The Literature Review and You - ENFE682 2012

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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
  • Instruction at http://wiki.canterbury.ac.nz/display/LIBRARY/EndNote
  • Find citations in a databaseExport to Endnote
  • Organise in EndnoteThousands of citation styles
  • Write your paperCite as you go
  • The Literature Review and You - ENFE682 2012

    1. 1. The literature review and you: ENFE682, 2012
    2. 2. 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
    3. 3. The Literature You
    4. 4. Getting Startedhttp://canterbury.libguides.com/enfe
    5. 5. Compendex
    6. 6. Scopus
    7. 7. Web of Science
    8. 8. Google Scholar
    9. 9. Related by references
    10. 10. Related by keywords
    11. 11. More keywords
    12. 12. Yet more keywords
    13. 13. Review articles
    14. 14. 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?
    15. 15. Books  Borrow by distance  Read online
    16. 16. Standards  Online –  AS/NZS  ASTM  IEEE  NFPA fire codes  or  Print collection  AS  BS  ISO  Eurocodes
    17. 17. Theses http://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/ http://oaister.worldcat.org/
    18. 18. Interloans Any material from any library in the world – free.
    19. 19. Consultations  drop in  chat online  deborah.fitchett@canterbury.ac.nz  (03) 364 2987 ext. 7147
    20. 20. Citing
    21. 21. Using Endnote
    22. 22. Using Endnote
    23. 23. Using Endnote
    24. 24. Slides and tipshttp://canterbury.libguides.com/enfe

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