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  • Find out how to use different sources to find information for your literature search quickly and easily. Mainly talking about using databases that index journal articles and conference proceedings – Web of Science, PubMed. What to do with the information about a journal article once you’ve found it: that is, how to find the article itself, either electronically or in print: that’s where the SFX button comes in. Using the Library’s e-journals list to check whether UCL subscribes to a particular journal in electronic format. For a project like this, you should expect to have to use other libraries, especially the British Library: there will be some books and journals that aren’t available in UCL Library. How to find out whet other libraries have, and whether you’re entitled to use them. Introduce you to WISE – new, comprehensive and step-by-step guide to finding and using information, with illustrations that show you how to search all of the electronic resources you’ll need, as well as search tips for each one of them.
  • “ If you try and access e-resources via other routes look out for a links labelled “institutional login”, “UK federation login”, “Shibboleth login” or similar”

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  • UCL Library Lynne Meehan (Room 314, Science library) Tel: 020 7679 2634 (ext 32634) Email: l.meehan@ucl.ac.uk Useful Links: http://delicious.com/LynneMeehan/chem3
  • Introduction
    • Sources of Information
    • Search Techniques
    • Evaluating Information
    • References
    • Current Awareness
    • Further Help
  • Where do you look?
    • Search Engine
    Database Library catalogue Encyclopedia
  • Type of information
  • Overview of Topic
    • Where to look
    • Encyclopedia
    • Dictionary
    • Websites
    • Lecture notes
    • This will help you decide concepts and keywords for searching
  • Search techniques - Define your topic
    • “ Current problems with understanding polar ozone loss”
    • Work in groups and define the concepts and find keywords and synonyms for them.
  • Boolean logic for combining search terms Polar regions Polar ozone Ozone layer Polar OR Ozone Polar AND Ozone Polar NOT Ozone
  • Search tips
    • Phrase search
    • e.g. “ozone layer”
    • Nesting
    • e.g. ozone (loss or depletion)
    • Wildcards
    • e.g. Wom?n
    • Truncation
    • e.g. deplet*
    • Google is not the only search engine, try
        • Yahoo www.yahoo.com
        • Exalead, www.exalead.com /search
        • Librarians’ Internet Index -- www.lii.org
    • Think “full text” = be specific e.g. war of 1812 economic causes vs. history
    • Use academic & professional terms e.g.domestic architecture vs. houses
    • Limit your search to …
        • Web page title
        • Website or domain
        • File type
        • Definitions
    • "Invisible Web", a.k.a. the "Deep Web"?
    Web search
  • What databases to use
    • Go to library website for access: www.ucl.ac.uk /Library
  • Finding References
    • Bibliographic databases
    • only link out to full-text
    • ILL
    • Other libraries
    • PROMPT
    • Presentation
    • Relevance
    • Objectivity
    • Method
    • Provenance
    • Timeliness
    Evaluate
  • Citing your Sources
    • Citing styles: Harvard and Vancouver
    • Systematic notes
    • Note the content
  • Reference management software
    • Reference Manager (10 or 12)
    • Endnote
    • Zotero
    • Mendeley
  • Set up a new reference manager database
    • Click on File
    • Click on New
    • Choose file location (remember where
    • Type in file name e.g. chem3
    • Click on New
    • Login to Cluster WTS
    • Click on Start
    • Programs P-R
    • Select Reference Manager
    • Select Reference Manager 10
    Reference manager demo
  • Current Awareness
    • Current awareness is a term that describes the methods used to keep up to date with the most recent information in your subject area
    • ZETOC - http:// zetoc.mimas.ac.uk /
    • TicTOCs - http:// www.tictocs.ac.uk /
    • Database search alerts – see individual database pages for details
  • Access to e-resources
    • Most electronic resources can be accessed on or off campus
    • The best route to these is via the library website
    • You will need your UCL userid to log in
    • For further information go to http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/e-res.shtml#res-home
  • Help!
    • WISE: http:// www.ucl.ac.uk/moodle
    • Click on WISE, then Maths and Physical Sciences
    • Ask at the Enquiry Desk
    • Ground floor, Science Library
    • 020 7679 7789
    • Come and ask me
    • http://delicious.com/LynneMeehan/chem3
  • Thank you
    • Please fill in the evaluation form at
    • Lynne Meehan ( Room 314, Science library)
    • Tel: 020 7679 2634 (ext 32634)
    • Email:l.meehan@ucl.ac.uk