Research Skills for Neuroscience Grads


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

    1. 1. Research Tips, Tricks & Time Savers for Neuroscience Grad Students<br />Kim McPhee<br />MOS and Psychology Subject Librarian<br />The D.B. Weldon Library<br /><br />519-661-2111 x88847<br />Nazi Torabi<br />Medical Librarian Allyn & Betty Taylor Library<br />Fall 2011<br /><br />
    2. 2. Overview <br />Overview<br />Objectives <br />Navigate Library Website<br />Off-Campus access<br />Databases<br />Picking the right ones <br />Searching PubMed<br />Using Scopus (setting up alerts & citation Tracking) <br />JCR (Journal Citation Report)<br />RefWorks<br />RACER or ILL<br />
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    4. 4. Off Campus Access<br />Option A:<br />Log in at<br />Option B:<br />Use the EZ Proxy button<br />Visit<br />Follow the instruction to install the EZProxy button for your browser<br />
    5. 5. Picking the Right Database<br /><br />
    6. 6. Search Strategies <br /><ul><li>Pearl methodology framework to expand on keywords you are using (Sandieson, 2006)
    7. 7. Subject headings searching
    8. 8. Citation tracking
    9. 9. Backward tracking
    10. 10. Forward tracking
    11. 11. Hand searching </li></ul>6<br />
    12. 12. Have a research topic in the form of question<br />Isolate the concepts<br />Search concepts separately (Using OR)<br />Combine concept sets (Using AND)<br />Evaluate results and refine<br />Apply limits if necessary<br />7<br />Structured Search Methodology<br />
    13. 13. The Question<br /> Do video games enhance perception and cognition performance ?<br />Concepts<br />Video games<br />Perception <br />Cognition <br />8<br />
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    15. 15. Concept Map <br />AND<br />10<br />AND<br />
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    18. 18. Keeping current<br />
    19. 19. Citation Tracking <br />
    20. 20. Citation Tracking <br />
    21. 21. What is Impact Factor?<br />Number of times articles published in 2008 and 2009 were cited by indexed journals during 2010 <br />Total number of "citable items" published by that journal in 2008 and 2009<br />2010 Journal IF = <br />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.<br />16<br />
    22. 22. How to Find IF? <br /><br />
    23. 23. Introduction to RefWorks<br />
    24. 24. What is RefWorks? <br />Personal bibliographic citation managers<br />Save citations as you search <br />Organize your research, Include citations while you write your paper<br />Import references from many data sources including databases, the UWO catalogue, even from web pages<br />Create bibliographies<br /> Share citations with friends, colleagues, students, etc. <br />
    25. 25. Why Use RefWorks?<br />free to all UWO faculty, staff, and students<br />web-based so available anywhere and anytime<br />data is stored on a server in Toronto<br />data is backed up every night so you will not lose your data<br />
    26. 26. Create a Folder <br />References organization by default: <br /><ul><li>Last imported folder
    27. 27. References not in a folder
    28. 28. Deleted references (deleted references will store here for 30 days)</li></li></ul><li>Editing References <br />Duplicates<br />Upload attachments <br />
    29. 29. Direct import<br />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<br />Tutorial available at:<br /><br />
    30. 30. Indirect Import <br />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<br />Video Tutorial available at: <br /><br />
    31. 31. Create a bibliography<br />Output Style<br />Format a Bibliography from a List of References<br />
    32. 32. Using Write-N-Cite<br />Enables you to incorporate citations into your paper while you write. Automatically generates a bibliography when you're done. <br />Write- N- cite <br />From north California State University Libraries <br />
    33. 33. RefWorks off campus access<br />Visit<br />Login to off-Campus Access (connect to proxy)<br />Then, sign into RefWorks<br />1<br />2<br />
    34. 34. Online Help for RefWorks<br />Taylor Support for RefWorks<br />RefWorksHelp<br />
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    36. 36. Thank You for Your Attention!<br /> <br />Need library help. Please feel free to contact:<br /> Nazi Torabi<br /> 519-661-2111 ext 88992<br /><br />IM a librarian<br /><br />Weldon Service Desk<br />519-661-3162<br /><br />Taylor Service Desk <br />519-661-3168 <br /><br />From your program Guide page <br /> Feedback for online video tutorials <br /><br />Chat Available <br />30<br />