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  • 1. Laksamee Putnam
    lputnam@towson.edu
    Research & Instruction/Science Librarian
    Finding Scientific Information Using Cook Library
  • 2. Contact info
    Laksamee Putnam
    lputnam@towson.edu
    Cook Library Reference:
    410.704.2462.
    IM/email
    Phone: 410.704.3746.
    Twitter: @LibrarianLaks
  • 3. One minute essay
    Write down what you expect to get out of this session
    What you already know
    What you want to know
    Introduce yourself and discuss
    My learning outcomes for this session
  • 4. Learning Outcomes
    Setup a strong foundation for information searching
    Gain a more critical understanding of databases
    Begin building your research
  • 5. The basics
    Cook Library Website
    Off Campus Login
    Catalog vs Databases
    Citing Sources
    Journal List
    Biology Subject Gateway
  • 6. Getting Started
    Background information – aka Gathering
    Identify keywords
    Find related references
    Learn more about the topic
    Graphic Organizer
    Organize your ideas to make your search easier
    Thesis statement
    Create Search Words
  • 7. Graphic Organizer
    A public health grad student is exploring whether there are connections between childhood obesity and Attention Deficit Disorder, and is finding very few articles. He is asking for help to make sure he isn't missing anything.
    Come up with the search terms you can use to find information
  • 8. Exploring the databases
    Split into 2 groups
    Group One – Web of Science and BioOne
    Group Two – ScienceDirect and PubMed (Medline)
  • 9. Exploring the databases
    Search for information on the connection between childhood obesity and ADD
    Analyze the database and answer the questions on your worksheet
    Summarize your information and present your findings to the class
  • 10. Extra!
    Critical Thinking skills
    http://www.ted.com/talks/eli_pariser_beware_online_filter_bubbles.html
    Citing Sources
    RefWorks
    CitationFox
    OWL
    Start researching your topics