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WISER: Humanities

WISER: Humanities. Electronic journals and citation indexes Kerry Webb & Elizabeth Crowley. Why use journals?. CONTENT: they provide short articles on specific topics, including the most recent research in your subject area CURRENCY: published in parts which come out several times a year

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WISER: Humanities

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  1. WISER: Humanities Electronic journals and citation indexes Kerry Webb & Elizabeth Crowley

  2. Why use journals? • CONTENT: they provide short articles on specific topics, including the most recent research in your subject area • CURRENCY: published in parts which come out several times a year • CONVENIENCE: whilst books take a long time to write (and read!) journals are quicker to browse and often have dedicated indexing tools

  3. Structure of the session • Quick overview of Oxford e-journals • Researching specific topics using citation indexes • Combining the two

  4. Why use Oxford e-journals? • Lists every electronic journal subscribed to by the University, in full text • Provides valuable information about electronic coverage • Available 24/7 wherever you can access a computer connected to the Oxford network • Don’t have to wait for Automatic Stack Requests for periodical parts available electronically • Multi user access, don’t have to wait for journals to be reshelved in order to use them • Links directly to OLIS for complete Oxford holdings information • All accessible via OxLIP : http://bodley.ox.ac.uk/oxlip

  5. e-Journals at Oxford provides… • Full text access to thousands of journal articles • Ability to browse recent issues of journals by subject area • Choice of downloading, emailing or printing articles • Access from any computer linked to the Oxford network • http://sfx7.exlibrisgroup.com/oxford/az

  6. By Title Provides a hyperlink to the various full text subscriptions within Oxford journal Full text options From here select an option according to the coverage you require (e.g. 1950 – 2001)

  7. By Subject Will provide a list of all e-journals within your subject area subscribed to by the University By Citation Provides a direct link to the article you require, but you must provide the article title, journal title and volume/issue number

  8. Other Options For example, you can search for all journals in your subject area provided by a specified publisher

  9. What is a journal index? • A database which contains information about individual articles in journals, and often indexes book chapters from edited collections as well as book reviews in journals • Indexes are fully searchable by author, title, journal title and, more importantly, by subject area • Indexes are valuable research tools when combined with TDNet • Some indexes allow you to export citations to bibliographic software • You can email, print or download your search results • They are not repositories for full text journal articles, but can provide links to the articles indexed

  10. Indexes for English: MLA Bibliography • Available via OxLIP – listed within the English subject area • Provides searchable indexed records from over 4,000 journals covering literature, linguistics, language and folklore • Coverage from 1926 to the present • Links directly into the OLIS catalogue and Oxford eJournals (where applicable) • A user guide is available from the English Faculty Library website: http://www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/english/library_guides • Other useful indexes for English • Web of Knowledge: Arts & Humanities Index • Linguistics Abstracts Online

  11. Indexes for Theology: ATLA Religion • Includes index citations to journal articles, essays in multi-author works, and book reviews from three ATLA print indexes: Religion Index One (RIO), Religion Index Two (RIT), and Index to Book Reviews in Religion (IBRR) • Focuses on Biblical studies, world religions, Church history, and religious perspectives on social issues • Contains article citations from 650 journals, essay citations from 14,000 multi-author works, and book review citations • Has direct links to over 70 journals in full text • Indexes back to 1949, with selected records going back to 1818 • Other useful indexes for Theology • Philosophers Index • International Medieval Bibliography

  12. Indexes for Philosophy: Philosophers Index • Provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields • Covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic • Also includes material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language • Coverage from 1940 to the present • Links directly to Oxford University e-Journals when an article is available electronically • Other useful indexes for Philosophy • PsychInfo for Philosophy of Mind • Web of Knowledge or OCLC for the Philosophy of Science

  13. Indexes for History: Historical Abstracts • Provides searchable indexed records from over 2,000 journals covering world history from 1450 to the present • Index coverage from 1954 to the present • Will search Oxford University e-Journals to see if the articles selected are available electronically • Also includes a targeted selection of social science and humanities journals, of special interest to researchers and students of history • Combines Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life, covering the United States and Canada • Other useful indexes for History • Royal Historical Society Bibliography • International Medieval Bibliography

  14. Points to remember • Oxford eJournals is the fastest way to access electronic journal resources if you know the title you are looking for • It is important to remember that e-journals might not have the same coverage as our print collections, and some recent issues will have a delayed electronic release date • Journal indexes are valuable research tools for searching for journal articles and book chapters on specific research topics • You will need an ATHENS password to access some of these resources from outside the University network. For further details go to: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/athens/ • To access electronic resources from home, VPN software is your best option. For details go to: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/network/vpn/oucs-service/ • A quick guide to accessing electronic resources from outside the Oxford network is also available from OULS

  15. OULS Subject Librarians Kate Alderson-Smith, Theology Librarian Charlotte Goodall, Classics Librarian Clare Hill-Nova, History of Art Librarian Isabel Holowaty, History Librarian Jill Hughes, German, Yiddish Librarian Vanya Murray, French & Film Studies Librarian Johanneke Sytsema, Linguistics Librarian Miguel Torres, Spanish Librarian Sue Usher, English Librarian Hilla Wait, Philosophy Librarian

  16. Thank you for coming to this session If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us: Kerry Webb, Deputy Librarian, English Faculty Library email: kerry.webb@efl.ox.ac.uk Elizabeth Crowley Senior Library Assistant, Bodleian Library Main Enquiry Desk email: elizabeth.crowley@bodley.ox.ac.uk

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