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Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015
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Description: Here are the links to your tools for finding books, articles and more.
Tags: counseling, education, educational_evaluation, educational_leadership, educational_policy, health_promotion, kinesiology, psychology, rehabilitation, special_education
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Getting Started
EDC 347
KHP 644
Journal Articles
Books & Lit Reviews
Stats & tests & more
Your Accounts
APA style
Course Guides

Getting Started

Your Quick Links
Searching tips

Approaches to searching:

  • Your own keywords; use of wildcards and boolean combinations can improve your results.  Use this worksheet for thinking up keywords.
  • The database's index terms:  retrieve results with precision; works well when your keywords might match many synonyms.  Look for these terms in the descriptors or subjects field of a full record.  Search for these terms in a database's thesaurus or browse for them in a field's index.
  • An article's cited references:  no need to think up keywords:  find the record for a good article then search to find articles that have cited it; find related articles (searches for refs in common).  Web of Science Core Collection is the best database for this.
  • Ask other readers:  ask your professors, e-mail authors, hang out at conferences.
  • Browsing:  good old-fashioned technique; related books tend to be shelved together; also through serendipity you might find useful sources.
Links to E-Journal Articles

In your database results, look for the Get Text @ UK button.  This button links you to choices of E-Journal access-- if we don't have e-access, then try the link to InfoKat or order a copy using ILLiad.  In WorldCat Local you can find article links as well as links to E-Journals and e-books:  just click Get Text @ UK.  Look for the link in Google Scholar, too (if off-campus set your Scholar preferences to University of Kentucky).

I've got a cite to something... how do I get the thing?
  • WorldCat Local
    You have a cite to a journal article or a book or a poem or a movie or whatever... just paste it into WorldCat Local! Learn if we have it. For possible e-text... in each WorldCat record click "Get Text @ UK." If we have the physical item click to request it. If we don't have it click to request it via InterLibrary Loan.
Come and visit!

Here are the library hours.

College of Education Library Committee site

Questions about fair use?

Do you have questions about copyright permission?  Fair use of copies?  Try the Fair Use Evaluator from the American Library Association.  Describe how you will use the copies and it will give you some guidance.

EDC 347

Tips for some of your courses

EDC 347

NoveList. This database helps you to find fiction for readers of all ages. The records are very rich, giving you lots of information and options for searching.

Limit or filter your results

  • teen audience
  • award winners
  • many facets available on the left side of the screen: genre, pace, tone, etc.

Sort your results

  • popularity
  • relevancy
  • date

Find more!

  • See Read-alikes
  • Find/browse awards lists (includes the Kentucky Bluegrass Award: grades 6-8)
  • Find/browse feature articles, BookTalks, guides, etc.
  • Be sure to use the Curricular Connection articles and other goodies in the "Teaching with Books" section; connect from the link on the NoveList home page.

How do you get the books from the library? Click the link "Check the UK Libraries holdings."

WorldCat. This database combines InfoKat with other library catalogs. You can easily learn our local holdings and what's held at libraries around the world. Use Inter-library Loans (ILLiad) to get loans of books that we don't have. See box at left.

Limit or filter your results

  • juvenile audience
  • DVD or other format
  • subjects (this works for non-fiction)

Find in a library

  • find a copy in our library or other libraries on campus
  • or find a copy in other libraries worldwide (if we don't have the book click "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" to get a loan)
  • you can also borrow from the Lexington Public Library: here's how to get your LPL card (be sure to take your student I.D. and, if possible, a document that proves your Lexington address)

Browse our stacks: This is a great way to find books: a good old-fashioned method!

  • for the Children's collection we have a New Books section
  • and an awards section
  • the fiction is shelved by author: two categories: JE (picture books) and JF (chapter books)
  • the non-fiction is in two categories: biography (shelved by the person) and non-fiction (shelved by Dewey number)

Find book reviews: This technique helps you assess the value of the book. Many records in NoveList come with book reviews. To find other reviews search the Academic Search Complete database. Searching Academic Search Complete for book reviews is also a good way to find non-fiction books. Enter your search terms and also paste this string into one of your search boxes: "booklist" or "book links" or "school library journal" or "horn book"

Kentucky Textbook Examination Collection: We have copies of all textbooks approved for use in Kentucky schools.

