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Physics 4999 Research Skills Workshop taught by University of Western Ontario Physics Librarian Dan Sich, October 23, 2009

Physics 4999 Research Skills Workshop taught by University of Western Ontario Physics Librarian Dan Sich, October 23, 2009

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    • Physics 4999: Research Skills Workshop Dan Sich Physics Librarian Oct 23, 2009
    • What do you need?
    • You need…
      • to do a comprehensive overview
      • 1 or 2 review articles
      • articles other than review articles
      • to cite your sources and avoid plagiarism
    • You want to use…
      • more than just 1 or 2 review articles
      • articles referenced by review articles
      • scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles
      Why?
    • How will you find articles?
    • How to find articles (3)
      • peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings and review articles are indexed in the databases:
        • Google Scholar
        • arXiv
        • ADS
        • Inspec
        • Web of Science
    • Physics 4999 page
    • arXiv.org
      • physics pre-print server
      • try atmospheric wave
      • try “atmospheric wave”
      • What’s the difference?
      • Can you get full text?
      • Have they been submitted, accepted, published?
    • ADS
      • astronomy & astrophysics
      • try “long period” AND “atmospheric waves”
      • Title of journal?
      • Full text?
      • Citations to article?
    • Inspec
      • physics; information technology; electrical, electronic and computer engineering
      • try “long period” AND “atmospheric waves”
      • Have the results been published?
      • Does Western have a copy?
      • If not, how would you get a copy?
    • Web of Science
      • Science Citation Index
      • try “long period” AND “atmospheric wave*”
      • What’s the most highly cited article?
      • How many references does this article have?
      • How can you find other articles that reference some of the same articles?
      • How can you keep track of new citations to a particular article?
    • Other databases
      • Scopus (citations)
      • PubMed (medicine)
      • MathSciNet (math)
      • Compendex (engineering)
    • Off-Campus Access
      • article databases
      • eJournals
    • How to get articles
      • Get it @ Western
      • the library catalogue (journal title search)
      • free on the web?
      • Interlibrary Loan (RACER)
    • 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)
    • Why cite sources?
    • Cite sources to…
      • avoid plagiarism
      • give credit
      • back up your claims
      • help other researchers
    • True or False?
      • If I paraphrase an original piece of work, I do not need to cite the original author.
      • It is plagiarism if I purchase a paper from a paper mill, website or other source and submit it as my own.
      • The University of Western Ontario considers plagiarism to be a scholastic offense.
    • Avoiding plagiarism
      • UWO plagiarism tutorial
      • SJSU plagiarism tutorial
      • turnitin
    • Citing sources
      • citation style?
      • find examples
      • bibliography + endnotes/footnotes?
      • find and cite the articles referenced by the review articles
    • Review
      • arXiv (free)
      • ADS (free)
      • Inspec (library pays)
      • Web of Science (library pays)
      • off-campus access
      • Get it @ Western
      • Interlibrary Loan (RACER)
      • citing sources & plagiarism
    • 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
    • contact info
      • Dan Sich, Physics & Astronomy Librarian
      • email: dsich2@uwo.ca
      • Subject: Physics 4999