Schulich Faculty Development - Saving Research Time

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Schulich Faculty Development - Saving Research Time

  1. 1. Saving Research Time Nov 10, 2009 <ul><li>Robin Featherstone </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Medicine Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(519) 661-2111 ext: 86383 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Research Life-cycle Literature searching : Managing citations : Creating manuscripts : Publishing : Fund searching : Accessing articles :
  3. 3. Pubget <ul><li>Searches PubMed and displays full-text PDF articles for Western’s subscriptions within your results </li></ul>
  4. 4. Getting Started http://www.lib.uwo.ca Make sure to sign in if you’re off campus
  5. 5. Exercise <ul><li>Find full-text PDF articles on undergraduate medical education </li></ul>
  6. 6. Research Life-cycle Literature searching : Managing citations : Creating manuscripts : Publishing : Fund searching : Accessing articles :
  7. 7. Literature Search
  8. 8. RefWorks
  9. 9. RefWorks – Key Features <ul><li>Free to UWO students, staff and faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based – can access anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to share citations with colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Creates bibliographies in any style (CSE, Chicago, etc...) </li></ul><ul><li>Works with MS Word to format your in-text citations </li></ul><ul><li>Data is backed up on a server in Toronto </li></ul>
  10. 10. Getting Started http://www.lib.uwo.ca Make sure to sign in if you’re off campus
  11. 11. Exercise <ul><li>Login to RefWorks or sign up for an individual account </li></ul><ul><li>Tip: make sure to use your UWO email address </li></ul>
  12. 12. Exercise <ul><li>Once you have an account, create a new folder called “Research Workshop” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Research Life-cycle Literature searching : Managing citations : Creating manuscripts : Publishing : Fund searching : Accessing articles :
  14. 14. Scopus <ul><li>Large, multidisciplinary database </li></ul><ul><li>Supports “citation chaining” </li></ul>
  15. 15. Getting Started http://www.lib.uwo.ca Make sure to Sign in! Select Databases by Title
  16. 16. Exercise <ul><li>In Scopus, find the following article: </li></ul><ul><li>Gareri P, De Fazio P, De Fazio S, Marigliano N, Ferreri Ibbadu G, De Sarro G. Adverse effects of atypical antipsychotics in the elderly: a review. Drugs Aging. 2006;23(12):937-56 </li></ul><ul><li>How many articles reference it? </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Select the 12 citations that reference the Gareri article </li></ul><ul><li>Use the “Output” button to send them to RefWorks </li></ul>Exercise
  18. 18. If RefWorks Direct Export isn’t working <ul><li>In Scopus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select “BibTEX” as export format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save file to the desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In RefWorks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select “References” > “Import” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set Import filter to BibTEX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select <Multiple Databases> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload the BibTEX file from your desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leave the Encoding as “ANSI – Latin 1” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select “Import” </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Exercise <ul><li>In RefWorks, move your citations from the “Last imported folder” into your “Research Workshop” folder </li></ul>Put in folder....
  20. 20. Exercise <ul><li>Format a bibliography in Chicago (15 th Ed.) style from the citations you exported from Scopus </li></ul><ul><li>Create an ‘Word for Windows’ document and save it to your desktop with the title “Bibliography” </li></ul>
  21. 21. 10 min break
  22. 22. Research Life-cycle Literature searching : Managing citations : Creating manuscripts : Publishing : Fund searching : Accessing articles :
  23. 23. Google Docs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRqUE6IHTEA
  24. 24. Getting started: http://docs.google.com/
  25. 25. Exercise <ul><li>Create a Google account (if you don’t have one already) – will send you an email verification </li></ul><ul><li>Upload the bibliography document </li></ul><ul><li>Invite me to share the file as a collaborator [email_address] </li></ul>
  26. 26. Research Life-cycle Literature searching : Managing citations : Creating manuscripts : Publishing : Fund searching : Accessing articles :
  27. 27. COS Funding Opportunities <ul><li>World’s largest funding database </li></ul><ul><li>Data obtained directly from the sponsoring agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Covers all disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for undergraduates, graduates and professionals </li></ul>
  28. 28. Getting started: <ul><li>IP authenticated subscription database (paid for by Research Western) </li></ul><ul><li>From off-campus, login to www.lib.uwo.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the link to “Research and Scholarship” </li></ul><ul><li>Then select “Grants & Funding Opportunities” </li></ul>
  29. 29. Exercise <ul><li>Use the Search Wizard to locate funding opportunities of interest to you </li></ul>
  30. 30. Research Life-cycle Literature searching : Managing citations : Creating manuscripts : Publishing : Fund searching : Accessing articles :
  31. 31. Journal Citation Reports (JCR) <ul><li>Allows you to: </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate a particular journal in terms of its Impact Factor (IF) </li></ul><ul><li>See the most influential journal within a particular subject </li></ul><ul><li>See the most influential journal for a particular geographic region </li></ul>
  32. 32. Journal Citation Reports (JCR) <ul><li>Draws citation data from over 7,500 scholarly and technical journals </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporates journals from over 3,300 publishers in 60 nations. </li></ul><ul><li>Published yearly in two editions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Science edition </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social sciences edition </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Getting Started http://www.lib.uwo.ca Make sure to Sign in! Select Databases by Title
  34. 34. Exercise <ul><li>Find the journal Lung in the 2008 JCR Science Edition </li></ul><ul><li>What is its Impact Factor? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the most closely related journal? </li></ul><ul><li>Which one had a higher Impact Factor? </li></ul>
  35. 35. Exercise <ul><li>Conduct a subject search in the 2008 JCR Science Edition for Geriatrics & Gerontology </li></ul><ul><li>Which journal in this subject had the highest Impact Factor? </li></ul><ul><li>Which journal has the highest Immediacy Index? </li></ul>
  36. 36. Research Life-cycle Literature searching : Managing citations : Creating manuscripts : Publishing : Fund searching : Accessing articles :
  37. 37. Questions? Robin Featherstone Clinical Medicine Librarian [email_address] (519) 661-2111 ext: 86383

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