ENVS 798 :FindingScientificInformationUsing CookLibraryLaksamee Putnamlputnam@towson.eduResearch & InstructionLibrarian
First… Laksamee  Putnam lputnam@towson.edu Cook Library Reference:     410.704.2462.     IM/email Phone:   410.704.3...
Take away … Search    strategies & search tips Finding   books and articles Finding   government information Keeping  ...
Getting Started Background information – aka Gathering    Identify keywords    Find related     references    Learn mo...
Getting started Background      information    Encyclopedias      Environmental   Encyclopedia    General books on env...
Getting started eBooks    From the catalog    Sage Reference    eBrary
Search tips   Keywords       Topic : Electronic Waste           Environmental effects?           Policy worldwide? In ...
Search tips Search   Tip #1    Boolean search connectors nanotechnology    AND environment    Combining more than 1 to...
Search Tips Search   Tip #2 Truncation technolog* finds…                 technolog y                 technolog ies      ...
Search Tips Search   Tip #3 Phrase   searching    “Endangered species act”
Finding books Cook   Library Website    Catalog      Library             Catalog      Cook OneSearch Remember!!    Y...
Finding articles Home   base:    ENVS 798 Course Gateway Journal   List Research    databases
Finding articles ScienceDirect    “Refine Results” on the left    RSS    References    Related Articles    All Field...
Finding articles Scopus    Add Search Field    Refine Results    Save search alert    View “Cited by”    View Refere...
Finding articles If   there is an article you can’t access Request     it through Interlibrary Loan      Iliad login ne...
Government Information Find   the governing body website     http://www.science.gov/     http://www.scienceaccelerator....
RefWorks Bibliographic   management software Towson    University subscription     Off campus: RWTowsonU Organize    c...
Questions? Feel   free to contact me:     Laksamee Putnam     lputnam@towson.edu     410.704.3746. Or   any reference...
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ENVS 798 Fall 2012

  1. 1. ENVS 798 :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 … Search strategies & search tips Finding books and articles Finding government information Keeping track of your information
  4. 4. Getting Started Background information – aka Gathering  Identify keywords  Find related references  Learn more about the topic
  5. 5. Getting started Background information  Encyclopedias  Environmental Encyclopedia  General books on environmental policy  American Environmental Policy 1990-2006  A history of environmental politics since 1945  The government website  http://www.science.gov/index.html
  6. 6. Getting started eBooks  From the catalog  Sage Reference  eBrary
  7. 7. Search tips Keywords  Topic : Electronic Waste  Environmental effects?  Policy worldwide? In the US? 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 798 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 Find the governing body website  http://www.science.gov/  http://www.scienceaccelerator.gov/ Course Gateway – Policy section GreenR Scirus - http://www.scirus.com/ Google: site.gov
  17. 17. RefWorks Bibliographic management software Towson University subscription  Off campus: RWTowsonU Organize citations  Create bibliographies  Import records
  18. 18. 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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