A brief introduction to Chemical Engineering resources (for ENCH200, 2012)


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An introduction to important primary, secondary, and tertiary resources in Chemical Engineering.

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  • A brief introduction to Chemical Engineering resources (for ENCH200, 2012)

    1. 1. A brief introto Chemical Engineering resources for ENCH200, 2012
    2. 2. Liaison librarianDeborah Fitchett• Chemical and Process• Civil and Natural Resources
    3. 3. Subject guidehttp://library.canterbury.ac.nz/ench
    4. 4. Learn
    5. 5. We’ve used… Internet Wikipedia Books Journal articles Newspapers Pamphlets Library Other people – friends, parents, lecturers Phone up organisations to get information
    6. 6. We’ve also heard of… DVDs Library Help desk Archives Databases Textbook hire TV news
    7. 7. Types of resources • Dictionaries Tertiary • Encyclopaedias (inc. Wikipedia) • Handbooks • BooksSecondary • Literature reviews / review articles • Technical reports • Theses Primary • Journal articles • Conference papers • Lab books
    8. 8. Compare Trade magazines JournalsEg Chemical Engineering, TCE Eg Journal of Chromatographic Science, Smaller Reviews in Chemical Engineering General topics, in more general terms  More detail on more specific topics – talking to a knowledgeable audience Short, summary-style articles  Describes experiments in depth More colour, photos, looks nice  Black and white, looks more official More opinionated, casual  More formal, factual, technical Lots of ads, has a directory  Written like a report – introduction, Gives background of authors – more conclusion, references personal details  Presence of references Figures are more general  Figures/graphs have more numbers Gets attention  Gives information Secondary source  Primary source
    9. 9. Reading a citation[1] Colak, A. T.; Colak, F.; Yesilel, O. Z.; Buyukgungor, O. Synthesis, spectroscopic, thermal, voltammetric studies and biological activity of crystalline complexes of pyridine- 2,6-dicarboxylic acid and 8-hydroxyquinoline. J. Mol. Struct. 2009, 936 (1-3), 67-74.[1] Colak, A. T.; Colak, F.; Yesilel, O. Z.; Buyukgungor, O. J. Mol. Struct. 2009, 936 (1-3), 67-74.
    10. 10. The parts of a book  Title/author/publisher/date, cover blurb  Same authors throughout (or at least same editors)  Publishing/copyright details  Contents page – for finding general topics  Acknowledgements, foreword, preface, introduction  Chapters – not always structured but may have subheadings/subtitles  Index – keywords for finding specific subtopics  Glossary to define key terms  Reference list – at end of book or end of chapter (or sometimes beginning of book) (Cf textbook which usually has examples, exercises, is more general and may be bigger)
    11. 11. Standards Online Print  AS/NZS  AS  ASTM  BS  IEEE  ISO  NFPA fire  Eurocodes codes
    12. 12. Key reference material
    13. 13. ChemWatch
    14. 14. ChemSpider.com
    15. 15. We’ve learned....General: Where to find chemical engineering information for assignments etc Difference between primary, secondary, and tertiary resources Asklive service to get help from library staffJournals and magazines: How to tell the difference between a journal and a magazine The library has interesting chemical engineering magazines How to search journals through Learn and Canterbury website How to read a citation – had no idea!Books and standards: Quick review of book as a whole – textbooks vs other books How to access online standards via the UC website
    16. 16. We’ve learned....Reference material: You can use encyclopedias to get background/general understanding Online chemical engineering encyclopedias which will be very helpful Useful reference sources such as Perry’s handbook Wikipedia has references that could be books and websites Prominent chemical engineering texts can be viewed onlineDatabases: How to access all the databases linked with the uni – very useful Awesome Chemspider.com – draw to search/identify molecules Chemwatch - hazards associated with chemicals and consequences
    17. 17. We still want to know...Library opening hours EPS: 8am-9pm Mon-Thurs; 8am-6pm Fri; 10am-5pm Sat-Sun More: http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/hoursWhat you can and can’t borrow You can borrow almost everything. Exceptions are books in the small reference collection, and some theses and other special items – their catalogue record will say “Reference” or “Library use only”.What are the printing facilities? EPS has photocopier/scanners, and printers (including A3 and colour). Charges come from your Canterbury Card. (Scanning is free.)
    18. 18. We still want to know...Some of the specific Chem.Eng. journals There’s a couple of lists at http://canterbury.libguides.com/content.php?pid=23298&sid=227007Are there free engineering magazines? You can borrow TCE and Chemical Engineering for free from the library, or various websites have similar articles – contact me and I’ll help you find something appropriate to your interests.Magazines: primary, secondary, tertiary? Mostly secondary – reporting on research that someone else has done – but usually less in-depth than other secondary resources.
    19. 19. We still want to know...Where to find Chemical Engineering books Search in the catalogue or MultiSearch to get the call number, then look on the shelves upstairs (or by the entrance for 3-hour/3-day books) Or browse: http://canterbury.libguides.com/content.php?pid=23298&sid=167505What are the most useful/used Chemical Engineering books?Tricky! The textbooks currently on high demand are at http://ipac.canterbury.ac.nz/ipac20/ipac.jsp?index=.CC&term=ench For more info on the most used I’d have to delve deep into our software...Where to find recent up-to-date theses? http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/thesis/
    20. 20. We still want to know...How to learn Excel Try the new book “Foundations of Excel” http://ipac.canterbury.ac.nz/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=a&index=BIB&term =1726686Information on how reports are structured Some useful books are listed at http://canterbury.libguides.com/content.php?pid=23298&sid=262747Accessing other library systems You can join Christchurch City Libraries Some access to many other NZ academic libraries: http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/services/borrow_otherlibs.shtml
    21. 21. We still want to know...More helpful sites Chemical society websites at http://canterbury.libguides.com/content.php?pid=23298&sid=285449Searching for sources online http://www.vtstutorials.ac.uk/detective/ has good adviceWhat criteria do I use in choosing keywords to search for? The general principle is to use words that will be in the results you want, but won’t be in the results you don’t want. How to filter out the search results? If you use MultiSearch, use the “Refine” options on the left of the results screen to narrow down which results you want/don’t want.This all takes practice – visit me and I’ll help with your search.
    22. 22. Contact me Chat Meet Email