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  • EVERYONE PLEASE LOG ON, OPEN FIREFOX AND LOG IN TO UNIHUB. <br /> HAND OUT THE KEYWORDS SHEETS (1 between 2) <br />
  • EVERYONE PLEASE FACE THE FRONT FOR 2 MINUTES (NOT COMPUTERS). <br /> BEFORE next slide, ask students: Can tell me some key features of journals? What are they? <br />
  • GIVE STUDENTS 1-2 MINUTES TO DISCUSS THE TASK IN PAIRS. <br /> TAKE FEEDBACK. <br /> THEN PASS ROUND 3 EXAMPLES OF DIFFERENT PRINT JOURNALS FOR EVERYONE TO LOOK AT DURING THE LESSON. <br />
  • Ask students: How is it different to Google? (i.e: it aims to index academic articles only). <br /> SHOW STUDENTS LIVE: Link Google Scholar to Middlesex, to pick up full-text info. Go to Settings > Library links > Search for Middlesex University. (N.B. This may happen automatically on campus, but they will need to set it up themselves at home.) <br /> STUDENTS NOW FIND GOOGLE SCHOLAR AND ALL TRY SOME SEARCHES, USING THEIR KEYWORDS HANDOUTS (Note different keywords for students on different programmes). <br /> STUDENTS CAN SEARCH IN PAIRS IN THEY LIKE. <br /> TAKE FEEDBACK ON GOOGLE SCHOLAR. <br />
  • STUDENTS ALL FOLLOW THIS PATH NOW <br /> Explain why UniHub login is essential <br />
  • ASK: Does anyone the difference between Summon and the Library Catalogue? (Hold up a print journal to explain that Summon searches the Catalogue resources plus the full-text of our e-resources, inc. journal articles.) <br /> STUDENTS NOW TRY SOME SEARCHES, USING THEIR KEYWORDS HANDOUTS (IN PAIRS IN THEY LIKE). <br /> TAKE FEEDBACK ON SUMMON, and HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO GOOGLE SCHOLAR?. (Pros of Summon: Covers all e-resources at once, A good starting point, Has some options for refining search. Cons: Searching is not as detailed as on journal databases we will see next). <br />
  • POINT OUT THAT: Some databases will not provide direct access to full-text articles, but will still let you know about important articles on your subject – we’ll cover this later... <br /> ASK BEFORE NEXT SLIDE: Does anyone know what peer reviewed means? <br />
  • If you want to Sshow an example of a peer reviewed journal, put up the website for the journal PLOS One: http://www.plosone.org/static/information;jsessionid=76EECD099008A3E565A9BABA1162E749 <br />
  • STUDENTS ALL FOLLOW THIS PATH NOW <br /> NOTE THAT: The Environmental Health students’ guide is called Public Health, Risk, Safety & Environment <br />
  • ARE THE ARTICLES IN THESE DATABASES PEER REVIEWED? <br /> SCIENCE CITATION INDEX (WEB OF SCIENCE) – All journals are peer reviewed, see: http://wokinfo.com/publisher_relations/journals/ <br /> SCIENCE DIRECT - All journals are peer reviewed (It tells you at the top of the home page) <br /> MEDLINE – All journals go through a rigorous selection process before being accepted for the database. See this Fact sheet: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/jsel.html <br />
  • STUDENTS TRY IT FOR 5 MINUTES (USE SAME KEYWORDS ON HANDOUTS). <br /> GO ROUND AND ANSWER QUESTIONS <br /> TAKE FEEDBACK FROM WHOLE CLASS. <br />
  • STUDENTS TRY IT FOR 5 MINUTES (USE SAME KEYWORDS ON HANDOUTS). <br /> GO ROUND AND ANSWER QUESTIONS <br /> TAKE FEEDBACK FROM WHOLE CLASS. <br />
  • STUDENTS TRY IT FOR 5 MINUTES (USE SAME KEYWORDS ON HANDOUTS). <br /> GO ROUND AND ANSWER QUESTIONS <br /> TAKE FEEDBACK FROM WHOLE CLASS. <br />
  • DEMO: Search the Library Catalogue for this journal article: Schoefs, B. (2004). Determination of pigments in vegetables. Journal of chromatography A. 1054, (1-2), p. 217-226. <br /> Show them how to navigate right through to the full-text. <br /> Students can do it with you if they like, or just watch. <br />
  • STUDENTS now try this one themselves. <br /> Take feedback, and run through on screen if necessary. <br />
  • *** DON’T FORGET TO COLLECT THE PRINT JOURNALS BACK IN!! *** <br />

Bio2003 lit searching nov 2013 Bio2003 lit searching nov 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • BIO2003 Postgraduate Course Feedback Literature searching November 2013
  • Today we will cover… • How to access and use journal databases • How to search effectively to find relevant articles • How to access the articles you have found in full-text
  • What is a journal? • Similar format to a magazine • Published regularly • Focuses on a particular academic discipline • Contains articles by different authors • Also contains book reviews & editorials
  • What is in a journal database? • • This is an example of a record from the database Medline. Can you find these pieces of information in the record? Journal Title, Issue, Article title, Volume, Page Numbers, Date, Author/s • Is there an Abstract available? (What is an Abstract?)
  • Quick ways to find journal articles: 1) Google Scholar
  • Quick ways to find journal articles: 2) Summon MyUniHub My Study My Library Summon
  • Quick ways to find journal articles: 2) Summon
  • Journal databases • The chance to search a collection of journals that is specifically for your subject/s • More options to refine your search results • Journals are usually all peer-reviewed
  • Peer review • A formal procedure for checking the quality of research before it is published. • If a publication is peer reviewed it means it has been read, checked and authenticated by independent, third party academics (peers). • The quality-control system of academic publishing for hundreds of years.
  • Accessing journal databases MyUniHub My Study My Library Library subject guides (choose your guide) Resources tab Finding journal articles / Using databases
  • Key databases Web of Science (Science Citation Index) The leading science and technical journals Science Direct Elsevier’s excellent online journal package Medline The premier biomedical database
  • A few search tips… • Look for an ‘Advanced search’ page • Use specific keywords (not long sentences) and combine them in separate search boxes. e.g. flood AND policy
  • A few search tips… • Try synonyms for your keywords e.g. congenital malformation / birth defects • To search for a phrase, use “ ” e.g. “climate change” • To find different word endings, use * e.g. flood* (finds flood, floods, flooding)
  • Web of Science (Science Citation Index) Choose only the databases that are relevant:
  • Science Direct To get full-text only: Choose Advanced Search, then the Journals tab Select Subscribed journals and Open Access articles Select 2003 to present
  • Medline
  • Have we got access to the full-text? • A link to the full-text article may appear. • If it does not, go to the Library Catalogue and do an A-Z Search for the journal title.
  • Have we got access to the full-text? Search the Library Catalogue to see if we have access to the full-text of this article:
  • If we do not have access… • Go to My Study > My Library > Inter-Library Loans, log in and complete a request form • You will receive a PDF link to the article via email • Takes 1-2 weeks. • There is a charge of £3 for this service
  • Other libraries • Sconul Access Scheme http://www.sconul.ac.uk/using_other_libraries/ac • British Library http://www.bl.uk/
  • Referencing
  • Referencing
  • Need help? • Librarians in the Specialist Zone (1st floor) 11-3 Monday – Friday (on call 9-11, 3-5) • Ask a Librarian http://askalibrarian.mdx.ac.uk/ • BMS Library Subject Guide http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/biomedicalsciences