ENVS 604 :
Finding
Scientific
Information
Using Cook
Library
Laksamee Putnam
lputnam@towson.edu
Research & Instruction Lib...
First…
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Laksamee Putnam
lputnam@towson.edu
Cook Library Reference:
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410.704.2462.
IM/email

Phone: 410...
Take away …
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TED Talk discussion

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Getting Started

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Search Tips

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Finding Books/Articles

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Keeping track of you...
Battling Bad Science
 Goldacre,

B. (2011) Battling bad science.
http://www.ted.com/talks/ben_goldacre
_battling_bad_scie...
Getting started
 Background
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Encyclopedias
 The

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information

Encyclopedia of Mammals

General books on ecosystem e...
Getting started
 Background

information – aka
Gathering
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Identify keywords
Find related
references
Learn more abou...
Search tips
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Keywords
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Topic : Monarch butterfly OR Danaus plexippus
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Habitat, Predators, Environmental effects?
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Search tips
 Search
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Tip #1

Boolean search connectors

 nanotechnology
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AND environment

Combining more than 1 topi...
Search Tips
 Search

Tip #2

 Truncation

technolog* finds…
technolog y
technolog ies
technolog ists
technolog ical
tech...
Search Tips
 Search

Tip #3

 Phrase

searching

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“Endangered species act”
Finding books
 Cook
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Library Website

Catalog
 Library

Catalog
 Cook OneSearch
 Remember!!
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You can request books...
Finding articles
 Home


base:

ENVS 604 Course Gateway

 Journal

List

 Research

databases
Finding articles
 ScienceDirect
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“Refine Results” on the left
RSS
References
Related Articles
All Fields ...
Finding articles
 Scopus
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Add Search Field
Refine Results
Save search alert
View “Cited by”
View Referenc...
Finding articles
 If

there is an article you can’t access

 Request


it through Interlibrary Loan

Iliad login needed
Government Information
 If

it’s working…..
 Find the governing body website
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http://www.science.gov/
http://www.sc...
RefWorks
 Bibliographic
 Towson
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University subscription

Off campus: RWTowsonU

 Organize
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

management software

...
Questions?
 Feel




Laksamee Putnam
lputnam@towson.edu
410.704.3746.

 Or
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


free to contact me:

any reference ...
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ENVS 604 Fall 2013

  1. 1. ENVS 604 : Finding Scientific Information Using Cook Library Laksamee Putnam lputnam@towson.edu Research & Instruction Librarian http://bit.ly/ENVS604fall2013
  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/ENVS604fall2013
  3. 3. Take away …  TED Talk discussion  Getting Started  Search Tips  Finding Books/Articles  Keeping track of your information
  4. 4. Battling Bad Science  Goldacre, B. (2011) Battling bad science. http://www.ted.com/talks/ben_goldacre _battling_bad_science.html  Problems with Peer Review?
  5. 5. Getting started  Background  Encyclopedias  The  information Encyclopedia of Mammals General books on ecosystem ecology  Ecosystem Ecology: a new synthesis  Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology  Taxonomic database websites  The Encyclopedia of Life (EoL)
  6. 6. Getting started  Background information – aka Gathering    Identify keywords Find related references Learn more about the topic
  7. 7. Search tips  Keywords  Topic : Monarch butterfly OR Danaus plexippus   Habitat, Predators, Environmental effects? Synonyms/alternative spellings      electronic, electric, digital, computer, cell phone waste, trash, debris, litter effects, consequence, impact environmental, environment, ecology policy, law, bill, act, plan
  8. 8. Search tips  Search  Tip #1 Boolean search connectors  nanotechnology  AND environment Combining more than 1 topic  Personal care products and pharmaceuticals OR PCPP  Combining synonymous terms
  9. 9. Search Tips  Search Tip #2  Truncation technolog* finds… technolog y technolog ies technolog ists technolog ical technolog ically …etc!
  10. 10. Search Tips  Search Tip #3  Phrase searching  “Endangered species act”
  11. 11. Finding books  Cook  Library Website Catalog  Library Catalog  Cook OneSearch  Remember!!  You can request books from other USMAI libraries
  12. 12. Finding articles  Home  base: ENVS 604 Course Gateway  Journal List  Research databases
  13. 13. Finding articles  ScienceDirect        “Refine Results” on the left RSS References Related Articles All Fields – Abstract, Title, Keywords Search history Export Citation – Ref Works
  14. 14. Finding articles  Scopus        Add Search Field Refine Results Save search alert View “Cited by” View References Cited Create Bibliography Export to RefWorks
  15. 15. Finding articles  If there is an article you can’t access  Request  it through Interlibrary Loan Iliad login needed
  16. 16. Government Information  If it’s working…..  Find the governing body website   http://www.science.gov/ http://www.scienceaccelerator.gov/  GreenR  Scirus - http://www.scirus.com/  Google: site.gov
  17. 17. RefWorks  Bibliographic  Towson  University subscription Off campus: RWTowsonU  Organize   management software citations Create bibliographies Import records
  18. 18. Questions?  Feel    Laksamee Putnam lputnam@towson.edu 410.704.3746.  Or    free to contact me: any reference librarian: Visit Cook Library Reference Desk 410.704.2462. IM – tucookchat

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