Using ScienceDirect to Find Journal Articles

Using ScienceDirect to Find Journal Articles


Hello and welcome to UTS library’s
tutorial on ScienceDirect, a database containing academic journals
and eBooks on scientific and medical research. In this video we’re going to
use ScienceDirect to find journal articles on the topic: nanotechnology. To access ScienceDirect, click on ‘Find Databases’ under quick links’ from the
library homepage. Then, on the left hand side under ‘Subject’ select ‘Science’. Scroll down and click on ‘ScienceDirect’. Login with your UTS ID and password. We recommend using the advanced search option when using science direct. Click on the tabs up the top if you want to search for a specific type of resource.
To start our search, let’s type in our keywords into the search box. Then click
search. The first drop-down on the right The first drop-down on the right allows you to sort your results by ‘date’ or by ‘relevance’. We recommend sorting by ‘relevance’. You can refine your results by using the options on the left. You can refine by
year, publication title, topic, and content type. As we’re specifically looking for journal articles, under content type we’ll limit it to ‘Journal’. Original
research articles are also displayed. Click on ‘Abstract’ to read a brief summary of the article. To download the full text of the article click on PDF.
To download the full text of multiple articles at once, click the boxes to the
left of the article titles and select download PDFs. A box will appear, select
your preferred file naming format or create your own. Select download once you have chosen your preferred format. This will download a .zip file to your
computer containing your article to access these, double-click on the .zip
file and a folder will appear with your selected downloads. To save article
citations to a citation manager such as EndNote, click on the boxes to the left
of the article titles. Select ‘export’ and then select your citation manager. You can save your searches by creating an account with ScienceDirect. To do this, select save search result. You will be prompted to register for an account. In this video we covered how to access ScienceDirect, how to conduct a keyword
search, how to limit your results, how to download the full text PDF, and how to export articles to citation managers. This concludes our tutorial on using
ScienceDirect to find journal articles. If you have any questions contact us
using the ‘Ask a Librarian’ link on the library homepage.

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