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    ENVS 604 Fall 2013 ENVS 604 Fall 2013 Presentation Transcript

    • ENVS 604 : Finding Scientific Information Using Cook Library Laksamee Putnam lputnam@towson.edu Research & Instruction Librarian http://bit.ly/ENVS604fall2013
    • 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
    • Take away …  TED Talk discussion  Getting Started  Search Tips  Finding Books/Articles  Keeping track of your information
    • Battling Bad Science  Goldacre, B. (2011) Battling bad science. http://www.ted.com/talks/ben_goldacre _battling_bad_science.html  Problems with Peer Review?
    • 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)
    • Getting started  Background information – aka Gathering    Identify keywords Find related references Learn more about the topic
    • 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
    • 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
    • Search Tips  Search Tip #2  Truncation technolog* finds… technolog y technolog ies technolog ists technolog ical technolog ically …etc!
    • Search Tips  Search Tip #3  Phrase searching  “Endangered species act”
    • Finding books  Cook  Library Website Catalog  Library Catalog  Cook OneSearch  Remember!!  You can request books from other USMAI libraries
    • Finding articles  Home  base: ENVS 604 Course Gateway  Journal List  Research databases
    • Finding articles  ScienceDirect        “Refine Results” on the left RSS References Related Articles All Fields – Abstract, Title, Keywords Search history Export Citation – Ref Works
    • Finding articles  Scopus        Add Search Field Refine Results Save search alert View “Cited by” View References Cited Create Bibliography Export to RefWorks
    • 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   http://www.science.gov/ http://www.scienceaccelerator.gov/  GreenR  Scirus - http://www.scirus.com/  Google: site.gov
    • RefWorks  Bibliographic  Towson  University subscription Off campus: RWTowsonU  Organize   management software citations Create bibliographies Import records
    • 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