How not to reinvent the wheel - Literature Searching for ENCH400 2011

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  • The “literature” is the written conversation between scientists about what they’ve found out (by reading or experimenting).Searching the literature is all about learning who the cool people are and where they hang out.
  • Research process is iterative – as you learn more, you constantly refine your strategies and even your research question.For the best research questions, the answer doesn’t exist yet! You’re looking for clues that will let you piece together the puzzle yourself.
  • Manages your references – makes citing easy!Instruction at http://wiki.canterbury.ac.nz/display/LIBRARY/EndNoteTutorials available; also support from me and DaveEndNote X4- install on your own computer
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  • 1. How not to reinvent the wheel
    or Literature Searching for ENCH400
    2011
  • 2. Our mission is…
    Designing various processing plants
    Research about process, methods
    Literature review - find books/journals
    Find suppliers/costings
    Compare alternatives
    Summarise information
    Design a process
  • 3. We already know...
    Multisearch
    Databases – Science Direct, Engineering Village, Web of Science
    Springer Link
    Wikipedia
    Google
    Info from lectures
  • 4. We need to know...
    How to do a proper literature review
    How to enter keywords into databases
    What to look for
    Decipher results – reliable / unreliable
    Citations
  • 5. The Literature
    You
  • 6. The Research Process
    Define your topic
    What information do you need?
    Who would have written about it? Where?
    Find information
    Judge it – is it reliable? relevant?
    – does it point in new directions?
    – is it enough? or do you still need more?
    Analyse and synthesise
    Cite all sources!
  • 7. Subject guide
  • 8. Chemistry focus
    journal articles,review articles,patents,who’s cited who
    substances,reactions,prices
    search by phraseor by structure
  • 9. aka Compendex
    Engineering focus
    who’s cited who
    journal articles
    search by topic and/or author
  • 10. General science
    journal articles,review articles
    who’s cited who
    search by topic and/or author
  • 11. Evaluating Resources
    Is it…
    and...
    relevant?
    Who is it written for?
    basic/advanced?
    What kind of research is it?
    How far along is the research?
    up-to-date?
    What questions haven’t they answered yet?
    accurate?
  • 12. Citing
  • 13. Using Endnote - 1
  • 14. Using Endnote - 2
  • 15. Using Endnote - 3
    My Grand Chemical Engineering Research Project Thing
  • 16. Slides and tips
    http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/ench
  • 17. Chat
    Meet
    Email
    Contact me