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Summon – a game of two halves by Isla Kuhn, (University of Cambridge). Presentation at New Dawn: the Changing Resource Discovery Landscape - JIBS Event and AGM, Monday 25th February 2013 Brunei ...

Summon – a game of two halves by Isla Kuhn, (University of Cambridge). Presentation at New Dawn: the Changing Resource Discovery Landscape - JIBS Event and AGM, Monday 25th February 2013 Brunei Gallery at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), London. Find out more about resource discovery at the HELibTech website: http://helibtech.com/Discovery

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Isla Kuhn JIBS User Group Resource Discovery event February 2013 Isla Kuhn JIBS User Group Resource Discovery event February 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • Cambridge University LibrarySummon – a game of 2 halvesEmma Coonan, Research Skills & Development LibrarianCambridge University LibraryIsla Kuhn, Deputy & Reader Services LibrarianCambridge University Medical Library
  • Cambridge University LibraryFrom ‘finding’ to ‘decoding’:a Summon before-and-after snapshotEmma Coonan, Research Skills & Development LibrarianCambridge University Library
  • Before and after Summon 2011: ‘How to find things on your reading list’ 2012: ‘How to decode your reading list’
  • The „reading list‟ session• First step in modular Research Skills provision• Target audience: o students in directed learning phase o newcomers to Cambridge library system• Essay writing rather than extended research• Tracking down known items, not discovering ‘unknown unknowns’
  • 2011: „How to find things ...‟Aims• To discover how to decipher your reading list• To learn how to find incomplete references• To find out where to search for what• To save yourself time and energy in getting to the sources you need ‘Phrenology’ by dylan17, flickr.com CC BY-NC 2.0
  • 2011: „How to find things ...‟
  • 2012: „How to decode ...‟Learning outcomes• understand reading list structure and purpose• know how to critically evaluate a reading list• understand the various material formats• recognise and reconstruct incomplete references
  • 2011: „Where to search for what‟ handout
  • 2012: Guide to major scholarly formats
  • 2011: System does not match user expectations Tip: if you‟re being asked to read a chapter, you need to look up the book title on LibrarySearch Davidson, D., ‘Locating literary language,’ in Literary Theory after Davidson, ed. Reed Way Dasenbrock (University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 1993)
  • 2012: Engaging with the found material Beware of “white rabbits” - ideas and arguments that lead away from your topic• Maintain your critical distance from the text• Keep asking: how does this contribute to my understanding/my argument/my essay/my research?
  • Cambridge University LibrarySummon – the other side of the coinIsla Kuhn, Deputy & Reader Services LibrarianCambridge University Medical Library
  • Dave‟s Law users should not have to become mini-librarians in order to use the libraryhttp://www.daveyp.com/blog/archives/1800
  • But in the words of Ben Goldacre….. "I think you’ll find it’s a bit more complicated than that…" http://www.badscience.net/2008/12/i-think-youll-find-its-a-bit-more- complicated -than-that-and-other-excellent-christmas-gifts/
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-20014/Back-pain-Just-ignore-it.html
  • Advice to rest in bed versus advice to stay activefor acute low-back pain and sciatica.http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD007612.pub2/abstract
  • 1. clinical trial.pt. 24. or/13-23 46. exp Bed Rest/2. randomized.ab,ti. 25. exp Spine/ 47. bed rest.mp.3. placebo.ab,ti. 26. discitis.ab,ti. 48. or/39-474. dt.fs. 27. exp Spinal Diseases/ 49. 24 or 385. randomly.ab,ti. 28. (disc adj degeneration).ab,ti. 50. 12 and 496. trial.ab,ti. 29. (disc adj prolapse).ab,ti. 51. 48 and 507. groups.ab,ti. 30. (disc adj herniation).ab,ti.8. or/1-7 31. spinal fusion.sh.9. Animals/ 32. spinal neoplasms.sh.10. Humans/ 33. (facet adj joints).ab,ti.11. 9 not (9 and 10) 34. intervertebral disk.sh.12. 8 not 11 35. postlaminectomy.ab,ti.13. dorsalgia.ab,ti. 36. arachnoiditis.ab,ti.14. exp Back Pain/ 37. (failed adj back).ab,ti.15. exp Low Back Pain/ 38. or/25-3716. backache.ab,ti. 39. exp activities of daily living/17. (lumbar adj pain).ab,ti. 40. activities of daily living.tw.18. coccyx.ab,ti. 41. day to day activ$.ti,ab.19. coccydynia.ab,ti. 42. daily activit$.ti,ab.20. exp Sciatica/ 43. ordinary activit$.ti,ab.21. sciatica.ab,ti. 44. normal activit$.ti,ab.22. spondylosis.ab,ti. 45. stay$ active.ti,ab.23. lumbago.ab,ti.
  • Horses for courses? Postgraduate vs UndergraduateKnown Knowns (eg reading lists) vsUnknown Knowns (eg self-directed research) Just enough vs Everything But……
  • PUBMED MATHSCINETGEOref JSTOR CINAHL FACTIVASCOPUS ARTstor ERIC LEXIS NEXIS SUMMON
  • Thank youIsla Kuhn Cambridge University Medical Library ilk1@cam.ac.uk / @ilk21 www.slideshare.net/ilk21/jibs-2013-summonEmma Coonan (in absentia) Cambridge University Library Emma.Coonan@lib.cam.ac.uk / @LibGoddess www.slideshare.net/LibrarianGoddess/before-and-after-summon