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  • Library Research Skills By: Leigh Jackson, Program Liaison Library Resource Centre (LRC) How to find journals, e-books, videos and more. Library
  • Agenda • The research process - Forming a research question • Sources of Information • Library Resources - Research Guides - Library Catalogues (New and Classic) - Databases • Citing - IEEE Citation Style Class Survey Link: Please take a minute to share your feedback about this presentation - http://www.surveymonkey. com/s/V8B9886
  • lrc Defining your topic For ideas or more information on your topic consult: • Encyclopedias and dictionaries i.e. Access Science - Brief overview of topic (link to related readings/ key authors) • Association websites - Current trends and issues • Journals - Topics, trends and emerging fields of research • Library research guides - Developed by subject specialists - Feature recommended resources for your area of study
  • Periodicals Criteria Popular Magazines Trade Magazines Scholarly Journals Audience - non-professionals - members of a specific business, industry or organization - researchers and professionals Content - general interest articles - no bibliographies - industry trends, new products or techniques, and organizational news - research projects, methodology, and theory - bibliographies Advertisements - heavy - moderate and trade related - few or none Examples: Popular Mechanics, Motor Trend Automotive News, Hart’s Diesel Fuel News Transportation Journal
  • Library Resources Library Catalogues • The Library offers two catalogues- the discovery layer and the classic catalogue (Same content- feature different search options). • Find books, videos, journals etc. • Search by: keyword, title, subject or author to retrieve broader or narrower results.
  • Databases Databases • Use databases to find journal articles - may also index other types of resources like newspapers, videos and even images. • The Library subscribes to hundreds of databases (both multidisciplinary and discipline specific). Note: Your topic choice will impact the databases you select. Be sure to read coverage descriptions to ensure the tools you choose are appropriate for your subject area.
  • Library Research Guides Research Guides • Content developed by subject specialists. • Feature links to recommended resources for your subject area. If you’re having trouble with your research you can meet with a program liaison for help.
  • Other information sources Evaluate the credibility of your sources- not all information is accurate or reliable. • Association websites • Government publications • Statistics (official/ unofficial) • Newspapers • Maps • Video • Reference materials - specialized encyclopedias, handbooks and dictionaries. Think CARS : Credibility Accuracy Reasonableness Support
  • Google Scholar Uses the Google search engine to find scholarly materials. Strengths • Quick and easy way to find some scholarly materials. Weaknesses • Most recent publications could be missing. • Not all publishers are covered - could be missing important works. • You may be asked to pay for materials you get for free at the Library- make sure you configure your settings. Note: if the Library does not have the item you want, you can place an interlibrary loan request. You can also have items delivered to your home campus via inter-campus loan. Start your research early!
  • Databases Search Tips Check the help section of databases for more advanced searching tips Boolean operators- AND, OR, NOT • e.g. automotive and repair • Retrieved documents must have both keywords Truncation- * • e.g. Canad* • Will retrieve documents containing: Canadian, Canadians, Canadiana Proximity operators - Nn (near), Wn (within) – respects order entered • e.g. voter N5 turnout • will retrieve documents that contain both keywords within five words of one another regardless of the order in which they appear Quotation marks - exact phrase is searched Wildcard- ? or # • e.g. colo?r • Will retrieve documents containing color or colour
  • Citing Why Cite? • Helps you avoid plagiarizing (academic dishonesty) • Gives the reader immediate information about the sources you used • Adds credibility to your work • Shows you have considered a variety of sources (and arguments)
  • Citing Tools Mendeley • Web-based citation manager • Generates bibliographies • Maintains a personal database of citations • Inserts in-text references into your paper • Allows users to share information with other account holders Note: Citation style manuals are available at the Library- Be sure to verify your work. Computers can make mistakes. • Visit the Learning Commons for academic writing help advice.
  • IEEE Citation Style – Key features IEEE Editorial Style Manual IEEE Library Guide IEEE Guide (Queens) IEEE Guide (uOttawa) • Used primarily in electrical and computer engineering • References are numbered and listed in the order they appear • Reference numbers are included square brackets i.e. [1] • The author name is: first name (or initials) followed by surname (differs from other citation styles)
  • IEEE Citation Style References in text: • Treated as footnote numbers – appear on the line in square brackets Ex. As shown by Brown [4], the equation… • If a source is cited again, repeat the earlier reference number • New page ranges can be added to the reference number Ex. [3, pp. 33-45]
  • IEEE Citation Style – Examples • Book (* May also use initials: A.W.M. Bonnick) Ex. [1] Allan W.M. Bonnick, Automotive computer controlled systems : diagnostic tools and techniques. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001, pp. 234-245. • E-book Ex. [1] Allan W.M. Bonnick, Automotive computer controlled systems : diagnostic tools and techniques. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001, [E-book] Available: Science Direct, [Accessed: 15 Sept. 2013]. Author , Title . Place of publication : Publisher , year , Page # . Author , Title . Place of publication : Publisher , year , [ Format ] Available : URL [ Accessed : date : ] .
  • IEEE Citation Style – Examples • Periodical Ex. [5] R.E. Kalman, “New results in linear filtering and prediction theory,” J. Basic Eng., vol. 83, pp. 95-108, Mar. 1961. • The source you are using might not match any of the forms presented in IEEE Editorial Style Manual. Information can be missing, or sometimes the source is in an unusual format. Provide as much information as possible, and stay as close to the most similar reference form in the manual. If you have any question, talk to your instructor. Author , “ Title , “ Journal Title (Abbreviated) , vol . x , no . x , pp . xxx-xxx , month . year .
  • IEEE Citation Style – Example • Book , . : , , . V. Curcio Henry Ford New York 2013 Oxford University Press pp. 1-9[1]
  • You can meet with a program liaison in-person or ask your question via chat, email or by phone. Leigh Jackson, B.A., M.L.I.S. Program Liaison Engineering, Information Technology, Trades and Apprenticeship •Email: •Phone: 519-748-5220 ex. 3605 We’re here to help Contact us!