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Geology/Geophysics 9560: The Library Lecture/Workshop (Sept 2008, by Dan Sich @ UWO)

Geology/Geophysics 9560: The Library Lecture/Workshop (Sept 2008, by Dan Sich @ UWO)

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Geology Geophysics 9560: The Library Lecture/Workshop Geology Geophysics 9560: The Library Lecture/Workshop Presentation Transcript

  • Geology/Geophysics 9560: The Library Lecture/Workshop Dan Sich Earth Sciences, Physics & Astronomy Librarian Sept 16 th , 2008
  • I want you to be able to…
    • find books using Library Catalogue
    • find articles using databases
    • find articles that cite particular articles
    • build a list of references, bibliography
    • get article full text, print/paper copies
  • schedule
    • RefWorks account set-up
    • overview: type of sources
    • library catalogue (find books)
    • GeoRef (find articles)
    • Web of Science (citation database)
    • get article full text
    • exporting citations to RefWorks
    • RefWorks (creating a bibliography)
    • Questions & feedback
  • Register for RefWorks
    • You’ll use your RefWorks account later in the session
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  • @uwo.ca email address works best
  • This diagram has been adapted from Evolution of Scientific Information . [From Allan Kent and Harold Lancour, eds., Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (New York, 1979), s.v. ”Scientific Literature,” by K. Subramanyam, 394]. Available at http://library.wooster.edu/sciref/Tutor/EvSciInfo/evsciinfo.php (retrieved Sept 3, 2008). Thanks to Timken Science Library, College of Wooster.
  • Books are good for finding…
    • introductions to topic
    • reliable information
    • lists of references
    • numerical data
  • Library Catalogue
    • Where the books are, along with…
    • everything the library owns, including…
    • journals (not journal articles), conferences
    • Search by keyword, author, publisher, etc.
    • E.g., United States Geological Society, Geological Society of America
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  • Your turn
    • 2-3 minutes
    • Find books on your topic in the library catalogue
    • Ask us questions & help each other
  • Journal Articles & Databases
    • Scholarly/peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings articles, review articles
    • GeoRef (geology)
    • Web of Science (citation searching)
    • SciFinder Scholar (chemistry)
  • Peer-review process
    • author writes paper, sends to publisher
    • publisher sends to referees (experts)
    • referees send feedback to publisher
    • publisher decides to publish or not
    • paper is published
    • journal is distributed
  • Scholarly vs. popular pubs
    • availability
    • audience
    • aesthetics
    • authors
    • topics
    • length
    • language
    • advertizing
    • Sources, credits
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  • Search tips
    • identify key words & concepts, synonyms
    • use AND, OR, NOT, *
    • E.g., mineral* AND (mars OR martian) AND soil*
    • mineral* = mineralogy, mineral, minerals, mineralogy…
    • limit by date, language, document type(s)
    • use Descriptors to refine your search
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  • Interlibrary Loan (RACER)
    • For articles (photocopies) and books (loans) that UWO doesn’t have
    • $5 per article
    • Takes 4-10 business days (on average)
    • Standards and theses are difficult to obtain through ILL
  • Your turn
    • 10 minutes
    • Find articles using GeoRef
    • Find article fulltext using Get it @ Western
    • Export article citations to RefWorks (instructions are linked from the Geology/Geophysics 9560 page)
    • Ask questions & help each other
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    • Publication date?
    • Brand new articles = usually not yet cited
    • Read abstracts
    • Refine Results
    • Get it @ Western
    • Times cited?
    • The older the article, the longer it’s been around to be read & cited by others
    • Which are the most highly cited articles?
    • Create Citation Report
    • What are the most highly cited articles on this specific topic?
    • See who has cited this article (Times Cited)
    • See who this article has cited (References)
    • List of articles that have cited this article (and that have been indexed by Web of Science)
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  • Your turn
    • 10 minutes
    • Search Web of Science
    • View Cited References
    • Find highly cited, ‘classic’ articles
    • Find new articles (latest research)
    • Find relevant articles (any date)
    • Get article full text
    • Export citations to RefWorks (instructions are linked from the Geology/Geophysics 9560 page)
    • Ask questions & help each other
  • Other Databases
    • SciFinder Scholar (chemistry)
    • Compendex (engineering)
    • GeoBase
    • Scopus (another citation index)
    • Find all of these under “Databases by Title”
  • RefWorks
    • Web app for citation management
    • automatically formats notes, bibliographies
    • works with many of our databases (not just GeoRef & Web of Science)
    • Database-specific export & import instructions are linked from my Geology/Geophysics 9560 page
    • Use the Write-N-Cite plugin for Word; it’s linked under “Tools” in RefWorks
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    • We want to make a Bibliography
    • We need to add a more appropriate style to our list of Favorites
    • E.g., American Geophysical Union, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, etc.
    • Choose the appropriate Output Style(s) from the list of the left, and Add to Favorites
    • Select Output Style from drop-down
    • Select References to Include (e.g., Last Imported folder or other folder, All References, etc.)
    • Create Bibliography
    • No need to worry about formatting (commas, spaces, italics, etc.)
    • … but you should double-check for errors in the data
  • Your turn
    • 5 minutes
    • Create a bibliography using RefWorks
    • What citation style did you use?
    • Ask questions & help each other
  • Questions & feedback
    • On a piece of paper, briefly describe the one thing that you’re still confused about
    • It doesn’t have to be something I covered in the session
  • contact info
    • Dan Sich, Earth Sciences Librarian
    • phone: 519.661.2111 ext. 80962
    • eMail/MSN: [email_address]
    • Subject: Geology/Geophysics 9560 question
    • Skype: dansich