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  • Take you through the following topics Briefly search techniques, knowledge will help you in research essays etc. Talk about bd’s Take through the ejournals Athens, in a nutshell. Access to electronic resources that lib provides, from outside ucd/off campus. Firstly clarify difference bd and ejournal package: original published research from around world, biblio details v material from one o a few publishers, full text, less thorough, broad sweep of research on a particular topiv, literature search
  • Take you through the following topics Briefly search techniques, knowledge will help you in research essays etc. Talk about bd’s Take through the ejournals Athens, in a nutshell. Access to electronic resources that lib provides, from outside ucd/off campus. Firstly clarify difference bd and ejournal package: original published research from around world, biblio details v material from one o a few publishers, full text, less thorough, broad sweep of research on a particular topiv, literature search
  • Take you through the following topics Briefly search techniques, knowledge will help you in research essays etc. Talk about bd’s Take through the ejournals Athens, in a nutshell. Access to electronic resources that lib provides, from outside ucd/off campus. Firstly clarify difference bd and ejournal package: original published research from around world, biblio details v material from one o a few publishers, full text, less thorough, broad sweep of research on a particular topiv, literature search
  • Mplan

    1. 1. Information Skills/Literacy M.Plan
    2. 2. <ul><li>Journals and e-journals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>how to source a journal article </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resource discovery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>using electronic databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>advanced search techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Off-campus access to e-resources </li></ul>Topics
    3. 3. Geography in the Boole Library <ul><li>Read: Geography guide (see Subject Portal ) </li></ul><ul><li>Dewey decimal: class numbers are assigned based on subject content of book/journal </li></ul><ul><li>Official Pubs. & Euro. Docs.: on Q+2 floor </li></ul><ul><li>Maps (mostly in Special Collections Q-1) </li></ul><ul><li>Open Reserve (4-hour loan) </li></ul><ul><li>E-journals and databases </li></ul>
    4. 4. Library Web Site <ul><li>N.B. </li></ul><ul><li>Journal Portal </li></ul><ul><li>Databases A-Z </li></ul><ul><li>Article Finder </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Portals </li></ul><ul><li>How do I? </li></ul><ul><li>Study & Research Help </li></ul>
    5. 5. Subject Portal <ul><li>Starting point for relevant library & web material </li></ul><ul><li>- databases </li></ul><ul><li>- journals - websites </li></ul>
    6. 6. Catalogue: Tips <ul><li>Title searches must be word-perfect </li></ul><ul><li>For keyword searches, you can ‘ modify search ’ e.g. material type ‘Video/DVD’ </li></ul><ul><li>Consider synonyms , American spelling </li></ul><ul><li>Use the ‘ bag’ to export records </li></ul><ul><li>Use ‘ Worldcat ’ to find books beyond UCC </li></ul><ul><li>Use ‘ My Library Account ’ to request books on loan, to see your reading history and to access e-resources from home </li></ul><ul><li>If not in UCC Library: </li></ul><ul><li>- Inter-library loan </li></ul><ul><li>- Visit another library e.g. ALCID </li></ul><ul><li>- Try Google books , Internet Archive Text or other free resources </li></ul>
    7. 7. Journals <ul><li>Periodicals, published continuously </li></ul><ul><li>Contain new research , cutting-edge </li></ul><ul><li>Available in print and/or electronic (30,000+ e-journals in UCC) </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Peer-reviewed ’/‘refereed’ – academic journals </li></ul><ul><li>Peer review/Refereed/Juried: </li></ul><ul><li>‘ The process by which an academic journal passes a paper submitted for publication to independent experts for comments on it’s suitability and worth; refereeing’. </li></ul><ul><li>Accepted/rejected: contribution to the field/new ideas, bias/conflicts of interest, suitability for journal </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Popular Magazines: (articles written by journalists ) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Newspapers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>- Substantive news e.g. ‘National Geographic’, ‘The Economist’, ‘New Scientist’ </li></ul><ul><li>- Journal of opinion e.g. ‘Magill’, ‘Phoenix’ </li></ul><ul><li>- Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Trade Journals (specific industry, enable practitioners share market and product information within an industry) e.g. ‘Macworld’, ‘Restaurant Business’, ‘Chemical Week’, ‘Beverage World’ </li></ul>Other Periodicals