  • The textbooks are shelved by these numbers.
  • Then they are shelved by publisher, then by grade, etc.
  • This is the Kentucky schedule for textbook adoption
  • Group I:  Language Arts (expired)
  • Group II:  Social Studies (expires in 2013)
  • Group III:  Science (expires in 2014)
  • Group IV:  Math (expires in 2015)
  • Group V:  Practical Living and Vocational Studies (expires in 2016)
  • Group VI:  Arts & Humanities, ESL, World Languages (expired)

KHP 644

This page links to::

Journal Articles

The Major Education Databases
Colossal databases covering all subjects, including Education
Other Social Sciences databases

See the history databases below in the Humanities box.

STEM databases
Databases indexing older articles... get the historical perspective
Humanities databases
Info on the journals themselves

Don't fall for predatory journals.  See this advice from the reputable journal Nature.  And this advice from Science!

Books & Lit Reviews

Finding encyclopedias and encyclopedia articles

Easy to skip this step, but worth your time...  Find concise overviews and bibliographies.

Finding literature reviews

These journals give good overviews on research topics and trends:

Get a big stack of books and dissertations
E-books! E-books!

Here is a guide to using our e-books.

Textbooks for Kentucky districts

We have copies of all textbooks approved for use in Kentucky schools.

  • The textbooks are shelved by these numbers.
  • Then they are shelved by publisher, then by grade, etc.
  • This is the Kentucky schedule for textbook adoption
  • Group I:  Language Arts (expired)
  • Group II:  Social Studies (expires in June 2013)
  • Group III:  Science (expires in June 2014)
  • Group IV:  Math (expires in June 2015)
  • Group V:  Practical Living and Vocational Studies (expires in June 2016)
  • Group VI:  Arts & Humanities, ESL, World Languages (expired)

Stats & tests & more

Finding statistics
Finding tests plus the DSM
Finding evaluations

Search ERIC and narrow results to document type "Reports-Evaluative."

Here is ERIC's definition of "Reports-Evaluative:" Studies evaluating research, alternative courses of action, or the merits of a particular process or program. Studies of feasibility of a given course of action. Evaluations of programs. Studies oriented toward decision-making and concerned with judgments rather than generalizations."

To find books search WorldCat. In your search mix include SU:"educational evaluation".

Newspaper articles, plus some magazines and broadcast transcripts
Government reports
Legal cases, laws, legal reviews, etc.

Your Accounts

Your Library Accounts
  • Your library barcode is on your ID card.  
  • Your InfoKat account: see due dates, renew books, learn your fines, make requests and track them, save records and searches. These are your borrowing privileges.
  • Your ILLiad account:  place orders, renew loans.  If we've stored a volume you can get pdfs of articles and chapters:  in ILLiad under New Doc Delivery Request click Storage Article Request.  Set up your account.  You'll need your library barcode (it's on your ID card; if you've never used your library card then ask for card activation at any Circulation Desk).  Call 218-1880 for ILLiad help.
  • Your link blue account: get off-campus access to databases.  Tips for getting your browser to handle problems related to our ezproxy server security certificate.
  • Create your own accounts in EBSCOhost, Ovid, JSTOR, Web of Science, WorldCat, etc., to save searches, records, make lists, etc.
  • Create your own EndNote Web account. Save the references that you've collected here and there and everywhere. Use EndNote to "cite while you write."  You can also download the desktop software versionMore info.
  • Software available from  SPSS, Amos, EndNote, Adobe, etc.  Free or discounted Microsoft products available from e-academy.  New!  Access your virtual desktop (VirtualDEN info)
  • Loads and loads of data sets available from ICPSR.  Many downloads require a MyData account.
  • I nfo on using the campus wireless networks.  It's easy to use our secure network!
  • Add money to your PLUS account:  Quick Deposit:  $20 minimum, plus $2 handling fee
  • Are you a Distance Learning student?  Get your library card and we'll ship the books to you!
  • Your UKnowledge account.  Upload your research for the world to read.  You must have the rights to share this research (e.g., preprints, etc.  Legal info here.)  Ask us for assistance.
  • With your Lexington Public Library account use the Learning Express database to practice the Praxis!  In the database pick the Jobs & Careers Learning Center, then Teaching, then pick your test.  Create a Log-In to add the test.  You can also download e-books to help you study for the tests!  If you need to, here's how to get your LPL card (be sure to take your student I.D. and, if possible, a document that proves your Lexington address)
Anything from Anywhere!

Don't wait until you need it... set up you ILLiad account now!  If it's not on campus, then with ILLiad you can get electronic copies of articles and chapters or loans of books and videos.  And More!  You can also use ILLiad to request books if our local copy is currently checked-out or missing.

