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Library session for CSci 8001

Library session for CSci 8001
Introduction to Research in Computer Science
Fall 2011
Janet Fransen, Librarian for Computer Science
University of Minnesota

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  • 1. Hacking the Library
    Tools, Tips, and Tricks to Find, Organize, and Keep Up to Date on Current Research in Your Field
    Janet Fransen
    Librarian for Computer Science & Engineering
    fransen@umn.edu
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  • 4. Things you should know about
    Library Structure
    Library Hacks
    Specific types of resources
    Consulting and Services
  • 5. Library Structure
  • 6. http://www.oir.umn.edu/student/enrollment/term/1113/current/12204
  • 7. 14 Library Locations
    Walter: CS print books and journals
    Others: Cross-disciplinary work
    Use Get It to have print materials sent to your favorite library
  • 8. Outside the U of M
    Worldcat
    International consortium catalog
    Go there to find out what libraries have a book
  • 9. Outside the U of M
    Interlibrary Loan
    Separate login
    Print delivered to library of your choice
    Electronic delivered online to your account
  • 10. Liaisons
    Aligned with colleges/departments
    Me: CS, ECE, AEM, HST
    BS in AEM
    20 years as a desktop app developer/trainer/writer
    MLIS in 2006
    Keenly interested in all my subject areas, but expert in none of them
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  • 14. Library Hacks
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  • 25. Managing Citations
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/capim/citation/compare
  • 26. Specific Types of Resources
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  • 28. Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
    Expected completion for analysis of Computer Science & Engineering Department: 10/15/11
    3 Masters theses, 43 PhD Dissertations
  • 29. Sources Cited (ECE)
  • 30. Other Sources (ECE)
  • 31. What’s in the databases you’re searching?
    IEEE Xplore
    Mostly IEEE-published articles/papers
    Recent IET journals (2007-present)
    IBM Journal of Research & Development
    AIP (Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, and others)
  • 32. What’s in the databases you’re searching?
    ACM
    Full text: ACM publications
    Citations: “Major publishers in computing”
    Load through the proxy and you’ll see the Find It button on citations
  • 33. What’s in the databases you’re searching?
    Google Scholar
    We don’t know, but a lot
    Many publishers’ databases (Elsevier, IEEE, etc.)
    Institutional Repositories (University Digital Conservancy)
    Upside is breadth, downside is precision
  • 34. What’s in the databases you’re searching?
    Engineering Village (Compendex/Inspec)
    General engineering, computer science, and physics
    Articles and conference papers, less gray literature than Google Scholar
    Allows for more precise search
  • 35. What’s in the databases you’re searching?
    Web of Science
    Wide range of science disciplines
    Mostly published articles, not technical reports or conference papers
    Precise search, plus who’s-citing-whom analysis tools
  • 36. Engineering Village
    Web of Science
  • 37. Finding Standards
    Standards librarian: Jon Jeffryes
  • 38. Standards
  • 39. Standards
    Some cataloged, most not
    Check Jon’s page first, shelves at Walter second
    Call the reference desk and we’ll look for you
    If we don’t have it, ask Jon if he will order it for you
  • 40. ISO Standards
    Database maintained by SciEng staff (http://www.lib.umn.edu/walter/iso/search)
  • 41. Consulting and Services
  • 42. Consulting Services
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  • 46. Online Instruction
  • 47. http://z.umn.edu/englit
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  • 49. Contact me at:
    Jan Fransen
    Fransen@umn.edu
    612-624-7446
    Website: z.umn.edu/umjanlib
    Office hours: Thursdays 3:00-4:00 in the ECE Student Center