ECE 4445 Tools for gathering information Dan Sich, ECE Librarian Allyn and Betty Taylor Library
Overview <ul><li>Background info in books </li></ul><ul><li>In-depth info in articles </li></ul><ul><li>Articles in databa...
Background info <ul><li>Google, Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Books & eBooks </li></ul>
Library catalogue <ul><li>Everything the library owns </li></ul><ul><li>Books, eBooks, journals, eJournals </li></ul><ul><...
Library catalogue <ul><li>What is the most relevant book Taylor Library has on “image segmentation”?  What is the date of ...
ENGnetBASE <ul><li>Online engineering handbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Many CRC handbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Full text PDFs </li...
ENGnetBASE <ul><li>What is the most  relevant eBook chapter or article in ENGnetBASE on the topic of “face recognition”?  ...
Journal articles <ul><li>Peer-reviewed, detailed information </li></ul><ul><li>Article databses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goo...
Google Scholar <ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Set Scholar Preferences > Library Links </li></ul><ul><li>Link to Get...
Google Scholar <ul><li>Search for the phrase “centre-line tracking”. What are the article title and journal title for the ...
IEEE Xplor e <ul><li>IEEE publications </li></ul><ul><li>Journal articles, conference proceedings </li></ul><ul><li>Full t...
IEEE Xplore <ul><li>Search for “deformable models”.  What’s the article and journal title for the first result? When was i...
SPIE Digital Library <ul><li>SPIE publications </li></ul><ul><li>Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers </li><...
SPIE Digital Library <ul><li>Search for “deformable models”.  What’s the article and journal title for the first result? W...
Inspec & Compendex <ul><li>Inspec:  ECE, IT, Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Compendex:  Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Search bo...
Inspec & Compendex <ul><li>Search for the phrase “deformable models” AND “3D” from 2000-present, English language only. Ho...
Scopus <ul><li>Multi-disciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>Find references </li></ul><ul><li>Find citations </li></ul><ul><li>Num...
Scopus <ul><li>Search for the phrase “image segmentation.” How many results? What are the article title and journal title ...
Web of Science <ul><li>Multi-disciplinary; narrow to Science Citation Index </li></ul><ul><li>Find references </li></ul><u...
Web of Science <ul><li>Search for the phrase “image segmentation.” How many results? What are the article title and journa...
Getting articles <ul><li>Get it @ Western   </li></ul><ul><li>Library catalogue      </li></ul><ul><li>Free on the web?...
Off-Campus Access <ul><li>for eBooks, ENGnetBASE </li></ul><ul><li>for databases </li></ul><ul><li>for eJournals </li></ul...
Recap <ul><li>Background info in books </li></ul><ul><li>In-depth info in articles </li></ul><ul><li>Articles in databases...
Questions? <ul><li>Dan Sich dsich2@uwo.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Subject line:  ECE 4445 question </li></ul>
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ECE 4445 Tools for Gathering Information 2009

  1. 1. ECE 4445 Tools for gathering information Dan Sich, ECE Librarian Allyn and Betty Taylor Library
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Background info in books </li></ul><ul><li>In-depth info in articles </li></ul><ul><li>Articles in databases </li></ul><ul><li>Highly-cited articles </li></ul><ul><li>Getting full text </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background info <ul><li>Google, Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Books & eBooks </li></ul>
  4. 4. Library catalogue <ul><li>Everything the library owns </li></ul><ul><li>Books, eBooks, journals, eJournals </li></ul><ul><li>No journal articles </li></ul>
  5. 5. Library catalogue <ul><li>What is the most relevant book Taylor Library has on “image segmentation”? What is the date of publication, title, call number, location and availability? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the newest book the library has that contains the Subject “ Human face recognition (Computer science) ”? What is the ISBN? </li></ul>
  6. 6. ENGnetBASE <ul><li>Online engineering handbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Many CRC handbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Full text PDFs </li></ul>
  7. 7. ENGnetBASE <ul><li>What is the most relevant eBook chapter or article in ENGnetBASE on the topic of “face recognition”? What book is it in? </li></ul><ul><li>In the same chapter or article, where is the first occurrence of the phrase “image processing”? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the author(s) of the first reference given at the end of Chapter 9? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Journal articles <ul><li>Peer-reviewed, detailed information </li></ul><ul><li>Article databses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Scholar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IEEE Xplore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SPIE Digital Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspec & Compendex </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scopus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web of Science </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Google Scholar <ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Set Scholar Preferences > Library Links </li></ul><ul><li>Link to Get it @ Western </li></ul><ul><li>Shows number of citations </li></ul>
