Posts Tagged 'research'

Searching for Journals and Periodicals in the Library Catalog

With the end of the semester fast approaching, we’d like to take the opportunity to point out a few new (and old) tips when searching for journals and journal articles in our electronic resources.

List of Journals/Periodicals in the Library Catalog

You can now easily pull up a full list of every periodical the library currently subscribes to as well as those in our bound journals and storage sections. From our library homepage, choose Subject from the search drop-down menu and type periodicals in the search box.

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Do a subject search for periodicals to see a full list of the library’s journal holdings.

This will return a list containing the subject term corresponding to periodicals:

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Choose ‘periodicals’ to see the full list of journals and magazines.

Clicking on Periodicals will bring up a full, alphabetical list of all the journal titles in the library’s catalog:

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Close to three hundred periodical titles are in the library’s holdings

Checking a Journal/Periodical’s Availability Online

Interested to see if any of the library’s journals are indexed and/or are available in Full Text through our electronic periodical databases like EBSCO or JSTOR?

Just click on the journal title to bring up its full record page. If it is indexed in any of our databases there will be a Connect to link underneath the Title and Publication info.

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The detailed record page for a journal title in the library’s catalog.

Keep in mind that the detailed record page also shows what physical volumes the library has, as well as the most recent issue we’ve received (if we are currently subscribed).

Clicking on the Connect to link will open up the journal record page for that particular periodical database. (Note: if you’re accessing this page from off campus you may need to sign into the database. See the library’s Moodle page for off-campus login info)

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The journal record page in EBSCO’s periodical database.

The Bibliographic Records field indicates what date range this particular journal has been indexed in the database (i.e. information like article title, author, publication, etc. available and searchable).

The Full Text field will indicate what date range the database has the full text of the article available for you to read or download immediately. Please note, not every title has full text availability.

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On this page you can check the availability of the title in this database.

To begin searching for your topic within the journal, click on the blue Search within this publication link towards the top of the page, or you can also browse the individual issues by using the All issues menu on the right.

Have questions about searching for journals or journal articles? See our Library Instruction page for additional tutorials, or stop by the library. We can also be contacted via email or by phone: 215-965-4054.

Journal of the Month: Journal of Curatorial Studies

Journal of Curatorial Studies

The Journal of the Month for September 2013 is new to the library’s collection. The Journal of Curatorial Studies is an international, peer-reviewed publication that explores the cultural functioning of curating and its relation to exhibitions, institutions, audiences, aesthetics and display culture. The journal supports in-depth investigations of contemporary and historical exhibitions, case studies of curators and their engagements, and analyses of the critical dynamics influencing the production of exhibitions in art and broader display culture. The Journal of Curatorial Studies publishes both thematic and open issues, and features research articles, contemporary and historical case studies, interviews with curators, artists and theorists, and reviews of books, exhibitions and conferences.

Volume 2, No. 2 Features:

“Constant Redistribution: A Roundtable on Feminism, Art and the Curatorial Field”—This discussion between nine curators, theorists and art historians addresses some of the contemporary issues related to feminism and curating.

“Exhibition Histories and New Media Behaviours”—For future critical art histories of participatory art exhibitions, the author proposes that an effective method of evaluation would include a combination of documentary sources, such as installation images, audience data, and crowd-sourced documentation.

Plus Exhibition, Book, Website and Conference Reviews!

Be sure to browse this month’s journal, along with the rest of our journal collection!

Journal of the Month: Arts Education Policy Review

Arts Education Policy Review

The Journal of the month for July/August is Arts Education Policy Review (AEPR). This journal presents discussion of major policy issues in arts education in the United States and throughout the world. Addressing education in music, visual arts, theater, and dance, AEPR presents a variety of views and emphasizes critical analysis. Its goal is to produce the most comprehensive and rigorous exchange of ideas available on arts education policy. Policy examinations from multiple viewpoints are a valuable resource not only for arts educators, but also for administrators, policy analysts, advocacy groups, parents, and audiences—all those involved in the arts and concerned about their role in education.

