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25 tips for using Moon Library resources and services. 2009 edition.

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