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1 Database Navigati ng Article Search Results in ANY Ask yourself these questions, in order, about any citation for an article you want. Stop when you answer yes. Keep going if you answer no. NO: YES: text link ­ 1. Is there a full Fantastic! Click on it. Then read it, print it, Go to #2. or PDF icon? or email it. St op here. NO: YES: 2. Do you see a gold Okay, then you’ll need to open a Good! Click on it, and then go to #3. new tab or window and go to eLinks icon? ­ UC cruzcat.ucsc.edu ( If it automatically opens the article for you, . search for the name (or Do a title source) of journal. Click then stop here. the ) Now you can read it, or email it. on the journal title and see if the volume and date you need are listed or would be covered by the “LIB.HAS” line. If so, write down the locatio n and call #, and then find the volume on the shelf and read it or copy it. Stop here. If we don’t have it at all , and you have 2+ working days lead time, then go to library.ucsc.edu/services/borrowing/interlibrary loan ­ to order a scanned copy from anoth er library. NO: YES: 3. Now is there a link Go to #4. Excellent! Click on the link, find the article, under “Get it online”? and read it, print it, or email it. Stop here. YES: NO: 4. Do we have the journal Nice! Click on the journal title and see if the If it says “Your entry ... would be here” then in print? volume and date you need are listed or we do not subscribe to that journal. Click on “Check the UCSC absolutely To be would be covered by the “LIB.HAS” line. If so, sure, Catalog: C RUZCAT” link. write down the location and call #, and then for the name of the journal. try a title search in Cruzcat also find the volume on the shelf and read it or Then check for the volume and date that is in the article copy it. Stop here. citatio n. Still no? Go to #5. YES: NO: 5. Do you have time to Go to #6. Great! Click on the “Request this from wait for it to come from another library” link. Fill out the info on the another library Request form. You’ll receive an email with a (about 2+ working l ink to the article when it has been scanned. days)? Stop here. NO: ... MAYBE 6. Are there other Take a look at your results list more closely Tip: Look at the subject headings, terms, or descriptors that articles in the results are used in the results list. Try searching those or try and see if any others would do. Make sure to that might work for you? different keywords or different combinations of keywords. look a t any abstracts (summaries) to see how relevant they might be. And go to #7. ‐ In help (other hours by referral): person YES: 7. Are you out of ideas pm See box to the right for info (and on the 5 ‐ F 1pm ‐ McHenry Library: M and need more help? ‐ ‐ 3pm F 11am Science & Engineering Libr on how to reach us. back) ary: M 24/7 online chat with librarians We live for this stuff.  page library.ucsc.edu on Created by Laura McClanathan, Information Services, McHenry Library, UCSC Updated December 1, 2011

2 Navigati Database ng Article Search Results in ANY IN - – WE ARE HERE FOR YOU! PERSON HELP McHENRY LIBRARY SERVICES DESK During academic quarter: Monday - Friday 1pm - 5 pm 4pm - - During quarter breaks: Monday Friday 1pm Other hours by referral SCIENCE & ENGINEERING LIBRARY REFERENCE DESK - Friday 11am During academic quarter: Monday pm 3 - Other hours by referral 24/7 CHAT REACH US BY EMAIL REACH US BY P HONE UC Ask A Librarian Live Chat McHenry Library: McHenry Library Service [email protected] is - time chat reference service Real 5171 - (831) 459 provided by UCSC and other academic librarians. Science & Engineering Library Science & Engineering Library e - [email protected] 2886 (831) 459 - librarian library.ucsc.edu/ask - a - Updated December 1, 2011 Created by Laura McClanathan, Information Services, McHenry Library, UCSC

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