BMS1503
Literature
SearchingMarch 2014
Adam John Miller a.j.miller@mdx.ac.uk
© Middlesex University
By the end of this session you will be able to…
• Use Summon and electronic databases
to find out w...
© Middlesex University
What is a Journal..?
• Similar format to a magazine
• Published regularly (in Volumes and Issues)
•...
© Middlesex University
What is Peer Review…?
• A formal procedure for checking the quality of
research before it is publis...
© Middlesex University
What is a database of Journal articles..?
• Details of articles, including…
• Author and title
• Vo...
© Middlesex University
Plan your database search…
• Break the topic down into concepts
• List the words or phrases that yo...
© Middlesex University
Evaluation Criteria…
• You must evaluate your search results
in order to pick the most useful, rele...
© Middlesex University
Evaluating Information.
• Currency When was it last updated?
• Authority Who wrote it? Are they qua...
© Middlesex University
Summon.
My UniHub > My Study > My Library > Summon
| 9BMS1503 Literature Searching March 2014
© Middlesex University
To access Journal databases for your subject…
| 10BMS1503 Literature Searching March 2014
MyUniHub
...
© Middlesex University
Key databases for BMS literature.
• Medline
The premier biomedical database
• Science Direct
Elsevi...
© Middlesex University
Sample search…
| 12BMS1503 Literature Searching March 2014
• Narrow your search…
e.g. tetanus AND v...
© Middlesex University
If it’s not in the Library…
• Complete an online Inter-Library Loan form
with the full details of t...
© Middlesex University
Other Libraries.
• SCONUL Access scheme
http://www.sconul.ac.uk/using_other_libraries/access/
• The...
© Middlesex University
Referencing.
• It is Vital that you follow the Natural Sciences
Referencing guide. This can be foun...
© Middlesex University
Any Questions?
| 16BMS1503 Literature Searching March 2014
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  • Introduction – I am Adam, your Librarian, whilst Alison is on Maternity LeaveNEXT  by the end of this session you’ll be able to…
  • NEXT  BEFORE CLICK  Can anyone tell me what a Journal is?
  • NEXT  What is Peer Review
  • NEXT  What is a database of JournalsSubscriptions we have paid for in the library FOR YOU
  • NEXT  Planning your search
  • Talk about this with everyone – Thingy OR TetanusAndImmun… OR vaccin
  • Shout out some evaluation criteriaNEXT  C A I R O – the criteria
  • Now we know how to evaluate our resultsIt is also Very Important to plan your searchQuerying a database is not the same as searching GoogleNEXT Planning your Search
  • DEMONSTRATE SUMMONClick down to advanced searchClostridium TetaniOR tetanusAND vaccin* OR immuni?ationFull Text online AND Peer-reviewedLAST 10 YEARSNEXT  Evaluation Criteria
  • GET LOGGED ON AND DO THIS  Look at Library Subject GuideNEXT  Key databases
  • Demonstrate Medline then over to studentsEVERYONE OPEN JUST THE FRONT PAGE OF EACH DATABASE, WHILE YOU BRIEFLY DESCRIBE THEM (e.g. see notes below).HOW DO YOU KNOW IF THE ARTICLES IN THESE DATABASES ARE PEER REVIEWED?MEDLINE – Alljournals go through a rigorous selection process before being accepted for the database. See this Fact sheet: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/jsel.htmlSCIENCE CITATION INDEX (WEB OF SCIENCE) – Alljournals are peer reviewed, see: http://wokinfo.com/publisher_relations/journals/SCIENCE DIRECT - Alljournals are peer reviewed (It tells you at the top of the home page)GREAT FOR FULL TEXTPubMed – Some of these articles are waiting to be reviewed by Medline, before they can be included in Medline. If you’re unsure about whether a specific journal has been peer reviewed by others, check its own website.NEXT  How to find these
  • Use this slide to recap what you did.NEXT  OVER TO THE STUDENTS
  • N.B. You can get to ILL form from top of BMS subject guideNEXT  Other Libraries / Sconul
  • N.B. You can get to ILL form from top of BMS subject guideNEXT  Referencing & Plagiarism
  • EXPLAINimportance of Library Subject GuideNEXT  Any questions
  • FIN
  • BMS1503 Literature Searching 2014

    1. 1. BMS1503 Literature SearchingMarch 2014 Adam John Miller a.j.miller@mdx.ac.uk
