All journals accessible through Kirkwood Library Services can be found through our Journal Search tool. This includes all of our print journals as well as electronic journals accessed through databases. the Journal Search tool can also be used to find specific article titles as well as eBooks. this short tutorial will provide you with the basics of using this powerful tool.
We'll use this example citation:
Hanna, K., & Decker, C. (2010). A concept analysis: assuming responsibility for self-care among adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 15(2), 99-110
2. Type in, or copy & paste the journal title to the search box. In this example the journal title is Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing.
3. The results screen shows that this journal is available in two databases for a specific range of time. Click on either of the Journal links to access articles in this journal. For articles outside of this time period, contact library staff for assistance with interlibrary loan.
4. Browse and locate the issue you need.
Under All Issues on the right of your screen, click on the appropriate year and then the appropriate volume and issue for the article you want. If the journal you need is available through a source other than EBSCOhost, the way you browse and locate the issue may be different.
5. Browse the content of this issue and locate the article you need.
Click on the PDF Full Text link to download the full text of the article. If the journal you need is available through a source other than EBSCOhost, the way you look for the full text icon may be different.
A citation is the information needed to locate an article, a book,or other information resource. A complete citation of an article generally includes the following information.
When you cite a resource in your research paper, you must format your citation in a certain style. The two most used citation styles at Kirkwood are the APA (American Psychological Association) style and the MLA (Modern Language Association) style. For more information on citation styles, see the Citation Guides.
Below is an exmaple of a ciation of an article in APA style.
Hanna, K., & Decker, C. (2010). A concept analysis: assuming responsibility for self-care among adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 15(2), 99-110.
There are two ways to limit your search in EBSCOHost databases. Note that if you do so, the "Find Full Text" mentioned above will not appear.
1. On the first page you see in an EBSCOHost database, the check box for "Full Text" is located in the left column under the "Limit your results” section. This box is automatically checked for you. If you are doing an extensive search, you may wish to click off the full text limit to determine if there are other citations that relate to your topic. The full text of these articles may be requested through interlibrary loan. Ask library staff for assistance.
2. On the search result page, the check box for "Full Text" is located under "Refine your results" on the left of your screen.
Many of the articles in EBSCOHost databases are available in full text (which means the complete article is immediately available online) in either PDF format, HTML format or both. The full-text option is automatically checked for you. To search for citations of additional articles, click on the box to remove the checkmark. Resources not available in full-text in EBSCOHost databases may be requested through interlibrary loan.
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