Researching Law & Mind Sciences<br />
Good News: A lot of information is digitized<br />Legal and scientific databases have much the information you need.<br />...
Google/Googlization<br />The magic box<br />Becoming the standard, e.g.<br />Problem: Drowning in information<br />Conside...
Should new discoveries in brain science be used to help determine criminal culpability of teens?<br />Test Case<br />…find...
To Start: Teenager, Brain, Crime<br />Synonyms: <br />Teenager: Teen, adolescent, juvenile, minor, youth, youngster, strip...
Westlaw/Lexis<br />Law Reviews<br />Pros: Lots of operators to help searching<br />&, OR, !, /s, /p, /#<br />Con: Not a lo...
Catalog, www.library.drexel.edu/<br />Search by: Keyword, subject, author<br />Books<br />Journals: Great to find articles...
Google Scholar<br />scholar.google.com<br />Pros:<br />Covers lots of sources<br />Tied in to Drexel Library databases (wh...
www.library.drexel.edu/, articles & more tab<br />Pro:<br />Contains all sources available from Drexel<br />Great if you k...
www.library.drexel.edu/, Databases tab<br />Pros:<br />Extensive coverage <br />Dedicated to specific topics<br />Fields, ...
Databases to Consider:<br />Annual Reviews<br />PsycINFO<br />Proquest Research Library<br />ScienceDirect<br />Sage Journ...
LRC Librarians<br />Hagerty Library Librarians<br />Ask for Help (Liveware)<br />
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  1. 1. Researching Law & Mind Sciences<br />
  2. 2. Good News: A lot of information is digitized<br />Legal and scientific databases have much the information you need.<br />Bad News: A lot of information is digitized<br />There is so much information, what you need can be hard to find.<br />Problem: Too much information rather than too little.<br />Solution: Versatile searching <br />Good News & Bad News<br />
  3. 3. Google/Googlization<br />The magic box<br />Becoming the standard, e.g.<br />Problem: Drowning in information<br />Consider other ways of searching<br />Operators/Expanders: AND, OR, !/*<br />Fields: <br />text/keyword<br />subject <br />title<br />author<br />abstract<br />time<br />Use synonyms<br />Types of Searching<br />
  4. 4. Should new discoveries in brain science be used to help determine criminal culpability of teens?<br />Test Case<br />…findings suggest that teenage peer pressure has a distinct effect on brain signals involving risk and reward, helping to explain why young people are more likely to misbehave and take risks when their friends are watching.<br />--Tara Parker-Pope, Teenagers, Friends and Bad Decisions, N.Y. Times, Feb. 3, 2011.<br />
  5. 5. To Start: Teenager, Brain, Crime<br />Synonyms: <br />Teenager: Teen, adolescent, juvenile, minor, youth, youngster, stripling, teenybopper, hobbledehoy<br />Root expanders to capture more terms:<br />teen!/teen* = teen & teenager<br />adolesc!/adolesc* = adolescent & adolescent<br />Make Search Terms<br />
  6. 6. Westlaw/Lexis<br />Law Reviews<br />Pros: Lots of operators to help searching<br />&, OR, !, /s, /p, /#<br />Con: Not a lot of interdisciplinary material<br />Search: (ADOLESC! JUVENILE TEEN!) /S CRIM! /S BRAIN<br />121 results<br />Limit by time (10 years), narrow proximity (/5)<br />30 results<br />Legal Databases<br />
  7. 7. Catalog, www.library.drexel.edu/<br />Search by: Keyword, subject, author<br />Books<br />Journals: Great to find articles when you have cite<br />Electronic Resources<br />Psychology Research Guide, www.library.drexel.edu/resources/guides/humanitiesguides/psychology/<br /> Facts and Background Materials<br /> Biographical Information<br /> Finding Books<br /> Tests and Measurement<br /> Finding Articles<br /> Selected Web Resources<br />Drexel Libraries<br />
  8. 8. Google Scholar<br />scholar.google.com<br />Pros:<br />Covers lots of sources<br />Tied in to Drexel Library databases (when @ Drexel)<br />Lists articles citing article<br />Great when you have title<br />Cons:<br />Not a lot of field options<br />No proximity operators/root expanders<br />Search: brain crime teen OR teenager OR Juvenile<br />45,300 results<br />Limit by: date (5 yrs.); area (social sciences)<br />16,800 results (30 if limit by author)<br />
  9. 9. www.library.drexel.edu/, articles & more tab<br />Pro:<br />Contains all sources available from Drexel<br />Great if you know article name<br />Cons: <br />Not a lot of field options but get more to refine search<br />No proximity operators/root expanders<br />Search: brain crime teenager<br />Results: 6,258<br />Limit By: Date (5 yrs); scholarly articles; subjects (teenagers & psychology)<br />Results: 27<br />Drexel Libraries: Articles & More/Summon<br />
  10. 10. www.library.drexel.edu/, Databases tab<br />Pros:<br />Extensive coverage <br />Dedicated to specific topics<br />Fields, operators, root expanders<br />Cons:<br />Multiple systems<br />May work differently, use different operators<br />Subject Databases<br />
  11. 11. Databases to Consider:<br />Annual Reviews<br />PsycINFO<br />Proquest Research Library<br />ScienceDirect<br />Sage Journals Online<br />Jstor<br />Search: ( ( teen* ORadolesc* OR juvenile ) AND crime ) AND brain )<br />Results: 138<br />Limit by: Date (5 yrs); abstracts<br />Results: 47 but…<br />Subject Databases<br />
  12. 12. LRC Librarians<br />Hagerty Library Librarians<br />Ask for Help (Liveware)<br />

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