BIOL 381 Spring 2012

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BIOL 381 Spring 2012

  1. 1. BIOL 381 : Finding ScientificInformation Using Cook Library LAKSAMEE PUTNAM LPUTNAM@TOWSON.EDU RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION/SCIENCE LIBRARIAN
  2. 2. First… Laksamee Putnam lputnam@towson.edu Cook Library Reference:  410.704.2462.  IM/email Phone: 410.704.3746. Twitter: @CookLibraryofTU Albert S. Cook facebook profile!
  3. 3. Take Away… Identify a current (since 2000) peer-reviewed, primary research report that relates to the topic of your paper AKA - Finding articles using databases
  4. 4. Getting Started Background information – aka Gathering  Identify keywords  Find related references  Learn more about the topic
  5. 5. Getting Started Search Tip #1  Boolean “search connectors” “cell membrane” AND “red blood cells”  Combining more than 1 topic behavior OR behaviour  Combining synonymous terms
  6. 6. Getting Started Search Tip #2 Truncation technolog* finds… technolog y technolog ies technolog ists technolog ical technolog ically …etc!
  7. 7. A Quick Look at the Cook Library Cook Library Website  Journal List  Catalog  Library Catalog  WorldCat TU  Subject Gateways  Research Databases  Ask for help
  8. 8. Scholarly Articles SciVerse – ScienceDirect  SciVerse – more expansive search  ScienceDirect – more scholarly  “Refine Results” on the left  References  Related Articles  Keywords  Export Citation – Ref Works
  9. 9. Scholarly Articles Science Citation Index – Web of Science  “Refine Results” on the left  Document types – Article vs Review  Add to Marked List  References  Related Records  Keywords  Export Citation – Ref Works
  10. 10. Questions? Feel free to contact me:  Laksamee Putnam  lputnam@towson.edu  410.704.3746.  Twitter: @LibrarianLaks Or any reference librarian:  Visit Cook Library Reference Desk  410.704.2462.  IM – tucookchat

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