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Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
Biology 2011   riley 2013
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  • 1. Biology 2011: Environmental Issues Kathleen Baril Librarian
  • 2. What we will cover: Types of scientific literature How to evaluate websites Main databases to use for environmental topics
  • 3. Science Research Three Main Types:  Tertiary  Secondary  Primary
  • 4. Science Research - Tertiary  Very broad topics.  Useful place for finding background information on a topic.  Usually contains well-established facts in science.  Examples: encyclopedias, textbooks, handbooks. Adapted from Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BIOS/bio1bscholcomm.html
  • 5. Science Research - Secondary  Summaries  Broader of primary literature/research. and less current.  Helpful because of long bibliographies on a subject.  Examples include: books, literature review articles. Adapted from Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BIOS/bio1bscholcomm.html
  • 6. Science Research - Primary  Write-ups of results of research.  Current and specialized.  Often analyzes data collected in the field or laboratory.  Examples: articles in peer-reviewed journals, dissertations, technical reports, etc Adapted from Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BIOS/bio1bscholcomm.html
  • 7. Evaluating Online Sources  What? is the page/site about  Who? created and maintains this site  Where? Is the information coming from  Why? Is the information presented on the web  When? Was the page created or last updated  How? Accurate or credible is the page From the University of Wisconsin Library, worksheet for evaluating web sites
  • 8. Evaluating Online Sources Use the domains from the URLs to determine whether the web source will have useful and authoritative information. .edu = educational institution .org = organization or association .gov = government site .com = commercial site .museum = museum .net = personal or other site
  • 9. Tertiary Information Find this information in the library catalog: POLAR.
  • 10. Scholarly versus Popular Periodicals Magazines or Popular Periodicals • Glossy pages and lots of pictures • Edited by magazine editors • Articles usually written by staff journalists • Short articles • Targeted to general audiences Scholarly Journals/Periodicals • Peer-reviewed • Longer • Citations/Bibliography • Written by scholars, experts in the field of study • Targeted to scholars, students in a particular field of study
  • 11. Secondary and Primary Information: Databases Environment Complete and Greenfile
  • 12. Environment Complete and GreenFile Use limiters to refine results.
  • 13. Environment Complete and GreenFile: Literature Review – Secondary Research To find literature reviews, combine your search term with literature reviews. Literature reviews often cite primary research and provide good overviews of topics.
  • 14. Environment Complete and GreenFile: Primary Research Look for clues in the citation, look for data tables and scan the abstract for a description of the methods or materials used, hypotheses, etc.
  • 15. Environment Complete and GreenFile: Primary Research When looking at the full –text article for primary research look for components such as:  Methods or Materials and Methods  Results  Discussion  Conclusions  References
  • 16. Environment Complete and GreenFile Results Page: Look for full-text PDF or HTML article at the bottom of the citation.
  • 17. Environment Complete and GreenFile Click on the Find It @ ONU link if there is not a PDF or HTML full text article available.
  • 18. Environment Complete and GreenFile After clicking on the Find It @ ONU link, click the link provided to access the full-text article.
  • 19. Environment Complete and GreenFile If the article is not available, request it through Interlibrary Loan. The article should be delivered electronically in 2-3 days.
  • 20. Science Citation Index Expanded
  • 21. Science Citation Index Expanded : Refine Results Refine Results using :    Web of Science Categories Document Types Research Areas
  • 22. Science Citation Index Expanded Results Click on the abstract link to read a summary of the article. Viewing Abstract
  • 23. Science Citation Index Expanded Results Click on the LS icon to connect to full-text articles.
  • 24. Citing Sources Refworks Use RefWorks to keep track of citations, store full-text articles and create bibliographies.
  • 25. Review  Use the library catalog and internet to find background information.  Internet - - evaluate sources carefully.  Primary sources - - look for clues like data tables, article laid out with methods/materials, results, discussion and references.
  • 26. Need Further Assistance?  Contact the Reference Desk at 419-772-2185.  Contact the Reference Desk via email at reference@onu.edu.  Contact me directly k-baril@onu.edu or 419-772-2188 to set up an appointment.  Reference Desk hours: Monday-Thursday 8AM-12PM, 1PM-4:30PM, 6PM-9PM Friday 8AM-4:30PM

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