WRIT 312 Fall 2013

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WRIT 312 Fall 2013

  1. 1. WRIT 312: Scientists – Biography and Works LAKSAMEE PUTNAM LPUTNAM@TOWSON.EDU RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN Slides: http://bit.ly/WRIT312Burks2013
  2. 2. First…  Laksamee Putnam  lputnam@towson.edu  Cook Library Reference:  410.704.2462.  IM/email  Phone: 410.704.3746.  Twitter: @CookLibraryofTU Slides: http://bit.ly/WRIT312Burks2013
  3. 3. Take away…  Introduction to Library Resources  Biography Basics  Finding Books and Articles  Citation Help Slides: http://bit.ly/WRIT312Burks2013
  4. 4. Library Homepage  Main website  Library Catalog  USMAI Catalog  Cook OneSearch  Course Gateway  Research -> Course Gateways -> Select a Course (WRIT 312)
  5. 5. Biography Basics  Start in “Biography in Context” to read up on your scientist  Note their name and possible variations  Charles Darwin  C Darwin, Charles Robert Darwin, CR Darwin
  6. 6. Biography Basics  What were your scientist’s affiliations?  Partners? University?  What key words are associated with your scientist?  Inventions? Formulas? Field of study?  Are there any specific publications mentioned which you could look up?  Books or Journals written about or by your scientist
  7. 7. Finding Books  A list of books to help you get started  Search in multiple places  Use specific books titles if you know them  Use name variations  Use keywords  Request books from other USMAI libraries  Interlibrary loan for everything else
  8. 8. Search Tips  Boolean “search connectors”  Stephen Hawking AND Physics  seismoscope OR seismometer
  9. 9. Finding Articles  Start with Scopus  Use Author Search to help locate articles written by your scientist  Use your keywords to see if there have been articles written about your author  If you have a specific citation to look up, check the Journal List
  10. 10. Finding Articles  No luck in Scopus? Try the other databases listed in the WRIT 312 Course Gateway  Science Direct, Cook OneSearch  If the full text isn’t available look for a Find It button.
  11. 11. Searching the Web  Try different search engines  Google Scholar  Scirus  Vadlo  Limit to .gov or .edu  For example, you can usually search “topic” + .gov  “transmission electron microscope” site:.gov
  12. 12. APA Citing Resources  Cook Library – Citing Sources  http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/styleGuides.cfm  OWL  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
  13. 13. Worksheet!  Answer the various questions as you:  Find out more about your scientist in Biography in Context  Locate books and articles  Ask if you have questions!
  14. 14. Questions?  Feel free to contact me:  Laksamee Putnam  lputnam@towson.edu  410.704.3746.  Twitter: @CookLibraryofTU  Or any reference librarian:  Visit Cook Library Reference Desk  410.704.2462.  IM – tucookchat

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