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  • Task-related laterality effects in the lateral occipital complex
  • ("Citable items" are usually articles, reviews, proceedings, or notes; not editorials or Letters-to-the-Editor.)
  • computer games AND Cognition AND Perception = 28 hits
  • Perception Cognition OR Problem solving OR decision making OR “task switching” OR JudgmentOR transfer of training Video games OR videogames OR “computer games” OR “Online games”
  • Perception Cognition OR Problem solving OR decision making OR “task switching” OR Judgment OR transfer of training Video games OR videogames OR “computer games” OR “Online games”

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  • Research Tips, Tricks & Time Savers for Neuroscience Grad StudentsNazi Torabi Kim McPheeMedical Librarian Psychology Subject LibrarianAllyn & Betty Taylor Library The D.B. Weldon LibraryFall 2012 kmcphee5@uwo.caCopy of the presentation and handout 519-661-2111 x88847http://www.slideshare.net/ntorabi
  • Overview Overview Objectives• Navigate Library Website• Off-Campus access• Databases – Picking the right ones – Citation Tracing (ISI Web of Knowledge , Scopus , Google Scholar) – Keeping current with literature (Scopus , PubMed) – Author Citation Report (Scopus - ISI Web of Knowledge) – Journal Citation Report (JCR) (ISI Web of Knowledge)• Get it @ Western• Search Strategies – Searching PubMed• RefWorks (demo)• RACER or ILL
  • http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/neuroscience/
  • Off Campus AccessOption A: Option B:Log in at www.lib.uwo.ca Use the EZ Proxy button • Visit https://www.lib.uwo.ca/offcampus/rem ote.shtml#button • Follow the instruction to install the EZProxy button for your browser
  • Picking the Right Databasehttp://www.lib.uwo.ca/tutorials/pickingtherightdatabase
  • Citation TrackingHow many times this article has been cited since published?Large, M., Aldcroft, A., & Vilis, T. (2007). Task- related laterality effects in the lateral occipital complex. Brain Research, 1128(1), 130-138. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2006.10.023
  • Citation Tracking - WOS
  • Citation Tracking – Google Scholar
  • Citation Tracking - Scopus
  • Why?Tool Number of time citedScopus 15Google Scholar 19WOS 16
  • Keeping current – Scopus
  • Keeping current – Scopus
  • Keeping current – PubMed
  • Author Citation Report
  • X OR
  • Find UWO from the list
  • Author Citation Report - Scopus
  • What is Impact Factor? Number of times articles published in 2000 and 2010 were cited by indexed journals during 20102011 Journal IF = Total number of "citable items" published by that journal in 2009 and 2010 i.e. An Impact Factor of 1.0 in 2011 means that, on average, the articles published in 2009 and 2010 have been cited one time. Self-citation is included. 23
  • How to Find IF?http://www.lib.uwo.ca/tutorials/howtofindanimpactfactor
  • Find the following fulltext (PDF)Kurmis, A.P. Understanding the Limitations of the Journal Impact Factor J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2003 Dec 01;85(12):2449-2454
  • Search Strategies• Pearl methodology framework to expand on keywords you are using (Sandieson, 2006)• Subject headings searching• Citation tracking o Backward tracking o Forward tracking 28
  • Structured Search Methodology1. Have a research topic in the form of question2. Isolate the concepts3. Search concepts separately (Using OR)4. Combine concept sets (Using AND)5. Evaluate results and refine6. Apply limits if necessary 29
  • 1. The Research QuestionDo computer games enhance perception andcognition performance ? 2. Concepts Computer games Perception Cognition 30
  • • Let’s search for computer games AND cognition AND perception in Pubmed
  • Concept Map Concept 1 Concept 2 Concept 3 Video games Cognition Perception Videogames Judgment“computer games” Problem solving “Online games” Decision making “Task switching” 33
  • RefWorks
  • What is RefWorks?• Personal bibliographic citation managers• Save citations as you search• Organize your research, Include citations while you write your paper• Import references from many data sources including databases, the UWO catalogue, even from web pages• Create bibliographies• Share citations with friends, colleagues, students, etc.
  • Why Use RefWorks?• free to all UWO faculty, staff, and students• web-based so available anywhere and anytime• data is stored on a server in Toronto• data is backed up every night so you will not lose your data
  • Using Write-N-CiteEnables you to incorporate citations into your paper while you write. Automatically generates a bibliography when youre done. Write- N- cite From north California State University Libraries
  • RefWorks off campus access1) Visit www.lib.uwo.ca2) Login to off-Campus Access (connect to proxy)3) Then, sign into RefWorks
  • Online Help for RefWorks• Taylor Support for RefWorks• RefWorks Help
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  • Thank You for Your Attention! Need library help. Please feel free to contact:Nazi Torabi Taylor Service Desk519-661-2111 ext 88992 519-661-3168ntorabi@uwo.ca tayref@uwo.ca Kim McPhee kmcphee5@uwo.ca 519-661-2111 x88847 Office Hours: Wednesdays from 11 am to 1 pm in SSC 7322. No appointment necessary. 42