    2. 2. © Middlesex University By the end of this session you will be able to… • Use Summon and electronic databases to find out what BMS literature has been published in academic journals. • Plan an effective search strategy • Identify and access useful Journal articles | 2BMS1503 Literature Searching March 2014
    3. 3. © Middlesex University What is a Journal..? • Similar format to a magazine • Published regularly (in Volumes and Issues) • Focus on a particular academic discipline • Contains articles by different authors • Also contains book reviews and editorials • Traditionally in print but increasingly electronic | 3BMS1503 Literature Searching March 2014
    4. 4. © Middlesex University What is Peer Review…? • A formal procedure for checking the quality of research before it is published. • Articles are checked and authenticated by independent, third party academics (peers) • The quality control system of academic publishing established for hundreds of years. | 4BMS1503 Literature Searching March 2014
    5. 5. © Middlesex University What is a database of Journal articles..? • Details of articles, including… • Author and title • Volume, Issue and Page Numbers • Abstract • Title of the Journal in which it was published • Subject keywords • (and sometimes)… The full text of the article | 5BMS1503 Literature Searching March 2014
    6. 6. © Middlesex University Plan your database search… • Break the topic down into concepts • List the words or phrases that you could use use for each concept (consider synonyms, alternate terms, etc…) TOPIC: Clostridium Tetani Vaccinations | 6BMS1503 Literature Searching March 2014
    7. 7. © Middlesex University Evaluation Criteria… • You must evaluate your search results in order to pick the most useful, relevant articles. • What criteria do you think you would use? | 7BMS1503 Literature Searching March 2014
    8. 8. © Middlesex University Evaluating Information. • Currency When was it last updated? • Authority Who wrote it? Are they qualified? • Intent What is the purpose of the information? • Relevance Will it answer my question? • Objectivity Is it a balanced view? | 8BMS1503 Literature Searching March 2014
    9. 9. © Middlesex University Summon. My UniHub > My Study > My Library > Summon | 9BMS1503 Literature Searching March 2014
    10. 10. © Middlesex University To access Journal databases for your subject… | 10BMS1503 Literature Searching March 2014 MyUniHub My study My library Library subject guides Biomedical Science Resources My library Finding Journal articles/ Using databases
    11. 11. © Middlesex University Key databases for BMS literature. • Medline The premier biomedical database • Science Direct Elsevier’s excellent online Journal package • Science Citation Index The leading science and technical Journals | 11BMS1503 Literature Searching March 2014
    12. 12. © Middlesex University Sample search… | 12BMS1503 Literature Searching March 2014 • Narrow your search… e.g. tetanus AND vaccine • Widen your search… e.g. vaccination OR immunisation • Find different spellings e.g. immuni?ation • Truncate words to get different endings e.g. vaccin*
    13. 13. © Middlesex University If it’s not in the Library… • Complete an online Inter-Library Loan form with the full details of the article. • We will order it from the British Library and if it is available electronically it will be emailed to you within 48 hours. • A charge of £3 will be added to your Horizon record for this service. | 13BMS1503 Literature Searching March 2014
    14. 14. © Middlesex University Other Libraries. • SCONUL Access scheme http://www.sconul.ac.uk/using_other_libraries/access/ • The British Library http://www.bl.uk | 14BMS1503 Literature Searching March 2014
    15. 15. © Middlesex University Referencing. • It is Vital that you follow the Natural Sciences Referencing guide. This can be found at… | 15BMS1503 Literature Searching March 2014 Biomedical Science Library Subject Guide Information Skills Referencing and Plagiarism
    16. 16. © Middlesex University Any Questions? | 16BMS1503 Literature Searching March 2014

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