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ESPM 108B Library Skills Lecture
ESPM 108B Library Skills Lecture
ESPM 108B Library Skills Lecture
ESPM 108B Library Skills Lecture
ESPM 108B Library Skills Lecture
ESPM 108B Library Skills Lecture
ESPM 108B Library Skills Lecture
ESPM 108B Library Skills Lecture
ESPM 108B Library Skills Lecture
ESPM 108B Library Skills Lecture
ESPM 108B Library Skills Lecture
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ESPM 108B Library Skills Lecture

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50-minute lecture for upper-division undergrads in ESPM 108B, Forest Genetics. Fall 2009.

50-minute lecture for upper-division undergrads in ESPM 108B, Forest Genetics. Fall 2009.

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  • 1. ESPM 108B: Library Instruction Session Heather Thams, Bioscience Library Fall 2009 [email_address] www.lib.berkeley.edu/BIOS
  • 2. What we’ll cover:
    • Quick intro to the Bioscience Library
    • New ways to find books – OskiCat, NextGen Melvyl
    • Important article databases for forest genetics
    • Effective searching techniques
    • Finding an article from a citation
    • RefWorks
    • This is YOUR help session – what do you need to know??
  • 3. Scholarly Articles = Peer Review Articles are found in Journals = Serials = Periodicals = Magazines intended audience : general public. content : general information and entertainment. written by: staff writers, journalists, no peer review. advertising : heavy; geared towards consumers; glossy. intended audience : members of a specific industry, profession or organization. written by: professionals, staff writers. content : articles specific to particular industry trade or profession. No peer review. advertising : moderate; geared towards profession, job listings. intended audience : scholars, researchers, professionals. written by: scientists, scholars, researchers. content : original research; peer-reviewed , bibliographies . Articles often written in a specific format incorporating methodology, results, conclusions and footnoting. advertising : little or none. Popular Trade Scholarly/ Peer Reviewed
  • 4. Finding Articles
    • Article databases index the contents of journals, magazines and newspapers.
    • Searchable by author, title, journal, keywords and subject descriptors.
    • Some contain the full text of the articles, others give you only a brief description.
    • Different databases for different subject areas ( electronic resources by subject ).
    • Use UC-eLinks to access the electronic full text of the articles, or find the location of the printed version.
    • From off-campus, log in through UC Berkeley proxy server to have access to full text.
  • 5. Finding Articles: All aspects of bioscience
    • Scientific articles from peer-reviewed bioscience journals
    • 1926 - present
    • UCB access only
    • Indexes over 6,000 journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings
    • Citations only - use UC-eLinks to access the electronic full text of the articles, or find the location of the printed version.
    BIOSIS Previews
  • 6. Finding Articles: Forestry (int’l focus)
    • Scientific articles from peer-reviewed agriculture/forestry/ environment journals, plus governmental/NGO reports and conference proceedings
    • 1910 - present

    • UCB access only
    • Indexes over 7,000 journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings from over 100 countries
    • Citations only - use UC-eLinks to access the electronic full text of the articles, or find the location of the printed version.
    CAB Abstracts
  • 7. Finding Articles: Forestry (US focus)
    • Scientific articles from peer-reviewed agriculture/forestry/ environment journals, plus conference proceedings, trade journals, USDA/USFS and state agricultural research reports
    • 1970 - present

    • UCB access only
    • Focus on US sources, but includes wide variety of other publications - about 5M records
    • Citations only - use UC-eLinks to access the electronic full text of the articles, or find the location of the printed version.
    Agricola
  • 8. Finding Articles: All scientific fields + cited reference searching
    • Articles from major peer-reviewed journals in all scientific fields
    • 1900 - present
    • UCB access only
    • Main feature is cited reference searching, which lets you see what articles have cited a given article
    • Citations only - use UC-eLinks to access the electronic full text of the articles, or find the location of the printed version.
    Web of Science
  • 9. Finding Articles: Quick & Dirty
    • Indexes scholarly material found on the web, much of it peer-reviewed
    • Unknown dates of coverage
    • Freely available, but must have UCB authentication to access full text of most articles
    • Unknown scope
    • Can customize “Scholar Preferences” to show UC-eLinks
    • Great for quickly finding a known item; not so great for a comprehensive search
    Google Scholar
  • 10. How do you find the full text?
    • Bjorklund, M. 2003. Test for a population expansion after a drastic reduction in population size using DNA sequence data. Heredity 91: 481-486. DOI 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800309.
  • 11. Lots of ways to find the full text:
    • Search by DOI - use Google, or the DOI resolver: http:// dx.doi.org /
    • Paste the citation into Google Scholar , use UC-eLinks
    • Check our list of electronic journals: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BIOS/ej.html
    • Find the citation in BIOSIS , use UC-eLinks
    • Look up the journal title in OskiCat or NextGen Melvyl
  • 12. RefWorks: Making Bibliographies Easier!
    • Collect and organize all your references in one place
    • Format bibliographies with just a few clicks, in hundreds of different styles
    • Free for students, faculty, and staff; UCB Libraries have a site license
    www.refworks.com
  • 13. Where to go for help…
    • Reference Desk:
      • Bioscience Library, VLSB
        • Monday-Thursday: 10am-6pm
        • Friday: 10am-5pm
    • Email us: bios@library.berkeley.edu
    Online handout: www.lib.berkeley.edu/BIOS/espm_108b.html

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