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Fall 2017 Education Newsletter: Website Updates

Website Updates

New Search Box:

If you have been to the Library's website recently, you have probably already noticed that we have a new search box: 

Screenshot showing the SwoopSearch search box


Use Advanced Search for more options: 

Screenshot showing the Advanced Search options. The search scope can be changed from SwoopSearch to Library Catalog, Scholar Works, or Guides. "Any field" can be changed to Title, Author/Creator or Subject. "Contains" can be changed to "is (exact)" or "starts with". Material Type can be changed from "All Items" to Books, Articles, Journals, Images, or Audio Visual.

You can make use of the "Tweak my Results" options on the results page to narrow your results (by Availability, Resource Type, Subject, Author/Creator, Creation Date, Library, Collection, Language, Journal Title, or Location).     


Please note that this new search system was recently implemented and there are still adjustments being made. One of these is addressing the Guest login feature that is currently showing up on the search page. For now, please disregard this login! If you are working off-campus, you should be prompted to login with your University credentials in order to access the Library resources. This prompt should come up when you try to access a database directly or if you try to access a library resource (for example, an article that you find through SwoopSearch). If using SwoopSearch, use the links for online access in the item record and sign in using your University credentials when prompted.

Screenshot highlighting the Guest Login on SwoopSearch. For now, please disregard this login!

Journals


Getting to the Journals:

If you know the name of the Journal that you would like to access, you can pull up Journals by Title using the link in the search box or under Research in the drop-down menu on the left side of the Library's website:

Screenshot showing the Journals by Title option in the search boxScreenshot showing the Journals by Title option under the Research drop-down menu

Use the options to locate a journal by title or pull up a list of journals by category (i.e. Category: Arts and Humanities, SubCategory: Education & Careers).

Screenshot showing the Journals by Title screen


Example using Journals by Title to find out if we have access to full text of a journal:

Let's say that you had found an abstract for an article from the Journal of Military History from 1956 and you needed to check to see if we had access to the full text of the article before requesting it through interlibrary loan. Pull up the Journals by Title feature and look up the Literacy Research:  Theory, Method, and Practice using the title:



Articles


Getting Full Text of Articles:

You may come across an article indexed in a database that you are interested in but which isn't available full text through that database (i.e. there is no PDF or html Full Text). The full text may not be available through that particular database but it doesn't necessarily mean that the Library doesn't have access to the full text of the article (we may through another source). The first thing to keep an eye out for is a link in the article record that may take you to the full text. 

For example, in Education Source, if PDF or HTML Full Text is not listed for an article:

  • Click on the title of the article to open the article record
  • Even if the record shows "Borrow from another library", scroll down in the article record to the DOI field to see if there is a link
  • If the DOI field contains a link - click on that link to see if it takes you to the full-text of the article 

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If there is not a link, or that link does not take you to the full text of the article, you will want to try one of the other suggestions below to see if we have access to the article before you request it through interlibrary loan. 


Check to see if we have access to the journal:

Use the citation information to identify the particular volume/issue of the journal that the article is from. Use the Journals by Title feature to find out if the Library has full text access to the journal for the date that you are looking for (see above for an example).


Try the new CitationLinker feature:

If you have the citation information for an article and want to check to see if the Library has access to the full text, try using the new CitationLinker feature. 

  • Pull up Journals by Title using the link in the search box or under Research in the drop-down menu on the left side of the Library's website:

Screenshot showing the Journals by Title option in the search boxScreenshot showing the Journals by Title option under the Research drop-down menu

  • Go over to the CitationLinker tab and enter the information to see if we have the article:

Screenshot showing CitationLinker


Example using CitationLinker:

Below is an example of an article record found during a search of EDUCATION SOURCE. There is not full text of the article available in the database and there is not a link to connect us to the full text. We need to check to see if the Library has access to the full article. 


In this example, the library does not have direct access to the article.


Remember Interlibrary Loan:

If, after checking to see if the Library has access, you find out that the Library doesn't have access to the full text of the article that you want, don't forget that you can submit a request for the article through Interlibrary Loan ("Borrow from another library"). 

Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions:

Frequently Asked Questions