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  • 1. BIO 565 – Cell Physiology Linda Galloway Syracuse University Library Fall 2011
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  • 4. Determine what you need:• Book –• Article – General – Peer-reviewed, scientific – Review articles• Background information Think before you search
  • 5. Types of Literature• Primary – Original, first hand reporting of new data or experience.• Secondary – Information taken from other sources and summarized. – Objective – multiple points of view (unbiased). – Subjective – single point of view (biased).• Tertiary – Refers to an information source (a bibliography)
  • 6. When does information become literature?When recorded in a tangible medium such as a book, magazine or journal article or web site.
  • 7. Literature Research• Scientific research builds on previous research.• Literature search will reveal seminal articles in a field.• Some databases link live to articles in bibliography.
  • 8. Recognize the differencebetween a magazine and a journal….. Peer review:  suitability for publication  credibility  quality control  Often primary literature
  • 9. Primary Sources & Peer ReviewA peer reviewed primary source is a work that is evaluated by experts in the field of study prior to publication. Serves as a measure of quality.Primary Source - Original document containing firsthand information – Diaries, interviews – Original research including journal articles and preprints
  • 10. Secondary Source Information taken from other sources and summarized and evaluated• Important Secondary Sources – Annual Reviews of… CQ Researcher Plunkett Research Online
  • 11. Finding Articles
  • 12. Databases! Do you have your own database?• Cell phone address book• iTunes
  • 13. Article Research1. Background information – Be able to talk about your topic for 5 minutes before you begin your research! – Annual Reviews2. Find your “classic paper” – Basis for or generated a great deal of research – A highly cited paper3. Current primary source articles
  • 14. Sort by times cited…
  • 15. Sort by times cited…
  • 16. Journal Citation Reports (JCR)Database within the Web of Knowledge platform
  • 17. Primary Research Articles
  • 18. When searching databases…Remember: RATS Read All The Screens!• Key words• Synonyms• Subjects• Suggested topics• Types of materials – Scholarly Journals, Magazines, etc.
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  • 20. Questions???