Earthsciences 4490 Library Workshops


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Earth Sciences 4490: Getting Started on your Literature Review by Dan Sich, Earth Sciences Librarian, University of Western Ontario, Sept 24 & Oct 1, 2008

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Earthsciences 4490 Library Workshops

  1. 1. Earth Sciences 4490: Getting Started on your Literature Review Dan Sich Earth Sciences Librarian Sept 24 th and Oct 1 st , 2008
  2. 2. I want you to be able to… <ul><li>find articles using databases </li></ul><ul><li>search by cited reference </li></ul><ul><li>build a list of references, bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>get article full text </li></ul>
  3. 3. schedule <ul><li>Day 1: Sept 24 </li></ul><ul><li>account set-up </li></ul><ul><li>sources </li></ul><ul><li>library catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>GeoRef (find articles) </li></ul><ul><li>Web of Science </li></ul><ul><li>get article full text </li></ul><ul><li>RefWorks (export) </li></ul><ul><li>homework </li></ul><ul><li>Day 2: Oct 1 </li></ul><ul><li>What did you find? </li></ul><ul><li>SciFinder Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>get article full text </li></ul><ul><li>RefWorks (export) </li></ul><ul><li>RefWorks (bibliography) </li></ul><ul><li>Questions & feedback </li></ul>
  4. 4. account set-up <ul><li>Login Help / Synchronize my password </li></ul><ul><li>RefWorks / Sign up </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Need to synchronize your password today so that you can use SciFinder Scholar later – it takes 15 minutes to sync </li></ul>
  6. 7. Register for RefWorks <ul><li>You’ll use your RefWorks account later in the session </li></ul>
  7. 10. works best
  8. 11. (Some) Types of Information Sources <ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Books, Handbooks, and Encyclopedias </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarly Journals </li></ul>
  9. 12. Library Catalogue <ul><li>Everything that the library owns </li></ul><ul><li>Books, journals (not articles), etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Search by keyword, title, author, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g., United States Geological Society, Geological Society of America </li></ul>
  10. 16. <ul><li>Get location, call number, status </li></ul><ul><li>Use subject headings (none shown here) to find similar items </li></ul><ul><li>See table of contents (none shown here) </li></ul><ul><li>If signed-out (i.e. not in library), Request Item </li></ul><ul><li>Send to RefWorks to add to your list of citations </li></ul>
  11. 17. Your turn <ul><li>3 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Search the library catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Ask us questions </li></ul>
  12. 18. Journal Articles & Databases <ul><li>Find peer-reviewed (scholarly) journal articles, conference articles, and review articles using journal article databases </li></ul><ul><li>GeoRef (geology) </li></ul><ul><li>Web of Science (cited ref. searching) </li></ul><ul><li>SciFinder Scholar (chemistry) </li></ul>
  13. 19. Scholarly vs. Popular Publications <ul><li>availability </li></ul><ul><li>audience </li></ul><ul><li>aesthetics </li></ul><ul><li>authors </li></ul><ul><li>topics </li></ul><ul><li>length </li></ul><ul><li>language </li></ul><ul><li>advertizing </li></ul><ul><li>sources, credits </li></ul>
  14. 20. Peer-review process <ul><li>author writes paper, sends to publisher </li></ul><ul><li>publisher sends to referees (experts) </li></ul><ul><li>referees send feedback to publisher </li></ul><ul><li>publisher decides to publish or not </li></ul><ul><li>paper is published </li></ul><ul><li>journal is distributed </li></ul>
  15. 24. Search tips <ul><li>identify concepts, keywords, synonyms </li></ul><ul><li>use AND, OR, NOT, * </li></ul><ul><li>E.g., mineral* AND (mars OR martian) AND soil* </li></ul><ul><li>limit date range, document type(s), etc. </li></ul>
  16. 25. <ul><li>Look at Peer-Reviewed Journals (articles) tab </li></ul><ul><li>Use Descriptors to find similar items </li></ul><ul><li>Download to RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Get it @ Western to find fulltext (online or print) </li></ul>
  17. 26. <ul><li>We have this article online </li></ul><ul><li>The online journal will show up in the library catalogue as well </li></ul>
  18. 27. <ul><li>We don’t appear to have this journal issue online </li></ul><ul><li>Check the library catalogue for print or online version </li></ul><ul><li>If we don’t have print or online, use Interlibrary Loan ($5 per article; take 4-10 business days) </li></ul>
  19. 29. Your turn <ul><li>10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Search GeoRef </li></ul><ul><li>Get article fulltext </li></ul><ul><li>Export citations to RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul>
  20. 31. <ul><li>Publication date? </li></ul><ul><li>Brand new articles = usually not yet cited </li></ul><ul><li>Read abstracts </li></ul><ul><li>Refine Results </li></ul><ul><li>Get it @ Western </li></ul>
  21. 32. <ul><li>Times cited? </li></ul><ul><li>The older the article, the longer it’s been around to be read & cited by others </li></ul><ul><li>Which are the most highly cited articles? </li></ul><ul><li>Create Citation Report </li></ul>
  22. 33. <ul><li>What are the most highly cited articles on this specific topic? </li></ul>
  23. 34. <ul><li>See who has cited this article (Times Cited) </li></ul><ul><li>See who this article has cited (References) </li></ul>
  24. 35. <ul><li>List of articles *in Web of Science* that have cited this article </li></ul><ul><li>Select articles and click more options </li></ul>
  25. 36. <ul><li>At bottom of page use Output Records </li></ul><ul><li>For Step 3, Save to Plain Text </li></ul>
