http://www.sciencemag.org/site/special/scicomm/infographic.jpgBohannon, J. (2013, October 4) Who’s afraid of peer review? Science. Retrieved from http://www.sciencemag.org/content/342/6154/60.full Discussion Questions:Why have “predatory publishers” and bad open- access journals emerged as a recent problem?Do you see any problems with the methods the author implemented in order to find how many journals accepted his bogus paper?What are the pros and cons of open access publishing?
Scicurious. (2013, March 18) Two ships passing in the night: Neuroscience and social media. The Scicurious Brain. Retrieved from http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/scicurious-brain/2013/03/18/two-ships-passing-in-the-night-neuroscience-and-social-media/ Discussion Questions:What are you doing to find the most recent science news?How do you evaluate the information you find while researching?What are the pros and cons of traditional science publishing?
http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=1624Goldacre, B. (2011) Battling bad science. http://www.ted.com/talks/ben_goldacre_battling_bad_science.html Discussion Questions:What does this video make you think about evaluating information?Can you think of any examples of bad science? In ads? On Facebook?
ENVS 601 Fall 2013
Research & instruction Librarian
Two ships passing in the night
What are you doing to
find the most recent
How do you evaluate the
information you find
What are the pros and
cons of traditional
Small groups will investigate author submission
requirements for their assigned journal
Use the worksheet as a guideline
Small groups will report/discuss their findings in 15
Environmental Science & Technology
Water, Air and Soil Pollution
Advances in Water Resources
Does the library subscribe to your journal?
Download a research article published in 2011 from
Does your article follow the structure guidelines
required by the journal?
How many references does your article list?
Find you article in Google Scholar
Find your article in Scopus
How many times has your article been cited?
For your future research
Consider where your information is coming from
Cite your sources