Resources for Faculty Research
- Black or white binders containing "Proposals Funded" are located at the A/V or Audio Visual Reserve desk on the second floor (PDF) in the library.
- GSU's Office of Research Services & Sponsored Programs (ORSSP). A bimonthly newsletter, called Grant Support highlights sponsored program activity and news at Georgia Southern. A recent issue may be viewed here.
- University of Colorado at Boulder has a page with great funding information including links to both Federal and non-Federal Funding Agencies. The Foundation Center is listed and more. It also includes an entry for Grant Writing Resources with many helpful links.
- Georgia Southern is an institutional member of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). The contacts in the library are Dr. Bob Fernekes at 478-7822 with email at email@example.com or Mrs. Savitri Jayaraman at 478-0864 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.ICPSR maintains a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use. A unit within the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, ICPSR has more than 400 member colleges and universities around the world. A Council of leading scholars and data professionals guides and oversees the activities of ICPSR. The main website address is http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/
Conferences and Proceedings in GALILEO Click on GALILEO and proceed to the Subject Tab that says "Databases, A-Z" if you know the name of the database. If not, click on the subject tab that says News/Facts Reference. Then scan down to Other (Conference, dissertations) and click to see the following selections:
Conference Papers Index includes scientific and technical proceedings in animal and plant science, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, experimental medicine, geology, marine science, mathematics, and pharmacology since 1989.
Other helpful databases for researchers are Papers First, and Proceedings First. They appear in alphabetical order under "Databases, A-Z." Click on the "Info" icon that appears beside each title for more details about coverage and dates.
Current Awareness Tools or Tables of Contents Searches
- Current Contents - a multi-disciplinary database that covers approximately 7,000 scholarly journals in the sciences, the social sciences, and the arts and the humanities. This GALILEO database provides article citations, many with abstracts, from 1992 to the present. It appears under the News/Facts/References tab in GALILEO.
For assistance contact Cynthia Frost in the library at 478-5405 or call the Reference Desk at 478-5645.
Citation Tracking Resources
- 1. Web of Science available through GALILEO
Web of Science provides access to the Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts and Humanities Citation Index covering over 8,000 journals. These three databases can be searched separately, in any combination, or all at once. These databases are unique in that the user can search to find which articles have cited a certain author or article. This technique of doing research, called pearl growing, allows researchers to find articles that are related to an earlier work. Often this technique turns up articles which are not found through traditional subject and keyword searches.
2. Google Scholar
What is Google Scholar? Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.
Features of Google Scholar
Search diverse sources from one convenient place
Find papers, abstracts, and citations
Locate the complate paper through your library on the web
Learn about key papers in area of research
How are articles ranked? Google Scholar aims to sort articles the way researches do, weighing the full text of each article, the author, the publication in which the article appears, and how often the piece has been cited in other scholarly literature. The most relevant results will always appear on the first page.
3. Author Cited Reference Searching: A Selected Group of Sources (some hyperlinked, others print only)
This post suggests some sources that discuss methods of finding (from a publication or article known to the reader), who has used that article in their subsequent research and writing because they cited that author in their bibliography or text or footnotes or endnotes.
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Finding Full-text Journals in Zach Henderson Library
Here are some options:
GALILEO carries full-text databases subscribed to for the entire University System of Georgia. Some also offer full-image copies of magazines and journal articles that include graphics like charts, photographs or cartoons. Check especially, Academic Search Elite, Research Library and for Business Articles, ABI/Inform. Lexis/Nexis in GALILEO carries full text articles (no images) from general newspapers and more specialized titles in business and medicine. It also offers an extensive list of law review journals and legal cases from state and federal courts in full-text. If you know the exact journal title you need, use the alphabetical listing that appears as “List all A-Z List full text” at the bottom left of the GALILEO screen.
