Name: _______________________________ Class/Section: _______________
1. To find scholarly articles, it is productive to use the most comprehensive index for topics in architecture studies. The name of the index is ________________.
2.How/where can you access that index?[be more specific than "library web page: How would you describe to somebody how to locate a link to the index from the library page?]: ____________________________________________________
3. Do a "keyword" search for ________________________________ [fill in the exact keywords for your topic that you put in the search box].
a. What is the total number of hits retrieved in the search? _______. (the first "tab" might say, for example, All Publication Types 334)
b. IF you have more than 20 results, select the tab "peer-reviewed journals”
c. Select format FULL record. (dropdown box at bottom of page). Some records will indicate that the article has "bibliographical references" (See the line for NOTES.)
d. Scan the records and "mark" (the box on the left) the first five that have bibliographical references (to save for review). If you do not have five records with bibliographical references, go back to the tab “All Publication Types” and scan these records.
e. Print out the five marked records that have bibliographical references. (To retrieve just the five records you've marked, click on the "Save, print, email" link which is found toward the top of the page. At the next screen be sure to switch the dropdown to "Full format" then click "print preview")
f. By each record on your printout write "relevant" or "not relevant" (if it is "relevant" it is on the subject of your paper). Be careful, just because it came up in your search results doesn't mean it is on your topic. For instance, there may be two architects with the same name.
g. Circle or highlight on the printout the " NT: Notes " that show bibliographical references are included [this indicates that the article is likely to be scholarly].
h. Underline on the printout the journal title, and ONLY the journal title, for each relevant scholarly article [TIP: the journal title is in the field that says "SO:" (for "source") -- the field that says "Title" is for the article title not the journal title].
4. Go back to the results. Look at the record for each relevant title and determine if the article is in the UNLV Library Catalog by clicking on "Get Text" button. Click UNLV Library Catalog (an option in "Get Text"). Continue until you find a journal title that is in the library catalog.
a. What is the title of the journal? [TIP: Make sure you do not confuse this with the article’s title] _______________________________________________________
b. Is the article also available online? [TIP: Under “Get Text,” see UNLV Online Journal Subscriptions] [Yes or No] ____________ If it is, is the format PDF, HTML, or both? ________________
c. Find the journal in the library catalog. Print out the page of the library catalog record for the journal. Where is it located [Architecture Studies Library? UNLV Periodicals (Lied Library)? Community College?] ______________________________________________
d. What years does the library have in print? [TIP: Look at the “Library has” statement. A dash at the end means that it is an ongoing subscription] ______________________________________
e. In what year of the journal is the article you want? ________________ Does the library have that year? ___________
f. To find the journal on the shelf you will need the call number. What is the call number? [TIP: The call number is found in the UNLV library catalog, it is NOT in the Index] ____________________________________
5. Sometimes full “text” does not include images. In that case you will need to find the print version. If the library does not have the journal, or does not have the issue/year that you need, you can request the article from a source outside the library through the Libraries' Interlibrary Loan. The “Interlibrary Loan Request Form" is one of the options on the "Get Text" screen. Click to access the Interlibrary Loan Screen. What is the name of the Service? Tip: You are to "logon to _____ [name of service]"__________________
6. Give two reasons why you might need to use Interlibrary Loan Service [TIP: Two reasons were given in the Detailed Step-by-Step Guide] ___________________________________________________
7. Have you read the Detailed Step-by-Step instructions in Module 5 for finding scholarly articles? __Yes __ No
Revised 11/17/2009. JMB:AW