A quick plug… The Cellist of Sarajevo, a novel by Steven Galloway, is the One Maryland One Book selection for 2012. A book club discussion is planned! When: Wednesday October 10th from 12:30-1:30PM Where: Cook Library Rm 507 What: This meeting will begin with Nicole Dombrowski Risser, Associate Professor in the Department of History providing background on The Cellist of Sarajevo, a poignant novel about the impact of music in modern warfare.
Agenda Discuss the TED video Create a RefWorks Account Break down your topic Search for articles
To start us off TED video – Eli Praser- Beware Online Filter Bubbles http://xkcd.com/386/
Ideas Thinkup keywords for your topic Establish key concepts you want to find out more about
How to use keywords What kind of effects do urban farms have on the environment? effect* “urban farm” environment influence “urban agriculture” ecology evaluation city cultivation soil system prediction effect* OR influence OR evaluation OR prediction AND “urban farm” OR “urban agriculture” OR city cultivation AND environment OR ecology OR soil system
Subject Specific Databases Which databases are you currently familiar with? There are more Your access will vary
Small groups of 3-4 Eachgroup choose a different database to analyze: Scopus Science Direct GeoRef Academic Search Premier Cook OneSearch
Topic: Urban farms and theenvironment Which words seemed to find the best results? Synonyms? Is there an advanced search? Can you access full text? What features of the database were useful? (time limit, peer reviewed option, citations etc.) Problems?
Features to remember Use the database to find synonyms Check the abstract Limitation tools – Time frame, Information type References Cited/Times Cited Citation creation Compose lists Import to RefWorks Interlibrary Loan - Illiad
Other places to search Google Scholar Advanced search features Can you access the full text? Where is the information coming from? Check the library Journal List USGS Website
Start Searching Startlooking for articles on your topic and putting them into RefWorks
Next… Groupsof 3-4 will schedule appointments to meet with me Bring at least 3-4 articles you have found for your annotated bib We will discuss how your search is going, what has worked for you, and what themes you see developing in your research.