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Planetary Science and Exploration Research Forum: Shortcuts for literature searching
Planetary Science and Exploration Research Forum: Shortcuts for literature searching
Planetary Science and Exploration Research Forum: Shortcuts for literature searching
Planetary Science and Exploration Research Forum: Shortcuts for literature searching
Planetary Science and Exploration Research Forum: Shortcuts for literature searching
Planetary Science and Exploration Research Forum: Shortcuts for literature searching
Planetary Science and Exploration Research Forum: Shortcuts for literature searching
Planetary Science and Exploration Research Forum: Shortcuts for literature searching
Planetary Science and Exploration Research Forum: Shortcuts for literature searching
Planetary Science and Exploration Research Forum: Shortcuts for literature searching
Planetary Science and Exploration Research Forum: Shortcuts for literature searching
Planetary Science and Exploration Research Forum: Shortcuts for literature searching
Planetary Science and Exploration Research Forum: Shortcuts for literature searching
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Planetary Science and Exploration Research Forum: Shortcuts for literature searching

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Planetary Science and Exploration Research Forum talk on "Shortcuts for literature searching" by Physics, Astronomy, Earth Sciences and Electrical & Computer Engineering Librarian Dan Sich at the …

Planetary Science and Exploration Research Forum talk on "Shortcuts for literature searching" by Physics, Astronomy, Earth Sciences and Electrical & Computer Engineering Librarian Dan Sich at the University of Western Ontario, October 23, 2009

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  • 1. Shortcuts for literature searching Dan Sich Research & Instructional Librarian Oct 23, 2009
  • 2. About you <ul><li>Department? </li></ul><ul><li>Mac or PC? </li></ul><ul><li>Browser of choice? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you find papers? </li></ul><ul><li>GeoRef, GeoBase, SciFinder, BIOSIS, arXiv, ADS, Inspec, other databases? </li></ul><ul><li>Other tools? (e.g., Papers, RSS feeds?) </li></ul>
  • 3. Topics <ul><li>Alerts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Citation alerts in Web of Science, Scopus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal volume/issue alerts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Scholar preferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get it @ Western, Interlibrary Loan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EZ Proxy bookmarklet, LibX </li></ul></ul><ul><li>eBooks, book order requests </li></ul>
  • 4. Web of Science, citation alerts <ul><li>Who is citing you? </li></ul><ul><li>Find article(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Create Citation Alert </li></ul><ul><li>Email or RSS feed </li></ul><ul><li>Note: must do once for each paper </li></ul>
  • 5. Scopus, citation alerts <ul><li>Who is citing you? </li></ul><ul><li>Author/Affiliation search </li></ul><ul><li>Click Details next to author name </li></ul><ul><li>Cited By: E-mail alert </li></ul><ul><li>Note: must do once for each spelling of author name </li></ul>
  • 6. Journal table of contents alerts <ul><li>Elsevier journals (e.g., Icarus) </li></ul><ul><li>Go to publisher’s website </li></ul><ul><li>Register for account </li></ul><ul><li>Volume/issue alert (or RSS feed) </li></ul><ul><li>Alerts sent as volumes/issues published </li></ul>
  • 7. Google Scholar preferences <ul><li>add Library Links for University of Western Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>Get it @ Western links appear </li></ul><ul><li>Google Scholar also gives some, but not all, citation information </li></ul>
  • 8. Get it @ Western <ul><li>Is Full Text available? </li></ul><ul><li>Check Holdings (ISSN search) </li></ul><ul><li>Search catalogue (by Journal Title or by Keyword for conference proceedings) </li></ul><ul><li>Is full text free on the web? </li></ul><ul><li>Interlibrary Loan </li></ul>
  • 9. Interlibrary Loan (RACER) <ul><li>journal issue not in library catalogue? </li></ul><ul><li>free photocopies of articles, yours to keep </li></ul><ul><li>averages 4-10 business days </li></ul><ul><li>Need to create a RACER account </li></ul><ul><li>Three ways to create request: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Link from Get it @ Western (quickest) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search RACER by “journal title” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Blank Request Form (slowest) </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Off-Campus Access <ul><li>for databases, online journals, eBooks </li></ul><ul><li>EZ Proxy bookmarklet </li></ul><ul><li>LibX </li></ul>
  • 11. LibX <ul><li>browser add-on </li></ul><ul><li>for Firefox or Internet Explorer </li></ul><ul><li>right-click proxy re-load </li></ul><ul><li>search box, right-click search functionality </li></ul><ul><li>drag-and-drop to ‘Scholar’ </li></ul><ul><li>embedded Get it @ Western cues </li></ul><ul><li>doesn’t play nice with mail.uwo.ca </li></ul>
  • 12. Books <ul><li>in library catalogue: eBooks search </li></ul><ul><li>Interlibrary Loan </li></ul><ul><li>in library catalogue: Recommend a Purchase </li></ul>
  • 13. Review <ul><li>Citation Alerts: Web of Science & Scopus </li></ul><ul><li>Volume/issue alerts for journals </li></ul><ul><li>Get it @ Western, Interlibrary Loan </li></ul><ul><li>Off-Campus Access, LibX </li></ul><ul><li>eBooks, book order requests </li></ul><ul><li>library page for Planetary Science </li></ul>
  • 14. Questions? <ul><li>Dan Sich </li></ul><ul><li>email: dsich2@uwo.ca </li></ul><ul><li>phone: x80962 </li></ul>

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