School of Earth SciencesIntroduction to library resources.        Guido Tresoldi        Earth Sciences Librarian          ...
What is the purpose of this presentation?     To introduce main aspects of using the Library and      its resources at th...
Where is the Library?Eastern Resource Centre (ERC)Is the Physical Sciences Library. Collections compriseChemistryEarth S...
Where is the Library?       It’s only 5       minutes       walk away       from Mc Coy       Building.
You got a topic…Where to start?
Think about how to get yourinformation – The search cycle.                 Start
Planning
PlanningKeywords….. Analyse your topic for its main concepts
Planning             Identify main concepts      Topic: Evolution of Earth’s       atmosphere and oceans              main...
Planning       Identify main concepts  Topic: Earthquakes at plate           margins        main conceptsearthquakes      ...
Planning                 Expand keywordsEarthquakes                PlateSeismic, uplift, stress    Tectonics, Continental ...
Planning     Narrow or broaden your searchGeneral search operators narrow or broaden your search (called Boolean Operators...
PlanningAND - narrows your searchEvolution      Oceans
Planning  AND - narrows your searchEvolution            AND   Oceans
Planning     OR - broadens your searchEvolution      Oceans
Planning  OR - broadens your searchEvolution OR Oceans
PlanningNOT - eliminates a word from your search                       ”Natural  Evolution                      Selection”
PlanningNOT - eliminates a word from your search    Evolution     NOT ‘Natural                    Selection’
Planning                    TruncationHow to pick up both ‘Ocean’ and ‘Oceans’ in your search?Use ocean*Other examples: Mi...
Searchand Locate Sources
Searching Sources The Catalogue Discovery(Library Database)
Searching SourcesLibrary homepage - starting pointfor literature searching.                         • You can navigate to ...
Searching Sources                     The catalogue• The catalogue lists printed and physical resources (books, print  jou...
Searching Sources                      DiscoveryIt is one large unified database from many sources  Journal articles  Im...
Searching Sources         Doing a keyword search in the catalogueOrigin and earth                                        25
Searching SourcesGetting results                  26
Searching Sources           Reading your results                         Dewey number                                     ...
Searching SourcesDoing a keyword search using Discovery
Searching SourcesGetting and reading your results                      What type of document is it?                       ...
Evaluating Sources
Evaluating Sources        Options: What is a good one?                            GoogleWikipedia      Google             ...
Evaluating Sources                        Wikipedia     Strengths                     Weaknesses                          ...
Evaluating Sources   Strengths                Weaknesses   Easy to use, fast        Web crawler: Search         Internet s...
Evaluating Sources                       Google Scholar             Strengths                              Weaknesses     ...
Evaluating SourcesChecklist for evaluating sources of information                • Who is the author?  Authority     • Wha...
Evaluating SourcesQuote from feedback from academic:“The issue in many assignments students have accessed  the papers onli...
Evaluating Sources                 *
Evaluating Sources    Primary and secondary sourcesPrimary:•     A journal article reporting NEW research or      findings...
Documentand Citing
Document and Citing               Referencing - how, what, why?             There are a number of                         ...
Document and Citing    Examples in the Harvard style of citation   Reference List   Bryson, B 2005, A short history of nea...
Got all your information – how                           the library can help you with                           your post...
More informationHow can I remember all this?
Libguides are your friend!• Summary of what we learnedtoday• Contains further explanationand tutorials (including video)• ...
So… to recapPlan how you will tackle the research. (Identify keywords, Booleansearches)Search possible resources to use su...
Let’s go and look at the Library!                         46
References: Lawrence University. 2011. Katy Cummings 11 at the 2011 Institute on Lake Superior Geology meeting, accessed 1...
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  • Plan how you will tackle the research. (Identify keywords, Boolean searches)Search possible resources to use such as: journal articles, books.Locate resources in the library and online.Evaluate the resources you have found critically. (is the information you are using relevant, current, authoritative and reliable?)Document the details of the resources you use. (Cite your sources and avoid plagiarism).
  • Single search across library catalogue, digital repository and subscribed contentDiscovery is:A search interface which allows quick and easy searching of high quality library resources, with the option of building more complex and advanced searches.It is a “fast track to full text” and allows you to search across many different resources at once, with easy access to full text where it is available. Discovery is does not replace the need to systematically search the native interfaces of relevant databases for researchers and higher degree students. Use Find database and Find e-journal to access these.
