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Dude. Where's my Dissertation?


You have completed your PhD/EdD or a masters degree at Drexel University.

eBrary E-books Now Downloadable

Got a Smart Phone, iPad, Kindle or Nook?

Drexel leases over 32,000 scholarly books from the vendor eBrary that includes titles from a wide variety of disciplines. To read these books previously required an active internet connection. But all that has changed.

Share ERIC Searches within a Community of Interest

New Beta Feature from

Would you like to share your ERIC searches with a community of people with similar interests? Are you curious about what others are searching—and finding—in your topic area?  ERIC is pleased to announce the release of a new Shared Search feature that is currently undergoing beta testing.

Shared Search is part of the "My ERIC" customization tool at
My ERIC users can now select a community of interest, for example, science education, and a role related to that community, such as teacher.

Education Research Beyond Summon

Today's blog posting is an odd testament to the success of the Summon discovery layer on the Library's front page under the "Articles & More" tab that was introduced one short year ago. Despite my best efforts to present Summon as just one stop on the education research path, today I got the question "Where else can I find education research besides the Articles & More tab?" My somewhat elaborated response follows.

I’m delighted to hear that the “Articles & More” tab has gotten you started. But it sounds as though you could benefit from using a more precise search tool.

New RefWorks Version 2.0 Now in Beta

So you love citation management services - RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Papers (for the mac) etc. You love the ease of adding the citations of articles you find to your very own account. You love generating bibliography lists with a few quick clicks. You love how it keeps your citations findable forever.  But if you have compared the available services, what makes one of them really stand out from the others?

Getting Full Text from abstracts

Question: How do I get full articles from the free government site

You have a few options.

1.) The easiest to describe is just take the journal title from the citation you want, and look up that journal title in our library catalog (notice drop down menu to specify your search as "Journal Title." Then follow "Online access: Full-text options" links from the catalog record to the SFX page with the yellow bar and click the "GO" button next to the title.

Do you have this journal?

[This is part of an occasional series where I post my responses to typical questions I receive in the hopes that it may be useful to others.]


I am trying to find if Drexel subscribes to Human Development journal.

Specifically, I am looking for a 1991 issue, volume 34, issue 1.  I was not able to find it but perhaps I missed something.

Can you please help me or at least confirm that Drexel does not have it?



Good to hear from you.

Find Educational Case Studies using Education Research Complete

Check out our new video tutorial on how to find ethnographies and educational case studies using Education Research Complete!

EbscoHost's Education Research Complete offers the world's largest and most complete collection of full text education journals. It is a bibliographic and full text database covering scholarly research and information relating to education.

RefWorks online training session 7pm PST

Primarily for students in the MSHE Sacramento program, tonight's session will cover the basics quickly as needed:  exporting citations from popular education databases that do and don't support RefWorks, creating bibliographies, etc. Then we'll get into some finer points, such as publicly sharing bibliographies, linking attachments and using the Ref-Grab-It plugin to capture website details, and the Write-n-Cite plugin to generate in-text (parethetical) references.

Technical requirements:

The session requires a fast internet connection and an up-to-date browser.

Question: Do you have these journals?

[This is part of an occasional series where I post my responses to typical questions I receive in the hopes that it may be useful to others.]


Hi Mr. Siftar,
Thank you for following up with me.

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