databases index articles from thousands of scholarly journals,
magazines, and newspapers. Databases may include abstracts
(summaries) of articles or the complete (full text) articles
Note: For this
exercise you will find two FULL TEXT articles
from Academic Search Premier AND print the two article
CITATIONS (author, title, source, date, etc).
is Academic Search Premier and why
is it useful?
Academic Search Premier is an article
database used to find articles and article citations
in over 8000 magazines and journals covering most topics.
Many of the article citations
in Academic Search Premier include a link to the full
text of the article online. Full text articles can be
printed, emailed, or saved for later use.
Academic Search Premier
is just one of many databases provided by a company
called EBSCO and it's online service EBSCOhost, available
through the Stewart Library.
access Academic Search Premier
Using Academic Search Premier
- Start at the Stewart
Library home page at the following web
address (also known as the URL or uniform resource
Under Quick Links, click on Database
Finder then on Academic Search Premier
- For off campus access
enter your WSU user name and password when prompted.
- Type your keywords
from step 2 above into the Find box.
Use the Boolean operator AND to combine
search terms and to limit and focus your search. Example:
television and violence and children
- For this assignment, limit
your search to Full Text articles (the complete
article will be online)
- Notice that you may also limit your
- Selecting SCHOLARLY (Peer
Reviewed) Journals. Articles from peer
reviewed journals are sometimes called Refereed
- Or use the Advanced Search
option for additional search options
- After entering your keywords and
limiting to Full Text, click on Search (or
use the Enter key)
- Review the results
- Select two full text articles
on your topic. Click on Add in the
right hand column and add the two
articles to your folder
- Click on the yellow folder
near the top right of the screen. It should now say
Folder has items
TYPES OF PUBLICATIONS
following characteristics can help you distinguish between
popular, scholarly, and trade/professional publications.
Some publications may not fall neatly into one category.
Consider the content of the specific article
when determining if it is popular, scholarly, or trade/professional.
Sports Illustrated, etc.)
|Written for the general public; popular interest; general
language; no list of references; usually published weekly
or monthly; glossy appearance; lots of advertising
Scholarly (or academic)
journal (sometimes called peer reviewed)
|Written for researchers and professionals; scholarly;
language is more specialized or specific to field of study;
peer reviewed or refereed; generally includes bibliography
or list of references; often published quarterly; little
or Professional magazine
World, Aviation Week, Chemical Industry News, etc.)
|Written for people in a specific business, trade, or
organization; articles may have short bibliographies;
advertising is usually related to the trade or profession
Look at the full text of the two articles you have selected.
Using the characteristics above, what type
of periodical publications did you find? (Popular, scholarly,
1 is: ____popular ____scholarly ____trade/professional
Article 2 is: ____popular ____scholarly ____trade/professional
Follow instructions below to print
the citations only for your
two articles. A citation includes the information which
documents the source: author, title, date, magazine,
volume and page, etc.
- For this exercise DO NOT print the
- Click on Print near
the center of the screen (NOT on
- In the Print Manager
be sure to UNCLICK the HTML
Full Text (when available) box.
- Click on the gray Print button
- In Internet Explorer, the print command
box will automatically appear. If using Mozilla, go
to File and Print on the browser tool bar
- Attach the printout
to this exercise. You should have one or two pages
- Ask for help as needed
Other Article Databases and Ejournals
Library subscribes to many article databases covering
a wide variety of topics. From the library home page,
select the Database Finder to see lists
of databases by subject. Most databases may be accessed
off-campus 24 hours a day.
What if the articles you
want are NOT available in full text?
- Articles may be full text in another
database. Click on Find Full Text
(if shown) to see if the article is available.
- To see if a particular journal is
available in full text, check EJournals
on the library home page.
- Ejournals will also indicate if the
library owns Print Holdings (print
copies) of the journal/magazine. If Ejournals has
a link to Print Holdings, the link
will take you to the Stewart Library Catalog. Use
the "Journal Alphabetical" option in the
catalog to find information about
print (paper) copies
- Note the dates available
electronically or in print to be sure the date you
need is available
- If the library does not own the journal
you need, you can order articles using Interlibrary
Loan from the library home page
Where are print magazines,
journals and newspapers located?
- Current Issues (new, unbound) are
located in the Current Periodicals Collection
- Back Issues (older, bound) are interfiled
with books in the General Collection