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Research Tips, Tricks & Time Savers for Neuroscience Grad Students

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  • ("Citable items" are usually articles, reviews, proceedings, or notes; not editorials or Letters-to-the-Editor.)

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  • Research Tips, Tricks & Time Savers for Neuroscience Grad Students
    Kim McPhee
    MOS and Psychology Subject Librarian
    The D.B. Weldon Library
    kmcphee5@uwo.ca
    519-661-2111 x88847
    Nazi Torabi
    Medical Librarian Allyn & Betty Taylor Library
    Fall 2011
    http://www.slideshare.net/ntorabi
  • Overview
    Overview
    Objectives
    Navigate Library Website
    Off-Campus access
    Databases
    Picking the right ones
    Searching PubMed
    Using Scopus (setting up alerts & citation Tracking)
    JCR (Journal Citation Report)
    RefWorks
    RACER or ILL
  • http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/neuroscience/
  • Off Campus Access
    Option A:
    Log in at www.lib.uwo.ca
    Option B:
    Use the EZ Proxy button
    Visit https://www.lib.uwo.ca/offcampus/remote.shtml#button
    Follow the instruction to install the EZProxy button for your browser
  • Picking the Right Database
    http://www.lib.uwo.ca/tutorials/pickingtherightdatabase
  • Search Strategies
    • Pearl methodology framework to expand on keywords you are using (Sandieson, 2006)
    • Subject headings searching
    • Citation tracking
    • Backward tracking
    • Forward tracking
    • Hand searching
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  • Have a research topic in the form of question
    Isolate the concepts
    Search concepts separately (Using OR)
    Combine concept sets (Using AND)
    Evaluate results and refine
    Apply limits if necessary
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    Structured Search Methodology
  • The Question
    Do video games enhance perception and cognition performance ?
    Concepts
    Video games
    Perception
    Cognition
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  • Concept Map
    AND
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    AND
  • Keeping current
  • Citation Tracking
  • Citation Tracking
  • What is Impact Factor?
    Number of times articles published in 2008 and 2009 were cited by indexed journals during 2010
    Total number of "citable items" published by that journal in 2008 and 2009
    2010 Journal IF =
    i.e. An Impact Factor of 1.0 in 2010 means that, on average, the articles published in 2008 and 2009 have been cited one time. Self-citation is included.
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  • How to Find IF?
    http://www.lib.uwo.ca/tutorials/howtofindanimpactfactor
  • Introduction to 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
  • Create a Folder
    References organization by default:
    • Last imported folder
    • References not in a folder
    • Deleted references (deleted references will store here for 30 days)
  • Editing References
    Duplicates
    Upload attachments
  • Direct import
    This will automatically launch RefWorks and store the citations in your "Last Imported" folder. Direct export functionality is available from most database providers. e.g. SCOPUS
    Tutorial available at:
    http://www.lib.uwo.ca/taylor/grad/intro_refworks_import.shtml
  • Indirect Import
    References have to be imported into RefWorks from a text file (txt.) created by saving references from a wide variety of online services and other bibliographic management programs. Text file will be imported into RefWorks via specific filters. e.g. PubMed
    Video Tutorial available at:
    http://www.lib.uwo.ca/tutorials/refworksimportingcitationsfrompubmed
  • Create a bibliography
    Output Style
    Format a Bibliography from a List of References
  • Using Write-N-Cite
    Enables you to incorporate citations into your paper while you write. Automatically generates a bibliography when you're done.
    Write- N- cite
    From north California State University Libraries
  • RefWorks off campus access
    Visit www.lib.uwo.ca
    Login to off-Campus Access (connect to proxy)
    Then, sign into RefWorks
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  • Online Help for RefWorks
    Taylor Support for RefWorks
    RefWorksHelp
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  • Thank You for Your Attention!
     
    Need library help. Please feel free to contact:
    Nazi Torabi
    519-661-2111 ext 88992
    ntorabi@uwo.ca
    IM a librarian
    https://www.lib.uwo.ca/chat/
    Weldon Service Desk
    519-661-3162
    dbwlib@uwo.ca
    Taylor Service Desk
    519-661-3168
    tayref@uwo.ca
    From your program Guide page
     Feedback for online video tutorials
    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/taylortutorials
    Chat Available
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