COMM 1180 - Effective Technical Communication

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  • COMM 1180 - Effective Technical Communication

    1. 1. LIBRARY RESOURCES COMM 1180 MELANIE PARLETTE, ENGINEERING & IT LIAISON LIBRARY RESOURCE CENTRE CONESTOGA COLLEGE
    2. 2. TODAY YOU’LL LEARN . . . <ul><li>About the Library website and that you have an Research Guide (and that this is helpful) </li></ul><ul><li>How to search the library catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>What a database is, how to search it and why you need it for your assignment </li></ul><ul><li>About RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>How to Use RefWorks to make citing in IEEE more efficient </li></ul>
    3. 3. PIN NUMBERS <ul><li>You can use your PIN to: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access resources from Off-Campus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Renew a book, place a hold </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Review your account </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. LIBRARY HOMEPAGE <ul><li>www.conestogac.on.ca/lrc </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LRC Hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AskON </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Catalogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact Us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Help </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. LIBRARY CATALOGUE Q: What can you find in the library catalogue? A: Anything that is physically housed in the library (and more) ! Let’s take a look…
    6. 6. LET’S GET STARTED Library Website  Research Help  Engineering  Electronic and Electrical Engineering
    7. 7. TYPES OF SOURCES Scholarly Journals Popular Magazines Trade Journals Conference Papers Technical Reports What’s the Difference?
    8. 8. TYPES OF SOURCES What’s the Difference? Scholarly Journals Popular Magazines Trade Journals Conference Papers Technical Reports <ul><li>Scholarly research or projects.  </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrations are usually charts and graphs. </li></ul><ul><li>Authors are authorities in their field. Often professors or researchers. </li></ul><ul><li>Peer review process is in place where the content of an article is reviewed by one or more experts in the field. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Networks, </li></ul><ul><li>IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking </li></ul><ul><li>General interest articles, entertainment, or information aimed at the consumer.  Usually colour photographs and illustrations. </li></ul><ul><li>Articles are usually written by magazine staff, freelance writers, or may be anonymous. </li></ul><ul><li>No peer review or refereeing process. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Wired, Popular Mechanics </li></ul><ul><li>Industry related information, news and trends.  Some illustrations. </li></ul><ul><li>Authors are industry experts, professionals, or practitioners who are not always identified </li></ul><ul><li>Typically no peer review or refereeing process. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>ComputerWorld, Electronic Engineering Times </li></ul><ul><li>Author is scholar in field, academic or researcher </li></ul><ul><li>Conference papers tend to be more recent than journal articles, but may be considered less authoritative depending on the review and acceptance process </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Review Process may or may not be rigorous </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Proceedings of International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Author is often a scholar or a scientist, engineer, government contractor, or technical personnel. </li></ul><ul><li>Published by a corporation or educational institution </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation is everything </li></ul><ul><li>Typically not peer reviewed </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>ECMA Technical Report TR/75 Standardizing Information and Communication Systems </li></ul>
    9. 9. DATABASES <ul><li>What is an electronic article database? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online / web-based collection of: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Journals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Includes professional journal articles </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases are usually organized by major subject i.e. nursing, business, science, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You choose a database based on your topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each database contains millions of articles, searchable by keyword </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. WHAT DO I SEARCH FOR? Electronics Engineering Integrated Circuits Control Systems Electronic Devices Electromagnetics Digital Circuits Network Analysis Signals and Systems
    11. 11. SEARCHING DATABASES
    12. 12. DATABASES
    13. 13. SEARCHING DATABASES IEEE ASPP <ul><li>Tips: </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow by content type </li></ul><ul><li>(Journals) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Narrow by publication year </li></ul><ul><li>3. Narrow by subject </li></ul><ul><li>4. Narrow by Full Text </li></ul><ul><li>5. Export to RefWorks </li></ul>Specialized subject database
    14. 14. SEARCHING DATABASES Proquest Science Journals Multidisciplinary Database
    15. 15. SEARCHING DATABASES Proquest Science Journals <ul><li>Tips: </li></ul><ul><li>Limiters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Published Date </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Subject Terms </li></ul><ul><li>Export to RefWorks </li></ul>
    16. 16. SIGN UP FOR A NEW ACCOUNT
    17. 17. REFWORKS Research Topic One Topic Two
    18. 18. REFWORKS & IEEE
    19. 19. IMPORTING TO REFWORKS <ul><li>Export database direct to RefWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Sign in to RefWorks if not already logged in </li></ul><ul><li>View last imported folder </li></ul><ul><li>*New Folder “Effective Technical Communication” </li></ul><ul><li>Check new reference </li></ul><ul><li>Add to new folder </li></ul>
    20. 20. CREATING A BIBLIOGRAPHY <ul><li>Click “ Create a bibliography” </li></ul><ul><li>Select Output style manager </li></ul><ul><li>Select “IEEE Communication Magazine” (found under Conestoga College Specific ) as Output Style </li></ul><ul><li>File Type “Word for Windows” </li></ul><ul><li>References to include “Effective Technical Communication” </li></ul>
    21. 21. GET HELP AT THE LIBRARY <ul><li>By Email </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IM Chat on the LRC Contact Us Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or in the Electronics Engineering “Research Guide” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In Person </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit the LRC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Friday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Saturday 9:00 – 4:00 PM </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sunday Noon – 4:00 PM </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>By Phone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Desk @ 519-748-5220 x4526 </li></ul></ul>

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