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