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A presentation on searching for a known article and using its record to find related articles.

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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.May be literal conversations; conferences; journals; standards; patents; books; encyclopaedias; websites; social media....
  • Subject guide -> databases -> CompendexCovers all aspects of Engineering.
  • Subject guide -> databases -> ScopusGeneral science/engineering
  • Subject guide -> databases -> Web of ScienceGeneral science/engineering
  • http://scholar.google.comSet preferences before you search to get the “Full-text @ UC Library” link
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  • The literature review and you: ENFE682, 2012
  • Today Search for known articles in databases Find articles citing a known article Find related articles by keywords Find review articles on a given topic Find other relevant sources
  • The Literature You
  • Getting Startedhttp://canterbury.libguides.com/enfe
  • Compendex
  • Scopus
  • Web of Science
  • Google Scholar
  • Related by references
  • Related by keywords
  • More keywords
  • Yet more keywords
  • Review articles
  • Evaluating papersIs it… and... relevant? Who is it written for? basic/advanced? What kind of research is it? up-to-date? How far along is the research? What questions haven’t they answered yet? accurate?
  • Books  Borrow by distance  Read online
  • Standards  Online –  AS/NZS  ASTM  IEEE  NFPA fire codes  or  Print collection  AS  BS  ISO  Eurocodes
  • Theses http://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/ http://oaister.worldcat.org/
  • Interloans Any material from any library in the world – free.
  • Consultations  drop in  chat online  deborah.fitchett@canterbury.ac.nz  (03) 364 2987 ext. 7147
  • Citing
  • Using Endnote
  • Using Endnote
  • Using Endnote
  • Slides and tipshttp://canterbury.libguides.com/enfe