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Library Resources forAPFMPart II
I AM . . .Melanie ParletteLRC Program Liaison forSchool of Engineering and Information Technologymparlette@conestogac.on.ca
TODAY we will…• Explore Emerald Built and Environment and Google Scholar and discover additional ways to make our searching more refined
Off-Campus AccessPIN NUMBERS - You can use your PIN to:• Access resources from Off-Campus• Renew a book, place a hold• Review your account
LRC Homepage Research Help Engineering Mechanical EngineeringYOUR Research Guidehttp://bit.ly/APFM Key Tabs: •Articles from Databases •Books . . . •Cite Your Sources •Contact Us
What do I search for? BuildingSecurity Automation Built Systems Environment Risk Facility Fire Assessment Management Protection Building Life Emergency Energy Procedures Cycle Efficiency
Emerald Built EnvironmentBuilding information modelling
Searching A Database. . .* (the asterisk wildcard)As the name implies, * can be substituted for any number of letters. This is particularly useful to includeall words with a certain term and any suffix after it. Simply apply the asterisk to the end of a term and itwill return all documents containing that term, followed by anything. For example: biostatistic* will findbiostatistician or biostatistics or biostatistical
Searching A Database. . . Quotation Marks: " " Enclose specific phrases in quotation marks. This will direct the search engine to search the database for documents containing that exact phrase. If you place quotes around the phrase, searching for “building information modelling“ it will only documents with facility and management right beside each other.
Google ScholarLibrary Databases vs. Google Scholar• Articles are not necessarily: • Scholarly (you can filter in library databases) • Full Text (you may be linked to the publishers website where they want you to pay)• Searching is by keyword only: • You cannot filter by subject or controlled vocabulary • We don’t know exactly what is in Google Scholar
Google Scholar Off Campus? Click Setting icon to set your library links to include Conestoga resources. Click Full-Text to access items available through Conestoga.
Google Scholar• Think of Google Scholar as a quick look to "see whats out there." Conestoga offers a variety of journal and eBook databases that can be more effective when searched individually.• Relying on just one source is not usually the best search strategy. You will want to search across relevant databases, varying your search strategy and taking advantage of the specialized databases.• Google Scholar can be a helpful starting point for a search before you focus you topic and begin looking comprehensively for the highest quality information.• Remember, searching within a databases offer search features that Google Scholar doesn’t.
Google ScholarTIPS:•Your search results are normally sorted by relevance, not by date. To find newerarticles, try the following options in the left sidebar: • click "Since Year" to show only recently published papers, sorted by relevance; • click "Sort by date" to show just the new additions, sorted by date;•Locating the full text of an article • Abstracts are freely available for most of the articles. Reading the entire article may require a subscription. Herere a few things to try: • Make sure that you click a library link, e.g., "FindIt@Conestoga", to the right of the search result; • click a link labeled [PDF] to the right of the search result; • click "All versions" under the search result and check out the alternative sources; • click "Related articles" or "Cited by" under the search result to explore similar articles. • Make sure you add Conestoga so that you have access to our subscriptions•To perform an advanced search, click on Advanced Scholar Search from the GoogleScholar homepage. The following screen will appear, in which you can specify keywords,phrases, dates, subject areas, and so forth.
More tips for yourLiterature Review . . .• An effective review analyses and synthesizes material, and it should meet the following requirements: (Caulley, 1992)• Compare and contrast different authors views on an issue• Group authors who draw similar conclusions,• Note areas in which authors are in disagreement,• Highlight exemplary studies,• Identify patterns or trends in the literature• Highlight gaps in and omissions in previous research or questions left unanswered• Conclude by summarizing what the literature says.
More tips for yourLiterature Review . . .• VARIETY! • Books, Journals, Theses, Conference Papers, Government or Industry Reports • Reference sources such as dictionaries can assist in defining terminology, and encyclopedias may be useful in introducing topics and listing key references.• REVIEW • Review literature and analyze. • You may need to go back to find additional information on your different sub-topics.
More tips for your Literature Review . . .Be a critical reader:The CARS Test • Credibility Look for believable, well written information that is free of bias. Locate information about the author(s) and their credentials. How credible are the authors, what is their level of expertise on this particular topic. • Accuracy The information should be up-to-date, clear. You can confirm accuracy by locating information from a variety of sources. Look for a last updated date. • Reasonableness Information should be present objective and balanced arguments. • Support Other sources should support the information found. Always look for a reference list, bibliography or citations demonstrating where the information came from.
More tips for yourLiterature Review . . .Write the literature Review• Use evidence• Be selective• Use quotes sparingly• Summarize and synthesize• Keep your own voice• Use caution when paraphrasing
Avoiding Plagiarism• Keep organized.• Take good notes – this will help you write your review and clearly give credit to your sources. • Look for: • Major concepts • Conclusions • Theories • Arguments • How are they the same or different from other literature you have found.• Citations, Citations, Citations • Use RefWorks! • You can add notes to each citation to keep track of where it fits, etc.
Today We…• Explored Emerald Built Environment and Google Scholar to focus on ways to advance our searching skills• Discussed additional tips for writing our literature review
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