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Surgery res research retreat 2010

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Information Overload <ul><li>Approximately 20 million articles in PubMed </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 10,000-20,000 records added each week </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated 627.5 hrs/month required to stay current in one discipline (Alper et al, 2004) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only 720 hrs in a 30-day month! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Popular Media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reports 2-20 health-related stories each day </li></ul></ul><ul><li>World Wide Web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet searches on health topics return thousands of results </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. How to keep up, and keep organized… <ul><li>On the agenda: </li></ul><ul><li>Staying Current in your field </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using eTOC and e-mail alerts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using RSS and RSS aggregators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Managing your citations in Refworks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Importing from PubMed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating bibliographies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing citations </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Terminology <ul><li>eTOC (electronic Table Of Contents): The table of contents for a particular journal sent to your e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Alert : Notification of new website, database, or journal content </li></ul><ul><li>RSS (Really Simple Syndication): A web publishing technology that allows end users to automatically receive new digital content from the provider. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  5. 5. eTOC – Electronic Table of Contents <ul><li>You can subscribe to an eTOC of almost any journal (not just those in the LHSC collection) </li></ul><ul><li>Ways to Subscribe: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using the UWO library catalogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact your librarian! </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. E-mail alerts for searches <ul><li>Automatically re-runs your search strategies at a selected interval </li></ul><ul><li>Sends an e-mail with any new content that fits your search parameters. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be stopped at any time </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the search is well done from the start: avoid reading a lot of extra junk! </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is this RSS thing anyway?! <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>RSS aggregator . </li></ul><ul><li>Some of these include: Google Reader and Bloglines </li></ul><ul><li>This will consolidate all your eTOC alerts, search updates and new website and blog information into a single easy to manage access point. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Managing Citations using RefWorks <ul><li>RefWorks is a web-based application for storing, organizing, sharing and creating bibliographies </li></ul><ul><li>THAT’S RIGHT: NO MORE TYPING OUT YOUR BIBLIOGRAPY! </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for RefWorks: </li></ul><ul><li>Sign into the UWO Proxy Server @ www.lib.uwo.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for a personal account </li></ul><ul><ul><li>**You must use your UWO e-mail account to do this!** </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Importing references into RefWorks <ul><li>Directly import your references from databases: OVID Medline </li></ul><ul><li>OVID EMBASE </li></ul><ul><li>CINAHL </li></ul><ul><li>SCOPUS </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Manually import references from databases: </li></ul><ul><li>Web of Science </li></ul><ul><li>PubMed </li></ul>
  10. 10. Recap <ul><li>Tools for keeping current: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eTOCs & Email alerts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tool for organizing citations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RefWorks </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Questions Erin Boyce, MLIS Clinical Librarian University Hospital B3-248A X35860 Robin Featherstone, MLIS Clinical Librarian UWO, Taylor Library x86383

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