  • Do search with ‘Origin and Earth and Geology’ - show actual article.
  • Show how to use Google Scholar through Discovery.
  • Show what’s happens when you search ‘Life on Mars’ on Google.
  • Show how to access the ReCite website through Library page.
  • Show:Library Home Page ----- ‘Student IT Support’ ---- ‘Apps & goodies’ (under ‘Study)Also say link will be available under LibGuide
  • As per slide Go to their LibGuide and show all features. Explain contact detail, but also all librarians at desk will be able to help.
  • Introduction to the Library for ERTH10001 The Global Environment/ERTH10002 Understanding Planet Earth

    1. 1. School of Earth SciencesIntroduction to library resources. Guido Tresoldi Earth Sciences Librarian 1
    2. 2. What is the purpose of this presentation? To introduce main aspects of using the Library and its resources at the University of Melbourne. To show you how these resources can help you in your assignment.
    3. 3. Where is the Library?Eastern Resource Centre (ERC)Is the Physical Sciences Library. Collections compriseChemistryEarth SciencesEngineeringMathematics and StatisticsPhysics
    4. 4. Where is the Library? It’s only 5 minutes walk away from Mc Coy Building.
    5. 5. You got a topic…Where to start?
    6. 6. Think about how to get yourinformation – The search cycle. Start
    7. 7. Planning
    8. 8. PlanningKeywords….. Analyse your topic for its main concepts
    9. 9. Planning Identify main concepts Topic: Evolution of Earth’s atmosphere and oceans main conceptsatmosphere oceans evolution earth
    10. 10. Planning Identify main concepts Topic: Earthquakes at plate margins main conceptsearthquakes plate
    11. 11. Planning Expand keywordsEarthquakes PlateSeismic, uplift, stress Tectonics, Continental drift.
    12. 12. Planning Narrow or broaden your searchGeneral search operators narrow or broaden your search (called Boolean Operators) and, or, notAtmosphere and Ocean and EvolutionEvolution or Oceans or Atmosphere(Oceans or Atmosphere) and Evolution
    13. 13. PlanningAND - narrows your searchEvolution Oceans
    14. 14. Planning AND - narrows your searchEvolution AND Oceans
    15. 15. Planning OR - broadens your searchEvolution Oceans
    16. 16. Planning OR - broadens your searchEvolution OR Oceans
    17. 17. PlanningNOT - eliminates a word from your search ”Natural Evolution Selection”
    18. 18. PlanningNOT - eliminates a word from your search Evolution NOT ‘Natural Selection’
    19. 19. Planning TruncationHow to pick up both ‘Ocean’ and ‘Oceans’ in your search?Use ocean*Other examples: Mineral* for Mineral and MineralsVolcano* for VolcanoesEtc.
    20. 20. Searchand Locate Sources
    21. 21. Searching Sources The Catalogue Discovery(Library Database)
    22. 22. Searching SourcesLibrary homepage - starting pointfor literature searching. • You can navigate to the Library homepage via the Student portal, or via the University homepage. • Access to the Catalogue. • Access to Discovery. • Information about opening hours, branch locations (maps), services, computer facilities, borrowing periods, overdue fines, skills classes you can attend, etc.
    23. 23. Searching Sources The catalogue• The catalogue lists printed and physical resources (books, print journal titles, reports, music scores, maps, pictures, CDs, DVDs, kits, e-books,etc. available within the University’s collection)• Covers all the university library Parkville branches and country campuses.
    24. 24. Searching Sources DiscoveryIt is one large unified database from many sources Journal articles Images Books
    25. 25. Searching Sources Doing a keyword search in the catalogueOrigin and earth 25
    26. 26. Searching SourcesGetting results 26
    27. 27. Searching Sources Reading your results Dewey number Status: Available, On Loan etc. Hyperlinked subject headings – widens your search. 27Location
    28. 28. Searching SourcesDoing a keyword search using Discovery
    29. 29. Searching SourcesGetting and reading your results What type of document is it? Source it Melbourne In some cases you can get it straight away as full text.You can refine your search
    30. 30. Evaluating Sources
    31. 31. Evaluating Sources Options: What is a good one? GoogleWikipedia Google Scholar Library Specific DiscoveryCatalogue databasesAnd more...