  10. 10. Google Scholar <ul><li>Search for the phrase “centre-line tracking”. What are the article title and journal title for the most highly-cited article? Does UWO have access to it? Could you access it after graduating? </li></ul><ul><li>Is everything in Google Scholar? Is everything in Google Scholar peer-reviewed? Is everything in Google Scholar available online? </li></ul>
  11. 11. IEEE Xplor e <ul><li>IEEE publications </li></ul><ul><li>Journal articles, conference proceedings </li></ul><ul><li>Full text </li></ul><ul><li>IEEE only </li></ul>
  12. 12. IEEE Xplore <ul><li>Search for “deformable models”. What’s the article and journal title for the first result? When was it published? Who published it? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you access full text? Once you graduate, will you still have access? </li></ul>
  13. 13. SPIE Digital Library <ul><li>SPIE publications </li></ul><ul><li>Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>Journal articles, conference proceedings </li></ul><ul><li>Full text </li></ul><ul><li>SPIE only </li></ul>
  14. 14. SPIE Digital Library <ul><li>Search for “deformable models”. What’s the article and journal title for the first result? When was it published? Who published it? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you access full text? Once you graduate, will you still have access? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Inspec & Compendex <ul><li>Inspec: ECE, IT, Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Compendex: Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Search both at once </li></ul><ul><li>Refine Results </li></ul><ul><li>Get it @ Western </li></ul>
  16. 16. Inspec & Compendex <ul><li>Search for the phrase “deformable models” AND “3D” from 2000-present, English language only. How many results do you get? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are the top 3 authors? What are the top 10 publishers </li></ul><ul><li>For the first result, can you get full text? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we have full text access to everything in Inspec & Compendex? </li></ul><ul><li>Will you be able to access Inspec & Compendex after graduation? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Scopus <ul><li>Multi-disciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>Find references </li></ul><ul><li>Find citations </li></ul><ul><li>Number of citations? </li></ul><ul><li>Highly cited articles? </li></ul><ul><li>Get it @ Western </li></ul>
  18. 18. Scopus <ul><li>Search for the phrase “image segmentation.” How many results? What are the article title and journal title for the most highly-cited article? How many times has it been cited? How old is it? Does UWO have access to it? Could you access it after graduating? How many references does it have? Of those references, which one is the most highly cited? When was this reference published? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Web of Science <ul><li>Multi-disciplinary; narrow to Science Citation Index </li></ul><ul><li>Find references </li></ul><ul><li>Find citations </li></ul><ul><li>Number of citations? </li></ul><ul><li>Highly cited articles? </li></ul><ul><li>Get it @ Western </li></ul>
  20. 20. Web of Science <ul><li>Search for the phrase “image segmentation.” How many results? What are the article title and journal title for the most highly-cited article? How many times has it been cited? How old is it? Does UWO have access to it? Could you access it after graduating? Of those articles that have cited this article, which one is the most highly cited? How many references does it (the first article) have? </li></ul>
  21. 21. Getting articles <ul><li>Get it @ Western  </li></ul><ul><li>Library catalogue   </li></ul><ul><li>Free on the web?  </li></ul><ul><li>Interlibrary Loan  </li></ul>
  22. 22. Off-Campus Access <ul><li>for eBooks, ENGnetBASE </li></ul><ul><li>for databases </li></ul><ul><li>for eJournals </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t do this after graduating </li></ul>
  23. 23. Recap <ul><li>Background info in books </li></ul><ul><li>In-depth info in articles </li></ul><ul><li>Articles in databases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Scholar, IEEE Xplore, SPIE Digital Library (full text), Inspec & Compendex (engineering), Scopus, Web of Science (citations) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Highly-cited articles </li></ul><ul><li>Getting full text </li></ul>
  24. 24. Questions? <ul><li>Dan Sich dsich2@uwo.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Subject line: ECE 4445 question </li></ul>
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