Information overload. Embarrassment of riches. Drinking from a firehose. Whatever you call it, this can produce a paralyzing anxiety in your research process. We've all been there. Take a deep breath. Look out the window for a minute. Then I invite you to eavesdrop on the following chat session undertaken to help a student narrow their search to get good results from the mammoth "Articles & More / Summon" search tool on the front page of the Drexel Libraries website.
A few simple steps can make all the difference in connecting search results to full text, exporting citations to RefWorks or EndNote and best of all - SAVING TIME!
It's great that GoogleScholar settings can be saved by a cookie in your browser without requiring that you sign into a personal Google/Gmail account.
Go to: http://scholar.google.com
Look for the "gear" icon that says "Settings"
Due to the Federal Government sequester, my favorite publicly accessible interface to the ERIC aka "Education Research Information Clearinghouse" database is not working. In place of using the awesome http://eric.ed.gov website, I recommend the first of the following two vendor platform options. Especially notice how they each handle searches that utilize the ERIC Thesaurus (which I highly recommend you use for precise and powerful searching.)
This post is in response to inquiries from Education graduate students who use the web-based RefWorks citation management solution for harvesting journal citations, but would like to ultimately have their citations reside in the desktop-based EndNote software. Presuming you are familiar with RefWorks, we will proceed from the point at which you have collectied citations in a specific RefWorks folder, and are prepared to export them to a text file on your desktop for later use with EndNote.
Annotated bibliographies can be managed in a variety of ways. Based on a recent interaction I will share the steps outlined for an EdD student who wanted to try using RefWorks.
The Library database "Education in Video" has been updated with 96 new videos equaling 37 additional hours.
We are delighted to announce that starting in February your e-book options for education topics will be greatly expanded! We anticipate adding a large batch (1000's!) of current education e-books through a new arrangement with our eBrary vendor. You can find these new e-books in three ways.
Many of you will be familiar with searching by keyword or browsing by subjects linked to each book's short descriptive record in our old-style catalog.
Philly schools apply a $2.5 million grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation toward working better together. ow.ly/fSDIA
New CUNY project JustPublics@365 trains profs&grads on social media to make their social-justice research more visible ow.ly/fN7KZ
KhanAcademy founder envisions new university -internships &self-paced learning in his book The One World School House ow.ly/fN6pD