    32. 32. Evaluating Sources Wikipedia Strengths Weaknesses Vandalism, biases and Easy to use, fast deliberate factual errors Omissions, oversights Updated quickly Lack of citations Covers many subjects Hard to judge the credibility Links to related material See the disclaimerGood for quick definitions, Should not cite overview, keywords
    33. 33. Evaluating Sources Strengths Weaknesses Easy to use, fast Web crawler: Search Internet search engine does not evaluate information on Web sites: engines: no quality control Google, Yahoo!,Broad coverage: covers Lots of results: information Bing etc. many topics overload, hard to refine the search Convenient Irrelevant information: ranking algorithm manipulation: Google bombing, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) industry Updated quickly Internet sources can be unstable Free Advertisements
    34. 34. Evaluating Sources Google Scholar Strengths Weaknesses Lots of results, hard to judge Easy to use, fast relevanceBreadth of coverage: all disciplines Full-text not always available Scholarly information: Journal article abstracts, theses, No detailed records: often just thebooks, scientist homepages, public title patent records No source list: no way to know whatA good starting point (especially with is covered Discovery) Good for locating a specific item(especially with incomplete details) Sources are not expertly or selectively chosen for inclusion *
    35. 35. Evaluating SourcesChecklist for evaluating sources of information • Who is the author? Authority • What are his/her qualifications? • Is there bias? Objectivity • How are the claims justified? Intended • General public or scientific Audience community? • Facts/figures/dates cited and Accuracy references included? • How up to date is the Currency information?
    36. 36. Evaluating SourcesQuote from feedback from academic:“The issue in many assignments students have accessed the papers online, and very probably not through Discovery, but through a keyword search in Google. So they do not realise that it is available as a paper entity and reference it as an online accessed piece of material.”
    37. 37. Evaluating Sources *
    38. 38. Evaluating Sources Primary and secondary sourcesPrimary:• A journal article reporting NEW research or findingsSecondary:• Textbooks, magazine articles, histories, criticisms, commentaries, encyclopedias
    39. 39. Documentand Citing
    40. 40. Document and Citing Referencing - how, what, why? There are a number of In scientific and Failure to properly ways of referencing technical report writing acknowledge your other people’s work you will often want to sources may leave you (APA 6th; Harvard; refer to other work that open to accusations of Chicago) but they all is somehow related to plagiarism. share some features your own. A citation is inserted A full reference is at the appropriate point given separately for in your text to indicate each citation, to enable the existence of related the reader to trace the work. corresponding work.Creaney, N., 2008. How to Use the Harvard Style of Referencing [Online](Updated 13 March 2009) Available at: http://www.slideshare.net/ohlcv/how-to-use-the-harvard-style-of-referencing[Accessed 23 February 2012].
    41. 41. Document and Citing Examples in the Harvard style of citation Reference List Bryson, B 2005, A short history of nearly everything, Transworld, London In text citation Bryson (2005) has argued that ... OR ... as found in his analysis (Bryson 2005).Examples found on University’s ‘reCite’ website. Accessible through LibraryHome page and your LibGuide.
    42. 42. Got all your information – how the library can help you with your poster presentation?Library has software/hardware at yourdisposal such as:ScannersColour PrintersAdobe PhotoshopGIMPAnd more!
    43. 43. More informationHow can I remember all this?
    44. 44. Libguides are your friend!• Summary of what we learnedtoday• Contains further explanationand tutorials (including video)• Has useful links• Contact the library details
    45. 45. So… to recapPlan how you will tackle the research. (Identify keywords, Booleansearches)Search possible resources to use such as: journal articles, books.Locate resources in the library and online.Evaluate the resources you have found critically. (is the informationyou are using relevant, current, authoritative and reliable?)Document the details of the resources you use. (Cite your sourcesand avoid plagiarism).
    46. 46. Let’s go and look at the Library! 46
    47. 47. References: Lawrence University. 2011. Katy Cummings 11 at the 2011 Institute on Lake Superior Geology meeting, accessed 14 February 2012, <http://blogs.lawrence.edu/news/tag/marcia_bjornerud> State University of New York at New Paltz. 2007. Thomas Schramm Wins Award For Presentation at National Geology Meeting, accessed 14 February 2012, <http://www.newpaltz.edu/geology/story.php?id=3717>
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