The Get Text @ UK button makes it easy to place ILLiad orders:  no need to re-enter the details.


Success with EndNote

EndNote X7 now available for Windows and Mac! Get the software for free from UK Download.  If need be, go to Help / Endnote Updates:  Already there are updates for Windows (X7.0.1 and X7.0.2) and one for Mac (X7.0.1).  Here's the little how-to book.

First:  make libraries, groups; edit them.

  • You can keep all your reference records in one big library.
  • You can use groups to subdivide libraries.
  • You can make multiple libraries, too, but this adds to the burden of backing-up, making copies, etc.
  • You can customize:  columns to display, order for sorting.

Second:  get your records.

  • either:  import refs (Export them from databases then import them to EndNote; often a database will make an executable file which opens EndNote)
  • with Macs it's best to use Firefox; otherwise you have to use EndNote to import the file / choose the Import Option that matches the database; failing that use RIS or EndNote Import
  • see the little how-to book for details on the workings of particular operating system + internet browser combos.
  • sometimes you can use EndNote to search the databases (connection).
  • you can add records manually, too.

Getting your records from EBSCOhost:

  • Export
  • Direct Export in RIS format or Direct Export to EndNote Web
  • Save
  • yes! we do have an ID and PW for an EndNote connection file; ask me / connection settings instructions
  • Do you need the EBSCO PsycInfo connection file?  Here 'tis
Getting your records from Web of Science Core Collection:
  • Send to EndNote or to

Getting your records from JSTOR:

  • Export
  • Download .ris file

Getting your records from ProQuest

  • Export / EndNote

Getting your records from Google Scholar :

  • Scholar preferences:  Bibliography Manager:  show links to import citations into EndNote
  • While you're there, be sure your preferences are set to show University of Kentucky Library Links, so you'll get "Get Text @ UK" or use our proxied access to Google Scholar
  • for your reference Google Scholar doesn't give you much metadata
  • import just one record at a time
  • use the filter "EndNote Import"

Getting your records from WorldCat:

  • Cite/Export / EndNote
  • Open .ris file using RefMan RIS (Reference Manager RIS) filter

You can also import PDFs, single files or entire folder.  With the EndNote desktop version only.  If EndNote can read the DOI in the PDF it will fill your reference record automatically!  See the little how-to book for details.

Update your references:  if need be, you can update your reference records

  • if possible fill the DOI field with the correct number
  • Highlight the references that you'd like to update
  • then References / Find Reference Updates
Looking for a DOI?  Search in Web of Science Core Collection or PsycINFO or ProQuest Education Journals for a record describing your article; you might find the DOI in that record.  (If you're following the APA style and get a hot-linked DOI you'll need to strip the URL aspects of the DOI and enter in your EndNote reference record just the plain-text version of the DOI number.)

Third:  apply output styles:  APA 6th

  • APA 6th:  To fix the capitalization problem: 
  • Apply the output style:  APA 6th-Sentence style
  • Henceforth you'll have to keep your capitalization preferences listed:  Edit / Preferences / Change Case
  • Manually lists terms such as United States, Great Britain, British, American, Tennessee, etc.
  • OR if not too many records need fixing, you could go to each record and fix manually
  • The manual routine goes quickly if in your reference record you highlight the article title then Edit / Change Case / Sentence Case
  • You can easily recapitalize proper nouns, etc.

Are you going to apply the APA 6th-Annotated style?  (For an annotated bibliography).  You'll have to tweak the style settings:  

  1. Edit Output Styles / Edit APA 6th-Annotated
  2. Click to get to Bibliography / Template
  3. Find Reference Type Journal Article
  4. Insert the pipestem character (|) after DOI and before the paragraph break symbol (¶)
  5. You'll have to do this if you're using any of the reference types first paragraph of which ends with a DOI or a URL
  6. Save edited version of style as APA 6th-Annotated Copy (or however you want to rename it)

Fourth:  write your ground-breaking paper!

  • Cite-while-you-Write in Microsoft Word, etc. 
  • It's tempting, but don't do it:  if you want to edit your citation once it's in your Word document...
  • use the Edit Library Reference(s) function
  • (know that when you CWYW insert citation you do have the option of excluding the author or year and of adding a "prefix" (e.g., "drop everything and check ") or a "suffix" (e.g., page number) in the in-line citation)
  • Lots of details and screen-shots in the little how-to book
  • More, more, more:  Format a bibliography or make subject bibliographies.  Annotate them!

