BIOL 381 Spring 2014

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BIOL 381 Spring 2014

  1. 1. BIOL 381: Utilizing science databases Laksamee Putnam Research & Instruction Librarian lputnam@towson.edu http://bit.ly/sp2014BIOL381slides
  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! http://bit.ly/sp2014BIOL381slides
  3. 3. On the side …  Women’s History Month   National Library of Medicine – Yellow Paper exhibit 3rd Floor Blood Will Out: Women, Kinship, and Popular Medicine, 1750-1860    Book discussion on Aristotle's Masterpiece CK 507 Wed, March 12th 12:30-1:30PM
  4. 4. Agenda  Subject specific databases – Science!  Database examination– small groups  RefWorks/Interlibrary  Finding loan specific journals
  5. 5. Subject Specific Databases  Which databases are you currently familiar with?  There  Your vary are more access will
  6. 6. Small groups of 3-4  Each group choose a different database to analyze:    Scopus Science Direct PubMed (Medline)  All available from the Biology Subject Gateway
  7. 7. Topic: Cancer treatment for dogs  Which words seemed to find the best results? Synonyms?  Is there an advanced search?  Can you access full text?  What features of the database were useful? (time limit, peer reviewed option, citations etc.)  Problems?
  8. 8. Present your database  Scopus  Science Direct  PubMed (Medline)
  9. 9. Features to remember         Use the database to find synonyms Check the abstract Limitation tools – Time frame, Information type References Cited/Times Cited Citation creation Compose lists Import to RefWorks Interlibrary Loan - Illiad
  10. 10. RefWorks  Bibliographic Management Tool  Create an account – It’s Free!
  11. 11. If we have time!  TED  video – Steven Johnson – Where good ideas come from  Please  provide feedback on the session http://bit.ly/spring2014BIOL381feedback
  12. 12. Questions?  Laksamee Putnam  lputnam@towson.edu  Cook Library Reference:   410.704.2462. IM/email  Phone: 410.704.3746.

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