Moon Library - 25 Hot Tips!

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Moon Library - 25 Hot Tips!

  1. 1. 25 Tips in 50 Minutes Linda Galloway SUNY ESF F. Franklin Moon Library Fall 2009
  2. 2. Determine what you need: <ul><li>Book – </li></ul><ul><li>Article </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer-reviewed, scientific </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Background information </li></ul><ul><li>Define your topic! </li></ul>Tip #1
  3. 3. Tip #1 www.esf.edu/moonlib Tip #2
  4. 4. http://library.syr.edu Tip #2
  5. 5. Finding Books
  6. 6. wolves Tip #3
  7. 7. Tip #3
  8. 8. Tip #3
  9. 9. Use truncation symbols <ul><li>Usually an asterisk * </li></ul><ul><li>? or % signs </li></ul><ul><li>Picks up alternate endings of words: </li></ul><ul><li>forest* </li></ul><ul><li>will retrieve </li></ul><ul><li>forest, forests, forestry </li></ul>Tip #4
  10. 10. Finding Articles
  11. 11. Tip #5
  12. 12. Find Articles Tab <ul><li>A “quick and dirty” search </li></ul><ul><li>Searches your term in three pre-selected general databases </li></ul><ul><li>Displays the first 30 results from each database </li></ul>Tip #5 Tip #5
  13. 13. Databases! <ul><li>Do you have your own database? </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phone address book </li></ul><ul><li>Online article collection </li></ul>Tip #6
  14. 14. Tip #6
  15. 15. Tip #7a
  16. 16. Tip #7a
  17. 17. Tip #7b Browse Databases to find an appropriate one…
  18. 18. Tip #7b
  19. 19. Tip #7b
  20. 20. Know the difference between a magazine and a journal….. Peer reviewed? Tip #8
  21. 21. Tip #8 ulrichs
  22. 22. Tip #8
  23. 23. Tip #8
  24. 24. Primary Sources & Peer Review <ul><li>Primary Source - Original document containing firsthand information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diaries, interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Original research including journal articles and preprints </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A 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. </li></ul>Tip #9a
  25. 25. Other Sources <ul><li>Secondary Source - Summarize or interpret information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review articles , books, compilations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Annual Review of Energy and the Environment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>(2003-present: called “Annual Review of </li></ul><ul><li>Environment and Resources”) </li></ul>Tip #9b
  26. 26. Search Database List for ‘Annual Reviews’ Annual Review of Energy and the Environment Tip #9c
  27. 27. Use Library Guides! Tip #10
  28. 28. Tip #10
  29. 29. Tip #10
  30. 30. Tip #10
  31. 31. Tip #10
  32. 32. Proquest Research Library x x Need full text and peer reviewed in a hurry? Use a ‘General’ Database Tip #11
  33. 33. Use Advanced Search Tip #12a x x Wilson Full Text
  34. 34. JSTOR – use Advanced Search x colosseum rome uses Tip #12b
  35. 35. When searching databases… <ul><li>Remember: RATS </li></ul><ul><li>Synonyms </li></ul><ul><li>Subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested topics </li></ul><ul><li>Types of materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarly Journals, Magazines, etc. </li></ul></ul>R ead A ll T he S creens! Tip #13a
  36. 36. Tip #13b
  37. 37. Tip #14 What’s an E-journal??
  38. 38. Use E-journals when you have a citation or wish to search a particular title Tip #14
  39. 39. Web Resources <ul><li>Find good web resources on your topic using Discover </li></ul><ul><li>Other useful scientific resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scirus – science only search engine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.scirus.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Science Digital Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://nsdl.org </li></ul></ul></ul>Tip #15
  40. 41. Is it an article or a web site?? <ul><li>Check the source – is there an article title and a journal title? An online journal article is NOT a web site and is considered equivalent to a print article. </li></ul><ul><li>Check the journal title in Ulrichs database </li></ul>
  41. 42. www.doaj.org
  42. 43. Access from Databases Main Menu Check to see if a publication is Peer Reviewed
  43. 45. Theses and Dissertations <ul><li>We have full collection of every thesis and dissertation completed at ESF </li></ul><ul><li>Find print copies in Discover </li></ul><ul><li>We have many of these (especially from 1996-on available full text electronically) </li></ul><ul><li>We have access to databases of theses and dissertations from many other colleges </li></ul>Tip #16
  44. 46. Electronic Dissertations and Theses Tip #16
  45. 47. Finding Full Text from a Citation <ul><li>Sometimes full-text </li></ul><ul><li>articles: </li></ul><ul><li>Pop up like toast!!! </li></ul>Tip #17a
  46. 48. Sometimes….they don’t <ul><li>Click if available, </li></ul><ul><li>Then ‘Go’ Button beside ‘Start Page’. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s look at some typical examples: </li></ul>Tip #17c
  47. 49. SULinks <ul><li>Look for the SU links note with the citation. This will lead you to a number of possibilities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to the full text of the article </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link to search SUMMIT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link for Illiad, for an interlibrary loan request </li></ul></ul>Tip #17b
  48. 52. Interlibrary Loan <ul><li>Agreement we have with many other libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Allows us to have access to materials we don’t own </li></ul><ul><li>Register for a free account via Moon Library Home Page – Use drop down menu for ‘Library Services’ </li></ul>Tip #18
  49. 53. Tip #18
  50. 54. Tip #19
  51. 55. Tip #19
  52. 56. Tip #20
  53. 57. Tip #20
  54. 58. Tip #20
  55. 59. Tip #21
  56. 60. Tip #21
  57. 61. Tip #22
  58. 62. <ul><li>Tutoring </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>Math Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Success Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate School Prep Resources </li></ul>Tip #23
  59. 63. Visit the Moon! <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Homework </li></ul><ul><li>Study </li></ul><ul><li>Socialize </li></ul><ul><li>Meet </li></ul><ul><li>We’re wireless! </li></ul>Tip #24
  60. 64. Research Assistance <ul><li>Reference librarians assist people with research. Help in locating books, articles and other relevant sources </li></ul><ul><li>Reference hours: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9:00am – 6:00pm Monday-Thursday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9:00am – 4:00pm Friday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or by appointment </li></ul></ul>Tip #25
  61. 65. See you at the Moon! <ul><li>Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m </li></ul>Linda Galloway [email_address] 470-6724
  62. 66. <ul><li>The End of this “25 Tips” presentation </li></ul>

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