BIOL 2101 Genetics Prof Traci Welch Moritz Public Services Librarian Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial Library
What we’ll do today Learn how to use library resources Figure out what search strategies to employ to satisfy assignment requirements Learn how to identify best resources to use
How to remember all this stuff
What I need to know to begin this project What is difference between Scholarly & Popular periodicals How to employ Boolean Logic How to identifying search terms How to create a search strategy How to save research found
Bibliographic Citation Software
ONU ID is Library card EVA Eva Maglott 00021559801 Eva Maglott Please use all digits in your student ID number.
Finding the right search term
Start big and then use patterns you see in the results list to narrow your topic
Most resources will have built into their system a “thesaurus” or “subject” or suggested topics links, use them
Ask a librarian or your professor for suggestions
Assignment What types of newborn screenings are conducted to detect PKU? Is a restricted diet sufficient to prevent long term effects of PKU?
What do I do first?
Google and Wikipedia Aren’t evil Can prove valuable Can’t be used as a source Turn to the databases for source materials From the University of Wisconsin Library, worksheet for evaluating web sites
Google Scholar See “Google Scholar” tab at Research guide for information about off-campus access ONU buys Full-text database Google asks to link to content OhioLINK Permits Google to link to full-text Run Google Search ONU user sees licensed full-text articles
What about the internet? Currency * The timeliness of the information. Relevance/Coverage *The depth and importance of the information. Authority *The source of the information. Accuracy *The reliability of the information. Purpose/Objectivity *The possible bias present in the information. *The CRAAP acronym and descriptions are from Meriam Library at California State University Chico. Used with permission.
What do I do next? Oh no!! There are so many, and they are so big!!!
Books - Shortcuts Hold on, I’ve got an idea!
Books - Shortcuts
Finding books POLAR OhioLINK
Finding books -- POLAR Keyword search for Medical Foods
Finding books -- POLAR
Finding books -- OhioLINK
Finding books -- OhioLINK
What do I do next?
Scholarly v Popular Periodical means the same as Magazine Usually magazines are more “popular”
Scholarly or Professional Peer reviewed
Health Source Complete
Science Citation Index
QUESTIONS? Ask at the Front Desk Phone the Reference Desk – 2185 (see library page for available hours) Contact by E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Use Chat Help feature or the IM