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Christian Periodical Index now has full text!

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Christian Periodical Index was moved to the EBSCOhost platform this month.  With this move, EBSCOhost has provided seemless linking to over 20 full text titles located in other databases.

Titles include:

  • Campus Life
  • Campus Life's Ignite Your Faith
  • Christian Higher Education
  • Christian History and Biography
  • Christianity and Literature
  • Christianity Today
  • Church History
  • Evangelical Quarterly
  • Evangelical Review of Theology
  • International Bulletin of Missionary Research
  • International Review of Mission
  • Journal of Church and State
  • Journal of Pentecostal Theology
  • Journal of Psychology and Christianity
  • Journal of Psychology and Theology
  • Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging
  • Journal of Religious Gerontology
  • Journal of Research on Christian Education
  • Journal of Youth Ministry
  • Near Eastern Archaeology
  • Second Opinion
  • Social Work and Christianity 
  • Transformation
  • Westminster Theological Journal

Using Word. Section Breaks and Page Numbers

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How do you format your research papers so that some pages have page numbers and other don't?  Or if your page numbers need to go from Roman numerals to Arabic numbers?

If you use section breaks & in the header or footer, click Link to Previous, which in effect, unLinks to Previous (the formatting or data in the previous section), you can limit your pagination (page numbering) to specific sections of your document. 

It's easy!  Here's how:

First, insert section breaks.  Place your cursor at the end of the text or bottom of the page (but not in the footer) before the page that will have a new or different page number.

Word 2003: Insert | Break | Section break types | Next Page

Word 2007: Page Layout | Breaks | Section Breaks | Next Page (insert a section break and start the new section on the next page).

Second, separate section 1 from section 2 in the footer.  Go to the next page (after the section break) and go into the footer. 

Word 2003: View | Header and Footer

The Header and Footer tool bar opens.  The cursor is in the header.  Click the icon 'Switch Between Header and Footer' to go to the footer.  The cursor will be in the footer.  Above the dotted line is 'Footer - Section 2' on the left and 'Same as Previous' on the right.  You need to break this link to the previous section.

Again with the Header and Footer tool bar, click on the icon 'Link to Previous.'  Notice the 'Same as Previous' note above the dotted line is gone.  Now you can add the page number.

Word 2007: Insert | Footer | Blank

This will open Header & Footer Tools | Design (tab). The Type Text box in the footer is highlighted.  Above the dotted line is 'Footer - Section 2' on the left and 'Same as Previous' on the right.  You need to break this link to the previous section.

Go to the Navigation box | Click on Link to Previous.  Notice the 'Same as Previous' note above the dotted line is gone.  Now you can add the page number.

Third, add page numbers.

Word 2003: This takes two steps.  Still using the Header and Footer tool bar

Insert Page Number (icon).  On the Styles & Formatting toolbar above, click on the Center (icon) to center the page number.

Format Page Number (icon) | Number Format (1,2,3 - select from dropdown) & Page numbering | Start at: (1 - select from dropdown).

Close Header & Footer.

Word 2007:  This takes two steps.

Header & Footer box | Page Number | Bottom of Page | Plain Number 2 (to set location in footer).

Page Number | Format Page Numers | Number Format (1,2,3 - select from dropdown) & Page numbering | Start at: (1 - select from dropdown).

Close Header & Footer.

If you need to stop the page numbers for the Bibliography, repeat steps 1 & 2, but delete or don't add the page number in step 3.

Finding SDCC-SCS content using Google Scholar - Part 2

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In the last Google Scholar post, we discussed finding the full text of a periodical citation by setting the Preferences to highlight SDCC/SCS periodical holdings.  Essentially, you are using Google Scholar as a periodical index.

Today, I'm going to show you how to locate the libraries that own the books in a Google Scholar result list.  Here, we are using Google Scholar like a library catalog.

Go to Google Scholar <http://scholar.google.com> and type in Christian Worldview.  In the results list, a book is identified before the title by the prefix [BOOK]

[BOOK] Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview
JP Moreland, WL Craig - 2003 - books.google.com
Cited by 19 - Related articles - Web Search - Library Search 

At the bottom of the citation look for the Library Search link.  This searches for the book in WorldCat.  WorldCat lists the libraries that own the item, including San Diego Christian College.  You can enter your location information, like city, state or zipcode and WorldCat will tell you how far (in miles) you are from the nearest library.

Part 3 will discuss Google Scholar's Advance Search.

Finding SDCC-SCS content using Google Scholar - Part 1

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Did you know that when you search Google Scholar you can set your preferences to highlight SDCC/SCS periodical holdings?

Go to Google Scholar <http://scholar.google.com> and click on Scholar Preferences (option to the right of the Search Box).  At the Library Links section, type in San Diego Christian College.  From the results list, checkmark San Diego Christian College - Full-Text @ SDCC Library.  Open WorldCat - Library Search should already be checkmarked.  Click on the Save Preferences button (upper right).

Now, let's try this out...

Back at the Google Scholar search screen, type in Global Warming.  In the results list you will see - Full-Text @ SDCC Library at the end of some of the article titles.  This is linked to the library's ArticleLinker (which provides access to full text between different databases).  You will need to use your student network login & password.  If it doesn't open the article to the full text, look for the ArticleLinker banner at the top of the screen with Missing article? Need more sources? Get additional resources related to this.  This will take you to the Periodicals Directory page which will link you to the full text (you might have to login again) in the databases.

Part 2 will discuss finding books listed in Google Scholar.

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