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  • Geology/Geophysics 9580/9680: The Library Workshop Dan Sich Earth Sciences Librarian September 30, 2010
  • Tools: • library catalogue • GeoRef • SciFinder • Web of Science • Get it @ Western • Interlibrary Loan • RefWorks
  • Course page
  • Library Catalogue • What do we have? • E.g., Author: United States Geological Survey, or Geological Society of America • E.g., Keyword: glacial drift • Get: location, call number, status, request, subject headings
  • Scholarly / peer-review journal articles?
  • Peer-review process 1. author writes paper, sends to publisher 2. publisher sends to referees (experts) 3. referees send feedback to publisher 4. publisher sends feedback to author 5. author decides whether or not to revise article and send back to publisher 6. publisher decides whether or not to publish
  • Scholarly vs. Popular Publications • availability • audience • aesthetics • authors • topics • length • language • advertizing • sources, credits
  • Finding journal articles?
  • Article databases • GeoRef (geology) • Web of Science (references) • SciFinder (chemistry) • Google Scholar (general; coverage?)
  • GeoRef • GeoSciences, 1785-present • Try meteor* AND compos* AND canad* • “Peer-Reviewed Journals” tab • Descriptors • Get it @ Western • eJournals, catalogue, Interlibrary Loan • RefWorks download
  • 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
  • Your turn • 5 minutes
  • Web of Science • Science Citation Index • meteor* AND compos* AND canad* • Refine Results: Subject Areas • Citations? • Times cited? Create citation report
  • Your turn • 5 minutes
  • 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
  • Your turn • 5 minutes
  • Notes on SciFinder • Sign Out when finished • We only have 8 „seats‟ • Today you‟re using training seats
  • No fulltext? • Search the catalogue by Journal Title, or Keyword • Check the web (it may be free) • Order it through Interlibrary Loan (RACER)
  • Interlibrary Loan (RACER) • photocopies of articles • loan of books • Averages 4-10 business days • Need to create a RACER account
  • RefWorks • web-based • formats notes & bibliographies • Canadian journal of Earth Sciences citation style • Write-N-Cite plugin for Word • import citations from databases • need an account
  • Off-Campus Access • article databases • eJournals • eBooks
  • Feedback • What was the most useful thing you learned today? • What are you still wondering about?
  • contact info Dan Sich Earth Sciences Librarian dsich2@uwo.ca Subject: Geology/Geophysics 9580/9680