University of dundee jstor

University of dundee jstor

JSTOR is a large, easily searchable, digital collection of academic journals, books and primary sources, in all subjects, but particularly in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

You can find all the content available in JSTOR either on the site itself, or in our Library Search, or indeed in results from Google searches. We would generally recommend that you begin searches in Library Search (in order to see results from all our different resources and suppliers), but searching JSTOR itself allows you look for keywords across the full text of millions of journal articles, and is useful when you are searching in some depth.

Note that Dundee does not subscribe to everything on the JSTOR site – Some items will indicate pricing. However, in these cases, look for the link “You may have access options through University of Dundee “ and clicking this will allow you to see whether we have the article or book from a different supplier, or an option to obtain it from our Interlibrary loan service.

It is also worth registering for a MyJSTOR account (see the MyJSTOR tab on the site), as this will allow you to use the Register & Read service. This free service gives you the chance to read up to 3 articles every 2 weeks from journals to which Dundee does not subscribe.

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University of dundee jstor

The Turning Point personal response system (PRS) enables academics to create interactive presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint and to gather student responses to questions and statements via credit card size handsets.

The software is effective at facilitating in-class discussion and represents a powerful tool for classroom-based formative testing.

See for yourself…

Why use it?

  • Increases interaction and engagement in lecture
  • Facilitates discussion and guides lectures
  • Tests understanding by providing immediate feedback
  • Responses are anonymous; more truthful responses to controversial topics?
  • Questioning and data gathering
  • Reduces isolation in large classes
  • Feedback received suggests students enjoy its use
  • Integrates with PowerPoint and Word

Turning Point screen

Who can use it?

Any member of staff, or a student supported by a staff member

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Equipment available

A total of 200 handsets are available from the Library & Learning Centre (Main Library).

The Turning Point software is available on the University’s Standard Operating Environment (SOE) [start-> supportive software-> Turning Point 2008] and the managed desktop, and can be used in all main teaching venues.

It can also be used on a Mac: contact the Assess Team, who can email you a link to the free software, which you would then install. Braille handsets are also now available.

 Software & Installation


Who to contact?

Initial enquiries: email the Assess Team to discuss requirements and training.

Booking Turning Point

Bookings and support for the TurningPoint system is coordinated by the LLC Assessment Team. You should use this form to request the kit. Requests received after 5pm will not be dealt with until after 9am the following day (please allow up to 24 hours for a reply). The TP kit is extremely popular during semester time – so it is best to get your request in early!