Approaches to searching:
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).
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.
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.
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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
Find in a library
Browse our stacks: This is a great way to find books: a good old-fashioned method!
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.
See the history databases below in the Humanities box.
Easy to skip this step, but worth your time... Find concise overviews and bibliographies.
These journals give good overviews on research topics and trends:
Here is a guide to using our e-books.
We have copies of all textbooks approved for use in Kentucky schools.
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".
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.
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.
Second: get your records.
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
Third: apply output styles: APA 6th
Are you going to apply the APA 6th-Annotated style? (For an annotated bibliography). You'll have to tweak the style settings:
Fourth: write your ground-breaking paper!
Get full text of articles
Standalone app with browser extensions, or all-in-one version using Firefox
Plug-in for your word processor: add for Firefox (plug-in already installed if you downloaded the standalone Zotero)
My Library and Group Libraries can hold many collections.
Making a group library and sharing
Your storage space
Get records from your web browser (wow! so easy!) Zotero's brain is loaded with translators to handle most every web site, database, etc.
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.)
Get records from library databases
Get records from your old EndNote library
You can also add records manually
Searching your library
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.
Insert your citations, apply citation style
Add references to an email, a Google Doc, or some other editor simply by dragging one or more references out of Zotero.
Or highlight items in Zotero, right click, then create bibliography.
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 http://wistechnology.com/articles/1954/
Cite an entire website: info from APA
Cite a tweet or a Facebook post: info from APA blog
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