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    • BIO 181 Danielle Carlockd.carlock@sccmail.maricopa.edu 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 d.carlock@sccmail.maricopa.edu Refer to the BIO 181 libguide