Sample publisher packages within the full text line-up include: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) COMPUTER SOCIETY DIGITAL LIBRARY provides online access to 22 society magazines and transactions and over 1,200 selected conference proceedings
| WILEY InterScience provides Web-based access to publications from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Subject areas include Biology, Business (bio-tech), Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Ecology, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Medicine and Health Sciences, Statistics and more |
Finding Full-text Books
GALILEO carries an eBook service called NetLibrary. Reference books, scholarly monographs and consumer books been have been converted into digital format for electronic distribution.
PROJECT GUTENBERG publishes classic American books from the start of the twentieth century up to 1923 as a rule. These books are now in the public domain because copyright restrictions expired (though there are some exceptions). Works written in earlier centuries from authors like Shakespeare, Poe, Dante as well as favorites by Lewis Carroll, Edgar Rice Burroughs and thousands of others are available too. Go to http://www.gutenberg.org to find them.
Finding Full-text Georgia Southern Dissertations
Downloadable dissertations written by doctoral students in Education at Georgia Southern are available in full-text from Dissertation Abstracts in GALILEO. It is listed as a choice under "Databases, A-Z."
- Free dissertation information from other institutions that may be helpful appears in the following links. Please be aware that these are NOT full-text in many instances. Some free Dissertations/Theses Sites are:
Abes: Agence Bibliographique de l'Enseignement Superieur http://www.abes.fr/abes/DesktopDefault.aspx?Loupe=Moin Citations to French dissertations.
Australian Digital Theses Program http://adt.caul.edu.au This site provides both citation and full-text access to a few thousand theses and dissertations published in Australia.
The British Library http://www.bl.uk/services/bsds/dsc/theses.html The British Library provides access to citations of theses from British universities (most doctoral theses from the early 1970s onward), from the United States (475,000 doctoral theses), and from Canada (several hundred doctoral theses from 1980 forward).
Center for Research Libraries http://www.crl.edu Twenty thousand doctoral dissertations from outside of the United States and Canada are searchable from this site. Items can be ordered through ILL by students, faculty, and staff.
Digital Library and Archives http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses Digital Library and Archives allows searching for citations and abstracts of over 6,700 theses and dissertations. Free full-text access is provided for over 4,500 of these items.
Directory of Dissertations in Progress http://www.historians.org/pubs/dissertations/index.cfm "The Directory contains 3,804 dissertations in progress at 170 academic departments in Canada and the U.S." This is a citation database of dissertations in progress in the area of history.
Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology http://www.music.indiana.edu/ddm This is an international database of citations for dissertations in musicology that contains over 12,000 records. Dissertations are from approximately 1950 to the present.
Proquest Digital Dissertations http://wwwlib.umi.com/dissertations Proquest provides the past two years of citations and abstracts in their Digital Dissertations database at no cost. [Access this is available via GALILEO.]
Theses Canada Portal http://www.collectionscanada.ca/thesescanada/index-e.html Theses Canada provides access to bibliographic citations for all the theses in the National Library of Canada Theses Collection. Access to full-text theses is available for all items published between January 1, 1998 to August 31, 2002.
Finding Journals/Magazines to Publish Your Research and Acceptance Rates
A guide to publishing opportunities in magazines and journals is located at http://memorial.library.wisc.edu/whopubs.htm. A good bibliography on finding acceptance rates in journals is located at http://www.library.unt.edu/scitech/guides/acceptrates.htm.
Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Service
This free service is a long standing friend of faculty researchers. Any library material needed as a loan or photocopy can be requested via the ILLiad account. If we own the item, we will supply it from our library. If we don't own the item, we will request it from another library. Articles will be delivered electronically via the ILLiad account. Books and other borrowed items are mailed to faculty offices unless the item is "library use only" such as newspaper microfilm. Faculty on Educational Leave who live outside of Statesboro are given our Distance Learner service of having borrowed items mailed to them.
Faculty who have students helping with their research requests, or are a member of a research project, please see info about creating a Shared Account in the ILLiad Logon.
For much more information about these services, see the ILLiad FAQ or contact the ILL/DD office – email@example.com or 478-5405.
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Last updated 12/03/2009.