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Periodicals Tags in Gimlet

Gimlet, oh Gimlet, let me count the ways...

...to record questions about periodicals!

Remember to use the periodicals, periodicals_print, and/or journal_finder tag every time you help someone find the full text of an article.



Some examples:

If you did a holdings check for Journal of Child Development using Journal Finder and found the article in one of the databases, use the periodicals and journal_finder tags, and include the name of the journal in the question box.

If you helped a person find the full text of an article by clicking on the "USF: Find Full-Text" button and discovered it is available only in print in the library, use the periodicals_print tag and include the name of the journal in the question box.

Remember that both holdings checks (where you look up our holdings info for the person) and research questions (where you explain how to use Journal Finder and navigate the online holdings) can both be about periodicals, in which case you would use one of the periodicals tags.

This is helpful for library staff for a variety of reasons. One, it gauges the usage of particular periodicals when the name of the journal, newspaper, or magazine is included, which contributes to collection development. Two, it helps determine what is being used that is only in print, so the E-Resources/Acquisitions team can make informed decisions about what electronic backfiles of periodicals to subscribe to in the future.



For your edification, I uploaded the Reference Department's guide to Gimlet Best Practices, which is our internal document that guides our use of Gimlet. Take a look if you're interested!

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(Anonymous)
Feb. 19th, 2016 01:20 am (UTC)
Gotcha!

-AG
(Anonymous)
Feb. 20th, 2016 10:28 pm (UTC)
Noted! Handy refresher on when to use certain tags. - Kelsey
(Anonymous)
Feb. 22nd, 2016 03:16 am (UTC)
Thanks

Jenner
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