Get full text of articles

  • "find full text" to add a URL or to obtain the .pdf;  EndNote will try to find some, but you'll be able to find some more on your own; then you can manually attach your pdf files
  • Edit your EndNote preferences to Enable OpenURL; use  this path  And add this URL for the authenticating:

EndNote web version

  • the desktop version comes with a powerful web version; if you only want a web account (with less storage) you can get one for free via Web of Science; once you access Web of Science Core Collection, across the top click EndNote, then click register.
  • differences between EndNote web and EndNote desktop
  • easy now to back-up your desktop library... simply sync!  
  • APA 6th Sentence style not available from EndNote Web... use the desktop version for this
  • no "libraries" per se; you use groups to organize your references
  • hey!  you can share your groups with other scholars:  just add them by e-mail address
  • no connecting directly to databases (unless maybe Web of Science Core Collection if you're on campus/VPN/remote desktop): must import the records
  • EndNote Web gives you the shiny "Get Text @ UK" button and all of its zippy functionality, plus you get fabulous Web of Science Core Collection links
  • if you're not seeing the "Get Text @ UK" ... log out of EndNote Web, then access Web of Science Core Collection ... in WoS sign in using your EndNote Web email and password ... then click the WoS link for My EndNote Web
  • to match your Web account to your desktop software... edit preferences / register an existing desktop purchase … or, when you install the desktop software it will prompt you to upgrade your Web account

X7 manual

Banquet of tutorials

EndNote knowledge base support site


Get the app

Standalone app with browser extensions, or all-in-one version using Firefox

  • download your free stuff
  • Standalone for Mac, Windows, Linux
  • extensions for Safari, Firefox, Chrome
  • be sure that Firefox is set to remember history

Plug-in for your word processor:  add for Firefox (plug-in already installed if you downloaded the standalone Zotero)

Moblie version

Your Library, Collections, Group Libraries

My Library and Group Libraries can hold many collections.

  • Your items can belong to multiple collections
  • You can customize the columns to display

Making a group library and sharing

Your storage space

  • 300 MB for free; $60 per year for 5 GB


  • With a Zotero account you can keep your work synced across computers.  You should still back it up on your main computer!  More info here.
Getting records into your library

Get records from your web browser (wow!  so easy!)  Zotero's brain is loaded with translators to handle most every web site, database, etc.

Here's how the Zotero button looks in your browser.

Just use the Zotero extension function of your browser to get it all!  By default Zotero is set to scoop

✔ snapshots of pages (copy of the web page)

✔ PDFs (Zotero can't seem to get the PDFs from library databases... you could manually attach them?  EndNote does a better job with this.)

✔ URLs (if you don't get the PDF try the URL or try the URL that might glow on your snapshot... these might get you to the full article.  When you import a RIS file from a library database, for the items one of the child items might be a Full Text link.)

✔ tags

Get records from library databases

  • You can use a library database to export records in .RIS format / then use Zotero to import them

Get records from your old EndNote library

  • Export from EndNote using .RIS format

You can also add records manually

  • If you know the ISBN, DOI or PubMed ID number, you can add using those identifiers

Searching your library

  • to make your PDFs searchable, under Preferences/Search install the xPDF apps; rebuild index if necessary
  • if you use the Advanced Search form, the wildcard character is %

If a URL doesn't get you the full text, try again on campus.  Or, if you're off-campus, make your Internet connection via VPN.

Attaching files, Adding notes, tags, info stuff to your records
  • To include a PDF or any other file from your computer in Zotero, simply drag it to Zotero - you can drag to an existing item to make an attachment or you can drag it between items to store as an independent item.  In the Zotero toolbar you can also use “Attach Stored Copy of File” under the paperclip item or “Store Copy of File” under the green plus sign.
  • For PDFs that you have added as independent items, you can try to automatically download bibliographic data from the internet by right-clicking them and selecting retrieve metadata.  If Zotero was able to find a match on Google Scholar, you should be all set.
  • Attach notes to any item.  These are synced and searchable.  You can add a child note to an item or a stand-alone note.  You can add tags to your notes.
  • If using Firefox you can highlight text, right click and create Zotero item with highlighted text added as a note.
  • You can associate records (e.g., the chapters of a book) by using the item's Related tab.
Connecting with your word processing

Insert your citations, apply citation style

  • Install your plug-in, in case it didnt' automatically install
  • In Word find your Zotero toolbar
  • From there you can add citations, add your bibliography, edit them, refresh them
  • APA note regarding sentence case:  If necessary, go to the item in your Zotero Library, highlight the title field, right click and transform to sentence case.  You can recap any of the proper nouns, names, etc.
  • Get more styles from the Zotero repository.

