Surgery res research retreat 2010Presentation Transcript
Making research work for you: Current awareness and citation management Erin Boyce, MLIS Clinical Librarian University Hospital B3-248A X35860 Robin Featherstone, MLIS Clinical Librarian UWO, Taylor Library x86383
Approximately 20 million articles in PubMed
Approximately 10,000-20,000 records added each week
Estimated 627.5 hrs/month required to stay current in one discipline (Alper et al, 2004)
Only 720 hrs in a 30-day month!
Reports 2-20 health-related stories each day
World Wide Web
Internet searches on health topics return thousands of results
How to keep up, and keep organized…
On the agenda:
Staying Current in your field
Using eTOC and e-mail alerts
Using RSS and RSS aggregators
Managing your citations in Refworks
Importing from PubMed
eTOC (electronic Table Of Contents): The table of contents for a particular journal sent to your e-mail
Alert : Notification of new website, database, or journal content
RSS (Really Simple Syndication): A web publishing technology that allows end users to automatically receive new digital content from the provider.
eTOC – Electronic Table of Contents
You can subscribe to an eTOC of almost any journal (not just those in the LHSC collection)
Ways to Subscribe:
Using the UWO library catalogue
Contact your librarian!
E-mail alerts for searches
Automatically re-runs your search strategies at a selected interval
Sends an e-mail with any new content that fits your search parameters.
Can be stopped at any time
Make sure the search is well done from the start: avoid reading a lot of extra junk!
What is this RSS thing anyway?!
If you are receiving multiple eTOCs, if you regularly check certain websites, and if you consistently follow any blogs you may benefit from using an
RSS aggregator .
Some of these include: Google Reader and Bloglines
This will consolidate all your eTOC alerts, search updates and new website and blog information into a single easy to manage access point.
Managing Citations using RefWorks
RefWorks is a web-based application for storing, organizing, sharing and creating bibliographies
THAT’S RIGHT: NO MORE TYPING OUT YOUR BIBLIOGRAPY!
Sign up for RefWorks:
Sign into the UWO Proxy Server @ www.lib.uwo.ca
Sign up for a personal account
**You must use your UWO e-mail account to do this!**
Importing references into RefWorks
Directly import your references from databases: OVID Medline
Manually import references from databases:
Web of Science
Tools for keeping current:
eTOCs & Email alerts
Tool for organizing citations
Questions Erin Boyce, MLIS Clinical Librarian University Hospital B3-248A X35860 Robin Featherstone, MLIS Clinical Librarian UWO, Taylor Library x86383