Tuesday, October 16, 2012

How to Find Article with Citation ("Infodiet" article)

When you have a citation for an article, your instinct is most likely to Google the title of that article. In some cases you might get lucky and find that article for free using Google. But as we've discussed in class, most of the time you can't. This is the case for one of your next readings. I did not provide a link to the article so you can start getting in the habit of locating articles on your own. Here are the steps:
  1. Go to the library website and click on "Looking for a journal? Already have a citation?" search box which is located below the "main" search box on the homepage. You would do this any time you have a citation for a magazine, newspaper, or journal.
  2. In this case you are looking for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Type this in and click "Go!"
  3. You are now taken to the library "catalog" which you might think of as a "portal" to get to journals that are in databases. It is like a "gateway" to the journals Randall Library subscribes to.
  4. Under "This title is available electronically via" you'll see a list of databases.
  5. You can use any of them but Academic Search Complete and MasterFILE Complete have the EBSCOHost interface and will likely look familiar to you. Click on either of those.
  6. You are now accessing the Chronicle of Higher Education through that library database.
  7. On the right side of the screen, click on "Search within this publication."
  8. As one of the words in the title is very unique ("Infodiet") you can type this into the second search box to retrieve the article you need. It is the first article in the list of results.