NSCI 190
Finding Information in the Library
Khue Duong and Cathy Outten
Fall 2013
Science Literature



What is it and where does it come from?
What makes it “scholarly”?
Information Sources






Books
Magazines, newspapers
Journals
Websites
Government Documents
Let’s explore!
The Library Webpage: www.csulb.edu/library
Where would you click to find:
the library hours?
 a book?
 a...
Basics


Library Website
Your Course Guide
 My Library Account




PIN/Password
Creating a search strategy
Where? (what database)
 Identify key terms
 Use limiters (pub. year or type, etc.)

Use your search strategy
anywhere!




COAST to find books
Databases to find articles
Google to find websites
Finding Books
Click on Library Catalog
 COAST is our library catalog
 Use to find books and journals by title
 Location...
Try it!
Conduct a search in COAST
How many items do we have on your topic?
Where is one item located?
Finding Articles


Online Databases
 Academic Search Complete
 Science Direct

Other possibilities:
 Link from your co...
Getting journal articles
1. Get a CITATION
- from databases
2. Get the ARTICLE
- Get it @ CSULB
Try it!
Pick a database and conduct a search
Try to get around 50 results
Having Trouble?



Getting not enough or no results?



Getting too many results?
I have a citation, Now What?


Write down (or e-mail/save/print)
everything!






Title
Author
Journal
vol., issue,...
Getting the Article


Full-text or PDF from the database


Links right from database
Click on the Getit@ icon
Where the
item is
available

The SFX Window

Download
citation
Search
COAST to see
if we have it
in print
COAST Journal Record

Call number

Check the
dates to
figure out
where it will
be
Request
from
ORCA
Try it!
How would you get the article
from the citation you found?
Evaluating Websites
What is its Web Address?
 What is the Content, in depth or bits?
 Is the Author/Creator identified a...
Wikipedia

Wikipedia
Scholarly or not?
Yes
http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/0705/0705.2106
No
http://www.springerlink.c...
Scholarly?

Searched for Prozac:
 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/...
Citing Your Research





Avoid plagiarism by citing the research you use
Cite not just quotes, but ideas as well
Oops...
Formatting Your Citations




APA, MLA
Include all of your citation information
Need help? Try the Style Manuals and Ci...
Library Tour





First Floor
Reference librarians and books
Computers, printers, photocopiers, add-money
Circulation ...
Feel like this and want help?
Don’t panic!

Cathy Outten: Biology
Cathy.Outten@csulb.edu
Khue Duong:
Chemistry, Physics,
G...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Nsci190 f13

1,372

Published on

Published in: Education, Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
1,372
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
5
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • {"13":"Getting not enough or no results? \nUse fewer keywords \nUse different keywords\nUse broader terms\nAdd synonyms\nTry truncation (*)\nGetting too many results? \nUse more keywords\nUse narrower terms\nRemove synonyms\n","14":"This is the address for your article. You are looking up an address. You aren’t going to write down “Sara’s House” and hope you can find it, you are going to write down the street name and number etc.\n"}
  • Transcript of "Nsci190 f13"

    1. 1. NSCI 190 Finding Information in the Library Khue Duong and Cathy Outten Fall 2013
    2. 2. Science Literature   What is it and where does it come from? What makes it “scholarly”?
    3. 3. Information Sources      Books Magazines, newspapers Journals Websites Government Documents
    4. 4. Let’s explore! The Library Webpage: www.csulb.edu/library Where would you click to find: the library hours?  a book?  a journal article?  your librarian’s email?  the journal Nature? 
    5. 5. Basics  Library Website Your Course Guide  My Library Account   PIN/Password
    6. 6. Creating a search strategy Where? (what database)  Identify key terms  Use limiters (pub. year or type, etc.) 
    7. 7. Use your search strategy anywhere!    COAST to find books Databases to find articles Google to find websites
    8. 8. Finding Books Click on Library Catalog  COAST is our library catalog  Use to find books and journals by title  Locations/Call numbers/Status  NOT FOR JOURNAL ARTICLES!
    9. 9. Try it! Conduct a search in COAST How many items do we have on your topic? Where is one item located?
    10. 10. Finding Articles  Online Databases  Academic Search Complete  Science Direct Other possibilities:  Link from your course guide or databases by topic
    11. 11. Getting journal articles 1. Get a CITATION - from databases 2. Get the ARTICLE - Get it @ CSULB
    12. 12. Try it! Pick a database and conduct a search Try to get around 50 results
    13. 13. Having Trouble?  Getting not enough or no results?  Getting too many results?
    14. 14. I have a citation, Now What?  Write down (or e-mail/save/print) everything!      Title Author Journal vol., issue, page numbers year
    15. 15. Getting the Article  Full-text or PDF from the database  Links right from database
    16. 16. Click on the Getit@ icon
    17. 17. Where the item is available The SFX Window Download citation
    18. 18. Search COAST to see if we have it in print
    19. 19. COAST Journal Record Call number Check the dates to figure out where it will be Request from ORCA
    20. 20. Try it! How would you get the article from the citation you found?
    21. 21. Evaluating Websites What is its Web Address?  What is the Content, in depth or bits?  Is the Author/Creator identified and authoritative?  Is it Objective (vs. subjective)?  Is it Current?  Is it Reviewed/recommended?  Let’s try: http://www.genochoice.com/ 
    22. 22. Wikipedia Wikipedia Scholarly or not? Yes http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/0705/0705.2106 No http://www.springerlink.com/content/201h513h4060 
    23. 23. Scholarly? Searched for Prozac:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH  http://www.crazymeds.us/prozac.html  http://www.dailystrength.org/treatments/Prozac
    24. 24. Citing Your Research     Avoid plagiarism by citing the research you use Cite not just quotes, but ideas as well Oops I plagiarized! From UCLA Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It from Indiana Univeristy
    25. 25. Formatting Your Citations    APA, MLA Include all of your citation information Need help? Try the Style Manuals and Citation Methods research guide.
    26. 26. Library Tour     First Floor Reference librarians and books Computers, printers, photocopiers, add-money Circulation desk and Starbucks  Lower Level  Current periodicals/ microfilm, videos, maps  2nd 3rd 4th and 5th floors  Study areas Books 
    27. 27. Feel like this and want help? Don’t panic! Cathy Outten: Biology Cathy.Outten@csulb.edu Khue Duong: Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Enviro Sci. Math Khue.Duong@csulb.edu
    1. A particular slide catching your eye?

      Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

    ×