Hacking the Library<br />Tools, Tips, and Tricks to Find, Organize, and Keep Up to Date on Current Research in Your Field<...
Things you should know about<br />Library Structure<br />Library Hacks<br />Specific types of resources<br />Consulting an...
Library Structure<br />
http://www.oir.umn.edu/student/enrollment/term/1113/current/12204<br />
14 Library Locations<br />Walter: CS print books and journals<br />Others: Cross-disciplinary work<br />Use Get It to have...
Outside the U of M<br />Worldcat<br />International consortium catalog<br />Go there to find out what libraries have a boo...
Outside the U of M<br />Interlibrary Loan<br />Separate login<br />Print delivered to library of your choice<br />Electron...
Liaisons<br />Aligned with colleges/departments<br />Me: CS, ECE, AEM, HST<br />BS in AEM<br />20 years as a desktop app d...
Liaisons<br />Aligned with colleges/departments<br />Me: CS, ECE, AEM, HST<br />BS in AEM<br />20 years as a desktop app d...
Library Hacks<br />
Managing Citations<br />http://www.lib.umn.edu/capim/citation/compare<br />
Specific Types of Resources<br />
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department<br />Expected completion for analysis of Computer Science & Engineering Depar...
Sources Cited (ECE)<br />
Other Sources (ECE)<br />
What’s in the databases you’re searching?<br />IEEE Xplore<br />Mostly IEEE-published articles/papers<br />Recent IET jour...
What’s in the databases you’re searching?<br />ACM<br />Full text: ACM publications<br />Citations: “Major publishers in c...
What’s in the databases you’re searching?<br />Google Scholar<br />We don’t know, but a lot<br />Many publishers’ database...
What’s in the databases you’re searching?<br />Engineering Village (Compendex/Inspec)<br />General engineering, computer s...
What’s in the databases you’re searching?<br />Web of Science<br />Wide range of science disciplines<br />Mostly published...
Engineering Village<br />Web of Science<br />
Finding Standards<br />Standards librarian: Jon Jeffryes<br />
Standards<br />
Standards<br />Some cataloged, most not<br />Check Jon’s page first, shelves at Walter second<br />Call the reference desk...
ISO Standards<br />Database maintained by SciEng staff (http://www.lib.umn.edu/walter/iso/search)<br />
Consulting and Services<br />
Consulting Services<br />
Online Instruction<br />
http://z.umn.edu/englit<br />
Contact me at:<br />Jan Fransen<br />Fransen@umn.edu<br />612-624-7446<br />Website: z.umn.edu/umjanlib<br />Office hours:...
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Janet Fransen
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CSci 8001-Fall 2011

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

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