    9. 9. Finding a Journal Article <ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Bourne, L. (2007) ‘Understanding change in cities: a personal research path’. Canadian Geographer , 51(2):121-138 </li></ul><ul><li>To find article: Check the Journal Portal on Library homepage, or on ‘Search the Library’ page </li></ul><ul><li>See tutorial: ‘Learn How To…Find the Full-Text of a Journal Article’ on the ‘Study & Research Help ’ page </li></ul>
    10. 19. What if the Journal is not in UCC? <ul><li>Obviously Google the article title or the author and you may be lucky! </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-library loan: </li></ul><ul><li>http://booleweb.ucc.ie/index.php?pageID=44 </li></ul><ul><li>Visit other libraries: </li></ul><ul><li> ‘ ALCID’ or ‘SCONUL’ card required </li></ul><ul><li> check with customer services in Boole Library </li></ul><ul><li> http://booleweb.ucc.ie/index.php?pageID=340 </li></ul>
    11. 20. Exercise <ul><li>Is the following journal article available </li></ul><ul><li>In print form in the Library? </li></ul><ul><li>Electronically through the Library? </li></ul><ul><li>(PC password: Qfloor1 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Bayliss, D. (2004) ‘ Creative planning in Ireland: the role of culture‐led development in Irish planning’, European Planning Studies, 12 (4): 497-515 </li></ul>
    12. 21. What are Databases? 1. <ul><li>Collections of logically related data , designed to meet information needs of one or more users e.g. library catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>A bibliographic or research database is a database of bibliographic information i.e. usually an electronic index to periodical articles, containing citations, abstracts. Sometimes information about books, conference proceedings, theses etc. also included. </li></ul>
    13. 22. What are Databases? 2 . <ul><li>Sometimes the full text of the articles is included, or links to the full text. </li></ul><ul><li>Some are indexing and abstracting only: i.e. metadata – not necessarily a link to the full text. </li></ul><ul><li>Some are general e.g. Web of Science, others are more subject-specific e.g. ABI-Inform, Medline. </li></ul><ul><li>Must be used when conducting literature searches . </li></ul><ul><li>Other examples: ARTstor for images, Music Online for streaming music </li></ul>
    14. 23. What are Databases? 3. <ul><li>N.B. you need to search a range of relevant databases in order to produce a literature review </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher databases such as Cambridge journals, Springerlink, Oxford journals (even Science Direct) alone are not sufficient for a comprehensive literature search </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes extras include alerting services, export to Endnote, saved searches etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Most require payment/subscription from library e.g. JSTOR. Some are freely available on the web e.g. Pubmed (medical database) </li></ul>
    15. 24. How are Databases Organised? <ul><li>Consist of records: one record for each article, book etc. </li></ul><ul><li>A field is the basic unit of entry in a record </li></ul><ul><li>For a journal article fields might include: </li></ul><ul><li>- Title, Author, Keywords, Source, Publication Year, Abstract etc. </li></ul><ul><li>For each record (e.g. article) added to the database, these fields must be included, and data is entered in that format. </li></ul><ul><li>Searches of the databases can be narrowed to one or more fields: </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Author, Title, Author + Keyword, Keyword + Publication Year etc. </li></ul>
    16. 26. Search Skills college OR university poverty AND crime Boolean Operators: AND, OR
    17. 27. Search Skills cats NOT dogs Boolean Operator: NOT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1LpTbzSKd0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsSZps3NH-M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vube-ZcJFk4 Some Youtube videos:
    18. 28. Search Skills <ul><li>migration AND women </li></ul><ul><li>(migration OR emigration OR immigration) AND women </li></ul><ul><li>(migration OR emigration OR immigration) AND (women OR woman OR gender OR feminin*) </li></ul><ul><li>_____________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>“ urban planning” </li></ul><ul><li>“ sustainable development” </li></ul><ul><li>_____________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>(“spatial planning” OR “urban planning” OR “regional planning” OR “territorial cohesion”) AND (Ireland OR Irish) </li></ul><ul><li>____________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>emigration NOT (Ireland OR Irish) </li></ul>
    19. 29. How to Find Relevant Databases <ul><li>Subject Portal: Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Databases A-Z: (See ‘Search the Library’) </li></ul><ul><li>Drop-down menu ‘Browse databases by Subject area’. </li></ul><ul><li>Use ‘Geography’ list as a starting point only. Depending on your topic you may need to search other lists e.g. </li></ul><ul><li>- Law </li></ul><ul><li>- Government </li></ul><ul><li>- Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>- Environmental Science </li></ul><ul><li>- Science </li></ul><ul><li>- Geoscience </li></ul><ul><li>- Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>- Economics </li></ul><ul><li>See also: Tutorial </li></ul>
    20. 30. Databases to start with <ul><li>For Planning start with : </li></ul><ul><li>PION (Environment & Planning), Science Direct, JSTOR, Informaworld/Taylor & Francis (not all full-text), Springerlink, Academic Search Complete (not all full-text), Wilson Omnifile (not all full-text), Ingenta, Wiley Interscience, Cambridge journals, Sage journals, Oxford journals, Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering databases e.g.: </li></ul><ul><li>Compendex (EI Village) </li></ul><ul><li>ICONDA </li></ul><ul><li>ICE Virtual Library - Institution of Civil Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>Indexing databases e.g.: </li></ul><ul><li>Web of Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Scopus </li></ul><ul><li>OCLC </li></ul><ul><li>PADDI (free on the web) </li></ul><ul><li>[All on the Databases A-Z : See ‘Search the Library’] </li></ul>
    21. 31. Bibliographic Databases/Indexes <ul><li>Indexing and abstracting databases </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata – descriptive information i.e. not necessarily a link to the full text </li></ul><ul><li>Some have facility to link you to the full text if it is available in UCC </li></ul><ul><li>You may need to search the Journal Portal to find the full text </li></ul><ul><li>Must use as many databases as possible in order to conduct a thorough literature search </li></ul>
    22. 32. Further Resources 1. <ul><li>Online Reference Resources: (alternative to Wikipedia) </li></ul><ul><li>See ‘Reference Resources’ on ‘Search the Library’ page </li></ul><ul><li>Online Newspapers: </li></ul><ul><li>Irish Newspaper Archive , Irish Times Digital Archive , Irish Times </li></ul><ul><li>Images: </li></ul><ul><li>ARTstor and see ‘ Finding Images ’ </li></ul><ul><li>Music: </li></ul><ul><li>Music online </li></ul>
    23. 33. Further Resources 2. <ul><li>Conferences Proceedings: </li></ul><ul><li>ZETOC </li></ul><ul><li>Proceedings (OCLC) </li></ul><ul><li>Thesis Databases: </li></ul><ul><li> Index to Theses (UK/IRL), Proquest Dissertations and Theses UK & Ireland, Proquest Dissertations and Theses (North America), ETHOS (UK) Also: How do I find a thesis? </li></ul><ul><li>E-books: </li></ul><ul><li>ACLS Humanities E-book (HEB) </li></ul>
    24. 34. Off-Campus Access <ul><li>Use ‘My Library Record’ </li></ul><ul><li>(like when renewing or requesting books) </li></ul><ul><li>Name + student number + six digit password (alpha-numeric) </li></ul><ul><li>N.B. You should access e-resources through the Library web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Contact the Information desk on Q floor if you have a query e.g. forgot your password </li></ul>
    25. 35. Exercise <ul><li>Look for scholarly articles on the following subject: </li></ul><ul><li>‘ The relationship between regional planning and labour mobility in Europe’ </li></ul><ul><li>Search: Academic Search Complete, Science Direct, JSTOR etc. </li></ul>
    26. 36. Slides <ul><li>www.slideshare.net/rmadden1/mplan </li></ul>

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