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Writing 116 (Memmott): Known Item Searching

Activity

In pairs, read the article (from Popular Science) above. Can you use clues in the text to find the original research article this is based on?

Find a Known Item

Some Strategies

1.  Look for the article title in Google Scholar.  Try the title OR UC-eLinks / Get it at UC hyperlink.

2.  Look for the article title in UC Library Search.  Look for the green Available Online link or request form. 

3. Look for the journal title.  Select the Journals tab in library search box.  See if the journal is available.  Is the date you need available?

4. You may be able to find it in a major database IF it belongs to a specific subject area.

Try it Out:  Do we have these articles?

Citation #1

"Assessing the predictive validity of emotional intelligence" by Shaun Newsome, Arla L. Day, Victor M. Catany in Personality and Individual Differences. Vol 29 (6), Dec 2000, pp. 1005-1016.

Citation #2

"The treatment of bulimia nervosa" by Rosalyn A. Griffiths, Stephan W. Touyz, Philip B. Mitchell, Wendy Bacon in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Vol 21 (1), Mar 1987, pp. 5-15.

LibWizard Finding a Known Item Tutorial

Finding a Known Item

Instructions:

1. Connect to the campus network via the VPN if you are off-campus.  You will need this connection to access one or more library databases while taking the tutorial.

2. Take the short quiz at the end of the tutorial.  Enter your email address AND your professor's email address. Afterwards locate the email confirmation. These emails often go to your SPAM folder, so be sure to check there.  It is often easiest to search in your email account for the phrase "Certificate of completion" to find your email confirmation.

3. You are ready! Click on the link below to start the tutorial. Follow the instructions on the left hand of the screen and, as directed, complete activities in the main screen (right).

Finding a Known Item >> https://ucmercedlibrary.libwizard.com/f/known-item

Sample Citations - Do we have these?

Example #1

Detection of mycobacterial DNA in a patient with neurosarcoidosis. Acta neurologica Scandinavica (1995)  volume: 91  issue: 4  page: 280 - 2.

Example #2

Endolymphatic hydrops and CSF pressure. Journal of neurosurgery (1984)  volume: 60  issue: 6  page: 1332 - 4.

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