Finding Magazine & Newspaper Articles in Academic Search Premiere

Finding Magazine & Newspaper Articles in Academic Search Premiere


Hey everyone! This video will cover how to find a magazine and newspaper articles in Academic Search Premier. So, first thing’s first, we need to get to Academic Search Premier. We do this by clicking the Articles and Databases link at the top of the library’s homepage. This pulls up a list of library databases and we can find Academic Search Premier under Quick Search at the top of the page. Academic Search Premier is a great starting point because it covers a wide variety of sources, so no matter what you’re researching, you can probably find sources for it in Academic Search Premier. So, now that we’re in Academic Search Premier, let’s do a search. I’m interested in movie ratings and how they’re assigned, so let’s do a search for movie ratings. Okay, so, we got 2,700 results, which is a lot, and a lot of them might be too scholarly or too specific for what we want. So, to narrow results, we can use the Refine Results option on the left side of the page. And under Source Types, let’s first select magazines, and after it updates, newspapers. This tells the database to only display these types of sources, so now we have 1900 results, which is better, but that’s still a lot. So, let’s use the publication date slider to see more recent results. Let’s limit our results to the last five years. This brings us to about 400 results, which is a lot more manageable. So, now that we have results that are specifically magazines and newspapers let’s select one that looks interesting. Let’s look at Sexism Movie Ratings by clicking the title. This pulls up the record page which has a lot of great info about this specific article. By looking at Source, we can see who published the article and some other useful tools on these pages are the subject terms. We can use these to get an idea of the main points of the article and also to get an idea of some other keywords we might use to refine our search. For example, this article uses the term “Motion Pictures,” so we might want to consider using “motion pictures” as a keyword instead of movies. We also want to make sure to read the abstract which is a summary of the article. This can help us decide if we want to read the entire article or not. If we decide we want to read the article, on the left-hand side of the page, there is an option for PDF full text. If we click that, it will provide the entire article. Sometimes it says HTML Full Text instead. However, not all articles will have full text options. Sometimes you’ll see a Check for Full Text link and if you click this link it will search for this article in our other library databases. And if you need any help, you can always ask a librarian by visiting our website and selecting Ask a Librarian.

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