Volume 114, No. 1 Features:

“Assessment on Our Own Terms”—The authors advocate for those professionally concerned about the arts and arts teaching to reaffirm and rearticulate essential principles of artistic evaluation and, in the present environment, pursue applications of those principles in various forms of evaluation.

“Arts Education Advocacy: The Relative Effects of School-Level Influences on Resources for Arts Education”—Results of a study to investigate advocacy influences that may impact school arts programs using data from the 2009–10 National Center for Education Statistics elementary and secondary school surveys on arts education.

“Seismic Shifts in the Education Landscape: What Do They Mean for Arts Education and Arts Education Policy?”—This report provides an overview of a selected number of contemporary developments in the general field of education and an examination of some policy issues these developments and reports raise for arts educators as they work to shape the future landscape of arts education.

Be sure to browse this month’s journal, along with the rest of our journal collection!

MyJSTOR: New Access Information

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JSTOR recently updated the registration process for remote access. To use JSTOR off campus, please follow the registration link found on Connelly Library’s Moodle page. You will need to access the registration link even if you have already registered for a MyJSTOR account:

  1. Login to your Moodle account
  2. Click on the “Campus Community” Course Category at the bottom
  3. Connelly Library is on the 2nd page of resources
  4. Click on Connelly Library and “enroll” in the course
  5. You will see the JSTOR Remote Access Token link at the top.
  6. Click on the link and follow the instructions listed:
  • You will be directed to the Login/Register for MyJSTOR page.
  • If you already have a MyJSTOR account, click Login to MyJSTOR under the “Already have a MyJSTOR account?” at the top. This will activate access for your existing MyJSTOR account.
  • If you do not have a MyJSTOR account, complete the required fields to register a unique username and password.
  • A unique email address is also required, please use your Moore email account.
  • Click “Submit” to register your account. You will be redirected to the new JSTOR main page, where you may use JSTOR as usual.
  • For subsequent access, you may go directly to JSTOR and select “Login” at the top of the page. You may access JSTOR via this account from any location.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: 215-965-4054 or library@moore.edu.

Tips for End-of-Semester Research

As we approach the last few weeks of the semester, here are a few links from the Library to assist you with finals:

  • Visit the Electronic Resources page on the library website to access Periodical Databases, Online Encyclopedias, and Visual Resource Collections. Contact us or stop by the library for log-in details and passwords.
  • The Useful Links section of the library website contains online resources for research and writing.
  • Additionally, you’ll find Research Guides organized by subject along the menu to the right of this post.
  • Be sure to make good use of Moore’s Writer’s Studio.
  • Click below for a sample of citation and research materials you can find in the library:
The Chicago Manual of Style A Pocket Style Manual Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age


Questions? Ask us! Call 215-965-4054 or email library@moore.edu.

Need help with your paper?

 

Girl Writing a Letter (1923) by James McBey. Image courtesy of ARTstor.

Anyone wishing they had a writing coach is in luck! Educational Support Services (ESS) will be providing one-on-one help for students working on their papers. The drop-in sessions will take place in Connelly Library on the following dates:

  • December 7th, 2:00-4:00pm
  • December 8th, 5:00-7:30pm

For maximum effect, come prepared with:

  1. Two copies of your most recent draft, or a paper copy and your laptop
  2. A copy of your assignment
  3. Any feedback from your teacher
  4. Any notes or research you may have

Finally, bring a list of any questions and/or concerns you have for the writing tutor. For more information contact Sarah Vanacore in ESS.

New Features in Academic Search Elite and ERIC!

Just in time for your end-of-semester assignments, the database provider EBSCO has introduced two new features to make searching easier. These updates will effect Academic Search Elite and ERIC.

One of the new features is an enhanced PDF viewer, making it easy to browse an entire issue of a magazine or journal. There are now several options for viewing an issue’s information while also viewing a PDF, including a Table of Contents column with access to each section and a list of thumbnail illustrations from the issue. For a short demonstration of the new and improved PDF viewer, visit this link.

Additionally, some individual records in results lists now show the subject headings, making finding related articles even easier than before.

Keep an eye out for these helpful new features while working on your final papers. If you have questions about using Academic Search Elite, ERIC, or any other library databases, just ask!



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