Software Engineering 9960 Library Lecture

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Software Engineering 9960 Library Lecture by Dan Sich, ECE Librarian, University of Western Ontario, September 24, 2008

Software Engineering 9960 Library Lecture by Dan Sich, ECE Librarian, University of Western Ontario, September 24, 2008

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  • 1. ECE 9960: Advanced Topics in Software Engineering: The Library Lecture/Demo Dan Sich ECE Librarian Sept 24, 2008
  • 2. Agenda
    • Off-Campus Access
    • Books, eBooks, library catalogue
    • Journal articles, article databases
    • Searching
    • Getting article fulltext
    • Avoiding plagiarism
    • Other sessions
  • 3.
    • Browse by Program page for ECE
    • Page for ECE 9960
  • 4.  
  • 5.  
  • 6. Off-Campus Access
    • Login… before you do anything else
    • Gives you off-campus access to eJournals, eBooks, databases, etc.
    • Adds .proxy1.lib.uwo.ca:2048 to URLs
  • 7.  
  • 8. Books
    • Books
    • eBooks
    • Library Catalogue
  • 9. Books
    • Introductions
    • Primary literature
    • Guides to technical & scientific writing
  • 10.
    • After introductions or primary literature?
    • Try a Keyword search!
  • 11.  
  • 12.
    • This books is available both online and in print
    • For print books, look for availability, location and call number
    • You can read the Table of Contents of many newer books in the library catalogue
  • 13. Primary Literature
    • For Software Engineering, some primary literature is found in books
    • E.g., Brooks, Frederick P. 1975. The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering . Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley. TAY Stack QA76.6.B75
    • Keyword: Capability Maturity Model Integration
    • Series: SEI Series in Software Engineering
    • Author: Software Engineering Institute
  • 14.
    • Keyword search for capability maturity model integration
    • Can link from here to Series SEI series in software engineering to find other titles
  • 15.
    • In Library Catalogue, try a search for the Subject Heading technical writing
  • 16.
    • We have 331 books on technical writing
  • 17.  
  • 18.  
  • 19.
    • Limit results to Electronic Resources
    • We have 17 eBooks on technical writing
  • 20. eBook packages
    • Safari Tech
    • ENGnetBASE
    • Springer
    • EBL
    • NetLibrary
  • 21. Library Catalogue
    • ‘ Pulls it all together’…
    • Books, eBooks (all publishers), Journals (not articles), Conferences (not articles)
    • Login to Off-Campus Access first, before searching library catalogue
  • 22. Journal Articles
    • Journals
    • Journal articles
    • Publisher websites
    • Journal article databases
  • 23. Publisher Websites
    • IEEE Xplore (includes IEEE standards)
    • ACM Digital Library
    • Good: it’s all available in full text
    • Bad: misses other publishers’ journals
  • 24. Journal Article Databases
    • Google Scholar – pros & cons?
    • Inspec & Ei Compendex (in Ei Village)
    • Databases ‘pull it all together’…
    • Includes ACM and IEEE, but also other publishers’ journals!
    • Use more than one database (e.g., try Web of Science as well)
  • 25.  
  • 26.
    • Select both Inspec & Compendex
    • Select document types, languages, years
  • 27.
    • To start, try a quick search
  • 28.
    • That’s a lot, but we may be missing some important articles. How can we find more?
  • 29. Searching
    • Break-down your topic into concepts
    • Identify keywords, synonyms, opportunities to use truncation
    • Use Venn diagrams, Boolean operators
    • Construct a new search strategy
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  • 31. Break-down & reconstruction
    • Concepts: “open source” AND software
    • “ open source” OR opensource
    • software OR code OR program* OR application*
    • We want at least one keywords from each group
    • (“open source” OR opensource)
    • AND
    • (software OR code OR program* OR application*)
  • 32.
    • Recreate your new search strategy in the database
  • 33.
    • We found 1559 more articles because we added synonyms
  • 34. Searching
    • Analyse your search results
    • Modify your search: add, remove, or change keywords
    • Refine your results using Controlled Vocabulary, Classification Codes, etc.
  • 35.
    • These Refine Results options appear on the right side of the search results page, all in one column
    • Select check-boxes and/or Add a term
    • Search within results
    • Click Include
  • 36. Getting articles
    • Get it @ Western
    • Online / eJournals
    • Journal Title search in library catalogue
    • Interpreting results in library catalogue
    • Interlibrary Loan (RACER), fees, timelines
  • 37.
    • Full Text is available online
    • You can also find this eJournal in the library catalogue
  • 38.
    • This page doesn’t show us full text
    • But when we search the library catalogue…
  • 39.
    • … we find that we *do* have access to the journal, and online!
    • Lesson: Don’t give up too easily
  • 40.
    • This page doesn’t show us full text
    • We should check the library catalogue for print (or maybe even online access)
  • 41.
    • In this case, we don’t have online or print
    • Go back to the Get it @ Western screen…
  • 42.
    • You can order the article through Interlibrary Loan (RACER)
    • Costs $5 per article; takes 4-10 business days (on average)
  • 43.  
  • 44.  
  • 45. Avoiding Plagiarism
    • Cite sources properly
    • Helps other researchers find papers
    • Give credit where credit is due
    • See: Projects in computing and information systems : a student's guide by Christian W. Dawson (link on ECE 9960 page)
    • Citation styles (use ACM or IEEE)
    • RefWorks and the Write-N-Cite plugin for Word
    • When you sign-up for RefWorks, you get an email that contains your ‘group code’. Keep this!
  • 46. Other Sessions
    • Hands-on
    • Introduction to RefWorks
    • Advanced RefWorks
  • 47. Questions? Contact info:
    • Dan Sich, ECE Librarian
    • phone: 519.661.2111 ext. 80962
    • eMail/MSN: [email_address]
    • use eMail subject: ECE 9960 question
    • Skype: dansich