Neuro handout 2012


Published on

Research Tips, Tricks and Time Savers for Neuroscience Graduate Students
Fall 2012

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Neuro handout 2012

  1. 1. Research Tips, Tricks and Time Savers for Neuroscience Graduate Students Fall 2012Western Libraries Site Program GuidesVisit Western Libraries online at Program Guides are a great place to to access our excellent collections when you are researching a new topic.and services. Explore background sources such as encyclopedias and search in subject-specific databases such as PubMed and Web of Knowledge. The Neuroscience page was developed with new Graduate Students in mind. Check it out! Log in when you’re working off- campus Sign in to My Library Account to activate your Reading History Use RACER to borrow items not in our collectionGetting Research HelpFor in-person help, please make anappointment with:Kim McPheeThe D.B. Weldon x88847OrNazi TorabiAllyn & Betty Taylor Libraryntorabi@uwo.ca519-661-2111 x88992
  2. 2. Database features OverviewPubMed Web of Knowledge Web of Knowledge offers many great features:My NCBI features include: 1. Conduct a literature search across disciplines Save searches & automatic e-mail alerts including Conference Proceedings. Display format preferences 2. Access to Journal Citation Report Filter options 3. Conduct a ‘Cited Reference Search’ My Bibliography Search by author or title (as appropriate) Highlighting search terms Find the article of interest and ‘View Record’ Recent activity searches & records for 6 monthsTo learn more about customizable My NCBIhome page and functions out the PubMed’s online tutorials.They’re helpful! Explore the options to view the article’sd.html references, citing papers and a ‘Citation Map’ScopusUse Scopus to search across disciplines. Thisdatabase has an easy-to-use ‘refine results’feature, allowing you to narrow your resultsby journal, author, year, affiliation, subject,etc.Create an account to set up ‘alerts’ --receive emails of new articles that matchyour search or find out each time an article 4. Check out helpful tutorials at interest is cited. How To Find Dissertations Visit :
  3. 3. Faculty of 1000 (F1000)This tool is used to identify and evaluate the most important articles in biology and medical researchpublications. Articles are selected by a peer-nominated global Faculty of the worlds leading scientistsand clinicians who then rate them and explain their importance. From the numerical ratings awarded,we have created a unique system for quantifying the importance of individual articles and, from thesearticle ratings, journals. Both articles and journals can then be ranked overall and, importantly, at thesubject, or Faculty, level.Search for recommended articles and browse poster section at Get it @ WesternUse the Get it @ Western button to link out to the full-text of an article. If Western owns access, youwill link to the electronic or/and print article.If not, check the catalogue via a Journal Title search to be certain.