ENVS 798 Spring 2014

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ENVS 798 Spring 2014

  1. 1. ENVS 798 : Finding Scientific Information Using Cook Library Laksamee Putnam lputnam@towson.edu Research & Instruction Librarian Slides: http://bit.ly/ENVS798Spring2014
  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 tips  Finding books and articles  Finding government information  Keeping track of your information
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Search tips  Boolean  Ocean quality  search connectors acidification AND coastal water Combining more than 1 topic  Personal care products and pharmaceuticals OR PCPP  Combining synonymous terms
  6. 6. Search Tips  Truncation technolog* finds… technolog y technolog ies technolog ists technolog ical technolog ically …etc!
  7. 7. Search Tips  Phrase  searching “Agricultural Nutrient Management”
  8. 8. Getting started  Background information – aka Gathering    Identify keywords Find related references Learn more about the topic ENVS 798 Course Gateway
  9. 9. Getting started  Cook  OneSearch Print books  Limit to Towson location  You can request books from other USMAI libraries  eBooks  Check Online Availability  Sage Reference  eBrary
  10. 10. Getting started  Encyclopedias Environmental Encyclopedia  Climate Change: Encyclopedia of Science and History   Is there a local government website resource?  http://chesapeake. usgs.gov/  Books on environmental policy  Environmental Policy Integration in Practice  Environmental Policy: New Directions for the 21st Century
  11. 11. Finding articles  Journal List  Research    Scopus ScienceDirect Sci-Finder  Check  databases citations Forward and Backward
  12. 12. Finding articles  Scopus       Add search field “Refine Results” on the left Cited by Related Documents All Fields – Abstract, Title, Keywords Bibliography  Built in citation creation  Export Citation – Ref Works
  13. 13. Finding articles  If there is an article you can’t access  Request  it through Interlibrary Loan Iliad login needed
  14. 14. Government Information  Find   the governing body website http://www.science.gov/ http://www.scienceaccelerator.gov/  Course Gateway – Policy section  Google: site.gov
  15. 15. RefWorks  Bibliographic  Towson  University subscription Off campus: rwtowsonu  Organize   management software citations Create bibliographies Import records
  16. 16. 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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