  26. 37. <ul><li>Save File to desktop </li></ul><ul><li>In a separate tab or browser, login to RefWorks </li></ul>
  27. 38. <ul><li>In RefWorks, select References > Import </li></ul>
  28. 39. <ul><li>Import Filter/Data Source = ISI (Institute for Scientific Information) </li></ul><ul><li>Database = Web of Science </li></ul><ul><li>Import References into Folder (optional) </li></ul><ul><li>Browse to your .txt file </li></ul><ul><li>Encoding = ANSI – Latin I </li></ul><ul><li>Click Import </li></ul>
  29. 40. <ul><li>Success… but what does it mean? </li></ul><ul><li>View Last Imported Folder or View > All References </li></ul>
  30. 41. <ul><li>All of your references are in one place </li></ul><ul><li>From here you can make a Bibliography relatively easily (part of next week’s class) </li></ul><ul><li>From here you can also use Get it @ Western </li></ul>
  31. 42. Your turn <ul><li>10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Search Web of Science </li></ul><ul><li>View Cited References </li></ul><ul><li>Find highly cited, ‘classic’ articles </li></ul><ul><li>Find new articles (latest research) </li></ul><ul><li>Find relevant articles (any date) </li></ul><ul><li>Get article full text </li></ul><ul><li>Export citations to RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul>
  32. 43. Homework <ul><li>Using GeoRef and Web of Science, find more journal articles and add their citations to your RefWorks database </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll need these citations to be in RefWorks for next week’s session </li></ul><ul><li>Next week we’ll find more articles using SciFinder Scholar (chemistry), and build your bibliography using RefWorks </li></ul>
  33. 44. SciFinder Scholar <ul><li>This will only work if you synchronized your password (takes 15 minutes to take effect) </li></ul>
  34. 54. <ul><li>Select articles </li></ul><ul><li>Save As </li></ul><ul><li>Download on ‘sushi’ (K:) </li></ul><ul><li>Type = Tagged Format (*.txt) </li></ul><ul><li>Exit SciFinder Scholar </li></ul>
  35. 55. <ul><li>Click the orange X </li></ul>
  36. 56. <ul><li>Then you *should* get this screen </li></ul><ul><li>If you don’t (if it crashes), then re-login to SciFinder Scholar and exit again. You should then see this screen. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Retrieve your search results </li></ul>
  37. 57. <ul><li>Click download </li></ul><ul><li>Browse to your file (or folder) </li></ul><ul><li>Click your filename </li></ul>
  38. 58. <ul><li>Save the file to your desktop as file type Text Document </li></ul><ul><li>Then go to RefWorks and References > Import </li></ul>
  39. 59. Notes on SciFinder Scholar <ul><li>Always click Exit when you are finished using SciFinder Scholar. We have a limited number of ‘seats’ (8). Today you’re using training seats (15). </li></ul><ul><li>It’s easier to use if you download the client (see link on Earth Sciences 4490 page) </li></ul><ul><li>A web version is coming… </li></ul>
  40. 60. <ul><li>Import Filter/Data Source = CAS SciFinder </li></ul><ul><li>Database = CAPlus </li></ul><ul><li>Import References into Folder (optional) </li></ul><ul><li>Browse to your .txt file </li></ul><ul><li>Encoding = ANSI – Latin I </li></ul><ul><li>Click Import </li></ul>
  41. 61. Your turn <ul><li>15 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Search SciFinder Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Search by Research Topic </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse, Refine, Get Related </li></ul><ul><li>Get article fulltext </li></ul><ul><li>Save File of results (to Sushi drive if you’re in the library) </li></ul><ul><li>Exit SciFinder Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieve your search results </li></ul><ul><li>Do Save As again </li></ul><ul><li>Import citations into RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul>
  42. 62. RefWorks <ul><li>web app for citation management </li></ul><ul><li>automatically formats notes, bibliographies </li></ul><ul><li>Export citations directly from database, or import citations from .txt file </li></ul><ul><li>use the Write-N-Cite plugin for Word </li></ul>
  43. 64. <ul><li>Make a Bibliography using RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Click Bibliography </li></ul>
  44. 65. <ul><li>We need to add a more appropriate style to our list of Favorites </li></ul><ul><li>E.g., American Geophysical Union, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Output Style > Access Output Style Manager… </li></ul>
  45. 66. <ul><li>Choose the appropriate Output Style(s) from the list of the left </li></ul><ul><li>E.g., American Geophysical Union, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Add to Favorites </li></ul>
  46. 67. <ul><li>Select Output Style from drop-down </li></ul><ul><li>Select References to Include (e.g., All References , Last Imported folder, another folder, All References , etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Click Create Bibliography </li></ul>
  47. 68. <ul><li>Creates a bibliography relatively easily </li></ul><ul><li>Check the formatting for errors </li></ul>
  48. 69. Your turn <ul><li>5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Create a bibliography using RefWorks and an appropriate style </li></ul>
  49. 70. Questions & feedback <ul><li>On a piece of paper, briefly describe the one thing that you’re still confused about </li></ul><ul><li>It doesn’t have to be something I covered in the session </li></ul>
  50. 71. contact info <ul><li>Dan Sich, Earth Sciences Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>phone: 519.661.2111 ext. 80962 </li></ul><ul><li>eMail/MSN: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Subject: Earth Sciences 4490 question </li></ul><ul><li>Skype: dansich </li></ul>