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Geology/Geophysics 9580/9680 Library Workshop, October 7 2009, by Dan Sich, Earth Sciences, Planetary Science and Physics & Astronomy Librarian, University of Western Ontario

Geology/Geophysics 9580/9680 Library Workshop, October 7 2009, by Dan Sich, Earth Sciences, Planetary Science and Physics & Astronomy Librarian, University of Western Ontario

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  • 1. Geology/Geophysics 9580/9680: The Library Workshop Dan Sich Earth Sciences Librarian October 7 th , 2009
  • 2. I want you to be able to…
    • find articles using GeoRef and SciFinder
    • find references & highly-cited articles using Web of Science
    • get article full text using “Get it @ Western,” the library catalogue and Interlibrary Loan
    • create a bibliography using RefWorks
  • 3. Course page
  • 4. RefWorks
    • Set up an account
    • Use it with databases
    • Why bother?
  • 5. Library Catalogue
    • everything we own
    • books, journals (not articles), etc.
    • books: introductions, basic info, data, etc.
    • search by keyword, title, author, etc.
    • try: United States Geological Society, Geological Society of America
    • try: glacial drift
    • location, call number, status, request, subject headings
  • 6. Scholarly / peer-review journal articles?
  • 7. Scholarly vs. Popular Publications
    • availability
    • audience
    • aesthetics
    • authors
    • topics
    • length
    • language
    • advertizing
    • sources, credits
  • 8. Peer-review process
    • author writes paper, sends to publisher
    • publisher sends to referees (experts)
    • referees send feedback to publisher
    • publisher sends feedback to author
    • author decides whether or not to revise article and send back to publisher
    • publisher decides whether or not to publish
  • 9. Finding journal articles?
  • 10. Article databases
    • Find peer-reviewed (scholarly) journal articles, conference articles, and review articles using journal article databases
    • GeoRef (geology)
    • Web of Science (references)
    • SciFinder (chemistry)
  • 11. Off-Campus Access
    • article databases
    • eBooks, eJournals
  • 12. GeoRef
    • GeoSciences, 1785-present
    • Try meteor* AND compos* AND canad*
    • “ Peer-Reviewed Journals” tab
    • Descriptors
    • Get it @ Western
    • “ Palaeolimnological evidence…” eJournal
    • “ The Earth’s lower mantle…” ILL
    • RefWorks download
  • 13. Search tips
    • identify concepts, keywords, synonyms
    • use AND, OR, NOT, * (truncation)
    • review & revise searches
    • use Search History
    • limit date range, document type(s), etc.
    • skim abstracts
  • 14. Your turn
    • 10 minutes
  • 15. Web of Science
    • Science Citation Index
    • meteor* AND compos* AND canad*
    • Refine Results: Subject Areas
    • Citations?
    • Times cited? Create citation report
    • Select records, save to Plain Text, Import into RefWorks
  • 16. Your turn
    • 10 minutes
  • 17. SciFinder
    • Chemical Abstracts Service
    • Account set-up
    • Search by Research Topic
    • mineralogy of martial soils
    • Analyse (by Journal), Refine (add “life”)
    • Get Cited, Get Citing
    • Get Full Text, tricks in catalogue
    • RefWorks…?
  • 18. Your turn
    • 10 minutes
  • 19. Notes on SciFinder
    • Sign Out when finished
    • We only have 8 ‘seats’
    • Today you’re using training seats
  • 20. No fulltext?
    • Search the catalogue by Journal Title, or Keyword
    • Check the web (it may be free)
    • Order it through Interlibrary Loan (RACER)
  • 21. Interlibrary Loan (RACER)
    • Journal issue not in library catalogue?
    • Free photocopies of articles, loan of books
    • Averages 4-10 business days
    • Need to create a RACER account
    • Three ways to create request:
      • Link from Get it @ Western (quickest)
      • Search RACER by “journal title”
      • Use Blank Request Form (slowest)
  • 22. RefWorks
    • web app for citation management
    • automatically formats notes (?), bibliographies
    • Citation style? E.g., AGU, Earth and Planetary Science Letters
    • use the Write-N-Cite plugin for Word (demo only)
  • 23. Feedback
    • On a piece of paper, briefly describe the one thing that you’re still confused by
    • It doesn’t have to be something I covered in the session
  • 24. contact info
    • Dan Sich, Earth Sciences Librarian
    • phone: 80962
    • email: [email_address]
    • Subject: Geology/Geophysics 9580/9680