In Primo restrict resource type to just magazines
The librarians would like to limit searches to just magazines. This can be very helpful when teaching students about search capabilities. I understand this will require further differentiation in Primo Central; subdividing the articles document type to journal articles vs magazine articles and potentially trade journal articles. However, the subdivisions would be very helpful in providing more relevant search results for our patrons.
A. C. commented
A limiter added for Trade Publications and magazines would be great!
Luke Malone commented
This is badly needed, particularly when you work at a polytechnic like I do.
Kari Wergeland commented
I have already struggled with this one. Sometimes an instructor will ask for at least one magazine article, and it is difficult to direct them in OneSearch. I've ended up demonstrating Academic Search Complete (which has a magazine limiter) for this purpose, but it's clunky way to solve this problem. Also, some students need to see coverage that is not so advanced, and magazine articles can fit the bill. I vote for the limiter.
Cathy Goodwin commented
Absolutely need more granular breakdown of periodical types. There is a huge difference in magazine, trade and PR journal content and this is a critical understanding for students who are new to academic research.
Removing the peer reviewed journal filter still gives open-access (mostly DOAJ) content. These results are overwhelming for many lower level college,and frustrating for any user who wants to use library resources for general info or a quick read.
More granular faceting of article results is needed. Adding Magazine, Trade Publication, etc. would help with this.
Since it is possible to exclude "Peer reviewed journals" from a set of article results, it seems that the ability to facet to include only magazines or trade publications wouldn't be much of a stretch.
First page or so of search results for article searches seem to be solely from peer-reviewed publications. These types of articles can be intimidating to novice researchers who need to gain context and build background knowledge on a topic before they can develop a thesis.
I work at a community college library and the librarians on staff all agree that adding a magazine article as a limiter under the resource type menu would be very helpful to students who need to find magazine articles for assignments. At a two year college the focus is not always solely on using journal articles for assignments. I would also like to see a limiter added for trade/industry publications. I know from my work with the Hospitality dept. that these type of publications are the "go to" place for information for people in hospitality-related occupations. It is important to educate students about the importance of trade/industry publications since they often contain articles on specific topics not found elsewhere.
Also agree with commenter below about trade pubs.
Yes please! Article is too broad of a category to be helpful. Students have a very difficult time differentiating between resource types - particularly articles - there's a lot of research around this. I would also like to see trade publication. Researchers use popular publications - sometimes they are the best choice - it would be great to help students find them!