BIO 181 Danielle Carlockd.firstname.lastname@example.org 480-425-6765
BY THE END OF TODAY’S SESSION YOU WILL BE ABLE TO Conduct a search for books in the library catalog Determine journal holdings at various libraries Determine the nature of an article Conduct a search for peer reviewed articles Complete the library lab assignment!
How to find books Question 1 How to look up books in the library catalog
Does the library have journal X???? Question 2… determining whether a library has a given journal SCC-SCC periodical holdings ASU-One Search (journals) UA-Other Search Options (ejournals)
Does the library have article X??? A library may have access to a particular journal, but not a particular article in that journal Must look at the year the article was published & compare that to the range of years listed to determine availability. ◦ EX: SCC has access to the journal Evolution, but only in a certain date range. What is it?
Scientific Communication As a student of biology it is important to understand how scientific results are communicated. What are the main ways scientists communicate their findings?
Scientific communication Books Conferences ◦ Papers ◦ Posters Scholarly journals ◦ Also known as academic or peer reviewed journals
What is contained in a peerreviewed journal? News Advertisements Letters to the editor **Research articles Job announcements **Review articles Obituaries Book reviews **=peer reviewed
PEER REVIEW Expert in the field of study (peers) evaluate an article’s methodology, merit, and overall unique contribution to knowledge PRIOR to publication In the sciences and medicine, research is almost universally peer reviewed
PRIMARY RESEARCH ARTICLES Report the results of a single study or experiment The author(s) is/are the person(s) who conducted the study or experiment; i.e. it is firsthand information It undergoes peer review Answers: Why, how, what was found, what does it mean……Example: Morphological response of songbirds to 100 years of landscape change in North America
TYPICAL FORMAT OF A FULL LENGTH PRIMARY RESEARCH ARTICLE Abstract Introduction Methods Results Discussion Works citedNot all primary research articles will follow this format. Some brief reports, etc do not.
SECONDARY ARTICLES Anything that’s not primary is secondary Could come in the form of :1. An editorial, commentary, magazine article, news article……2. A review article or literature review- summarizes the results of several studies or experiments, often attempting to identify trends or draw broader conclusions
Is the author presenting their own research? Yes No It is a SecondaryIt is a Primary article. article Is it a summary orand it is peer critique of previous reviewed. research? Yes No It is peer It is not peer reviewed reviewed
TYPES OF ARTICLES HOW REVIEWEDPrimary research By peers (peer review)Review articles (secondary)Editorials/commentaries(secondary)News items (secondary) By editor (i.e. no peerLetters (secondary) review)Book reviews (secondary)Any secondary article (includingmagazine articles) NOTE: ALL OF THESE ARTICLE TYPES CAN APPEAR IN A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL
QUESTION 5-Finding a knowncitationFind the volume number and authors of an article called “The Hallmarks of Cancer” published in the journal Cell in 2000. Use the SCC Periodical list on the library homepage. It takes you to the database(s) where this journal is available electronically, which allows you to get the information you need.
FINDING ARTICLES When you want to find articles use article databases available thru library website These search engines are not available freely thru the web (ie. by googling) For question 6 and your Research Assignment you will need to use article databases
SUGGESTED DATABASES Science Direct PubMed (health/medical topics) JSTOR Wiley Online Library OR try searching all of our databases at once (Discover tool)
NEXT STEPS Complete Question 6 Begin Research Assignment if time remains
GETTING HELP WITH RESEARCH Call the library 480-423-6650 Use the 24/7 chat service Visit the library information desk Contact me at 480 425 6765 or email@example.com Refer to the BIO 181 libguide
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