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Two New Guides

Introducing two new library guides!

Finding Full Text

This guide includes several video tutorials demonstrating different methods for accessing the full text of library materials.  Topics include how to access the full text when you have a full or partial article citation, how to link to full text when searching a library database, how to find full text from the library’s online catalog, and how to link to the library’s full text subscriptions through Google Scholar.

DOI: Digital Object Identifier

Have you been painstakingly searching out DOIs for your reference lists but don’t really understand what they are all about or how they are useful to you?  This guide covers what a DOI is, where to find it, how to cite it, and how to use it to quickly find articles.

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New Books in Research Methods

The library has received many new books in the area of research methods that are of interest across the social sciences.  See some highlights below, or browse the full list of new arrivals in research methods.

Successful research supervision: Advising students doing research
by Anne Lee
2012
Routledge
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Your research project: designing and planning your work
by Nicholas Walliman
2011
Sage Publications
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Doing your literature review: Traditional and systematic techniques
by Jill Jesson, with Lydia Matheson and Fiona M. Lacey
2011
Sage

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Social and behavioral research and the Internet: Advances in applied methods and research strategies
2011
Routledge
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Longitudinal data analysis: A practical guide for researchers in aging, health, and social sciences
edited by Jason T. Newsom, Richard N. Jones, and Scott M. Hofer
2012
Routledge
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Cross-cultural analysis: Methods and applications
edited by Eldad Davidov, Peter Schmidt, and Jaak Billiet
2011
Routledge
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Cognitive methods in social psychology
edited by Karl Christoph Klauer, Andreas Voss, and Christoph Stahl
2011
Guilford Press
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New Sage Journals – Education

Falvey Memorial Library recently subscribed to a large package of social science journals from Sage Journals Online.  These titles are now available in full text online through library resources.

The My Tools feature of Sage Journals Online allows users to establish email alerts, saved searches, marked citations, and favorite journals through personal accounts.  If you need assistance setting up a personal account or taking advantage of these tools, please contact Kristyna.

Here are some highlights from the newly acquired titles in the Criminal Justice Collection.  Check this blog for more highlights from other disciplines!

Active Learning in Higher Education
Holdings: 2000 – present
Active Learning in Higher Education is an international, peer reviewed publication for all those who teach and support learning in higher education and those who undertake or use research into effective learning, teaching and assessment in universities and colleges. The journal is devoted to all aspects of development, innovations and good practice in higher education teaching and learning, including the use of information and communication technologies and issues concerning the management of teaching and learning.

Educational Management, Administration, and Leadership
Holdings: 2004 – present
Educational Management Administration & Leadership (EMAL) is a peer reviewed journal that publishes original contributions on educational management, administration and leadership in the widest sense. EMAL is published 6 times a year and edited by Tony Bush, University of Warwick. EMAL is covered by the Social Science Citation Index, Journal Citation Report-Social Science edition, Impact Factor pending.

Educational Policy
Holdings: 1999 – present
Educational Policy (EPX) focuses on the practical consequences of educational policy decisions and alternatives. It examines the relationship between educational policy and educational practice, and sheds new light on important debates and controversies within the field.Educational Policy blends the best of educational research with the world of practice, making it a valuable resource for educators, policy makers, administrators, researchers, teachers, and graduate students.

Education, Citizenship, and Social Justice
Holdings: 2006 – present
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice provides a strategic forum for international and multi-disciplinary dialogue for all academic educators and educational policy-makers concerned with the meanings and form of citizenship and social justice as these are realised throughout the time spent in educational institutions.

 

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New Sage Journal Titles – Research Methods

Falvey Memorial Library recently subscribed to a large package of social science journals from Sage Journals Online.  These titles are now available in full text online through library resources.

The My Tools feature of Sage Journals Online allows users to establish email alerts, saved searches, marked citations, and favorite journals through personal accounts.  If you need assistance setting up a personal account or taking advantage of these tools, please contact Kristyna.

Here are some highlights from the newly acquired titles from the Research Methods & Evaluation Collection.  Check back with this blog for more highlights from other disciplines!

Action Research
Holdings: 2003 – present
Action Research is an new international, interdisciplinary, peer reviewed, quarterly published refereed journal which is a forum for the development of the theory and practice of action research. The journal publishes quality articles on accounts of action research projects, explorations in the philosophy and methodology of action research, and considerations of the nature of quality in action research practice.

Qualitative Inquiry
Holdings: 1997 – present
Qualitative Inquiry (QIX) provides an interdisciplinary forum for qualitative methodology and related issues in the human sciences. The journal publishes refereed research articles that experiment with manuscript form and content, and focus on methodological issues raised by qualitative research rather than the content or results of the research. QI also addresses advances in specific methodological strategies or techniques.

Statistical Modelling
Holdings: 2001- present
Statistical Modelling’s primary aim is to publish original and high-quality articles that recognize statistical modelling as the general framework for the application of statistical ideas. Submissions must reflect important developments, extensions, and applications in statistical modelling. The journal also encourages submissions that describe scientifically interesting, complex or novel statistical modelling aspects from a wide diversity of disciplines, and submissions that embrace the diversity of applied statistical modelling.

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ICPSR Records Now Searchable in the Catalog

ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) records are now searchable in Falvey Library’s catalog, using the Search tab.

To perform a search, click the Search tab, then the Books & More tab.  Type your search phrase: ICPSR + keywords.  For instance, see the results of a search for ICPSR crime women.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research holdings include several time series and other types of aggregate data, its holdings consist mainly of raw data derived from surveys, censuses, and administrative records. The data holdings contain some 6,000 studies and 450,000 files that cover a wide range of social science areas such as population, economics, education, health, social and political behavior, social and political attitudes, history, crime, aging, and substance abuse.

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Introducing the Social Sciences Blog

The Communication Reference Blog has been expanded to create the new Social Sciences Blog.  Although the blog will include all the same great posts about new books, featured resources, and library news, it will include topics of particular interest to Communication, Psychology, Sociology, Education, and Gender/Women’s Studies students and faculty.  Students and faculty in these departments will be able to discover new library resources in interdisciplinary areas of interest, in addition to monitoring only those posts related to their own discipline.

Either follow the Social Sciences Blog, or check in with a particular feed:

 

Please feel free to suggest topics to be covered in this blog!

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