ENVS 601 Fall 2013

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  • 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

    1. 1. Laksamee Putnam Research & instruction Librarian lputnam@towson.edu 10/21/2013
    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!  Slides: http://bit.ly/ENVS601fa2013
    3. 3. Agenda  Information literacy in science – Discussion  Investigating Journals  Investigating Articles  For your future research
    4. 4. Who’s afraid of peer review?
    5. 5. Two ships passing in the night  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?
    6. 6. Battling Bad Science
    7. 7. Investigating Journals  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 minutes
    8. 8. Investigating Journals  Environmental Science & Technology  Chemical Geology  Water, Air and Soil Pollution  Advances in Water Resources  Ecological Applications
    9. 9. Investigating Articles  Does the library subscribe to your journal?  Download a research article published in 2011 from your journal
    10. 10. Investigating Articles  Does your article follow the structure guidelines required by the journal?  How many references does your article list?
    11. 11. Investigating Articles  Find you article in Google Scholar  Find your article in Scopus  How many times has your article been cited?
    12. 12. For your future research  Consider where your information is coming from  Cite your sources
    13. 13. Questions?  Laksamee Putnam  lputnam@towson.edu

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