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Geology/Geophysics 9580/9680 Library Workshop, October 8 2008, by Dan Sich, Earth Sciences, Planetary Science and Physics & Astronomy Librarian, University of Western Ontario

Geology/Geophysics 9580/9680 Library Workshop, October 8 2008, by Dan Sich, Earth Sciences, Planetary Science and Physics & Astronomy Librarian, University of Western Ontario

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    • Geology/Geophysics 9580/9680: The Library Workshop Dan Sich Earth Sciences, Planetary Science, and Physics & Astronomy Librarian October 8 th , 2008
    • Skills
      • find articles using databases
      • search by cited reference
      • build a list of references, bibliography
      • get article full text
    • Schedule
      • RefWorks & RACER account set-up
      • finding books
      • finding journal articles & fulltext:
        • GeoRef
        • Web of Science
        • SciFinder Scholar
      • RefWorks (export, bib liography)
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    • Register for RefWorks
      • You’ll use your RefWorks account throughout this session
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    • Your @uwo.ca email address works best. Note: you will receive an email that contains UWO’s ‘group code’ for RefWorks. This group code lets you login to RefWorks from off-campus.
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    • Register for RACER
      • You’ll use your RACER account later in the session
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    • Your student ID number will be your RACER login
    • Your on-campus mail address
    • Library Catalogue
      • Everything that the library owns
      • Books, journals (not articles), etc.
      • Books: introductions, basic info, data, etc.
      • Search by keyword, title, author, etc.
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      • Get location, call number, status
      • Use subject headings (none shown here) to find similar items
      • See table of contents (none shown here)
      • If signed-out (i.e. not in library), Request Item
      • Send to RefWorks to add to your list of citations
    • Your turn
      • 3 minutes
      • Search the library catalogue
      • Ask us questions
    • Journal Articles & Databases
      • Find peer-reviewed (scholarly) journal articles, conference articles, and review articles using journal article databases
      • GeoRef (geology)
      • Web of Science (citation searching)
      • SciFinder Scholar (chemistry)
    • Scholarly vs. Popular Publications
      • availability
      • audience
      • aesthetics
      • authors
      • topics
      • length
      • language
      • advertizing
      • sources, credits
    • 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
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    • Let’s add GeoBase and GeoRef In Process to our selected databases
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    • Search tips
      • identify concepts, keywords, synonyms
      • use AND, OR, NOT, * (truncation)
      • E.g., mineral* AND (mars OR martian) AND soil*
      • limit date range, document type(s), etc.
    • Look at Peer-Reviewed Journal (article)s
    • Use Descriptors to find similar articles Click Get it @ Western to find actual article
    • We have this article online. You can also link to the journal through the library catalogue (similar to doing a Journal Title search in the catalogue), but this doesn’t take you to the exact article.
      • We don’t appear to have this journal issue online
      • Check the library catalogue for print or online version
      • If we don’t have print or online, use Interlibrary Loan ($5 per article ; take 4-10 business days)
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    • Export selected references to your RefWorks account
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    • Your turn
      • 10 minutes
      • Search GeoRef
      • Get article fulltext
      • Interlibrary Loan costs $5 per article
      • Export citations to RefWorks
      • Ask questions
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      • Publication date?
      • Brand new articles are 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)
      • … gets you a list of articles *in Web of Science* that have cited this article
      • To export to RefWorks, select articles and click more options
      • … then at the bottom of the page use Output Records
      • For Step 3, Save to Plain Text
      • Save File to desktop
      • In a separate tab or browser, login to RefWorks
      • In RefWorks, select References > Import
      • Import Filter/Data Source = ISI (Institute for Scientific Information)
      • Database = Web of Science
      • Import References into Folder (optional)
      • Browse to your .txt file
      • Encoding = ANSI – Latin I
      • Click Import
      • You’ve imported your references successful
      • Where are they?
      • View Last Imported Folder or View > All References
      • All of your references are in one place
      • From here you can make a Bibliography relatively easily (part of next week’s class)
      • From here you can also use Get it @ Western
    • Your turn
      • 10 minutes
      • Search Web of Science
      • View Cited References
      • Get article full text
      • Export citations to RefWorks
    • SciFinder Scholar
      • Best database for chemistry
      • You need to synchronize your password to access SciFinder Scholar via Sun Secure Global Desktop (i.e. to use SciFinder Scholar in the library)
      • It’s easier to use the client at home or on your laptop (download instructions are linked)
      • A web version is coming!
      • Always click Exit when you are finished using SciFinder Scholar. We have only 8 ‘seats.’
      • How to synchronize your password
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    • Sun Secure Global Desktop login
      • This is what you’ll see if you use SciFinder Scholar in the Library.
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      • How to export from SciFinder Scholar to RefWorks while in the library :
      • Select articles
      • Save As
      • Download on ‘sushi’ (K:)
      • Type = Tagged Format (*.txt)
      • Exit SciFinder Scholar
      • Click the orange X
      • Then you *should* get this screen
      • If you don’t (if it crashes), then re-login to SciFinder Scholar and exit again. You should then see this screen.
      • Click Retrieve your search results
      • Click download
      • Browse to your file (or folder)
      • Click your filename
      • Save the file to your desktop as file type Text Document
      • Then go to RefWorks and References > Import
    • Notes on SciFinder Scholar
      • Remember to click Exit when you are finished.
      • These screen captures are for Sun Secure Global Desktop, which is what you’ll use if you use SciFinder Scholar in the library.
      • It’s easier to use if you download the client to your own home or office machine.
      • A web version is coming!
      • In RefWorks, select References > Import
      • Import Filter/Data Source = CAS SciFinder
      • Database = CAPlus
      • Import References into Folder (optional)
      • Browse to your .txt file
      • Encoding = ANSI – Latin I
      • Click Import
    • RefWorks
      • web application for citation management
      • automatically formats notes, bibliographies
      • Export citations directly from database, or import citations from .txt file
      • use the Write-N-Cite plugin for Word
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      • Make a Bibliography using RefWorks
      • Click 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.
      • Click Output Style > Access Output Style Manager…
      • Choose the appropriate Output Style(s) from the list of the left
      • E.g., American Geophysical Union, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, etc.
      • Click Add to Favorites
      • Select Output Style from drop-down
      • Select References to Include (e.g., All References , Last Imported folder, another folder, All References , etc.)
      • Click Create Bibliography
      • Creates a bibliography relatively easily
      • Check the formatting for errors
      • At home, you may want to use Write-N-Cite for MS Word
    • Your turn
      • 10 minutes
      • Create a bibliography using RefWorks and an appropriate style
    • 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 9580/9680 question
      • Skype: dansich