ENVS 604 Fall 2012

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ENVS 604 Fall 2012

  1. 1. ENVS 604 :FindingScientificInformationUsing CookLibraryLaksamee Putnamlputnam@towson.eduResearch & InstructionLibrarian
  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!
  3. 3. Take away … Getting Started Search Tips Finding Books/Articles Keeping track of your information
  4. 4. Getting started Background information  Encyclopedias  The Encyclopedia of Mammals  General books on ecosystem ecology  Ecosystem Ecology: a new synthesis  Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology  Taxonomic database websites  The Encyclopedia of Life (EoL)
  5. 5. Getting started Background information – aka Gathering  Identify keywords  Find related references  Learn more about the topic
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Search Tips Search Tip #2 Truncation technolog* finds… technolog y technolog ies technolog ists technolog ical technolog ically …etc!
  9. 9. Search Tips Search Tip #3 Phrase searching  “Endangered species act”
  10. 10. Finding books Cook Library Website  Catalog  Library Catalog  Cook OneSearch Remember!!  You can request books from other USMAI libraries
  11. 11. Finding articles Home base:  ENVS 604 Course Gateway Journal List Research databases
  12. 12. Finding articles ScienceDirect  “Refine Results” on the left  RSS  References  Related Articles  All Fields – Abstract, Title, Keywords  Search history  Export Citation – Ref Works
  13. 13. Finding articles Scopus  Add Search Field  Refine Results  Save search alert  View “Cited by”  View References Cited  Create Bibliography  Export to RefWorks
  14. 14. Finding articles If there is an article you can’t access Request it through Interlibrary Loan  Iliad login needed
  15. 15. Government Information Find the governing body website  http://www.science.gov/  http://www.scienceaccelerator.gov/ GreenR Scirus - http://www.scirus.com/ Google: site.gov
  16. 16. RefWorks Bibliographic management software Towson University subscription  Off campus: RWTowsonU Organize citations  Create bibliographies  Import records
  17. 17. Questions? Feel free to contact me:  Laksamee Putnam  lputnam@towson.edu  410.704.3746. Or any reference librarian:  Visit Cook Library Reference Desk  410.704.2462.  IM – tucookchat

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