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Research 411 Week 1 Intro To Purdue Libraries

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A presentation given to 200 undergraduate engineering students on effective literature reviews.

A presentation given to 200 undergraduate engineering students on effective literature reviews.

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  • 1. Introduction to the Purdue Library System Kevin Mueller May 27, 2008
  • 2. Outline 1 • Where are the Purdue Libraries located? • Purdue Libraries homepage • Using the search databases • Using Endnote & the Purdue Libraries to make life easier Research 411- May 27, 2008
  • 3. Where are the Purdue Libraries located? 2 • Simple answer: Everywhere!!! http://www.lib.purdue.edu/libraries/maps/libsmap.html Research 411- May 27, 2008
  • 4. Purdue Libraries Homepage 3 Purdue maintains subscriptions to a lot of journals You can bulk search these databases using this tool Or you can search the databases by subject You can search for books in the Purdue Libraries system You can request a book using the Interlibrary Loan system You can even donate some of your hard-earned SURF $$$$ Research 411- May 27, 2008
  • 5. Finding the right database 4 I clicked here Research 411- May 27, 2008
  • 6. How to start a database search 5 • Engineers: Inspec & Compendex are your friends Research 411- May 27, 2008
  • 7. Inspec & Compendex Search 6 This button will find where you can download the article Research 411- May 27, 2008
  • 8. Endnote Citation Manager 7 You can automatically get the citation Research 411- May 27, 2008
  • 9. Endnote Citation Manager 8 Research 411- May 27, 2008
  • 10. Endnote with Microsoft Word 2007 9 Definitely not MY idea. I had better cite it! Research 411- May 27, 2008
  • 11. Citing stuff that isn’t mine with Endnote 10 Research 411- May 27, 2008
  • 12. Additional Information 11 • Any questions – Ask me – Your friendly librarian Research 411- May 27, 2008

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