Higher Education-Related News and Research Sources
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Sources On What's Happening at Other Universities
- Well-formated web searches (put phrases in quotes, etc.) For effective
searching in Google, use the Advanced
screen http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en, and read the
search tips. For comparison and explanation of features of Google and
other search engines, visit SearchEnginesShowdown's
search engine features comparison chart at http://www.searchengineshowdown.com/features/.
- Visit websites of organizations associated with higher education. Although
pages they put up will turn up under search engine searches, the content buried
within pdf files and anything they've mounted in a database structure will
not (called the "deep" or "invisible" web).
- Chronicle of Higher Education http://chronicle.com/
. If you have a subscription, you can get a username and password to search
the Chronicle's archives. You can also search it from 1999 until almost the
present in Academic
Search Fulltext, or in Lexis-Nexis
(the last month or so is not in Lexis-Nexis, either). [Earlier Chronicle articles
can be found in Proquest
Research Libraries database.] The pathway to find the Chronicle currently
in Lexis-Nexis is News/Campus News/Chronicle. Note that transcripts from t.v.
and radio broadcasts are also in Lexis-Nexis.
- Selected articles from campus newspapers are also in Lexis-Nexis.
Select "University News" under news category and "University
Wire" under news source.
- Women in Higher Education http://www.wihe.com/
newsletter archives are available to subscribers.
- Visit sites of professional, academic and other organizations and caucuses
for women. For scientists and engineers and/or supporting girls entry into
these fields, see these examples:
- Post queries on relevant academic discussion lists.
Use Joan Korenman's list of Gender-Related
Electronic Forums http://www-unix.umbc.edu/~korenman/wmst/forums.html.
Her list is subdivided by broad fields, such as science/technology.
Educational Research Databases
& Instruction," a guide to searching for education-related information,
from the UW-Madison CIMC (Center
for Instructional Materials and Computing)
- ERIC, the Educational
Resources Information Center database has citations from 1966 to the present.
It includes citations to articles in education journals, reports and
documents from agencies and elsewhere, conference presentations, etc. Journal
articles have accession numbers that have EJ as a prefix; documents have have
ED. About 90 percent of ERIC documents (non-journal articles) are available
on microfiche in the CIMC (Center
for Instructional Materials and Computing) on campus in the Teacher Ed. Bldg.,
225 N. Mills. About 80 percent of the documents since 1993 are available
online by clicking on the document link in the ERIC record. The General Library
System has Quick
Guide to Searching ERIC and other databases from that vendor (Ebsco).
As of January 1, 2004, the U.S. Dept. of Education changed ERIC and other
material it used to provide. Consult the Educator's
Reference Desk for further information. ERIC is also available using a public
Fulltext database contains citations to articles in about 400 education
journals, yearbooks, etc. Abstracts were added starting in 1994 and fulltext
as of 1996. The General Library System has a QuickGuide
to Education Fulltext and other databases from the Wilson company.
Finding Models/Research on Life-Career and Workplace Issues From Business
- Use Business Databases, especially ABI-INFORM,
which indexes and abstracts articles from more than 1300 scholarly and trade
business periodicals (full-text articles from more than 600 of the journals
from 1992 to the present).
GLS QuickGuide to ABI-INFORM
Finding Research on Women/Gender From Women-Related Databases
UW-Madison Libraries currently offer 4 databases on women and gender, as well
as links to various meta-websites. The easiest way to find them all is to click
on "Search This Site" from the Libraries' homepage and search for
"women" in the title search box.
Studies International (varying dates, some from the 1970s, more from 1984
onward) indexes books and journals in women's studies. Many of the article
citations also include abstracts. The tables of contents of many recent books
are included, making this a useful index to articles in anthologies.
on Women and Gender (1999- ) indexes and abstracts selected articles from
social science journals. Both of these indexes are valuable for retrieving
scholarly studies, as long as they were published at least one-to-two years
ago, due to the lag time in abstracting.
- Two fulltext databases are more current, but on the whole less scholarly.
Women's Issues, 1992- , (particularly good for international topics, and
updated very frequently,) and
(particularly good at U.S. feminist activism questions from the 1980 to the
present, with some coverage of the 1970s as well, and articles on women of
color), updated quarterly.
Finding Research From Social Science Databases
Easiest way to find many social science-related databases and other resources
linked from the Libraries' website is to do a 'Search This Site" title search
- The Social Science Citation Index is a subset of Web
of Knowledge, (formerly Web of Science). Live links to electronic journals
with full text are included for some publishers. This database is especially
good for going forward from references in an article to where it has been
cited by others. When searching names, just use initials for first and middle
names (ex: andrews jh ).
Sciences Full text indexes more than 415 key periodicals in the fields
of economics, politics and foreign affairs, public administration, public
health, sociology,criminology, environmental and urban studies, psychology
and anthropology. Abstracts started in 1994 and fulltext from 112 journals
in 1995. QuickGuide.
Finding Research From Legal Sources
- Use Lexis-Nexis
to access law review articles in fulltext. Current pathway: Legal Research/Law
Reviews. There are hundreds of law journals published at law schools, generally
edited by students but containing articles written by legal scholars as well
as by students. Legal aspects of sexual harassment, Title IX, and numerous
other topics are frequently covered in law journals, particularly in the feminist
law journals, such as Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, Women's Rights
Law Reporter, Wisconsin Women's Law Journal, Berkeley Women's Law Review,
Harvard Women's Law Review. American University Journal of Gender Social Policy
and the Law, Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, etc. QuickGuide.
- The Index
to Legal Periodicals and Books (1981- ) indexes articles from more than
760 legal periodicals and indexes more than 2000 law books.
Finding Research From Science, Engineering, and Medical Sources
- There are many indexes and databases to science research that can be found
by browsing the categories "Physical Sciences, Engineering, Computing
and Math," "Health Sciences" and "Agricultural, Biological,
and Environmental Sciences" from the Journal,
Magazine, Newspaper Databases Page of the Libraries' website. Journals
focusing on education-related aspects of science are probably indexed in ERIC.
There are some specific journals or journal sections that include coverage of issues and policies
that may be worth browsing periodically, such as Science Careers in Science. The journal Academic
Medicine is useful for the Medical School environment.
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