Add references to an email, a Google Doc, or some other editor simply by dragging one or more references out of Zotero.

  • To add a bibliography, simply select items in Zotero and drag them into the document.
  • To add an in-text citation, hold the Shift key before dragging.
  • To use a different style, change your Quick Copy settings in the Export pane of the Zotero preferences.

Or highlight items in Zotero, right click, then create bibliography.

APA style

APA easy examples

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

Why tend to the details?  You want your readers to easily find your cited sources.  Clearly identify your sources so they have no trouble locating your sources. 

Note!  For examples of spacing your lines and making your margins, etc., see Chapter 2 (manuscript structure) and rule 8.03 "Preparing the Manuscript."
The quick help here focuses on a few of the rules listed in:
Chapter 7:  reference examples
Chapter 6:  crediting sources
Copies of the style guide in Education Library

Here are examples of in-text citations.  You will give the details of what you cite at the end of your paper in your Reference List.
Some of the rules to follow: 
6.03  quotes in your text
6.05  quotes from Internet pages
6.11  work by one author; 6.12 work by multiple authors
6.14  authors with same surnames
6.15  works with no author identified
6.17  secondary sources (when you didn't have the original source but you're citing somebody who cited it)
Table 6.1 clearly shows these examples.

Text text text (Thomas, 1972) text.  Bell (1973) text text text.  Text text text text Summers et al. (1968) text text text "text text text" (p. 44).  Text text "text text" (Freierson & Kimsey, 1970, p. 44).  Text text text text (as cited in Warmath, 1971). 

Here are examples for a References list.  The main components of your citation are author, title of article or chapter or book, pages, year.  If necessary you might need the title of the journal or the edited book, as well as volume and issue number.  Make careful notes, so that you have all the components you need for your references list.  Most times you can get your database or EndNote to handle all of these data; you can e-mail or save the citations.
Some of the rules to follow:
7.01  journal articles
7.02  books and book chapters
7.11  blog posts, e-mail messages, etc. 
6.25  alphabetizing your list
6.27  author information
6.29  title information
6.30  publication information (journal volume, book publisher, etc.)
6.31-32  electronic sources (featuring the fascinating DOI)

Looking for a DOI?  Search in Web of Science or PsycINFO or ProQuest Education Journals for a record describing your article; you might find the DOI in that record.  (If you're following the APA style and get a hot-linked DOI you'll need to strip the URL aspects of the DOI and enter in your EndNote reference record just the plain-text version of the DOI number.)

journal article with DOI (based on example 1 in style guide)

Barab, S., Thomas, M., Dodge, T., Carteaux, R., & Tuzun, H. (2005). Making learning fun: Quest Atlantis, a game without guns. Etr&D-Educational Technology Research and Development, 53(1), 86-107.  doi:10.1007/BF02504859  

journal article without DOI (based on example 3 in style guide; article is from library database)

Verbeke, E., & Dittrick-Nathan, K. (2007). Student gambling. Principal Leadership (High School Ed.), 8(2), 12-15. Retrieved from Education Full Text database.

newspaper article (based on example 10 in style guide; article is from library database)

Yusuf, H. (2008, September 30). Video games start to shape classroom curriculum. The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved from LexisNexis database. 

book (based on example 18 in style guide)

Hutchison, D. (2007). Playing to learn: Video games in the classroom. Westport, Conn: Teacher Ideas Press.  

book chapter (based on example 25 in style guide; this is an edited book)

Rhodes, J., & Robnolt, V. (2009). Digital literacies in the classroom. In L. Christenbury, R. Bomer, & P. Smagorinsky (Eds.), Handbook of adolescent literacy research (pp. 153-169). New York, NY: Guilford Publications.   

online newsletter article (based on example 9 in style guide; this article has an author)

Kleefeld, E. Gaming technologies alter classroom, textbook models. (2005, June 27). WTN News. Retrieved from 

Cite an entire website:  info from APA

Cite a tweet or a Facebook post:  info from APA blog

APA 6th FAQs
APA 6th corrections to first printing
APA 6th blog

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