 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.

42 Interlibrary Loans Sending a loan request CCNY Libraries Homepage To request an Interlibrary Loan you need the citation (author, title, year etc.). You can request an Interlibrary Loan by going to the CCNY Libraries homepage. Click “Services” and then click “Interlibrary Loans”.

43 Interlibrary Loans Click “ILL Request” link

44 Interlibrary Loans Sending a loan request WorldCat Database Interlibrary Loans can be searched and ordered in WorldCat. Click “Databases A-Z” and click “WorldCat”.

45 Interlibrary Loans Sending a loan request WorldCat Database 1. Enter search terms here 2. Locate your title. 3. Click the ILL link. 4. Fill in the form and submit. Interlibrary Loans

46 E-Journals Looking for a particular journal article? Go to E-Journals on the CCNY Libraries Database page.

47 E-Journals Go to the CCNY Libraries homepage and click “Databases A-Z”.

48 E-Journals Select E-Journals A to Z”.

49 Type in the name of the journal and click “Search”. You can select any one of the databases to find your article. E-Journals

50 Select the year and issue. E-Journals

51 Select the title of the article and view the full text. E-Journals

52 Finding Journals that are not online CUNY+ Journal Search

53 Journal Title Search Click “Journal Title Search” and type your title in the search box..

54 Journal Title Search Identify your title.

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

56 This is a list of “Bound” journals which are located on the 1 st floor.

57 Journal Title Search Paper journals are shown here. Go to the Circulation Desk to request the journal.

58 Books Government Documents Audio Visual Materials Journal subscriptions CLICS Renewing Books Online CUNY+ CUNY+ Catalog/Internet stations, 2 nd Floor

59 Searching in CUNY+ From the City College Libraries homepage type your search request in the box provided. Use the pull-down menu to identify your search. Click “Search”. You can also click this link to begin in the CUNY Union catalog.

60 Select the “City College” link to view the call number. Searching in CUNY+

61 This is the location of the book. The call number is noted here. Item status tells you that the book can be checked out. Due Date - If there is a date here, the book has been checked out. Searching in CUNY+

62 Book Location Chart Once you have the call number look at the first letter of the call number and look at the Book Location Charts which are posted near the computer catalogs on the 2 nd floor.

63 Circulation Policy Undergraduate and Graduate Students 3 weeks with 4 online renewals Circulation Policy

64 CUNY+ - CLICS If you have chosen a book from another CUNY College you can pick the book up yourself or you can have the book sent to City College and you can pick the book up at the City College Circulation Desk. This is called a CLICS Book Request. Click this link to request the book.

65 CUNY+ - CLICS Enter you barcode number. You barcode must be validated once a semester at the Circulation Desk. Your barcode is also your password.

66 CUNY+ - CLICS Click “Go” to submit your request. You will see a confirmation page – Click “Go” a second time. The book will normally be available to you within 48 hours of your request. If the book is not available, you will receive an e-mail notice.

67 Go to CUNY+ and click “My Account”. CUNY+ - Renewing materials from off campus

68 Click “My Account” to login in. Type in your 14 digit barcode number found on the back of your CCNY ID card. Click “Log in”.

69 1. Select “Loans”. 2. Select the number next to the materials that you want to renew. 3. Click “Renew”. CUNY+ - Renewing materials from off campus

70 From the City College Library home page click “Research by Subject” link. Research by Subject

71 Select a subject. Research by Subject

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

73 Circulation Desk, 2 nd Floor Reference Desk, 2 nd Floor Bound Periodicals, 1 st Floor PowerPoint Tutorials Jacqueline A. Gill, Associate Professor Reference Librarian and Information Literacy Coordinator Ext. 6089

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