Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience <ul><li>Cook Library 3rd floor  Thursday, February 24 - Friday...
LAKSAMEE PUTNAM [email_address] RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN BIOL 201: Finding Scientific Information Using Cook Library
First… <ul><li>Laksamee Putnam </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Cook Library Reference: </li></ul><ul><...
Take Away… <ul><li>Search strategies and Search tips </li></ul><ul><li>Finding books/articles in the Cook Library </li></u...
Where do you start your search?
Preparing to Search <ul><li>Articulate your topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose important ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Preparing to Search <ul><li>Brainstorm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Synonyms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More specific terms </li>...
A Quick Look at Cook Library <ul><li>Cook Library Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Off Campus Login </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Searching the Catalog <ul><li>Cook Library </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Library Catalogs </li></ul><ul><li...
Searching the Databases <ul><li>Cook Library </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Gateways </li></ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul><ul><l...
Evaluate <ul><li>Authority </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Credibility? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public...
Questions? <ul><li>Feel free to contact me: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Laksamee Putnam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_addres...
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  • AUTHORITY : WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INFORMATION? WHAT ARE THEIR CREDENTIALS? CURRENCY : IS THE INFORMATION CURRENT AND UP-TO-DATE? IS THERE A PUBLICATION DATE? OBJECTIVITY: IS THERE ANY BIAS? IS THE PURPOSE TO INFORM OR PERSUADE? SCOPE: ARE SOURCES CITED? IS THE SUBJECT COVERED IN DEPTH? USABILITY : IS THE SITE EASY TO NAVIGATE? ARE SPELLING AND GRAMMAR CORRECT?
  • BIOL 201 Spring 2011

    1. 1. Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience <ul><li>Cook Library 3rd floor Thursday, February 24 - Friday, April, 8, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience is a traveling exhibition which examines the challenges faced by African-American baseball players as they sought equal opportunities in their sport beginning in the post-Civil War era. </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/theseanster93/1152356149/
    2. 2. LAKSAMEE PUTNAM [email_address] RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN BIOL 201: Finding Scientific Information Using Cook Library
    3. 3. First… <ul><li>Laksamee Putnam </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Cook Library Reference: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>410.704.2462. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IM/email </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Phone: 410.704.3746. </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @LibrarianLaks </li></ul>
    4. 4. Take Away… <ul><li>Search strategies and Search tips </li></ul><ul><li>Finding books/articles in the Cook Library </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate the information </li></ul>
    5. 5. Where do you start your search?
    6. 6. Preparing to Search <ul><li>Articulate your topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose important ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify keywords </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find background information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gather, organize and narrow it down </li></ul>
    7. 7. Preparing to Search <ul><li>Brainstorm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Synonyms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More specific terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broader concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use broader terms for Books </li></ul><ul><li>Use narrower terms for Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Encyclopedia of Earth </li></ul>
    8. 8. A Quick Look at Cook Library <ul><li>Cook Library Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Off Campus Login </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal List </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catalog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Library Catalog </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WorldCat TU </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject Gateways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask for help/Give us feedback </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Searching the Catalog <ul><li>Cook Library </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Library Catalogs </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Search Options </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Call number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Map </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other locations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interlibrary loan (Illiad) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Request </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Searching the Databases <ul><li>Cook Library </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Gateways </li></ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Peer-reviewed articles in multiple journals </li></ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Towson: 235 journals with the word Biology in the title </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Citation Index: 6,650 journals on a variety of scientific disciplines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research vs Review </li></ul>
    11. 11. Evaluate <ul><li>Authority </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Credibility? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publication date? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Objectivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inform or persuade? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scope </li></ul><ul><ul><li>References? In depth? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Usability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clunky website? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RYT Hospital </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Questions? <ul><li>Feel free to contact me: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Laksamee Putnam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>410.704.3746. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter: @LibrarianLaks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Or any reference librarian: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit Cook Library Reference Desk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>410.704.2462. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IM – tucookchat </li></ul></ul>

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